Sustainability

“Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”  Mark Twain

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE PROTECTION

Against the backdrop of climate change, Europe is increasingly investing in the circular economy:

  • Progress has been made in collecting, sorting and recycling plastics.
  • While completely new processes have been developed to convert organic waste streams into pure building blocks for the production of polyethylene (the raw material for our foam products).

Economic, socially responsible and environmentally conscious behaviour go hand in hand here at NMC.  As a family business, we want to ensure that we can handle whatever the future throws at us, and we are relying on tried and tested values and forward-looking thinking in order to maintain our strong economic position on the road ahead.

We are helping towards securing sustainable mitigation of climate change and environmental protection at several levels simultaneously.

NMC insulation make buildings more sustainable

Technical insulation from NMC reduces CO2 emissions, saves energy and gives technical systems a longer lifespan. For example, the CO2 emissions of the average European household can be reduced by more than 5% if its heating and hot water piping are provided with optimum insulation – and this has a positive impact on its carbon footprint. Heat is retained for longer and is used where it is needed. Insulated systems also last longer, because they are sustainably protected against moisture, in particular defrosted water keeping surfaces dry, stopping rust and mould in their tracks.

 


NMC hones its focus on the circular economy ! 

Through investments in new types of equipment, our own efforts and development work in the area of processing plastic waste, NMC, as a leading manufacturer, is able to significantly increase the proportion of recycled raw materials in the foam formulations of our proven products.

 

THE NEW CLIMAFLEX® NATUREFOAM CONTAINS MORE THAN 30 % OF RECYCLED RAW MATERIALS 

CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam pipe insulation contains recycled and mass-balanced feedstock. Fossil raw materials as well as  additives to improve the insulation values and fire protection complete the composition.
The use of recycled raw materials helps to reduce plastic waste and conserve natural resources without compromising on quality!

 

 

Origin of the mass-balanced raw materials

The mass-balanced feedstock used in CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam are bio circular raw materials. These raw materials include recycled waste with organic origin from agriculture, forestry and related industries (e.g. used cooking oil).
During the manufacturing process, these organic waste streams are converted into pure building blocks for the production of polyethylene (the raw material for our foam products).

The CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam recipe


We guarantee a minimum of 30% recycled content for every foam formulation.

 

The CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam production cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISCC CERTIFICATION
With the certification of the mass-balance approach in accordance with the recognized ISCC PLUS scheme, the proportion of organic raw materials which is used at the beginning of the manufacturing process of the polyethylene granulates up to the CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam insulation can be allocated mathematically. In this way, NMC as a manufacturer can quantify the sustainable raw materials and display them on the product.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS (EDPs) AND LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS (LCA)
The certified Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs), which already exist through the Institut für Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) [Institute for Building and the Environment] and are mainly used for building certification, will of course be replaced.
The new EPDs for CLIMAFLEX® naturefoam include the entire life cycle analysis according to the updated EN 15804-A2 Standard.

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