Knauf Insulation is delighted to announce that it is investing in a new extruder facility for its extruded polystyrene (XPS) manufacturing plant in Hartlepool, Teeside.
Despite recent challenging market conditions within the insulation industry, Knauf Insulation is dedicated to delivering robust and innovative insulation solutions for specifiers and customers.
The manufacturer is also committed to the local community and its employees, and recognises that substantial investment such as this is essential to help grow the local economy and safeguard the future for its employees.
Stuart Bell, General Manager at Hartlepool, comments: “This is a really exciting time for us all here at Hartlepool. We plan to have the new equipment in place by the end of 2015 creating additional capacity to meet the growing demand from the commercial building sector, and through this investment we hope to demonstrate our commitment to help boost the local economy.”
The XPS products manufactured at Hartlepool are known as Polyfoam ECO insulation. A range which has been extensively tested by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and is the only range of extruded polystyrene (XPS) products to have been independently assessed to achieve a Certified Green Guide Rating of ‘A’. This in turn allows for specifiers and installers to have the utmost confidence that the products provide a proven sustainable solution.