Innovative Energy office closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Merry Christmas
Have a safe and merry Christmas!

In observance of the holiday, the Innovative Energy office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; we will return on Wednesday, Dec. 26. If you have a question or would like to speak to a representative about one of our products, please fill out our short Request Form and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

We’d like to wish everyone safe and merry Christmas.

Innovative Energy employees raise funds for needy family

Innovative Energy donates items to local family in need
Innovative Energy donated needed items to local family coping with financial hardships.

Innovative Energy employees came together last week for the company’s Christmas party, which included a gift exchange, plenty of food and a silent auction. As it was last year, the goal of the silent auction was to raise money for a local family coping with financial hardships.

Everyone from the production workers and office staff to the executive directors and the company’s president took part in the silent auction. Many also donated additional funds after the auction ended. The funds were then used to purchase clothes and other necessary items for the children of the family as well as toys for the younger children. A $100 gift card to a local grocery store was also purchased.

This is the second year that Innovative Energy conducted a fund-raising silent auction as part of its company Christmas party. After last years’ event raised more than $600 to help a struggling local family, it was decided that such efforts should be a part of every Christmas party at Innovative Energy for years to come.

Innovative Energy has called the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area home since the company was formed in 1980. Its headquarters have been located in Lowell, Ind. since 1995. From reflective insulation and radiant barriers to temperature-sensitive packaging, the company has been a leader in developing energy-conserving products through reflective technology. For more information, visit www.insul.net.

Innovative Energy secures trademark on Arctic Package

Arctic Package RV insulation
Arctic Package uses R+HEATSHIELD radiant barrier to enhance the thermal performance of RV insulation.

It was about three months ago that Innovative Energy announced it was launching a program to support RV manufacturers who purchase its Arctic Package insulation. Now, as of mid-October, the Indiana-based manufacture of reflective insulation products has become the principal register of the trademark for Arctic Package.

“The popularity of the Arctic Package program within the RV industry is growing and the feedback we’ve received thus far is very encouraging,” said Eric Baker, executive director for RV & Technical at Innovative Energy. “Arctic Package offers the insulation RV owners need so, of course, RV manufacturers are going to have a strong interest in it.”

Arctic Package is an example of a hybrid insulation system whereby the performance of conventional mass insulation used in RVs is enhanced by the addition of R+HEATSHIELD radiant barrier. Innovative Energy plans to establish Arctic Package as a feature RVers come to recognize as a symbol of energy efficiency and comfort in RVs, while also establishing it as a feature RV manufacturers recognize as marketable.

For more information about the Arctic Package, contact Innovative Energy at 800-776-3645 or visit www.arcticpackage.net.

InsulTote insulated packaging products displayed at Pack Expo

The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago
The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago displayed several examples of InsulTote insulated packaging products.

Several members from the Innovative Energy team were in Chicago exhibiting at Pack Expo earlier this week. Our InsulTote insulated packaging products were on display, including insulated boxes and box liners, as well as miniature mock-ups of our insulated pallet covers.

As always, Pack Expo attracted thousands of professionals and we were pleased to meet with a good number of them at our booth.

“We spoke with individuals who are seeking a solution for protecting everything from food and dessert items to cosmetics and medical supplies,” said Tammy Skrzekut, executive director of the Packaging division for Innovative Energy. “Our reflective-based insulation products, combined with the resourcefulness of our team, give us the ability to offer such solutions.”

The InsulTote product line offers a variety of insulated shipping and transport products – made using reflective technology – that protect temperature-sensitive items during transit. Not only do we supply standard items like insulated boxes, box liners, pouches and pallet covers, but we pride ourselves in offering custom-tailored solutions to best suit your needs.

For more information, visit www.insultote.net or call 800-776-3645.

Innovative Energy to display astroECO at Metalcon

Metalcon InternationalWe will be displaying astroECO, our leading environmentally-friendly reflective insulation product line, at Metalcon next week so if you’re attending the show be sure to stop by our booth #1508. Joe Dewes, executive director of the Commercial Division, will be on hand to discuss our products and answer any questions. We’ll also be handing out free packets featuring installation guidelines and tips for installing astroECO or AstroShield reflective insulation.

Metalcon International takes place Oct. 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We will have all of our building insulation products on display at the show, but astroECO is always the main draw because it is both environmentally-friendly and economically priced.

How Does astroECO Reflective Insulation Work?

astroECO features polyethylene bubble film manufactured from 25 percent recycled material sandwiched between two protective sheets, one or both of which has a metalized aluminum surface. This metalized film blocks 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, dramatically improving thermal performance and energy efficiency while keeping energy costs lower and interior spaces more comfortable. In the summer, astroECO installed in the walls and ceilings of a building will reflect the heat before it can enter. In the winter, astroECO holds the heat in because of the metalized surface’s low emittance.

Radiant heat is one of the three ways that heat is transferred, and it is the primary mode of heat transfer in buildings. It occurs when infrared rays cross air spaces from one surface to another. Whereas mass insulation slows down heat transfer, reflective insulation will stop up to 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, therefore improving overall thermal performance. Other benefits of astroECO reflective insulation products include:

  • Made in the USA
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs
  • Class A/Class 1 flame and smoke rating
  • Thin and lightweight products
  • Easy and safe to install; no special tools or protective clothing required

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