INNOVATION – INTEGRAL TO OUR DNA
Innovation is our accelerator in responding to global megatrends. Innovation is our differentiator. Innovation gives birth to new technologies that deliver reliable premium products. Innovation allows our customers to benefit from industry-leading technologies.
At Armacell, innovation is much more than R&D and an innovation team. We cultivate a corporate climate in which every single employee is encouraged to contribute creative, innovative ideas. We then turn these ideas into solutions that create the added value our customers need.
We are proud of our work and contribution to more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies. Together, we make a difference around the world through innovation.
CUSTOMER CENTRICITY – DRIVING INNOVATION
Our customers are our main innovation driver. For us, customer centricity means listening to our customers’ feedback to address their requirements and translate them into our innovation targets. We are revolutionising our approach to innovation by engaging our employees to deliver creative, market-leading ideas and turning these ideas into solutions. Basically, everybody at Armacell is involved in innovation.
The lightweighting trend in the transport industry is a good example. Makers of cars, trains and planes need to save weight to reduce fuel consumption. So we developed PET-based foam products that enable lightweight composite solutions. In automotives, recycled content and recyclability have become more and more important. So together with our academia partners and OEM customers we developed complete solutions for headliners, trunk floors, walls and side trims – adhesive-free and fully recyclable under the PET recycling scheme.
In a very different field, we responded to the need for firestopping solutions that protect assets and save lives by developing the first-ever UL-classified aerogel-based insulation – two products, ArmaFlex® Ultra and ArmaGel® HTF Ultima, that improve visibility and respiration, thus giving occupants more time to escape from a burning building.
GLOBAL PRESENCE, LOCAL FOCUS
Four product innovation centres spread across the world ensure a steady supply of pioneering innovations to meet customer and market requirements.
We operate centres of excellence for flexible elastomeric foams in Münster, Germany and Mebane (NC), USA, and for polyethylene foam products in
Środa Śląska, Poland. The expertise in PET technology is centred on Thimister, Belgium and in aerogel insulation blankets on Cheonan, South Korea. With
its regionally diversified production footprint, Armacell has long been a pioneer in exploring new geographies with a particular focus on expanding
into fast-growing markets.