PU Europe, founded in 1981 under the name of BING, is the single European voice for the polyurethane (PUR/PIR) insulation industry. Today, PU Europe represents insulation producers, raw material suppliers and component manufacturers from eleven countries with activities covering the entire continent.
Innovative building products and design solutions supported by ambitious policy frameworks and well-thought financing solutions transform Europe’s building stock into energy savers. About 3 % of buildings undergo (staged) deep renovation every year reducing the energy demand of our buildings by an average of 80 % by 2050. PUR/PIR high performance insulation plays a key role in this transition process.
PU Europe’s mission is to demonstrate the benefits and support the introduction of low energy building solutions for new constructions and renovation projects across Europe, and develop sustainable and cost efficient solutions using PUR/PIR high performance insulation to support the societal shift towards the 2050 goal.
To this end, the association proactively contributes to the European political and technical decision making process in areas such as energy efficiency, sustainable construction and health & environment. Messages are underpinned by independent research to which PU Europe dedicates a substantial part of its overall budget.
The Board of Directors of the Association is comprised of 12 representatives, half nominated by National Trade Associations and the other half coming from the raw material supplier’s category. It is currently steered by Mr Ralf Becker (Essenscia Polymatters/Belgium), its President, supported by two Vice Presidents Mr Andreas Huther (IVPU/Germany) and Ms Tanja Gutsmann (Covestro).
As of today, the twelve Directors are:
The Secretariat located in the European district of Brussels implements the work programme and manages the various activities of PU Europe. It is headed by Mr Arnaud Duvielguerbigny.