IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes
IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes


As changes become apparent within the polyurethane industry, whether they be related to new products, takeovers, personnel movements or legislative amendments, there is a growing need for all to be kept informed

This section of the website will be used to keep people informed of these changes so that they can make plans in their own businesses and keep up to date with the latest developments

The content of these messages may be very short, possibly being conveyed via Twitter, or may be more substantial, particularly when complex legislative issues need to be debated

If anyone has a specific topic that they would like to discuss, just let us know and we’ll make every effort to include it

Envirofoam Sustain

IFS Chemicals of Norfolk, UK have recently introduced a unique product to the polyurethane chemical industry.

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Reduce Energy Usage with New Insulation Grade, Envirofoam Sustain.

Envirofoam Sustain.

Insulation foams with improved insulation properties AND environmentally friendly.

Polyols derived from renewable oils - Norfolk rapeseed oil, converted to polyols which are ideally suited to insulation-grade polyurethanes.

Global Warming Potential of “less than 1” - lower than anything else on the market.

Foam Lambda Value of 0.020 W/mK - with proven benefits in appliance energy usage.

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New addition to Envirofoam range

IFS Chemicals is the proud provider of a range of environmentally friendly foam insulation products.

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KIWA-BDA Certifying Body

As increased numbers of specifiers, house builders, architects and certifying bodies request increasingly detailed information on building components, including insulation products, increasing interest is being noted for certifying agencies capable of providing detailed information and approvals for European manufactured products. 

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Refrigerated Appliances – Energy Ratings

In line with Europe’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and improve the environmental credentials of household and commercial appliances, the MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) system of energy classification has been formalised, ready for introduction in July this year.

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The Fire Situation

At regular intervals, certain parts of the insulation industry bring up the issue of fire performance of certain products, usually emphasising the organic nature of some insulation products that are then compared with other, quite different, inorganic materials. However, whilst a comparison of this type is understandable, it is important for everyone to recognise that material comparison is only one aspect of the fire question, as has been forcefully argued in Europe recently.

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Envirofoam’s energy savings score big time with EU regulations

As consumers, we are all getting used to seeing energy ratings on many electrical products and other goods. Ovens, light-bulbs, dishwashers, televisions and cars are among some of the products that are energy rated and tend to display the familiar A-G rating card.

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