In June, Georg Josef (Jürgen) Kaimann, owner and CEO of Kaimann GmbH, announced a new insulation which he himself called "our ultimate choice for safe fire protection and greater energy efficiency." Now, the Kaiflex KKplus s2 has reached production readiness and is just about to be launched on the market. Thanks to the innovative KaiCene technology for which a patent is pending, the KKplus s2 sheets are available for the first time without any coating in a range of dimensions from 6 to 32 mm, and have a considerably improved smoking behaviour. Thanks to lower smoke emissions in accordance with European fire classification B-s2, d0, the Kaiflex KKplus s2 significantly improves personnel safety in the event of a fire by keeping escape routes visible and considerably reducing the risk of suffocation and poisoning. This is achieved by a special combination of raw materials together with the Kaimann proprietary mixing and extrusion technology, which makes it possible to produce an elastomeric foam that offers greater fire protection and energy efficiency. The Kaiflex KKplus s2 sheet material is also mechanically stable and yet extremely flexible, making it easy to install.
"Following the announcement made at our international meeting of experts, the KaimannForum, we have now reached another mile-stone with its market readiness and the start of series production," said a pleased Jürgen Kaimann. "Installers and designers around the world can now profit immediately from the benefits of the Kaiflex KKplus s2."
Safe and flexible
With a gross density of 65 kg/m³, which is very good for this level of performance, even in shallow insulation thicknesses, these closed-cell insulation products offer long-term protection against energy losses, a considerable material saving, and are also simpler to install. With a lambda value of λ ≤
0.038 W/(m·K) at a temperature of 0°C, the new product has a very high thermal efficiency. The new insulation offers reliable protection against the accumulation of condensation water and pipe corrosion. The closed cells provide a reliable vapour barrier effect, thus effectively stopping moisture penetration and achieving high insulation performance throughout the life of the insulation system. The flexible insulation can be used for a multitude of applications. Thanks to its anti-microbial and noise-reducing properties, and its dust- and fibre-free structure, it is also particularly suitable for insulating healthcare facilities, and public, commercial and industrial buildings.