Trade Select™ specialises in applying the principles of reflective insulation to develop building insulation systems for the diverse range of climatic conditions typical of Australia and much of Asia.
Trade Select™ aims to develop world class, competitively priced insulation systems and laminates for the global market, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity in all of our dealings.
Trade Select™ is a division of Amalgamated Metal Industries Pty Ltd founded in 1999, when the plant and intellectual property for the Silver Batts product range were acquired from Lafarge Plasterboard Pty Ltd.
In 2003, Trade Select™ acquired a laminating plant in Mascot, Sydney, and commenced production of a range of laminated building wraps and insulation products.
The acquisition of the operations of Adelaide-based laminating company, SA Toyo Pty Ltd, which specialised in laminates for the flexible packaging industry, followed in 2009. This acquisition gave Trade Select™ access to leading-edge technology, plant and equipment. Trade Select™ continues to supply flexible packaging and industrial laminates under the brand “SA Toyo”.
Trade Select’s head office, product development and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Adelaide, Australia.
Our research and development personnel have access to resources throughout Australia and overseas. Collaborations in Japan for over a decade, India, and most recently China, have greatly added to the scope of the company.
Trade Select™ supports the design philosophy of the Australian Institute of Tropical Architecture for humid coastal climates; to achieve thermal comfort in summer through the control of radiant heat and natural ventilation, as an alternative to carbon-emitting air conditioning. Using world-class innovative design and technology, Trade Select™ aims to reduce the need for air conditioning in coastal Australia, as well as providing practical year-round thermal insulation. We provide insulation systems for a wide range of situations. If we don't already have a system to meet your particular needs, we may be able to develop one.
Trade Select's products and insulation systems are designed to meet the following criteria:
- Safe to Install
- Superior performance
- Easy to fit into existing building process
- Light and easy to work with
- Cost saving
- Environmentally Friendly
Trade Select’s products are distributed through major Australian building suppliers covering the entire Australian continent and much of Japan.
Award Winning Design
Trade Select’s Multi-layer Silver Batts are the only insulation product to have ever been honoured with the prestigious “Australian Design Award”. Other milestones include the "Excellence in Aluminium" award and finalist for the "Prince Phillip Prize". When tested in situ at Townsville, in tropical Queensland conditions, Trade Select’s "Silver Batts completely eliminated the heat transfer from the ceiling into the living area"*.
Trade Select™ is committed to environmental protection. Our philosophy is to develop and maintain systems and work practices that enhance and protect the urban domain for the enjoyment of all the community.
*2000, Professor R,M Aynsley, Insulation Warm Climate Housing: Unique Advantages of Reflective Roof Spaces, Australian Institute of Tropical Architecture, James Cook University, QLD