Premiere of Insulation Expo (IEX) USA


  • New Insulation Expo to showcase technical insulation materials
  • US is world’s largest market for insulation materials

Global industrial demand for insulation materials and technologies is on the rise. The improved energy efficiency they deliver holds the promise of billions of dollars in savings. On October 27-28, 2015, IEX USA – the first trade show for technical insulation – will launch in the largest international market for insulation materials. Some 75 companies from nine nations will participate in IEX USA at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, to showcase the potential of implementing energy-saving features. The exhibition spectrum ranges from insulation materials and systems for technical thermal and cold insulation to products for acoustic insulation and preventive fire protection to tools, equipment, measuring instruments, software solutions, and more.

In addition to major players of the U.S. insulation technology industry, such as Armacell, Irex Contracting Group, Johns Manville, Owens Corning, Rock Wool Manufacturing, and Roxul Technical Insulation, numerous market-leading companies from the insulation materials industry will travel to the premiere of IEX USA from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Finland. Hundreds of visitors – including plant engineers, facility managers, architects, construction engineers, insulation industry executives, and insulation manufacturers and fabricators – are expected to attend the show.  

The trade show is organized by Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the National Insulation Association (NIA). “This is the right time for a central event like IEX USA to bring together the leading manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers of insulation materials. We’re proud to be the exclusive partner of IEX USA,” says Michele Jones, the Executive Vice President and CEO of NIA.

A growing US market
IEX USA offers a peak into a dynamic market. North America, with total industry sales of $10.7 billion in 2014 already represents the largest market for technical insulation materials worldwide. And prospects are great for additional growth, according to the National Insulation Association (NIA). The trade group expects the market to grow to a volume of $11.4 billion in 2015 and $12.3 billion by 2016 with an additional $275 million in 2015 for the U.S. laminated metal building insulation market.

Industrial and scientific expertise in forums and special areas
Two special forums will be presented at the show: the IEX Learning Theater and the IEX Product Showcase. The IEX Learning Theater, sponsored by Armacell, will feature 14 presentations by industry professionals on topics such as materials, insulation systems and calculation software. The IEX Product Showcase is a special presentation area featuring selected exhibitor highlights for visitors to explore. 

NIA’s Fall Summit to accompany IEX USA
The NIA Fall Summit, with more than 180 in attendance, will take place October 26-28, and will coincide with IEX USA. The Fall Summit will focus on the business of the industry and association, offer presentations on current industry-related topics, include discussions on the latest industry issues, and provide valuable information on business growth and improved productivity. Immediately following the Fall Summit, NIA is offering its Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) training course on October 29-30, rounding out a full week of training, educational, and networking events that attendees can customize to fit their business needs and schedules.

The first IEX USA is taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on October 27-28 and is organized by Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the National Insulation Association (NIA). Adding the new trade show to its portfolio, Reed Exhibitions – the world’s largest organizer of trade fairs and conventions – continues to expand its global operations. IEX USA joins the Insulation Expo (IEX) Europe in Germany (Cologne) as a new industry event for the insulation industries. With over 500 trade fairs in 41 countries, Reed Exhibitions is the largest organizer of trade shows and exhibitions worldwide. Among them are 100 industry and technology shows in the construction, machinery, plants and materials fields. In total, Reed Exhibitions has offices in more than 37 locations around the globe.

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