The companies’ battle to reduce energy consumption in the production process is increasingly fierce, especially that it also reflects in the financial reports through savings that cannot be overseen. Industrial premises, which are built near the major European cities, also keep up with this trend.
This is why TeraSteel, one of the main producers of sandwich panels and lightweight galvanized structures in Central and Eastern Europe, has launched Lead – a new concept of metal hall.
“There is a clear trend in terms of construction of sustainable buildings, and we pay special attention to our products and impact that they have on the environment. Lead by TeraSteel is a customized solution, which proposes the creation of modern buildings, prepared for the future. Lead means sustainable and reusable buildings, which places sustainability, energy efficiency and people at the heart of design. We thus meet the needs of our customers and align to the international market trend. The Lead by TeraSteel metal hall means reducing the carbon footprint, higher energy efficiency, a greater resistance to external factors, fire resistance, optimization of costs through superior tightness and the possibility of reusing the elements when relocating. The beneficiaries of Lead buildings will be one step closer to obtaining BREEAM and LEED4 certification,” said Cosmin Patroiu, TeraSteel CEO.
The buildings of the future will have an energy consumption equal to zero, and in the recent years the efforts of producers of construction materials have been focused on the direction of developing sustainable materials. TeraSteel’s decision to launch Lead is in line with the Directive on energy performance of buildings, adopted by the European Union, which provides that, by December 31, 2020, all new buildings should have an energy consumption almost close to zero.
What are the benefits
Lead heat insulating panels are obtained with a special technology that allows a higher tightness and savings of up to 20% of energy consumption, compared to market average. The products based on Lead technology provide the beneficiaries of buildings with the possibility to obtain BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) and/or LEED4 certifications, the most popular standards for assessing the ecological performance of buildings.
Other benefits of the Lead system include: easy relocation of construction, extended warranty for materials, savings of up to 20% of energy consumption, compared to market average, due to higher tightness. Last but not least, the Lead package stands out for its excellent anti-corrosion protection, reducing zinc leakage in soils due to the superior protection of magnesium-aluminium-zinc alloy and is in line with the European REACH standard.
TeraSteel products are made in the production facilities from Romania and Serbia. The production facilities in our country are located in TeraPlast Industrial Park in Saratel, Bistrita-Nasaud County (production of heat insulating panels) and in Bistrita (production facility for zinc coated panels). The production facility in Serbia is located in the city of Leskovac and is the first production facility of Teraplast Group located outside Romania, but also the first production unit with entirely Romanian capital, opened abroad after 1990. Currently, TeraSteel exports its products in over 25 countries. The share of TeraSteel Romania and Serbia in the consolidated revenues of TeraPlast Group in the first half of 2019 is 31%. In the same period, production recorded two-digit growths in volumes: 28% for heat insulating panels and 38% for zinc coated panels respectively.
About TeraPlast Group
With a tradition of over 120 years, TeraPlast Group is currently the largest Romanian manufacturer of construction materials. The group consists of the following companies: TeraPlast, TeraSteel Romania and Serbia, Wetterbest, TeraGlass, TeraPlast Hungary. Since April 2019, the recycling business of the Group has been carried out by the independent company TeraPlast Recycling. Since July 2, 2008, the largest company within the Group – TeraPlast SA – has been listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, under TRP symbol. TeraPlast shares are included in BET-BK, BET-XT, BET-XT-TR and BET-Plus indices.