Batimat 2022 Construction Fair
As the producer of Purios polyurethane systems, Purinova regularly takes part in the world’s largest events of the building industry. From 3-6 October we visited BATIMAT fair in Paris.
As the producer of Purios polyurethane systems, Purinova regularly takes part in the world’s largest events of the building industry. From 3-6 October we visited BATIMAT fair in Paris.
One of the biggest problems that arise with home insulation are thermal bridges. Although they have many negative implications, they can be easily remedied. What are thermal bridges and how to prevent them?
Thermal insulation of the floor is one of the most important thermal elements in the house. It allows to enjoy high living comfort and significantly reduces the amount of heating bills. Find out what advantages polyurethane foam has and why it is the best choice for insulating rooms.
Popular slab insulation materials, like mineral wool, cellulose fibres or styrofoam, may be not enough for a longer period due to their properties. In that case the best solution is the sprayed polyurethane foam.
An uninsulated roof and attic are some of the sources of heat loss inside the house. Therefore, it is advisable to secure every element which may reduce the quality of life of the household members. Which elements should be used and how to insulate a wooden ceiling? What should be kept in mind when deciding on the insulation of a timber frame ceiling?
Sometimes polyurethane foam insulation needs a little support to provide complete and safe protection to the house. One of the substances that protect the foam surface is polyurea. What is polyurea and what are its properties?
Unused rooms under roof often act as an attic. The fact that it is not a habitable room does not mean that its thermal insulation is less important. Find out how and with what material effectively insulate the attic, so that there was no heat escape from the heated rooms below.
Those who are enthusiasts of houses made of brick or wood are usually sceptical about year-round mobile houses, questioning their usability, especially during the cold winter months. Meanwhile, a mobile home turns out to be the perfect place to live in winter too, even in the harsh Central European climate. How is this possible? All it takes is good heating and proper thermal insulation of the entire property.
Foundation insulation is crucial when it comes to building thermal insulation. The PUR foam insulation is perfect for this use. Learn also what types of foundation damp insulation are used, how a horizontal insulation is laid and what could be the cost assessment.
Mechanical ventilation or air conditioning systems are nowadays standard equipment in virtually every public facility, as well as industrial buildings. In order to adequately protect ventilation ducts against water vapour condensation, against fire, or against the noise generated by the air flowing through, ventilation duct insulation is used. There is, however, another important factor in favour of insulating a ventilation system.
Obviously, proper foundations under a house are crucial to the longevity of a structure. There are a number of requirements that must be met in order to ensure that the foundation of a detached house - whether single-storey or two-storey - fulfils its role successfully for as long time as possible. Below you can read about things you should pay special attention to once you have decided to pour the foundations on your own.
It is truthful that a thermally well-insulated house is an energy-efficient and ecological property. Legal regulations and people's growing awareness have resulted in the need to reduce energy demand and related costs. An important element in the struggle against excessive use of energy in residential buildings and public utility facilities are certainly the insulation materials, adapted to function in specific conditions. Reducing energy consumption can be achieved through effective thermal insulation of all building partitions, but without the right materials this will be virtually impossible. Let us take a closer look at the thermal insulation materials available on the market today.
The foundation is a structural element which is primarily intended for the proper transfer of static and dynamic loads from the structure to the ground. In practice this means that the foundation should ensure stability of a structure and at the same time guarantee that its settlement will be uniform and will not cause e.g. cracking of walls or ceilings.
When selecting a roof covering, not only the price of the material or its colour should be taken into account. Below you will find information on how to choose the right kind of roofing to make it look impressive and durable at the same time.
The roof of a detached house is not only a key element of its entire structure, but also an important component that affects appearance and durability of the entire building. Nowadays in Poland, traditional roof trusses are still provided in most cases. In order to make a solid and stable support for the roof covering, its form and weight, thermal requirements as well as the type and location of individual elements crossing its surface, i.e. chimneys or skylights, and many other factors, including climatic conditions in a given region of the country, have to be taken into consideration. Simply speaking, the roof structure is a fundamental issue for the entire building, regardless of its nature and purpose.
