Xella honors innovations 2019
Large-format wall elements, an app for home builders and a concept for recycling management win the innovation award
Large format building that is also energy efficient. The Ytong System Wall Element (SWE) λ 0.08 W/(mK) has been developed precisely for this purpose. The construction system is quickly installed, which increases work productivity on the construction site and thus addresses the shortage of skilled workers. With a lambda value of λ = 0.08 W/(mK), it also has high thermal insulation. For this, Xella Deutschland has been awarded the Innovation Award in the category "Innovative Product".
In the category "Digital Services" Xella Polska won the innovation award for the Building Calculator. The app enables private customers to better estimate the costs of building a house as well as to calculate material quantities. Xella is the only manufacturer of building materials to offer its customers such a service free of charge.
Recycling management is one of the top priorities in the Xella Group. For this reason, Ursa Research & Development and the Ursa Sukar concept received the Innovation Award in the third category "Circular Economy". In this concept, selected glass wool waste is converted into new mineral boards which are insulating, sound-absorbing and fireproof. Recovery and recycling instead of expensive waste disposal – a big step towards a comprehensive circular economy.
Xella has been awarding the Innovation Prize since 2007. From product development to the optimization of work processes and cooperation with customers – Xella sees innovation as a holistic approach. The innovation process is also open to the outside world: internal and external ideas flow equally into the development of promising innovations.
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