The European Green Deal.
Focusing on supporting climate and environmental-related challenges by transforming the refrigerators sector impacting people and their daily lives
The DECISION No 1600/2002/EC-Sixth Community Environment Action Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in industrial production
The aims of the European Climate Pact, launched at the end of 2020: Connect and share knowledge, Learn about climate change, Develop, implement and scale up solutions
The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N. 1060/2010 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling of household refrigerating appliences
The Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of Oct. 25, 2012 on energy efficiency
The Industrial Emissions Directive
The Sustainable Development Goal n.13, Climate Action: take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
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.