Foam & Lightweight Solutions
The potential for energy saving through pipe insulation has received rather less attention than structural insulation. There are often numerous components in heat distribution pipe systems that are left inadequately insulated or not insulated at all, leading to unnoticed and unrecognized thermal energy wastage.
As well as saving energy, pipe insulation can also help with condensation control, noise reduction, and protection against pipe fracture caused by the water inside freezing and expanding.
In industrial applications and commercial buildings, mineral wool and glass wool are common pipe insulation materials, but there is a trend to replace them where possible with polymeric foam materials. Polymeric foams have better thermal insulation performance, ease of installation, higher water vapor resistance, superior mechanical properties, and superior health and safety aspects.
In Europe, SABIC already has a strong position with LDPE-based pipe insulation for hot water and heating systems, and intends to grow this solution globally. It believes LDPE is the best solution, thanks its optimum balance between insulation value, costs and ease of installation.
SABIC FOAM & LIGHTWEIGHT SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION POTENTIALLY OFFER:
- Unprecedented light weighting possibilities allowing for design and cost optimization
- Good foam ability through more efficient processing
- Polymer properties provide a product with narrow tolerances, and balance between light weighting and properties like stiffness and impact
- Renewable PE & PP product range supporting our customers’ sustainability goals
SABIC MATERIALS FOR FOAM & LIGHTWEIGHT APPLICATIONS:
COHERE™ METALLOCENE POLYOLEFIN PLASTOMER FOAM:
SUPEER™ Metallocene Linear Low Density Polyethylene:
SABIC® LDPE FOAM
- Pipe insulation
- insulation sleeves
- pre-insulated pipes