When choosing insulation materials, the building industry has to compromise on either price, flammability or ecological impact. At FenX we found a way to turn industrial waste into handy and high-performance insulation panels that are safe, non-flammable and have a minimal carbon footprint. With this solution our clients can have it all: they get excellent insulation, fulfill all the market requirements in terms of safety and green labels – all at a low cost.
The most widely used insulation materials are extruded polystyrene, mineral/glass wool or porous cement, all of them being flammable, toxic or CO2 emitting. Environmental and societal impulses like the fire in the Grenfell Tower (2017) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015) made the call for non-flammable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly insulation materials grow louder.
FenX developed patented foaming technique to produce highly porous foams made from inorganic secondary raw materials. The level of porosity is up to 97%, which is unprecedented. FenX’ products show remarkable insulation properties, high mechanical strength and nonflammability. Moreover, the materials originate from widely available resources, generate low CO2 emissions, are 100% recyclable and were specifically designed with construction companies’ specifications in mind.
The global building thermal insulation market was estimated at CHF 22.14 Billion in 2016, projected to an annual growth rate of 3.6 %.