At Panespol, we are committed to the value of our product by improving the way in which the world understands and thinks about decorative polyurethane coverings. We move towards this vision by committing ourselves to the sustainable advancement of our products and innovating in their safety.
We examine the lifecycle of our products to ensure that all of the improvements continue to be innovative and create a better world. We are focused on increasing the positive impact of our panels, based on the knowledge of where our raw materials and energy come from, our processes, how our customers use the products, and how they are treated at the end of their service life, offering a value chain around a product that is sensitive to environmental sustainability
How do we make this possible? With facts and objectives
The raw material: water-based polyurethane
There are two options for polyurethane manufacturing: gas-based or water-based. which emits gases very harmful to the ozone layer and global warming. The manufacturing of water-based polyurethane does not harm the environment or affect the ozone layer or global warming. We have been working with this option at Panespol for the past two years, thanks to our raw material supplier.
Air quality: zero gas emissions
Our raw material, polyurethane, prevents the proliferation of fungi, mould, and the appearance of condensation, which are harmful to health and buildings. In addition, it does not produce isocyanate emissions and the levels of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are very low according to various studies. In addition, we use paint with silver ion technology that improves the air by eliminating substances such as formaldehyde.
Energy efficiency: reducing energy consumption
Polyurethane is an effective thermal insulator due to its low thermal conductivity and high resistance values. It also provides acoustic insulation. Panespol’s decorative panels have the Thermal Insulation Certificate provided by Tecnalia. Its closed structure and high crosslink density provide this material with excellent insulation capacity, thermal stability, and high compressive strength.
Fire protection: fireproof coating
By nature, polyurethane does not generate asphyxiating or toxic gases or fumes when it comes into contact with fire, therefore increasing the protection of people and property. In the same way, Panespol’s decorative panels are manufactured with a fireproof coating that is accredited by certificates B-s1-d0 provided by Aitex. This coating prevents the panels from burning and endures temperatures up to 80º until they begin to deform in a concave manner.
Manufacturing process and facilities
At Panespol, we are committed to the conservation of nature by adapting all our manufacturing processes to minimise the impact of our activity on the environment and prevent pollution. We are committed to analysing all the processes of our activity (from design to transport), continuously working to contribute in the best possible way to sustainability and care for the environment.
Circular Economy 2030: product recycling
The Spanish Circular Economy Strategy, España Circular 2030, lays the foundations towards the promotion of a new production and consumption model in which the value of products, materials, and resources remain in the economy for as long as possible, thus minimising the generation of waste and taking the greatest possible advantage of those that cannot be avoided. Thus far, we have been able to grind our products and we have incorporated 20% of the amount obtained into the manufacturing of new products, contributing to Spain’s efforts to achieve a sustainable and efficient economy in the use of resources.