Knauf Insulation and Siemens Energy expanding sustainability partnership

The technological behemoth Siemens and Knauf Insulation, the UK’s leading provider of glass and rock mineral wool insulation solutions are strengthening strategic partnership in environmental issues.

Manufacturing energy efficient products, Knauf is taking efforts to reduce energy consumption at its production facilities consequently reducing emission of the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Enhancing energy efficiency at one of Knauf mineral wool plants, Siemens is going to deliver the energy management program at the other one. Across the two plants, CO2 emissions are expected to be reduced by more than 5000 tonnes per year.

John Sinfield, Managing Director for Knauf Insulation Northern Europe, comments: “Our non-combustible insulation solutions are playing a critical role in delivering on the UK’s energy efficiency targets. We have another role to play by ensuring our products are manufactured as sustainably as possible.”

Siemens Energy focuses on supplying equipment and providing services in the power supply field. Knauf Insulation is a manufacturer of rock, glass and other materials insulating products. The manufacturing facilities are located in the USA, Mexico, Europe, and Russia.

The mineral wool insulation market is constantly growing in Europe. Recently, Rockwool Group has announced investments of 50 mln euro in the manufacturing facility in Romania. Production of basalt mineral wool at the new factory is expected to start in 2019.

Companies: Knauf, Siemens

Countries: Mexico, Romania, Russia

Industries: Energy

Terms: Composite materials

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