External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)
Adhesives for sustainable development: Energy savings
An adhesive enables the optimum long-term bonding of insulation panels as part of ETICS and thus contributes to energy saving and a reduced need for maintenance in buildings.
- Saving fossil resources and reducing GHG emissions are main drivers of sustainable development. Heating causes 14% of GHG emissions in the EU. 75% of the heat inside a building escapes through the exterior walls. Efficient insulation can reduce energy losses/costs by 60%.
- The multi-component insulation system, ETICS, requires a durable bond of the insulation panel to the plaster: adhesives can bear the stresses caused by the thermal deformation of the panel better than mechanical anchors.
- The high quality adhesive designed to resist the shear and peel stresses guarantees the long-term performance of the bond.
For more details about this Good Practice, see the company's Related Document 'Adhesives in insulation foams and panels in buildings'
ETICS: External Thermal Insulation Composite System
GHG: Green house gas