Polyester insulation is manufactured from up to 85% recycled PET plastic which comes from drink bottles and other plastics which otherwise would be entering our land fill. Polyester fibres are bonded together by heat, giving it a rigid, yet flexible structure, and no other binder chemicals are added to the polyester. Polyester insulation has a low fire risk rating and will only melt when exposed to open flame, unlike other insulation products that contain binder ingredients that pose a fire hazard.
Polyester Underfloor Insulation Asthma Friendly and Low Allergen
As polyester insulation contains no breathable particles it is a perfect choice for home owners where asthma or other severe dust allergies are a concern. Polyester insulation batts are recommended by the Asthma Foundations Australia for use in low allergen or asthma friendly buildings. If you plan to install the underfloor insulation yourself, then this may be a further reason to consider polyester insulation batts. This insulation type is exceptionally soft to handle and has no dusty particles that cause itching or scratching, making it an attractive DYI project, as no protective clothing is required to handle it.
Benefits of choosing Polyester For Your Underfloor Insulation
Polyester insulation batts have many benefits compared to other insulation types which make it an appealing choice.
• Made from recycled material and can itself be recycled
• Non-allergenic properties
• Safe and non-toxic to handle
• Naturally hydrophobic which means it is quick drying, water repellent and unaffected by moisture
• Completely itch-free
• Not flammable
• 50 year product durability warranty