Polyurethane insulation sandwich panels have been revealed as the cost-effective insulation and cladding solution installed on a major vertical farm project in Dubai, paving the way for other vertical farm developments elsewhere in the Middle East.
Emirates Flight Catering, the inflight catering arm of UAE-based Emirates Airlines, producing more than 55 million meals annually, recently opened the world’s largest vertical farm, Bustanica, located near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central.
The indoor hydroponic farm, built using polyurethane-based sandwich insulation panels, showcases the versatility of this building material while demonstrating the insulation and sustainability properties of this dynamic product when compared to alternative building insulation options, such as rockwool.
Supplied by Dubai-based system house Pearl Polyurethane Systems and manufactured by its production partner, UAE panel manufacturer Emirates Industrial Panel (EIP), this cladding product is lightweight and quick to fit, as well as offering advanced fire and smoke-resistant properties.
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