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Knauf Insulation marks 60 years by opening educational centre


The centre presents the latest insulation solutions and best practices in sustainable construction on 830 square metres. It also boasts lecture rooms, virtual presentations and a green roof.

It is the first building in Slovenia to be certified according to the German DGNB standard for sustainable construction, the company said.

Addressing the event next to the CEO of Knauf Insulation Škofja Loka Tomaž Lanišek, the head of the international group Knauf Insulation Jean-Claude Carlin said that the market of isolation was growing rapidly and that the Škofja Loka-based company was at the very top when it comes to developing new solutions.

The company that has been a member of the German group since 2007, has seen many milestones in its 60-year history and Carlin expects many more in the future. He believes the new centre will contribute to that.

The Škofja Loka-based company with almost 500 employees that generates more than EUR 130 in annual revenue is already planning new investments, including in its 25-year-old production line 1, which is expected to cost EUR 20-25m.

The production line 2 was renovated three years ago with the transition from coke to gas and oxygen.

"We also want ... to switch from phenol formaldehyde binders to bio-degradable binders in the mineral wool products," Laniške said, adding that the transition had already been successfully carried out for the first time ever in the world in one of their factories in Croatia.


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