FoAM-BUILD Short Interviews Released

FoAM-BUILD has released five short interview videos on its official YouTube channel.

The partners of FoAM-BUILD who attended the Steering Committee on 29th June put their knowledge of the FoAM-BUILD project together to film short interviews. These interviews are an incite into the benefits, purpose and the developments of the different aspects of the project, from the new nozzle and mortar products developed for the purpose of FoAM-BUILD and the impact that FoAM-BUILD has on the environment in European countries.

To watch the partners, visit FoAM-BUILD’s YouTube channel at:

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Steering Committee (29th June 2017)

Smithers Rapra joined partners in Ober-Ramdstadt, Germany for a Steering Committee (SC) meeting. The main purpose of this meeting was to inform the other work package leaders attending on each work package’s developments since the last meeting, and also plans for the next three months. These work packages were discussed in length, covering the issues facing each deliverable, as well as the next steps to finish them.
In the SC meeting, various aspects of the project were discussed including safety tests that have been conducted for FoAM-BUILD.

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Partners from the consortium of FoAM-BUILD attended, including DAW SE, Fraunhofer ICT, TBC, Norner, Ateknea Solutions and Smithers Rapra.

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Once the meeting had come to a close, Smithers Rapra conducted interviews with some of the project partners discussing the benefits of FoAM-BUILD from the foams to the ventilation system.


British Plastics Federation Event (29th June 2017)

The joint British Plastics Federation and Plastics Europe event held at the BPF house in London provided attendees with a complete examination of the circular economy. The Seminar consisted of information on the current state of plastics within the circular economy and also provided an in depth look into the automotive and packaging industry.

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Key note speakers included representatives from JLR and P&G which gave an in depth look at the future of plastic recycling within their respective industries.

The seminar also consisted of a panel debate, which highlighted proposed future approaches to the circular economy.

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The event was important for FoAM-BUILD as the project has been examining holistic end-of-life scenarios, as well as potential end users and end markets for the material streams that could be recovered.  The results of which will highlighted in the upcoming FoAM-BUILD LCA Handbook.


Ecobuild 2017 Success

IMG_1592.jpg1The FoAM-BUILD project enjoyed another successful year at Ecobuild. The 3 day exhibition for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment was held at ExCel in London on 7th to 9th March 2017.

A large number of people who visited the FoAM-BUILD stand expressed an interest in the project’s materials and technologies. Demonstrators showcasing the innovations were on display garnering a lot of attention, and project literature was handed out.


FoAM-BUILD at Ecobuild 2017

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Following success at last year’s event, FoAM-BUILD will showcase it’s latest developments at Ecobuild 2017, the UK’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

We are developing next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) for new builds and retrofitting applications and will showcase two main innovations at the event; nano-cellular foam insulation material and active monitoring & control of moisture.

To learn more about the developments achieved in the project and to view our demonstration model, come and visit our experts at stand A176.

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Successful Dissemination Opportunity at ISOBIO Workshop and ASBP event (September 2016)

The FoAM-BUILD project was disseminated at a stakeholder’s workshop organised by ISOBIO experts on the use of bio-based insulation materials.

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Soroosh Bagheriasl presented the aims and objectives of FoAM-BUILD as well as outlining the intended approach for carrying out LCA and LCC from cradle to grave.

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The workshop which took place on 14th September was hosted by the University of Bath and attended by producers and industry experts of bio based insulation.  Its focus was on the theme of environmental and LCA issues in the production of bio-based insulation.

Partners of the ISOBIO project shared their experiences and outlined the project’s approach and the first 18 months results; they also discussed the innovative products currently under development.

The workshop was followed by a session organised by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products; “Embodied carbon and strategies for reduction”.


FoAM-BUILD To Attend Ecobuild 2017 For Second Year Running

Ecobuild 2017

Due to the success of Ecobuild 2016, the FoAM-BUILD project is planning to attend Ecobuild 2017.

Discussions are currently underway regarding stand booking for this event which will take place from 7th to 9th March at ExCeL in London.  As a response to the number of enquiries at this year’s show, this event will be an opportunity to showcase the latest results achieved in the project.


FoAM-BUILD project to be presented at ISOBIO Workshop (Sept 2016)

 Smithers Rapra has been invited to take part in a workshop on bio-based insulations materials by ISOBIO.

The workshop “Environmental and LCA Considerations in the Production of Bio-based insulation” will be held at the University of Bath on Wednesday 14th September 2016.

The ISOBIO project aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders and bring them into mainstream use to create more energy efficient buildings.  The objective is to deliver products with at least a 50% reduction in embodied energy and CO2 emissions at component level, a 20% improvement in insulation properties and a 30% reduction in life cycle costs.

During the workshop the project partners will share their experiences, present their project’s approach and the first 18 month’s results as well as discuss and gather feedback on the innovative products under development.

Soroosh Bagheriasl will represent the FoAM-BUILD project on behalf of Smithers Rapra.