No matter how big a project it is, especially such as building a house from scratch, it requires good organisation and considerable logistical skills, including a detailed plan of activities to be performed. Plenty of issues will be faced and a lot of construction procedures have to be gone through, starting from the choice of a plot and a design, through formal matters, up to organisational and financial decisions.
When planning attic insulation you should consider materials providing energy stability for decades. Polyurethane foam fully meets this criterion like no other heat insulator. Learn the advantages and the total cost of open-cell foam attic thermal insulation.
The essence of thermal imaging is to locate defects in the thermal insulation of the building, and thus the spots which generate the greatest heat losses. However, a thermal imaging survey is not only a real-time review of the condition of the building's insulation, but also an opportunity to determine the causes of heat loss in the building. Let us learn more about what a thermal imaging survey is. After all, every owner and user of a residential building wants it to be warm and energy efficient.
The struggle with dampness in the house should begin from the question of where it actually comes from and how to remove the excess moisture. Tightly closed windows and doors, which limit the exchange of air in rooms, are certainly a factor conducive to the accumulation of dampness. Furthermore, everyday activities such as washing, cooking, ironing or a hot bath increase the amount of moisture in rooms and require its efficient removal. However, the main cause of moisture may be improper thermal insulation of the building or poorly functioning ventilation. How to win this uneven fight? Well, prevention is better than cure!
Attic is one of the most vulnerable areas in a commercial building to heat loss. Poor, inadequate or no insulation at all will cause the attic to cool down constantly, which in turn will lead to much higher heating costs.In this article we will try to answer the question - PUR foam or mineral wool, what to choose for attic insulation?
They say the devil is in the detail. They also say that damp proofing equals waterproofing. Well, not necessarily. It all depends on its function, the type of ground on which the building is to be erected and the groundwater level. Below we suggest which solution will work in a particular case, as well as which foundation insulation should be used and why.
Appropriate thermal insulation of a residential building is a key element which affects its later comfort of use, as well as lower maintenance costs. Will PUR foam be suitable for thermal insulation and thermomodernisation of a house? Let us find out.
Nowadays the following questions are being asked: Is polyurethane foam vapour-permeable? What is a vapour-barrier foil and why should it be used? In what circumstances would its installation be reasonable? And finally, how do I lay the damp screen properly? Now let us look for meaningful answers.
Insulating a house is the key to achieving comfortable living conditions and ensuring lower heating bills. When is the best time to insulate and what is the best material for this purpose?
Wall thermal insulation is one of the most important elements of house thermomodernisation. In most cases it is simple and quick, but insulating three-layer walls can be quite a challenge. How to effectively insulate walls of non-standard design?
The struggle against smog is mainly associated with replacing heating boilers and giving up low-quality coal. However, it should all start with insulating the house. Why is thermal insulation so important and why should you decide to do it?
Insulating the house has become easier today than ever before. Polyurethane foam, like no other thermal insulator, is perfect for this purpose. The durable, practical, and excellent PUR foam properties have been used around the world for many years. Check how much will you pay, deciding to insulate the house with this material.
PUR foam is one of the most effective thermal insulators; it is recommended for preventing heat loss. Can it be applied to any surface without additional protection? Is PUR foam resistant to solar radiation?
Poor quality or no thermal insulation leads to huge energy losses and increased heating bills. To ensure proper living comfort, it is important to provide adequate insulation of the building. Which elements of the house should be insulated and how much does it cost?
Polyurethane foam versatility allows for its use in every house. Due to applicability of PUR foam spraying, it gains more and more clients. Unfortunately, there is still a misconception about harmfulness of PUR foam and its negative effects, e.g. on respiratory system. Is polyurethane foam completely safe?
The properties of polyurethane foams allow the application of thermal insulation using the spray method in many industries — including in agriculture. What are the advantages of PUR foam, and where is it most-commonly used in agriculture?
We have implemented artificial-intelligence technology created by a London studio. The effect of the algorithms and production techniques used to modify the face of the same company can be seen, for example, in the campaigns with David Beckham (Malaria must Die) and Snoop Dogg and the JustEat brand (MenuLog).
