va-Q-tec presents high-performance thermal insulation with unique fire protection at the BAU trade fair

  • va-Q-tec presents sustainable, energy- and space-saving building insulation with vacuum insulation at BAU.
  • va-Q-tec’s innovative product, the va-Q-shield, offers unique fire protection and safety in addition to outstanding insulation performance.
  • You will find va-Q-tec at BAU, in hall A1, booth 132.

Würzburg, February 2, 2023. The importance of sustainability and the need to save more energy are placing increasing demands on the insulation of buildings. Conventional foam and fiber insulation materials take up a significant amount of space and lose their effect over time. This is where the advantages of vacuum technology stand out: va-Q-tec produces energy-efficient, space-saving and environmentally friendly vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) that insulate up to 10 times better than conventional materials of the same thickness in the building sector.

As a pioneer of highly efficient insulation solutions, va-Q-tec will be presenting its innovative insulation solutions at BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems. BAU is a key meeting place for those within the industry, and as one of the highlights, va-Q-tec will be displaying a vacuum insulation panel with unique fire protection at the trade fair center in Munich, from April 17 to 22. 

Vacuum insulation solves space problems with energy-efficient, high-performance insulation

As a result of their low material thickness, vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) are used where space is limited or where space is very expensive, such as in densely built-up inner cities.  For example, 3 centimeters of vacuum insulation can replace up to 30 centimeters of conventional insulation. This form of retrofit insulation is therefore also suitable for the energy-efficient refurbishment of listed buildings.

Low material thickness combined with fire protection

The va-Q-shield is a unique and innovative high-performance insulation material. Not only does it meet the highest demands of insulation performance, but it is also the world’s first vacuum insulation panel to be classified in fire class B-s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1. Without the use of an additional protective layer or lamination, this panel is classified in the category of flame-retardant materials. The core material used even meets fire class A according to EN 13501-1, meaning that it is non-combustible.  The excellent product properties meet the highest safety standards in terms of smoke development and burning dripping.

All vacuum insulation panels from va-Q-tec are certified according to ISO standard 14021 and provide energy-efficient insulation. The production of the panels is climate neutral in Germany. Sustainable power generation with a combined heat and power plant and photovoltaic systems, as well as a regional supplier structure, all contribute to minimizing the ecological footprint of the VIPs during production. In addition, the vacuum insulation panels can be recycled after their use-life and returned to the production process.

You will find va-Q-tec at BAU, in Halle A1, Stand 132.