PIR insulation is one of the most thermally efficient insulation materials available, needing only minimal thickness to achieve maximum energy efficiency in a building envelope. Its resistance to water uptake, high strength to weight ratio and ability to be used in wide range of applications make it a natural choice for new build and refurbishment projects.
The very low thermal conductivity of rigid PIR and PUR insulation products is one of their most important properties making them the most effective insulation solution in many applications.
The benefits of superior thermal insulation performance are wide-ranging and extremely valuable. Improved energy efficiency has extremely positive effects on the environment in terms of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, whilst also providing consumers with lower energy bills. When a lower thickness of insulation is required to meet standards and regulations, maximum use of space is possible. As well as space-saving, the lower thickness of insulation products combined with the lightweight nature of PIR and PUR insulation products improves ease of handling, speeds up construction time, enhances safety and reduces transport costs.
PIR and PUR insulation products have excellent thermal conductivity because they are low density, closed cell products, which contain a mixture of insulating gases.