IEX Award 2016 to recognise insulation technology innovations

02 May 2016

• Six nominees competing for IEX Award 2016
• Award ceremony on 11 May at IEX – Insulation Expo Europe in Cologne

From a jacket for hot water tanks to a duct system for air-conditioning installations to calculation software and online services, the IEX Award 2016 recognises outstanding insulation technology product innovations in thermal, cold, acoustic and fire protection. The award will be presented at the international trade fair IEX – Insulation Expo Europe, which will take place in Cologne on 11 and 12 May.

After reviewing numerous submissions, a jury of experts picked the most innovative products in the segments machinery and tools, insulation materials, auxiliary materials, computers and equipment. Six nominees made it onto the short list:

Climate Recovery Duct System (Climate Recovery)
Pre-insulated Climate Recovery (CR) Ducts and CR Fittings deliver a complete system for your next ventilation or air-conditioning project. CR delivers up to 90 meters of pre-insulated round ducts on a single pallet, cuts labor time by 50%, attains A2-s1,d0 fire classification, reaches Class D tightness, noise damping of over 50dB against sheet metal ducts, and offers a sustainable approach.

energy and space saving jacket for hot water tanks:  va-Q-shell (va-Q-tec AG)
va-Q-shell is a new jacket for hot water tanks which is used as a complete insulation system.  The completely new design is primarily based on the integration of a flexible, highly efficient and thin vacuum insulation panel into a PU half-shell, which serves as insulation.  va-Q-shell enables an A-Label to be achieved in accordance with the ErP Ecodesign Directive, as well as providing an enormous saving of space in boiler rooms and cellars.  Subsequent revaluation of, for example, solar thermal and conventional heating systems is also possible.

ISOCOM Evolution (COM CAD Burghardt GmbH)
ISOCOM Evolution is suitable for industry and building service. The business software for insulators contains job-order costing, project management, measurement and ISOWTC. Due to the calculation logic it is possible to perform over 100.00 different calculations with minimum effort (we deliver dealer prices, you only maintain your trade discount). Through patented functions calculations can be calculated with surfaces, insulation and dimensions. All molded parts are integrated. Isometric measurement, price lists, multilayered insulation or course of time are just a few functions of ISOCOM Evolution.
ISOVER U TECH Pipe Section Mat MT 7.0 G1 (Saint –Gobain ISOVER G+H AG)
The new U TECH Pipe Section Mat MT 7.0 G1 is the right alternative when thinking about how to insulate bigger process pipe diameter (>DN300) more energy-efficient, space-saving and by easier and faster ways of installation. The precutted V-grooved mat in ULTIMATE quality offers highest thermal performance levels at lower weight in a clever solution that exactly fits the pipe diameter and therefore makes the life of planners as well as installers much easier. U TECH Pipe Section Mat MT 7.0 G1 of ISOVER combines the advantages of pipe sections and compressive-resistant lamella mats in one single product solution.
KaiTrace (Kaimann GmbH)
Responding proactively to the increasing digitalisation in the construction sector, Kaimann has developed a new online service: KaiTrace. Distributors, planners and processors will benefit from this digital aid, which allows them to retrieve online in mere seconds pertinent information on the Kaiflex insulation material to be processed. If necessary, the results can be passed on directly to all project participants.
Mobile Workstation KaiCut Pro 1.2 (Kaimann GmbH)
Kaimann presents the new mobile workstation KaiCut Pro 1.2, a handy and innovative aid that makes processing of elastomeric insulation materials at the construction site more efficient and ergonomic. Among other benefits, it helps to make cutting the Kaiflex material in the convenient new 1.2-metre length even simpler, cleaner and safer while nearly eliminating waste, thus saving valuable time and money.

IEX Awards Ceremony: 11 May, Cologne
The awards ceremony will take place at IEX – Insulation Expo Europe in Cologne on 11 May 2016. As the leading trade fair for industrial insulation materials and technologies, IEX is the No. 1 destination for insulation companies, facilities engineering planners, mechanical engineering companies, architects, energy managers and facility managers looking for efficient insulation. Approximately 200 exhibitors from more than 20 nations will gather at the Exhibition Centre in Cologne on 11 and 12 May to showcase the potential of implementing energy-saving features. The exhibition spectrum ranges from insulation materials and systems for technical thermal and cold insulation to products for acoustic insulation and preventive fire protection to tools, equipment, measuring instruments, and software solutions. More than 5,000 visitors attended the previous event in 2014.

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