Kingspan Light + Air are proud to celebrate the opening of our new Daylight Centre of Excellence. Located in Kingspan’s hometown of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Ireland, the €22.3million manufacturing facility is an important investment in ensuring an efficient and effective supply chain for our customers and a permanent location for our global offices— whilst the building itself exemplifies what can be achieved with Kingspan solutions.
Covering 7,000 m2, the facility features five cutting-edge polycarbonate extrusion lines with the capability to produce 15,000 tonnes of product per year. This gives us complete control over the quality and availability of our polycarbonate material, allowing us to produce high volumes of sheeting very efficiently to meet our customers’ needs and deadlines.
In addition to being used to create some of our best-selling products, such as Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture and UniQuad 120, the polycarbonate sheeting we produce is also used by our sister companies and sister divisions, other manufacturers and customers. Our new KILON solid and Kilon Multiwall (remove opal) Polycarbonate ranges are complemented by our KISAN solid Styrene-Acrylonitrile range of translucent sheets, they are available in a variety of lengths and widths, ready to be supplied to third parties who can use them to create all kinds of end-uses such as screening, visors, guards, safety glazing, specialist roofing products, pool covers, industrial gates and packaging and containers.
The building itself uses a selection of Kingspan Insulated Panels and Kingspan Light + Air products to form a highly efficient building envelope. All the interior spaces, from the factory floor to the office areas, are flooded with natural daylight and ventilation, making it a safe and comfortable environment for our staff and helping us to reduce our energy demand from electrical systems.
The facility is operated under a management system which is certified to ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001: Environmental Management and everything is produced in line with Kingspan’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Through Kingspan’s ten-year Planet Passionate initiative, we are working to ensure both the products we create, and how we make them, have a positive impact on the world around us.
In addition to being highly durable and long lasting, polycarbonate itself is 100% recyclable at end of life and can be remanufactured to create a range of new products with no loss of material quality. This means that 100% of rejected product can be recycled back into the production process, helping to reduce waste to landfill.