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AMBA is an interest group of companies established to represent the use of polymers in the Australian construction industry. The group is part of Chemistry Australia and all participants are also Chemistry Australia members.

Polymer-based materials are increasingly used in building and construction to make our buildings more sustainable and energy efficient.
Polymer-based building products are diverse and have numerous applications. From window frames and piping, to flooring and state-of-the art insulation that protects from cold and heat, polymers play a pivotal role in our modern built environment.

As innovation drives new applications, AMBA will engage with construction industry stakeholders and regulators to ensure the use of polymers contributes to buildings that are safe, enduring and efficient.

Our goal is that more Australians can take advantage of the specific benefits of polymer-based building materials as we transition to a low-carbon economy.

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The benefits of polymers for Australia’s built environment

Information Sheet 1:
The benefits of polymers for Australia’s built environment

The role of polyurethanes in building insulation

Information Sheet 2:
The role of polyurethanes in building insulation

Polymer-based insulation and fire safety

Information Sheet 3:
Polymer-based insulation and fire safety

Energy efficiency in the NCC 2022 and beyond

Information Sheet 4:
Energy efficiency in the NCC 2022 and beyond

Sustainability of buildings incorporating polyurethane (PUR) insulation

Information Sheet 5:
Sustainability of buildings incorporating polyurethane (PUR) insulation

Comparison of polyurethane insulation with other insulants

Information Sheet 6:
Comparison of polyurethane insulation with other insulants

Polyurethane insulation and fire safety

Information Sheet 10:
Polyurethane insulation and fire safety

Physical properties of polyurethane insulation

Reference Paper 1:
Physical properties of polyurethane insulation

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Polymer-Based

Polymer-based construction materials are a key part of a sustainable, energy efficient solution because they have a range of advantages over alternative materials for meeting energy efficiency requirements.

LOW CARBON FUTURE

Construction

Constructing and renovating buildings with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind is vital to our low-carbon future, particularly at a time when Australia’s energy costs and demands are increasing.

LONG TERM PERFORMANCE

Sustainable

The flexibility, durability, lightness, reliability and long-term performance of polymer-based materials makes them a sustainable choice for building and construction.

PROTECTION

Safe Built Environment

AMBA’s priority is to foster a safe built environment for Australians, with our focus being on ensuring our buildings are designed and constructed to protect the people that construct, live and work in them.