Polyester Batts and blankets made from polyester fibres have recently become available on the market. Batts are available in widths of 438 mm and 600 mm to fit between standard timber framing centres in ceilings and walls. R- values for the batts typically range from Rl.25 - R2.25. Blankets are available in rolls with 610 mm, 1200 mm and 1350 mm widths, lengths up to 15 metres, and R-values from R1.25 to R2.25.
Polyester insulation is;
Lightweight and compressible material manufactured from 100%
thermally bonded polyester and will perform for life (50+ year durability rating).
Polyester insulation can contain up to 70% recycled fibre.
Low "embodied energy" the use of a high percentage of recycled fibre and the
fact that polyester is made from the gasses released during the processing of crude
oil into fuels. Embodied energy means the fuels, electric power, transportation and
job-site related power used to extract, fabricate, package, transport, install and
commission a building product, material or system.
Non-carcinogenic and not associated with health concerns. Polyester can be
found in the clothes we wear and in the bedding we sleep on, and polyester has
been approved for use by the Australian Asthma Association.
Does not use formaldehyde or other chemical binders. This insulation product
does not contain any chemical binders, heat is used to bind the fibres together.
That means no break-down, no slumping or sagging and no potential hazard from
off-gas or VOC emission.
Provides safer indoor air quality as polyester will not off-gas and the fibres will not
become a potential airborne pollutant.
Polyester is recyclable.
User-friendly no protective clothing, specialist equipment or precautions are
required to handle or install our products.
Non-irritant, non-toxic, non-allergenic and that means no skin, throat or lung
irritation on contact or following installation.
Ultra low/zero waste policy. Where possible waste fibre is collected and re-used
or on-sold for cushion fill.