ACR-News
18 February 2019

Armacell presents Armafix Ecolight

Armacell presents Armafix Ecolight, elastomeric insulation with an environmentally friendly PET core.

Quick, easy and environmentally friendly: efficient thermal insulation with the new Armafix Ecolight pipe support.

A weak link in the insulation system

Pipe brackets represent a potential weak point in insulation systems. If the pipe is not thermally isolated from the pipe bracket, thermal bridges occur and condensation can form. This leads to increased energy losses, a higher risk of corrosion and expensive secondary damage.

Together with the adjoining Armaflex insulation, pipe supports made of flexible elastomeric foam and load-bearing PET segments offer a high resistance to water vapour transmission and reliable prevention of heat loss.

Excellent technical and mechanical properties

Armafix Ecolight is made using environmentally friendly load-bearing segments from industrially foamed recycled PET bottles.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is lightweight and has a high mechanical strength in combination with residual flexibility and a maximum service life.

Furthermore, PET has very good insulation properties: the material has a closed-cell structure, low thermal conductivity (?23°C = 0.033 W/mK) and with a density of 100 kg/m3, PET weighs less than PUR (140 - 145 kg/m3).

The PET segments can be completely recycled at the end of their service life, with all production scrap flowing back into new PET blocks.

PET also has an excellent environmental performance, requiring over 60 percent less energy for its production than PUR and releasing over 80 percent less CO2.

Comments

Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register

World Refrigeration Day

Industry has embraced the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) with events happening all over the world....

  25-Jun-2019

Turnkey compressed air project design and delivery

Atlas Copco’s experts can design, specify and coordinate your compressed air project while you focus on what you do best instead....

  19-Aug-2019

New Zanotti GM Wall Mounted Monoblock

AFR Refrigeration Ltd introduces the new GM range of through wall mounted monoblocks with refreshed modern appearance and upgraded touch style control panel keypad.
  16-Aug-2019
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News

Diary

25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
International Conference on Compressors and their Systems
TQ Environmental "Refrigerant & Gas Monitoring" Mark Scott
Hampshire Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing
Queen Mary University "Enhanced condensation heat transfer" Huasheng Wang