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New NANO-technology Based High Performance Insulation Foam System
Nanofoam project aims at developing novel nanotechnology-based high performance insulation systems to improve energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.(PDF-download)

HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULATION FOAM

PROJECT PRESENTATION

 

Through the proposed Research and technological development and Demonstration project the NANOFOAM project consortium will:

  • Develop an innovative high-performing nanostructured polymeric foam, employing a low GWP blowing agent such as CO2 and having a lower thermal conductivity and superior properties (mechanical, fire resistance, moisture/fungi resistance) than commercial insulation products at a competitive price.
  • Evaluate and test the compliance of this technology with respect to current standards and environmental, health and safety regulations in real scale settings (laboratory rooms or real dwellings).
  • Assess the full technical, economic and environmental performance of the novel engineered insulation nanofoam for its commercial implementation on the market in new buildings and for retrofitting of old ones.
The expected results of the NANOFOAM project have the potential to drastically reduce energy consumption and to decrease CO2 emissions for both new buildings and the renovation of existing assets. The final outcome of the proof-of-concept phase will be the demonstration of a chemistry and laboratory process for producing an innovative nanofoam with pore size around 100nm and uniformly distributed porosity greater than 80%. The target will be using primarily a low GWP blowing agent, such as CO2, and to achieve a λ-value which is significantly lower than in average insulation. The nanofoam will also be fully characterised and endowed with additional desired functionalities such as excellent mechanical, fire and moisture/fungi resistance properties.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULATION FOAM