Strategic Pillar:


IKON Innovation Centre
Kingscourt, Ireland

Better Buildings
for a Better World

At Kingspan, we are driven by a belief that advanced materials and methods of construction hold the answer to some of the great challenges that our planet and society face.

From products that insulate better while creating more internal space, to those that harness more natural daylight, we are dedicated to extending the limits of ultra-performance envelope design with a core focus on energy efficiency.

Our innovation agenda is driven across four key themes: performance, solutions, sustainability, and digitalisation.


In 2021 we invested €40.9m in research and development.


Here are some of this year's highlights:


Piloting the future of solar with PowerPanel™


PowerPanel™ is a fully integrated, factory manufactured, insulated panel with Solar PV. In 2021 we installed PowerPanel™ on its first pilot project which will generate c.380 MWh of renewable electricity annually.


Next Generation Innovation


Next generations of key products continue to progress. QuadCore™ 2.0 has satisfied the requirements for a two hour fire resistance in third-party fire tests for both insulation and integrity – the first closed cell insulated panel system to ever achieve this rating.


Driving down embodied carbon


Our Planet Passionate and Innovation Teams continued to work to drive our sustainability agenda forward. The team at IKON, working with our supply partners, developed a low carbon insulated panel, containing 25% less embodied carbon and upwards of 45% recycled content.

Digital driving future innovation

Kingspan’s future innovation agenda is driven by enhancing and complementing our portfolio of products to further advance building envelope performance, at the construction, operation and end-of-life stage.

We will compliment this offering through the ongoing digitalisation of our offering, enabling a golden thread of building design and construction information for all buildings of the future.

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