A strong tradition
10 years after it was founded, Oswald Nowotny built an insulation board factory in Purbach on Lake Neusiedl, which successfully met the growing demand for insulation boards until the 1980s. In 1980, Friedrich Schmid acquired the company Nowotny, followed by the acquisition of another plant in Pinkafeld in 1982. Extruded polystyrene rigid foam, known as XPS, has been produced in Purbach since 1990. Before this, the majority of XPS had to be imported into Austria from large, global chemical companies. This was another pioneering achievement by the Austrian company.