The European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) held its 4th Annual General Meeting in the beautiful city Les Sables D’Olonne by the Atlantic sea in September 26-29, 2017.
All of the major EU cellulose manufacturers gathered for the three-day event to discuss the important topics of the industry. The sustainability of insulation materials was a prominent feature highlighted by the presenters. EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) and LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) are the acronyms of the future to measure the true ecological performance of the buildings. Cellulose insulation being one of the best insulation materials in terms of sustainability was the message from the Environmental experts.
In addition to Environmental aspects, breathable/moisture vapour diffusion open construction (AKA dynamic structure) was highlighted in relation to structural moisture safety and indoor air quality. The ability of Cellulose insulation, with its high degree of moisture vapour diffusion capacity, to prevent mould growth and sick-house-syndrome from occurring thus extending the life-span of a building, was shown in one of the presentations. As a conclusion of the event one can say that the future of the ecological building materials looks brighter than ever.
The meeting was hosted by Igloo France Cellulose SAS. Mr. Charles Kirié, the director of Igloo, was very pleased with the outcome of the event. ‘Our industry has grown its importance as one of the instruments in the battle against the climate change. It is great that more attention is paid to ecological performance of the insulation materials as well’, stated Mr. Kirié.
The new Board of the Directors for the next 2-year term is Mr. Marcel Bailey of CWA, Mr. Mojmir Urbánek of CIUR, Mr. Pasi Typpö of Termex and Mr. Wolfgang Lackner of CPH. “
The European Cellulose Insulation Association, ECIA, has held its third Annual General Meeting in the historical city of Vienna, Austria, in September 27-30, 2016.
The event was attended by a large cross section of European Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers. The main focus was on dynamic constructions with cellulose insulation, giving opportunity for better ‘real life performance’ of timber frame buildings. Results of large scale testing was presented, which confirmed the low CO2 emissions of cellulose insulation during manufacture, the life time of the building and end of life. This is mainly due to the embodied carbon in cellulose (manufactured from recycled newspapers, which are taken away from the land fill process and the fact that paper is made from renewable sources of wood, which contains lots of stored carbon).
During the meeting was discussed a wide range of technical topics and also ideas for general promotion of cellulose insulation benefits. These include high specific heat capacity, hence significantly reducing the potential for overheating in the summer, the fact that cellulose gives a ‘full-fill’ in between timbers and hence reduces the potential for closed loop heat loss and also that cellulose is ‘moisture vapour diffusion open’ and hence protects buildings against any damage from interstitial moisture damage.
Part of the program also involved a tour around the CPH Beteiligungs GmbH & Co KG, cellulose insulation production facility in Hartberg, Austria.
Mr. Wolfgang Lackner, Director CPH, who hosted this year’s event, was very pleased to welcome the delegates to this year’s ECIA Annual Meeting in Harterg and was also extremely satisfied with the outcome. Speaking at the conference, Mr Lackner stated, ‘I’m extremely pleased that ECIA is continuing to prosper as the ecological material of choice for the European construction industry and that ECIA is taking steps to further demonstrate this via further research studies’.
The European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) has held its second Annual General Meeting in the beautiful city of Prague.
The event was attended by a large cross section of European Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers, many members from the USA and Canadian cellulose insulation industry and also several associated members (equipment and raw material suppliers).
The aim of the meeting was to discuss a wide range of technical topics and also to discuss ideas as to how to further promote the excellent environmental and performance benefits of cellulose insulation. Part of the programme also involved a tour around the CIUR a.s., cellulose insulation production facility in Brandys Nad Labem, near Prague.
During the meeting there was a healthy exchange of ideas and experience between the EU and the North American delegates. It was also decided at the meeting to elect an additional board member, Mr Gerhard Huber. The meeting concluded with an extensive and detailed plan aimed at driving the market forward for cellulose.
Speaking from Prague, Mr Pasi Typpö, Chairman of the ECIA board stated at the end of the conference “I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the meeting and in particular the sharing of ideas between the EU and North American delegation. The conference has given our industry a great platform for moving the cellulose industry forward. Also, the appointment of a new additional director, Mr Huber, to the ECIA board demonstrates that our industry association is committed to expanding its activity in promoting our excellent range of cellulose fibre insulation products.”
Additionally, Mr Michal Urbanek, Managing Director CIUR a.s., who hosted this year’s event stated “I was very pleased to welcome the delegates to this year’s ECIA Annual Meeting in Prague and was also extremely satisfied with the outcome. It is very reassuring to know that our industry has a clear way forward and has a very high calibre of employees, management and associates.”
The annual meeting 2015 will take place at Prague, Czech Republic on 1st and 2nd of October 2015.
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The European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) held its 4th Annual General Meeting in the beautiful city Les Sables D’Olonne by t ...
The European Cellulose Insulation Association, ECIA, has held its third Annual General Meeting in the historical city of Vienna, Austri ...