Innovation and Conference Drive Increased and Accelerated Growth at Insulation Expo 2017 in Houston


-Offered innovations to reduce energy consumption, offer protection strategies and increase process efficiencies-

NEW YORK, NY; December XX, 2017 – Insulation Expo USA (IEX USA), the first-ever major North American event covering thermal insulation for commercial and industrial insulation systems, and the National Insulation Association (NIA), the leading association and the voice of the insulation industry, today reported over 1,200 industry professionals from around the world attended the 2017 IEX USA event. Co-located with NIA’s Fall Summit and the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS), a premier training and networking event for pump and turbomachinery professionals, attendees and exhibitors joined together to experience the latest in innovation and a new conference program. The exhibit hall featured leading suppliers and was held December 12-13, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

“IEX USA 2017 demonstrated year-over-year growth and momentum for both exhibitors and attendees alike,” said Michael Mandl, Group Vice President, IEX USA. “This year’s event brought together key industry suppliers to share knowledge and find solutions as well as explore innovation in an effort to reduce cost and maximize efficiency. Our collaboration with the NIA underscores our commitment to continue to grow IEX USA as the key industry platform, the first of its kind in the United States, where professionals share advances, connect with the market and gauge the pulse of the industry.”

“Our industry continues to be resilient as demonstrated by the participation and commitment to the Fall Summit and IEX 2017 show after moving the show dates from September following the challenges of Hurricane Harvey,” stated Michele M. Jones, CMP, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association. “We strive to provide opportunities for our members and the industry to demonstrate the many benefits of properly installed and maintained mechanical insulation systems and the growing need to increase the awareness of the value these products provide.”

IEX USA is the industry event where more and more leading suppliers are highlighting technologies and products, including Armacell, Climatech International, Edge-Sweets Company, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, Roxul Technical Insulation, and many more.

"As a producer of  Lab Equipment for QA on insulating materials, it was the perfect platform for networking and getting a feeling for the latest trends directly from the industry - you will see us at IEX Europe!" stated Alexander Frenzl, Business Field Manager Glass, Ceramics and Building Materials, NETZSCH Instruments North America, LLC.

2017 IEX USA highlights included:

  • Smart Event” technology; offered a collaborative experience for attendees and exhibitors to connect and carry out business in real-time via a digital cloud. Lead generation and attendee interaction increased with the new technology.
  • Onsite sessions included:
  • NASA offered “Layered Thermal Insulation Systems for Industrial and Commercial Applications”.
  • A live demonstration of non-metallic coating was presented by Fiba Tech Industries, Ltd.
  • Johns Manville offered a live demonstration of water resistant calcium silicate.
  • The NIA presented the Fall Summit, an annual members-only event that included speakers, open committee meetings, tailored industry sessions and networking opportunities.
  • A special thank you to Owens Corning for hosting a well-attended networking event on the show floor.

A gallery of photos from this year’s event is available for viewing here. Watch for news on Insulation Expo coming in 2019.

About National Insulation Association
The National Insulation Association (NIA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia–based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies. Learn more at Follow NIA info on Facebook, Vimeo and Twitter.

About Insulation Expo USA
Insulation Expo USA (IEX USA) is the first United States national tradeshow focused on commercial/industrial insulation for mechanical systems, presented in collaboration with the National Insulation Association (NIA). IEX USA connects industry-leading insulation suppliers, manufacturers, distributors to showcase cutting-edge products, technologies and services and share insight and knowledge on how insulation can increase process efficiency, reduce energy usage, improve building appearance, control noise and condensation and protect personnel. IEX USA brings 1,200 industry professional together with more than 100 leading suppliers through a combination of education sessions, exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Follow IEX USA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, visit

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