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ArmaFlex – setting highest insulation standards for more than 70 years

Luxembourg, 25 June 2024 – Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, proudly marks the 70th anniversary of ArmaFlex®. This pioneering flexible, closed-cell elastomeric foam for equipment insulation has been revolutionising the industry since its creation.


June 25, 2024|
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  • ArmaFlex, the world’s first flexible elastomeric foam for equipment insulation was created in 1954 
  • Registered in more than 50 countries and customised to meet local requirements 
  • 140x more energy is saved in an ArmaFlex lifetime than required to manufacture it

In 1954, Armstrong’s (predecessor company of Armacell) R&D project number 54013 brought ArmaFlex into existence. The dedication and perseverance of Lawrence 'Red' Clark, Thaddeus 'Ted' Grabowski, and Algirdas 'Al' Poshkus led to the development of this groundbreaking product, introducing a new era in thermal insulation. Today, seven decades later, ArmaFlex continues to be a pivotal part of Armacell's growth story and leads the market with its unparalleled quality and performance. 

Manufactured across the Armacell world, ArmaFlex is customised to meet local requirements and often combined with other products to create hybrid solutions. Since 2006, Armacell has manufactured foam-insulation products made with Microban® antimicrobial product protection – the first foam insulation maker to do so. The company’s patented ArmaPreneTM technology is integrated into products such as ArmaFlex Ultima and AF/ArmaFlex Evo to combine excellent condensation control and energy efficiency with advanced fire safety. More recently, Armacell also set a new benchmark in halogen-free insulation materials with NH/ArmaFlex Smart. These advancements underscore Armacell's commitment to fit-for-purpose products and made-to-measure solutions.

ArmaFlex's influence extends globally, as it is a registered trademark in more than 50 countries, with the earliest dating back to 1957, and our portfolio of patent families covering various aspects of our product offerings is equally extensive. 

Commenting on this milestone, Marc Cangelosi, Armacell’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: 
“This invention revolutionised the insulation industry, and became a cornerstone of Armacell's identity. As we honour our past, we remain committed to upholding our mission of delivering innovative, high-quality insulation solutions that drive energy efficiency and sustainability. Our commitment to this ArmaFlex heritage ensures customers can trust our entire product portfolio.”