NMC, who develop, produce and market synthetic foams, has developed a foam based on renewable raw materials.
This innovation has improved the climate and energy performance of NMC products and helps towards protecting the climate and resources.
The NMC Naturefoam is made mainly from polyethylene manufactured from sugarcane. Sugarcane grows back every year absorbing CO2 as it grows and thereby saving finite resources such as oil. NMC Naturefoam is available for NMC quality brands CLIMAFLEX and EXZENTROFLEX.
The EPD for the Climaflex range made of NMC Naturefoam certified by the IBU (Institute for Construction & Environment) proves that the emission in the entire production process from cradle to the factory gate could be reduced to zero which is clearly better than initially estimated.
In the production of the previous Climaflex formulation these emissions amounted to 62.8kg per m3 of foam whereas in common rubber insulation they can come between 200-220kg per m3 of foam.
Technical pipe insulation products carrying the proven NMC CLIMAFLEX and EXZENTROFLEX are improved by the use of at least 50% renewable materials. Recycled manufacturing scrap and additives to improve insulation values and fire protection complete the composition.
Politicians and consumers are demanding more sustainability in all areas of life, including in the construction industry. Consistent environmentally conscious construction and restoration thus means using materials which generate fewer greenhouse gases, contain a high percentage of renewable raw materials and manufactured by means of environmentally sensitive production processes.