Overview

The EPIC management team is drawn from the major manufacturers of rigid urethane products, responsible for over 90% of panels produced in the United Kingdom.

Objectives

The objectives of EPIC are to promote the benefits of insulated panels, whilst also offering up-to-date technical guidance to stakeholders in terms their use and performance.

Technical advice

EPIC provides up-to-date advice through a range of ‘Technical Guides’ covering regulatory requirements, design, sustainability, energy conservation, fire performance and end-of-life. These guides are available in a pdf format, and can be easily downloaded from the EPIC website.

EPIC ‘Technical Guides’ are prepared using the extensive knowledge and experience of EPIC member companies, supported by a range of specialist consultants and stakeholders, taking account of all necessary regulatory and best-practice information available from within the UK and Europe. The guides reference or include supporting evidence from industry research programmes, case studies and independent testing.

Guidance for regulators

EPIC represents the insulated panel industry and is a major contributor to UK and European consultative groups and projects, particularly in the areas of design, energy conservation, sustainability, fire regulation, waste and end-of-life analysis.

As an industry trade body, EPIC actively participates in the development of various BS and EN/ISO standards and regulations, whilst also working closely with stakeholders to develop best practice techniques and guides.