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Building Products April 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | TIMBER / GENERAL PRODUCTS Rot and flame wood protector takes a natural course 52 BUILDING PRODUCTS | APRIL 2017 Boards duo keep thermal conductivity low Designed to deliver lower U values with a minimal construction thickness, the Kooltherm K100 range from Kingspan Insulation has been joined by two additional products. Adding to the range, the K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board offer an advanced fibre-free insulation core that has a thermal conductivity of just 0.018W/m2K across all available thicknesses – claimed to be the lowest for any rigid phenolic insulation board. All the products in the Kooltherm K100 Range are made with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and very low Global Warming Potential (GWP). The insulation boards are nondeleterious, easy to handle and install, and are unaffected by air infiltration. The Kingspan Kooltherm K100 Range is now available on the Kingspan Insulation U-value Calculator, and detailed product brochures are available for download on the website. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk Recognition for quality of manufacturer's taps From developing food waste disposers to steaming hot taps, InSinkErator has gained approval from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS). A product that has been approved by WRAS confirms that it complies with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and the Scottish Byelaws. The regulations mean that the water fitting will not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contaminate the water supply, and must be ‘of an appropriate quality and standard. The WRAS approved range of InSinkErator 3N1 steaming hot water taps safely deliver instant, filtered, steaming hot water up to 98°C, alongside regular hot and cold water, from the same fixture. Denise Iordache, Marketing Manager for InSinkErator Europe and Russia, said: “We are delighted to receive the approval from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme for our complete range of 3N1 steaming hot water taps, hot water tank and filter unit. The safety of our customers and commitment to reducing waste water in the home will continue to be a priority for InSinkErator. www.insinkerator.co.uk Reviver gel brings tired timber 'back to life' Bringing tired looking and aged wood back to life with its powerful cleaning agent, Osmo’s Wood Reviver Power Gel has been developed to restore exterior wood, including wooden decking, timber cladding and garden furniture, back to its original colour and character. Osmo Wood Reviver Power Gel is a jelly-like cleaner that effectively cleans and refreshes greyed and weathered exterior wood. One coat is sufficient to revive external wood back to its natural colour and appearance. Steve Grimwood, Managing Director at Osmo UK said: ““Exterior wood can often look jaded and old after being exposed to the external elements for a long period. “In particular, high UV rays can bleach exterior wood, giving the timber a greyed and lifeless appearance. Osmo Wood Reviver Power Gel has a deep penetrating effect that allows professionals and end users to achieve remarkable results that will bring exterior wood back to its original condition in just 30 minutes. www.osmouk.com As a way of naturally preserving wood, OrganoWood has launched OrganoWood Protection 01, an environmentally friendly wood protection system that offers rot and flame protection. Suitable for use on solid wood, particleboard, MDF board, plywood and Masonite board, the product is ideal for environments where external wood protection needs to be strengthened. OrganoWood Protection 01 is suitable for domestic and commercial use. Protection 01 is made from silicon minerals and natural plant compounds, and free from organic solvents and heavy metals, such as copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA). The finish creates a physical barrier, to prevent fungus from attacking the wood and provide timber flame retardant properties. Available in 1l, 5l and 10l bottles, OrganoWood offers an approximate coverage of 8-10m² per litre. Steve Grimwood, Managing Director at OrganoWood UK, explains, “Protection 01 provides an unrivalled natural protection against fire and rot decay. As part of the wider OrganoWood range, we are delighted to offer architects, builders, woodwork professionals and end-users an environmentally alternative to external chemical wood treatments. www.organowood.co.uk


Building Products April 2017
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