To mark the fourth anniversary of its revolutionary ECOSE® Technology, Knauf Insulation is celebrating innovation and success within the construction industry during a week-long programme of activity.
ECOSE Technology Week highlights the significant achievements this innovative manufacturing technique has delivered to the mineral wool insulation market – Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® products manufactured using ECOSE Technology provide sustainable credentials unlike any other mineral wool product. Based on rapidly renewable materials instead of petro-based chemicals, ECOSE Technology enhances the already outstanding performance and value of Knauf Insulation’s mineral wool, resulting in a new generation of products with unprecedented levels of usability and sustainability.
ECOSE Technology uses a formaldehyde-free binder technology that is free from phenols and acrylics, and no artificial colours, bleach or dyes are added. ECOSE Technology is also up to 70% less energy intensive than traditional binders, delivering superior environmental sustainability - as well as producing a ‘super-soft’ and easier to handle wool, with a natural brown colour.
Lydia Sharples, Head of Communications at Knauf Insulation, commented: “Never before has there been a greater need for specifiers to fully understand the environmental performance of our products and solutions available for both new build and refurbishment project. As legislation drives towards greater energy efficiency, buildings are expected to be more airtight and thermally efficient, which entails the specification and installation of more insulation within the building fabric.
“Knauf Insulation is the world’s first company to receive the coveted Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold standard for our glass mineral wool products made with ECOSE Technology, which clearly demonstrates that the products meet strict requirements in relation to indoor air quality.
“What’s more, with the focus on 'formaldehyde free' specifications, set out by documents such as the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Product Sourcing Guide, ECOSE Technology builds on the already exceptional environmental credentials of mineral wool and is ideal for use in those types of specifications.”
As part of ECOSE Technology Week, Knauf Insulation is sponsoring a free audio webinar entitled Design considerations: Innovation and Sustainability. Hosted by Building Magazine, the webinar will bring together leading figures from across the industry, including Munish Datta, Head of Property Plan A at Marks and Spencer, and Ross Holleron, Associate Director of BRE, to explore the role of innovation from design to delivery and how it can help drive sustainability.
To register for the webinar, which is taking place on Thursday 6th June 2013 at 11:00am, please visit www.building.co.uk/building-webinars