Application of photovoltaic panels provides a modern way of using solar energy to generate electricity. This is the solution that is now also used in Poland. Why do more and more public institutions and private house owners opt for installation of photovoltaic panels?
Owing to its excellent properties, polyurethane foam is gaining more and more attention when it comes to home insulation. It is a durable and airtight insulation material, which will protect the house against heat escaping for many years. However, can the foam be applied to any surface?
Polyurethane foam insulation is getting more and more common method of insulating a house. The foam is perfect for insulating foundations, walls and attics. In order to benefit from the insulation, it is worth preparing for renovation works. But how to prepare the attic for foam insulation?
The chimney is almost entirely located in the heated part of the detached house. Only the part sticking out above the roof is in contact with the air, whose temperature drops below 0°C in winter. Is it worth insulating a chimney and what insulation material should be used?
One of the most important elements of the house structure is the roofing wall plate, which ensures proper stability of a steep roof. In order to fulfil its function, it has to be precisely joined with wlbow wall. Unfortunately, its proper insulation is rarely taken into account.
A real flourishing of unconventional solutions in the construction industry has recently been observed. This development is also related to roofs - i.e., upper building partitions. Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in urban spaces. What actually are green roofs, and why are they so popular? A green roof is one which, in addition to the support structure and the thermal-insulation layer, has a special covering — plants.
A steel hall is usually used to store products, or has some other commercial function. Its construction is much faster than erecting a masonry building. However, it is worth remembering that the material of which the hall is made does not protect against heat-escape. It then needs to be insulated.
The biggest problem of the owners of old houses who want to reduce the cost of heating and air conditioning is that of heat-escape from the house’s interior. One of the most-effective solutions for insulating old houses is the thermal insulation of walls, lofts, ceilings, and basements. What is thermal insulation, and what materials are best suited for this purpose?
The insulation of hot-water and central-heating pipes is usually to minimise heat losses. How do you ensure that as little heat as possible escapes from pipes? What is the most-effective method of pipe thermal insulation?
Polyurethane foam insulation is a modern and highly effective method of the thermal insulation of buildings. When applied by spraying, it reaches even the smallest of gaps. It provides the permanent and damage-resistant insulation of a house, improving living comfort, and reducing heating bills.
A house or apartment is an important place for us and our families. We ensure that the space is healthy, comfortable, and safe. This is why we are continuously striving to improve buildings' energy effectiveness, and the thermal and damp insulation of partitions.
Frame-house thermal insulation — why is it worth installing?
Recently, the energy-efficient and ecological construction of single-family residential buildings have become very popular. However, houses of this type require sufficient thermal insulation. Find out what kind of thermal-insulation material works best for this purpose.
Increased noise levels in an apartment or a single-family house can dramatically disrupt the living comfort of the residents. Noise affects concentration, healthy sleep, and mood. Sound-absorbing foam is one of the most-effective sound-insulation materials. Check how to use PUR foam to sound-insulate your apartment.
Both attic and non-usable attics are worth protecting against heat escape and temperature changes. For this purpose, it is worth choosing one of the most effective insulation materials, i.e. PUR foam. Check how to calculate an attic area for insulation and what are the advantages of using the polyurethane foams.
Insulation of a functional attic is popular, applied in many construction objects. Thermal insulation of a roof reduces energy losses and heating bills. How to insulate a functional attic and what material will be the best for this purpose?
Thermal insulation of a house is the basis for thermal insulation of a building. PUR foam is one of the materials perfect for thermal insulation of buildings. It is a modern solution, increasingly used in the Polish construction. Check the opinions about insulating a house with polyurethane foam and choose the right solution for your apartment.
For three days (29-31 May), the heart of the polyurethane industry beat in Maastricht, where the largest in Europe and one of the world's largest polyurethanes trade fairs took place: UTECH Europe 2018.
We received a certificate for Purios 500 - ICC-ES®. This document not only confirms the high quality of the product, but also allows us to freely introduce our foams to the US market, which is the most demanding. It is also a confirmation that the Polish product can compete and win with American foams.
