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Thermaflex History

More than 45 years of innovation!

Founded in 1976, Thermaflex quickly grew into a prominent international player, providing a wide range of smart and sustainable solutions for heating, cooling and potable water, including a revolutionary way to construct district heating networks.

Thermaflex History

January 12

Introduction of ThermaSmart Marine

TS Marine insulation for ships

Development of TS Marine Black 2.0 to meet the high standards of the maritime market.

January 1

Company restructuring

Thermaflex was restructured to become leaner, more agile and ready to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions.

January 1

Nimbus investment

Nimbus investment Thermaflex

Nimbus Investment group took a majority share in Thermaflex Group

January 1

Directly extruded sheet

2016 direct extruded insulation sheet

We started producing directly extruded insulation sheet: the low lambda value, together with the highest fire safety, makes ThermaSmart Pro sheet a very innovative insulation product!

January 1

Cradle-to-Cradle & EPD

EPD C2C certified products

Thermaflex achieved Cradle-to-Cradle Basic certification for Flexalen 600 and the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ThermaSmart PRO, ThermaSmart ENEV, ThermaEco FRZ and ThermaEco ZZ.

January 1

Introduction of Flexanet: street in a day

Introduction of Flexanet: street in a day

The introduction of Flexanet made it possible to install a district heating network in one day.

January 1

Introduction of Flexalink

2009 Introduction Flexalink

Development of FlexaLink for (quick) installation of district thermal water networks.

January 1

Start of polybutene pipe production

2004 Start polybutene production

Thermaflex took over the production of polybutene pipes from Pipelife, starting in the Netherlands.

January 1

Introduction of Flexalen 600

2003 Flexalen 600 introduction

Flexalen 600 was introduced to the market.

January 1

Joint venture with Flexalen

Joint venture Flexalen Thermaflex

In a joint venture with Flexalen, an Austrian subsidiary of Pipelife, Thermaflex developed the next generation of pre-insulated piping systems.

January 1

Pre-insulation of pipes

We began producing pre-insulated pipes in the Netherlands

January 1

(H)CFC-free production

no hcfc insulation Thermaflex

Thermaflex became the first company in the world to completely switch to (H)CFC-free production.

January 1

Start of international expansion

Thermaflex expanding worldwide

Starting in 1987, Thermaflex expanded by establishing (sales) offices and factories in several countries in Europe, South America and Asia.

January 1

Direct extrusion of polyolefine

1983 direct extrusion polyolefine

Direct extrusion represents a better alternative for the production of insulation, and so the first foam extruder was built in Waalwijk, the Netherlands.

January 1

Flexalen 1000+

Flexalen 1000+

Introduction of Flexalen 1000+.

January 1

Introduction of Quick Zipper

1978 Quick zipper insulation

The quick zipper innovation was introduced and was immediately a major success.

January 1

Thermaflex founded by Leendert Baars

1976 founding Thermaflex

Thermaflex was founded in 1976 in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. The start-up company focused on the then completely new technology of manufacturing flexible insulation foam from cross-linked polyethylene sheets.

January 1

Cork as insulation

Cork as insulation Thermaflex

The carpentry shop began working with cork as an insulation material.

January 1

W. Baars carpentry shop

1938 W Baars carpentry shop Rotterdam

W. Baars started his own carpentry shop in Rotterdam.