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AFT Carbon Smart™
Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation is a natural thermal/acoustical insulation material produced from recovered paper fibers in highly efficient electrically driven mills. Recycled newsprint and cardboard are the principal ingredients, but other paper fibers can be, and often are, used.

Due to its inherent recovered content and high thermal efficiency, cellulose insulation is often called 'The Greenest of the Green.'

AFT Carbon Smart™ Insulation LCIA results shows a 16% reduction in global warming potential impacts compared to the industry average.

This product-specific EPD compares results to the CIMA-CIMAC industry-wide Type III EPD, a product group benchmark done in conformance with benchmarking guidance in the UL PCR and the SM Part B: Benchmarking Addendum.

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Features & functionality

  • An insulation upgrade in the walls, ceilings, and attics of new homes.
  • A preferred material for installation in walls and attics of existing homes.
  • Totally fills building assembly cavities, creating a tight, energy-efficient building envelope.
  • Creates more fire-resistant walls and attics.
  • A time-proven product with nearly a century of demonstrated durability and thermal performance.
  • Sequesters carbon for the life of the building – and beyond.

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Environment & materials

Improved by:

  • 85%, or more, recovered content – most of it post-consumer
  • Much material used in cellulose insulation is locally sourced 150 mi from manufacturing plant recovered paper and cardboard
  • Low or zero VOC emissions

Certifications, rating systems & disclosures:

  • ASTM Standard C739
  • ASTM Standard E84
  • Consumer Products Safety Commission Interim Safety Standard 16 CFR Part 1209
  • Compliant with CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1, 2010