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Industry-wide Type III EPD

Conventional Loose-Fill 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.'

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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 recovered paper and cardboard
  • Low or zero VOC emissions

Certifications, rating systems & disclosures:

  • ASTM Standard C739
  • Consumer Products Safety Commission Interim Safety Standard 16 CFR Part 1209
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act 16-2-B Part 1404
  • CAN/ULC S703

Cellulose Insulation General Specifications
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