Knauf Insulation files lawsuit

Global leader in sustainable insulation products, Knauf Insulation, has filed a patent infringement action against CertainTeed Corporation seeking to protect Knauf Insulation“s valuable intellectual …

Global leader in sustainable insulation products, Knauf Insulation, has filed a patent infringement action against CertainTeed Corporation seeking to protect Knauf Insulation“s valuable intellectual property rights in its innovative ECOSE Technology. Knauf Insulation claims that the manufacture, use and sale of certain CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation products infringe on Knauf Insulation“s patent rights. Knauf Insulation“s ECOSE Technology is based on rapidly renewable bio-based materials rather than petroleum-based chemicals commonly used in traditional fiberglass insulation products. It was launched after five years of intensive research and development and was recognized at the Global Insulation Conference and Exhibition in 2009 with the Global Insulation Product of the Year award. “Knauf Insulation is leading the industry in moving toward more sustainable insulation solutions,” said Mark Andrews, CEO of Knauf Insulation North America. “We want to ensure that our patents are respected as others follow our lead.” The lawsuit, which was filed in the Federal District Court in Indiana, seeks to stop the manufacture and sale of CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation in the US and includes a claim for damages. “Our significant investment in time and resources to develop Knauf Insulation with ECOSE Technology has given our customers a competitive edge in the marketplace and has helped make them leaders in the Green Building industry,” said Andrews. “We have filed this suit on their behalf as much as our own.” With manufacturing operations in the UK, Continental Europe, and Russia in addition to the US, Knauf Insulation has annual sales revenue in excess of USD 1.5 billion.