News 2013

Porextherm is Gold-Sponsor at IVIS 2013

The 11th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) will take place on 19th and 20th of September 2013 in Dübendorf / Switzerland. It is organized by the EMPA, the Swiss research institution for material sciences and technology development.

IVIS has provided an important international forum to stimulate research into the principles and applications of vacuum insulation technology.

„The Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research e.V. (ZAE Bayern) opens its highly innovative research and demonstration building, the Energy Efficiency Center (EEC), after only 2 ½ years of construction. The EEC concentrates and demonstrates a variety of new energy efficient technologies. This Project was requested by the Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi), as well as the Bavarian State Ministry for Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Technology (BayStMWIVT). It has been financially supported by well-known industry partners, and promoted to a lighthouse project through the multitude of applied innovative building components.” (ZAE Bayern)

Opening ceremony in the "InnovationCity" Bottrop

Numerous political and economic celebrities found their way to the newly renovated one-family house in Bottrop on July 18, 2013. The festive handing-over of keys to the Kewitsch family took place in a comfortable atmosphere with bright sunshine and a successful general program. The family had moved out and left their house in the care of the RWE for the duration of the renovation. After a short lecture series and a small photo shooting session with the involved partners, the finished house could be inspected more closely.

Effective June 22, 2013, the DIBt (German Institute for Civil Engineering), as a member of the EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Approvals), issued the European Technical Approval (ETA-13/0515) for several versions of Vacupor® and Vacuspeed® vacuum insulation panels from the Porextherm Company.

Through the new regulation (EU) Nr. 305/2011 of the European Parliament, which went into full effect starting July 1st, 2013, and of the European Council of March 9th, 2011 for determining harmonized conditions for marketing building products, the old regulation 89/106/EWG of the Council is completely annulled.

Checked data quality for vacuum insulation


As the first manufacturer of vacuum insulation, Porextherm has received an Environmental Product Declaration for its Vacupor® and VACUSPEED® by IBU. Now, our vacuum insulation offers the DGNB label as an additional feature.


Porextherm uses energy out of environmentally friendly resources

Both locations of Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH in Kempten are being serviced with district heating and electricity from environmentally friendly resources from regional providers since January, 2013.

FC Expo 2013From February 27th until March 1st FC EXPO 2013 will be held in Tokyo, Japan. With more than 260 global exhibitors the FC EXPO is the world´s leading exhibition and conference for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies.

Big run on Porextherm booth

Participating for the first time at the BAU 2013 fair in Munich, the world´s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, the company Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH looks back on a very successful week. Plenty of architects, planners and builders found their way to our booth during the week in the “insulation hall” to brief themselves with the news of our vacuum insulation products.