Armacell UK Ltd


Armaflex was the material of choice when it came to insulating refrigeration and air-conditioning installations for the majority of the Brazilian World Cup stadiums. The elastomeric insulation material from market leader Armacell was used in eight out of twelve venues to provide reliable condensation control and energy savings at the various stadia.

In service and administration facilities, the highly flexible Armaflex insulation material protects chilled-water pipes and air ducts against condensation and energy losses. Whilst extensive renovations were carried out at six of the existing arenas for the tournament, the other six stadiums were built from scratch.

The sporting venues in which Armacell products are installed include the Estádio Nacional in Brasília, the second largest World Cup stadium with a capacity of over 70,000 seats, the magnificent Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador da Bahia and the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus. In total some 50,000m of insulation tubes and 15,000m2 of Armaflex sheet material were installed in eight World Cup stadiums and the Arena Grêmio in Porto Alegre, which was constructed at the same time.

Armacell has been selling its products successfully in South America since the mid-nineties, and in 2003 the company opened its own production facilities in Brazil. At the Armacell plant in Pindamonhangaba (near São Paulo) technical insulation materials for the Mercosur region are manufactured.