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Innovative Graphite Construction Material for Use in Air Conditioning Systems

The SGL Group will be presenting its innovative graphite construction material ECOPHIT™ for use in air conditioning systems at the ISH from March 6 to 10 in Frankfurt. The ISH is the world’s leading trade show for bathroom, building, energy, air-conditioning technology and renewable energies.

Due to the rise in temperatures caused by climate change and the resulting high room temperatures in buildings and offices, the demand for efficient, environmentally friendly systems for air-conditioning in buildings is increasing.

As the indoor environment has a decisive influence on the well-being and productivity of people, room air conditioning is becoming increasingly important in the field of technical building equipment. For this reason, integral, energyefficient and environmentally friendly concepts for room cooling, heating and ventilation systems are absolutely essential in new buildingprojects and the refurbishment of existing buildings.

As an innovative material based on expanded natural graphite, ECOPHITTM is used in building air-conditioning systems to ensure optimum heat distribution.

The material is therefore particularly suitable for use in panel heating and cooling systems and forms the new basic material for cooling ceilings, surface tempering and latent heat storage (PCM) systems. Thanks to its excellent thermal conductivity, ECOPHITTM can improve the performance of existing airconditioning systems in buildings (cooling ceilings, for example) significantly. In addition, ECOPHITTM allows innovative heat distribution and heat storage systems to be developed – while protecting the environment and natural resources on a long-term basis.

The ECOPHITTM product family includes both foils and plates in very different thicknesses as well as granules and powder made from expanded natural graphite. Furthermore, PCM/graphite composite materials are manufactured from these products and used in high-performance thermal energy storage systems.

Not only is natural graphite very light as well as an excellent thermal and electrical conductor, it also presents no health risks and is non-flammable, soft, compressible, non-ageing, sound-absorbent and electromagnetically shielding.

The SGL Group will be presenting the ECOPHITTM product family at the ISH in hall 5, booth C 80, from March 6 to 10, 2007.

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