ACTIS Insulation – Innovative building insulation


ACTIS designs and manufactures innovative building insulation products, providing unrivalled thermal performances for use on roofs, walls and ceilings

ACTIS Insulation

Founded in 1980, ACTIS is now the European market leader in the sector of thin multifoil insulation.

Since 2003, ACTIS has been part of the Laurent Thierry Group, a group of manufacturers of technical textiles for the automobile industry which has around 210 employees.

ACTIS scope

In the interest of quality, all the components of ACTIS’ insulation products are manufactured in house.

ACTIS has chosen to integrate and manage the complementary scope essential to its manufacturing process:

  • Plastic industry: extrusion of cellular foams, plastic films and plating films.
  • Textiles: manufacturing intermediate layers of reflective insulation made from textile fibres
  • Lamination of metallised films with a gate to ensure their strength.

ACTIS commitments

ACTIS has made four main commitments for its development and growth :

Insulation must provide results above all

The important thing for ACTIS is the end result for the occupants of the building. However, the thermal performance of insulation products can diminish after fitting (mechanical compaction, the effects of wind and humidity).

Good insulation is not just a question of thickness, it is essential to guarantee that the expected results are achieved under real conditions and are long-lasting. ACTIS has therefore decided to implement a dual assessment system for our products.

Insulation is nothing without airtightness

To avoid performance losses of up to 50%, airtightness is an essential condition for the thermal performance of insulation products. It is for this reason that all the products and solutions ACTIS offers have been designed to be completely airtight.

The comfort and health of both installers and end-users are important in regards to insulation

The company pays particular attention to the well-being of all users of products. They benefit from insulation solutions that have been developed to provide the highest levels of comfort and unequalled ease of fitting.

The materials ACTIS uses makes their products extremely light, and easy to handle. They are also designed to reduce emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and they do not release irritating fibres. This means that masks, protective goggles and gloves do not need to be used when fitting them.

Insulation products can only really be assessed once they have been installed

Good thermal insulation is essential for the comfort of a building’s occupants and should also guarantee excellent air quality. These factors are often ignored and need to be given greater consideration in future insulation regulations. ACTIS has developed insulation solutions that are both thermally efficient and airtight to prevent infiltration of air.

They are also designed to prevent the release of dust and irritating fibres both during and after installation.

ACTIS vocation

ACTIS’ vocation is to offer high-performance solutions for:

  • For residential and commercial buildings
  • For roofs, walls, ceilings and floors
  • For new build and refurbishment projects

Its products are also designed to make the customer’s life easier and to guarantee maximum comfort and efficacy in the long term.

The HYBRID insulation products provide 2 in 1 performance solutions combining insulation and airtightness, moisture resistance and reflective properties.

The performance levels of HYBRID products have been tested and approved both in the laboratory according to EN 16012 European standard, and in-situ according to ISO 9869.

Performance levels are maintained over time as our products are resistant to both ageing and compaction.

Simple and easy to fit: light, clean, A+ classified for internal air quality according to ISO 16000 standard.

Certified and accepted by accredited assessment bodies (LABC, LABSS, NHBC accepted and CE Marked).

The building insulation products are listed on NBS Source enabling specifiers to find the information they need easily to compare and use directly in their project specification.

Follow fire safety guidance when specifying or using ACTIS products.

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