LIFE-VICORPAN is compliant with

Objectives and Progresses

The EU rules for domestic and commercial refrigerators impose labeling indicating energy efficiency and related progressive class advancement. This advancement for the state-of-the-art is critical and obliges the increasing application of VIP panels to achieve the required savings in energy.

VIPs based on polyurethane open-cell cores overcome all the cost, weight, recyclability, and handling issues. Their lambda value can achieve the same thermal insulation as the fiberglass-based, just with an increased thickness, while they can be easily bent and made in more different shapes piece by piece.

The LIFE Project has demonstrated the chance to recover the ground PU in the form of new cores of VIP panels showing a thermal insulation coefficient two times better than the current PU foam.