On 27 October 2010 the "Save the energy" award was granted to Knauf Insulation in the category "Best energy saving technology in heat insulation" at the Moscow City Government Office.
On 27 October 2010 the "Save the energy" award was granted to Knauf Insulation in the category "Best energy saving technology in heat insulation" at the Moscow City Government Office. The annual "Save the energy" ceremony was supported by the Moscow City Government, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Russian Energy Agency. This prestigious ceremony was held in the context of the XVII "Moscow - Problems and ways to increase energy efficiency" conference. Managers of Moscow's Fuel and Energy sector, Housing Maintenance and Utilities Board and Heads of Prefectures took part in this important event.
With 30 years of experience in the insulation industry, Knauf Insulation represents one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. Continuous investment in research and development has resulted in the creation of an innovative, bio-based binder. ECOSE® Technology is a revolutionary, new, formaldehyde-free binder technology, based on rapidly renewable materials instead of petro-based chemicals. It reduces embodied energy and delivers superior environmental sustainability.
ECOSE® Technology was developed for glass and rock mineral wool insulation, but also offers a range of potential benefits to other products where resin-substitution would be an advantage. Knauf Insulation mineral wool with ECOSE® Technology offers superior handling, a superior level of sustainability and delivers all the benefits from traditional mineral wool. Knauf Insulation Glass Mineral Wool with ECOSE® Technology has a soft feel. This new generation of mineral wool is also odourless and easy to cut.
Knauf Insulation with ECOSE® Technology is naturally brown: there are no artificial colours or dyes added. The natural brown colour represents a level of sustainability never achieved before. The thermal insulation properties, fire resistance, fire classification, acoustical insulation, sound absorption and mechanical properties as well as the high levels of recycled content are maintained, with improved product durability. "We succeeded to launch a new generation of natural mineral wool insulation which doesn't look like the former insulation. It is unique" said Peter Sperner, Managing Director Russia & CIS.
Knauf Insulation has already invested more than 120 million euro for building the state-of-the-art Russian production factory. Mineral wool insulation is already considered the best performing insulation in terms of its environmental impact. The development of mineral wool made with ECOSE® Technology extends the leading position of mineral wool as the most important insulation product in Russia in the future.
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