Holcim to Acquire SES Roofing and Insulation Business

Holcim has entered into an agreement to acquire SES Foam LLC, the biggest independent spray foam insulation company in the United States, with 2022 (est.) net sales of $200 million. SES has a track record of double-digit growth, with advanced energy-efficiency and bio-based solutions for new and green retrofitting projects. This transaction adds to Holcim’s recent acquisitions, from Firestone Building Products…

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Large Motors and Generators Can Power the Way to Net Zero

By Heikki Vepsäläinen Large motors are also large consumers of industrial energy. That makes them a prime target for energy efficiency initiatives. Energy efficiency is so important in the world’s journey to net zero that the International Energy Agency (IEA) has labeled it “the first fuel.” As part of this initiative, industrial electric motors are a key target area for…

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ABB IE5 SynRM Motors Deliver Ultra-Premium Energy Efficiency

Customers can increase their energy efficiency, improve sustainability and enhance reliability by upgrading to ABB IE5 ultra-premium SynRM motors that offer up to 50% lower energy losses compared to IE2 motors. ABB’s synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motors offer a new first choice to meet the growing global demand for improved energy efficiency. These motors now meet the new IE5 ultra-premium energy…

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LafargeHolcim Develops Mineral-Based Insulation Product

Airium, an innovative new product from LafargeHolcim, is a “disruptive technology in the insulation market,” according to the company. Developed and patented by LafargeHolcim’s global R&D center near Lyon, France, Airium is a mineral insulating foam that improves energy efficiency for buildings, from floor to ceiling.

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Caterpillar Offers Microgrid Energy Solutions

Caterpillar Inc. unveiled Cat Microgrid technology, an innovative suite of systems that adds environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment.

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Volvo Group Achieves Energy Efficiency Goal

Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the end of 2014, Volvo Group, one of only 11…

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Rexroth Touts Energy-Efficient Machine Automation

Greater energy efficiency and safety increasingly determine the selection of electric drives, even at high levels of power. With its IndraDrive CL/ML, Bosch Rexroth now offers a scaled product range of strong drive solutions from 110 kW to 4 MW for applications in metal forming, plastics, test, printing, mining, metallurgy, marine, offshore and other heavy industries. These drives open up…

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