Is Earthwool a Non-Combustible Insulation?

Is Earthwool Insulation a non-combustible insulation?

Many parts of Australia are unfortunately at high fire risk during the hottest months of the year, so insulating your home or commercial building with quality insulation that has non-combustible properties should be a high priority. 

Knauf Earthwool Insulation is an excellent example of non-combustible insulation. It will not burn if exposed to fire, will inhibit the spread of fire and can help maintain the structural integrity of a building. 

What is Earthwool Insulation made of?

Earthwool Insulation is a specialised type of glasswool (previously known as fibreglass) insulation and is only manufactured by Knauf. Like other glasswool products, Earthwool Insulation is manufactured from materials such as recycled glass bottles and sand. However, what makes Earthwool different from conventional glasswool products is that it is manufactured with ECOSE Technology.

ECOSE Technology involves using a sustainable bio-based binder to bond fibre strands together. Instead of using harsh chemicals, ECOSE Technology uses only natural raw materials. This revolutionary technology has no added phenol or formaldehyde, making it much more environmentally friendly and healthier than traditional glasswool insulation. In addition, no artificial colouring is added to Earthwool, so it is a natural brown colour.

In addition to producing less emissions during manufacturing and using bio-based materials, Earthwool offers excellent thermal, acoustic, non-flammable and handling properties. It’s no wonder so many Australians are choosing to insulate with Knauf Earthwool.

Properties of Earthwool Insulation

• Non-combustible

Earthwool Insulation is non-combustible, meaning it does not burn if exposed to fire. Instead, it will inhibit the spread of fire and help maintain the structural integrity of the building. This is a highly valuable property, especially in areas of Australia that are seasonally at risk of bushfires. Insulating with a non-combustible insulation may reduce your insurance premiums as well.

• Acoustic properties

In addition to effective thermal properties, Earthwool Insulation can provide significant acoustic properties. Specialised Sound Shield Earthwool Insulation is designed with extra thickness and density to help prevent sound travelling from room to room, or between indoors and outdoors. Installing sound insulation can help create a peaceful and private indoor environment.

• Resistant to moisture & vermin

Earthwool insulation is non-hygroscopic, meaning it will not absorb moisture from the atmosphere. It is rot-proof, does not sustain vermin and doesn’t encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria. These properties mean Earthwool Insulation is durable and a healthier choice for your home.

• Environmental benefits

Earthwool Insulation is one of the most environmentally choices on the market. It is fee from harsh petroleum-based chemicals and any artificial colouring, and only uses bio-based materials. ECOSE technology produces less emissions during manufacturing than conventional glasswool insulation products.

Remember when you install a high-quality insulation, you will also reduce your dependency on artificial cooling and heating, meaning your energy consumption will reduce. High-quality insulation that is properly installed is an excellent step towards making your home greener.

• Easy to handle

For a long time, glasswool has been associated with itchiness but Earthwool Insulation challenges that. Earthwool is soft to touch and has a very low itch factor due to the longer strands of insulation material. The longer strands means there are fewer strands and fewer ends of the strands which create the itchiness.

Earthwool Insulation is easy to cut and handle, making it an ideal choice for professional insulation installers as well as those wanting to DIY. Choose a product with the appropriate R value

Is Earthwool good insulation?

At Pricewise Insulation, we recommend Knauf Earthwool Insulation as an excellent choice for Australians. Browse our collection of Earthwool products, or get in touch with us today on 1300 729 639 to see how we can help you.

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