for climate protection
Pipe insulation and
Packaging and industry
Sustainability at NMC
Questions and answers
• What is the big advantage of renewable raw materials?
CO2 emission in the entire production process, from cradle to the factory gate, could be reduced to zero. In the production of the previous CLIMAFLEX® formulation, these emissions amounted to 62,8 kg CO2 per m3 of foam, whereas in common rubber insulation they even come to between 200-220 kg per m³ of foam.
The use of renewable raw materials also protects resources, because fossil raw materials are preserved.
• Is Amazonian rain forest destroyed by the cultivation of sugar cane in Brazil?
90% of the sugar cane plantations lie in the central south of the country, 2,500 km away from the Amazonian rain forests, and are cultivated there with social responsibility. Brazil has 330 million hectares of cropland. Only 1.4% of this area is used to produce ethanol from sugar cane. The use of the agricultural areas is checked and monitored by the legislator.
• How do renewable raw materials behave in an overall examination of the ecobalance?
In addition to the positive climate and energy values, an ecobalance encompasses further environmental parameters for renewable raw materials in agriculture. NMC's suppliers continually attempt to optimise these environmental effects.
• Where is NMC Naturefoam® currently in use?
Renewable raw materials are used for packaging and industrial products at the customer's request.