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50 Years of Styrodur® – the History

Styrodur® has been relied on for 50 years in the XPS market and for construction uses. This makes Styrodur the XPS backed by the most experience today. Day after day, we channel this experience into our approval and development work. The results are persuasive: the test of time has shown that Styrodur used as building insulation lasts for generations.

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and discover the milestones of styrodur.

1964

Production of Styrodur® begins

1972

Market launch of Styrodur® 4000

1974

Start of sales in other European countries – first exports

1975

First trials with Styrodur® 5000

1978

1978

Approval for inverted roofs

1980

1980

Approval for perimeter insulation

1984

Market launch of Styrodur® 2500

1985

Market launch of Styrodur® 3035

1993

Production of boards up to 200 mm thick

1995

1995

Start of production in Bibbiano, Italy

1996

Voluntary pledge to switch completely to CO2 as an environmentally friendly cell gas by 2000

1997

First phase of voluntary switch (80%) completed ahead of schedule

1998

1998

Complete switchover in Germany a year earlier than planned

Environmental award for Styrodur® C

1999

1999

Approval for foundation slabs

2002

2002

Start of production in Tudela, Spain

2006

Approval for green and drivable inverted roofs

2009

First approval for multi-layer use under foundation slabs

2011

2011

Inauguration of the 4th production line in Ludwigshafen, resulting in Europe’s largest contiguous XPS production plant

2011

2011

Approval for doublelayer insulation of inverted roofs

2013

2013

Styrodur® is the first insulation to be approved by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) for insulating foundation slabs in seismically active areas

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