What is Cosycell Cellulose Insulation?
Cosycell's cellulose is a environmentally friendly cost-effective insulation material. A natural wood product made up of 80% recycled newspapers make it a superior thermal and acoustic insulator. Cellulose is an ideal choice for attics, dormers and timber frame buildings for residential and commercial use.
Thermal Performance & Air TightnessWith an impressive thermal conductivity value of (K) of 0.039 W/mK, Cellulose's 'in use' performance is further enhanced by its ability to create a high level of air tightness which helps seal a building against air filtration and prevent thermal convection currents. When installed to the correct density of >60kgm3 cellulose fibre insulation is said to be air tight.
The sound absorption properties (trapped air pockets) and the density of the compacted cellulose provide an effective solution to both airborne and impact sound. This is practically important for people living and working in adjacent rooms.
& Fire Resistance
Cosycelll's cellulose fibre insulation is formulated to protect it against any potential hazards that may be encountered in use. As the photograph demonstrates, cellulose is extremely resistant to fire. Its remarkable performance is achieved through the addition of borate fire retardants. The fire-proofing chemical borate is a natural inhibitor of vermin, insects and fungible growth/mould. The University of Tennessee in the United States has found that it would take at least 300 years for the cellulose to lose its effective fire proofing agent.
Manufactured from 80% recycled newsprint, cellulose insulation has extremely low embodied energy, requiring far less energy to produce compared with other main stream insulating materials. Cellulose has zero ODP and does not contain any formaldehyde or CFC's.
Cellulose fibre is a hygroscopic insulation. This means that it will absorb and release moisture, allowing the building to 'breathe', thus promoting a healthy living environment.