A new synthetic foam based on renewable raw materials has been developed by NMC.
The new NMC Naturefoam® is made mainly from polyethylene manufactured from sugarcane. Sugarcane grows back every year absorbing CO2 as it grows and thereby saves finite resources such as oil. This innovation significantly improves the environmental and energy performance of NMC products and helps towards protecting the climate and resources.
NMC Naturefoam® is available for NMC quality brands Climaflex® and Exzentroflex®.
The environmental product declaration (EPD) for Climaflex® made of NMC Naturefoam® shows impressive results with CO2 emission in the entire production process from cradle to the factory gate being reduced to zero. In the production of the previous Climaflex® formulation these emissions amounted to 62.8kg CO2 per m3 of foam whereas in common rubber insulation they can come between 200-220kg per m3 of foam.
Pipe Insulation made from NMC Naturefoam® offers double the contribution to climate protection by consisting of at least 50% renewable materials, including recycled manufacturing scrap and additives to improve insulation values and fire protection.
Naturefoam®-based Climaflex® has excellent insulation values, fire perfomance and longevity.