On 24th – 27th September 2019 the 6th annual general meeting of ECIA was held in Antwerp, Belgium, where diamonds are forever. European cellulose insulation manufacturers together with their closest associates from Canada and the United States gathered together for the main event of the year. All the hot topics of the business was discussed during the days.
Like a diamond, the cellulose fiber insulation is, maybe not forever, but a long-lasting building product. In the future, due to life cycle assessments of the buildings the producers need to test their products against the test of time. In this sense the cellulose fiber insulation as a treated organic, wood-based material will hold its characteristics through the course of time. The common understanding of the meeting was that cellulose insulation will perform well throughout the lifespan of the building if the circumstances are kept correct. As an evidence there was found intact shredded newsprint from 1772 built Monticello, the official residence of Thomas Jefferson, the former president of the United States.
Today’s cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper products and treated with inorganic substances to maximize its superior characteristics. In Jefferson’s day choices about building materials were driven by the ready availability of raw materials and their byproducts. Back then it was all about the woods. Now again, In the modern world where we need to reduce the use of plastics and non-recyclable resources the wood and wood-based products are the modern-day diamonds of building materials, the assembly concluded.
The new Board of directors was elected for the next 2-year term. The new board consists Mr. Marcel Bailey of CWA, Mr. Mojmir Urbánek of CIUR, Mr. Pasi Typpö of Termex and Mr. Wolfgang Lackner of CPH.
The meeting was hosted by Mr. Jonas Eykens, Isoproc.
Athens in Greece welcomed the European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) to hold its 5th Annual General Meeting in their historical city in the Mediterranean on 24th – 27th September 2018.
European cellulose insulation manufacturers together with their closest associates from Canada and the United Sates gathered together for the main event of the year . During the event all the important topics were discussed and discussions were held regarding the superior product characteristics of Cellulose Fiber Insulation.
In the future the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) approach will be to guide the building sector into a more ecological direction, which will benefit the CFI as one of the most ecological industrially manufactured insulation materials. Renewable, recycled energy savings will be an important factor in todays modern economy, according to the experts on the sustainability of buildings.
During the discussions it was noted that the fire safety of high-rise buildings should be assessed to be at a level where the whole construction should be supplied with automatic fire extinguishers that will contribute towards protecting the habitants against fire and smoke. Cellulose fibre insulation can be installed making the construction a very fire safe building even though it is classified as a combustible material. CFI burns very slowly tolerating extremely high temperatures compared to non-combustible materials that have a relatively low melting point. The experts highlighted also that the smoke of CFI burning is not producing cyanide fumes.
The meeting was presented by Mr. Pasi Typpö of Termex, who was very confident regarding the prosperity of the branch. ´The construction field must pay close attention to the contribution of CO2-emissions in the material level as well as the energy consumption of the used phase of the building. Given the fact every single material has its ecological footprint, ours seems to be very light´, stated Mr. Typpö.
The Board of the Directors for the next year is Mr. Marcel Bailey of CWA, Mr. Mojmír Urbánek of CIUR, Mr. Pasi Typpö of Termex and Mr. Wolfgang Lackner of CPH.“
We are proud to have received Environmental Product Declaration to our loose fill cellulose products, which are made from recycled newspaper with additives of inorganic flame retardant minerals.
Environmental Product Declaration covers the environmental impacts of our products over the complete lifecycle, based on the process and production data provided by 14 participating cellulose insulation producing companies, all members of the European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA).
This EPD is in accordance with EN 15804 and ISO 14025, issued in January 2018 and valid for 5 years.
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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On 24th – 27th September 2019 the 6th annual general meeting of ECIA was held in Antwerp, Belgium, where diamonds are forever. European ...
Athens in Greece welcomed the European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) to hold its 5th Annual General Meeting in their historic ...