The 2010 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference (I-RIM Conference) was held June 21-23 at the Hotel Avenida Palace in Barcelona Spain. Hosted by the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I), this even included guests from 14 countries with multiple representation from each.
The two-and-a-half-day conference featured 10 presenters who spoke on topics such as The State of Reflectives; Thermal Performance: Analysis and Testing; Radiant Barriers: Experiments, Modeling & Simulation; Determination of Thermal Emittance; Stability of Metalized Films and Foils; Large-Scale Testing; Applications Around the World; current and ongoing research and more. The group also enjoyed a keynote presentation by Emilio Mitre who represented the Spain division of the Green Building Council and who is also involved with the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment and a member of the Scientific Committee of Asociación Sostenibilidad y Arquitectura. A cocktail reception and gala dinner were also enjoyed by participants on Tuesday, June 22nd giving guests opportunity to rub elbows with their peers and the most knowledgeable experts in the reflective products industry.
There were six corporate sponsors for the I-RIM event including Dunmore Corporation (WWW.dunmore.Com), Venture Tape Company (WWW.venturetape.Com), KdB Isolation S.A. (WWW.kdb-isolation.Com), Reflectix Inc. (WWW.reflectixinc.Com), Astro-Foil International (WWW.astrofoilint.Com) and RoyOMartin (WWW.royomartin.Com).
RIMA-I President Bobby Byrd states “The high level of dedicated professionals that attended is a true testimony and proof of the value RIMA International provides.” Due to the success and interest in this event, RIMA International looks forward to hosting the next I-RIM Conference to be held in 2012 (dates and location to be announced). For more information on RIMA International and the International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference and/or to be added to the invite list for future association meetings and events, contact the RIMA-I office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800/279-4123.
Mary Edmondson is executive director of the Reflective Insulation Manufacturer’s Association International, a group of dedicated people working together to propagate the knowledge and use of reflective insulations and radiant barriers. RIMA-I has been the major force in establishing fair ASTM standards for testing and installation procedures. RIMA-I welcomes all who are interested in promoting and directing the growth of the industry.
For more information about membership or the industry, contact Executive Director Mary Edmondson at 800 279-4123 or visit us the web site at www.rimainternational.org.