NMC the leading international player in the development, production and marketing of pipe insulation foam has
developed a foam based on renewable raw materials.
This innovation significantly improved the climate and energy performance of NMC products and helps
towards protecting the climate and resources. As a family company, NMC stands for quality and climate
Plant-based raw materials make the difference
The new NMC Naturefoam® is made mainly from polyethylene manufactured from sugarcane. Sugarcane
grows back every year absorbing CO2 as it grows and thereby saving finite resources such as oil. NMC
Naturefoam® is available for NMC quality brands CLIMAFLEX® and EXZENTROFLEX®.
Environmental product declaration (EPD) for Climaflex® made of NMC Naturefoam® shows
The EPD for the Climaflex range made of NMC Naturefoam® certified by the IBU (Institute for Construction
& Environment) proves that the CO2 emission in the entire production process from cradle to the factory
gate could be reduced to zero which is clearly better than initially estimated. In the production of the
previous Climaflex formulation these emissions amounted to 62.8kg CO2 per m3 of foam whereas in
common rubber insulation they can come between 200-220kg per m3 of foam.
Pipe Insulation made NMC Naturefoam® offers double the contribution to climate protection
Technical pipe insulation products carrying the proven NMC quality brands CLIMAFLEX® and
EXZENTROFLEX® are improved by the use of at least 50% renewable materials. Recycled manufacturing
scrap and additives to improve insulation values and fire protection complete the composition.
Top Class Product properties
CLIMAFLEX® and EXZENTROFLEX® from NMC Naturefoam® have the same technical properties as the
previous CLIMAFLEX® in terms of:
• Insulation values
• Fire performance
• Simple installation by craftsman
Climate protection as a major driver in renovation and construction
Politicians and consumers are demanding more sustainability in all areas of life, including in the
construction industry. Consistent environmentally conscious construction and restoration thus means
• Using materials which generate fewer greenhouse gases,
• Contain a high percentage of renewable raw materials
• Manufactured by means of environmentally sensitive production processes.