UTECH Europe 2018 is the leading international event for the polyurethanes industry. UTECH 2015 attracted a total attendance of over 8650 over the course of the three day event. The 2018 event, comprising a strategic conference and international exhibition will be bigger and dynamic than ever.
Polyurethane foam is an insulation expert, and not only a thermal one! Polyurethane foam serves as an excellent filling material for partition walls inside your house, ensuring maintenance of proper insulation of living rooms in a single flat at a minimum level of RA1’ = 35 dB and RA1’ = 50 dB for flat dividing walls. Explanation: RA1’ is an evaluation indicator of estimated acoustic insulation properties of a specific inner wall.
Have you decided to insulate your house with polyurethane foam, but do not know what type of facade you can now apply? Do not worry, you are not limited just to roughcast applied by spray plastering. In fact, you have unlimited possibilities with the so-called ventilated facade, which can be made of wood, clinker brick, ceramic tiles, siding, steel and aluminium plates, fibre boards, or HPL boards. You can also apply cement-board-based smooth stucco.
Polyurethane foam is one of the cheapest and most effective method of insulating industrial and agricultural buildings, including livestock and storage buildings. Livestock buildings should meet certain standards in order to fulfil their role properly. These include appropriate sanitary conditions, room and structure protection against excess moisture, and proper stable temperature indoors regardless of the season.
We are pleased to announce that on January 31 - February 1 we will participate in the 2018 Sprayfoam Convention & Expo, which will take place in Mobile, Alabama. This is an annual meeting of the most important companies in the spray insulation industry on the US market. we invite you to visit our stand at number 621 at the Arthur R Outlaw Convention Center between 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Every years for a few days Poznań becomes the European center for the presentation of the latest trends in the building and architecture industry. More than 45,000 professionals come to participate in the International Fair of Construction and Architecture BUDMA. They inspire and learn about the latest trends and gain professional knowledge.
Horizontal damp proof course is undoubtedly a priority, because a lack of care while applying it may lead to tragic consequences. Learn about this type of insulation and what materials are best for it.
A flat roof is a popular architectural solution. Choosing such a solution, it is worth knowing how to insulate it and with what materials. Also, find out what criteria are used when choosing the appropriate thermal insulation.
Foundations constitute a key element of a building and, at the same time, the most exposed element to moisture and water. No wonder, then, that it must be properly protected. Find out how perimeter insulation of foundations is applied and what materials are best for it.
Polyurethane foam is undoubtedly an excellent insulating and sealing material. There are numerous types of this product in the market, therefore it is worth learning more about their properties. Find out how particular types of polyurethane foam differ from each other and what is their application.
The balcony structure should be solid enough to carry the loads resulting from its use. It must also be resistant to changing weather conditions, which is why its proper insulation is so important. Get to know the benefits of insulating the balcony with polyurethane foam and find out what to do to the insulation was well made.
Proper thermal insulation of the building is very important. Why? Above all, due to savings, which in the case of using PUR foam can reach up to 50%! Find out what benefits you get by using this material for thermal insulation.
Published in October 2017, the Global Polyester Polyol Market 2017-2021 report presents the situation and forecasts for the development of the polyester polyols market by 2021. According to the data collected in it, the Polish company Purinova is one of the key players in the dynamically developing polyols market.
Specialists basically prefer insulation of external walls. There are, however, situations in which only isolation from the inside is possible. Find out what to keep in mind when doing this type of insulation and why polyurethane foam is perfect for this.
Spray insulation with polyurethane foam has been common in almost the entire world for many years. This is not surprising because it is considered to be the most effective thermal insulation technology so far. Find out the difference between closed-cell and open-cell foam, what the spraying technique looks like, and how much the whole project can cost you.
Last week we organised a training on Purios spray systems. The invited contractors learnt the theory and practical use of modern polyurethane foam insulation methods.
Polyurethane foams are widely used in construction industry. There is nothing strange about it, because they provide perfect thermal insulation. Learn 10 advantages of this thermal insulation material, still underestimated in our country.