he National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) has issued the European Technical Assessment (ETA) for CIN's thermal insulation system: CIN-k. The CIN-k system, approved by LNEC in 2012, provides thermal insulation for walls, guaranteeing energy savings of up to 30%, thus contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gases.
The Regulation of Construction Products (RCP) - Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council, on 9 March 2011, the date of entry into force which was 1 July 2013, in all member states and in the European Economic Area-, created the figure of the European Technical Assessment (ETA).
The ETA is an individual technical specification supporting technological innovation and responding to specific market demands.
The document provides a way to obtain CE marking, predominantly covering complex products and systems (or kits).
This is another step on CIN's path towards innovation and sustainable construction.
Maria João Salvador, Product Manager at CIN, reinforces this idea, by saying that “ETA is the recognition for the more innovative things we do.
We produce with customer satisfaction in mind, but also satisfaction of the most recent legal requirements for energy certifications of buildings, with obvious economic and environmental advantages.”
CIN-k provides greater energy savings, a significant reduction in the appearance of humidity and mould, less deterioration of walls and average maintenance of indoor temperatures throughout the year. The system was produced from a combination of thermal insulation with appropriate finishing coatings, which together provide greater efficiency in protection houses, whether new or ready to be re-qualified.
CIN, the Portuguese Iberian leading brand in the paint and varnish market, present in various international markets, is undeniably a benchmark in the coatings and thermal isolation markets, and the new product is the result of a continuous investment by the brand in Research & Development in service to this segment.