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August 12, 2017 18:08

Ecowool - video and text instructions with a description of the pros and cons of the material

Application ecowool

Ecowool - is cellulose insulation material, which consists of finely ground newsprint (81%), antiseptic (12%) and flame retardants (7%).For the first time it was first produced in Germany in 1928.Today, it also released to countries such as USA, Japan, Canada, Finland, England.More recently, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine.In Russia, production is only just beginning to gain its momentum.

ecowool Cellulose insulation is used for acoustic, moisture and thermal insulation of premises.These can be typical houses and industrial plants, agricultural establishments, shopping facilities, food warehouses.Apart from the insulation of walls, it is also suitable for the upper floors.Plus, the material used in the repair of old buildings, which have unheated areas (cavities) that require filling.

Often it is used in those areas where there is an overabundance of moisture.Also in those places where there is a risk of mold and mildew.Ecowool has excellent adhesion to metal, wood, concrete, brick, because it is used to insulate water pipes and structures made from these materials (garages, hangars).It perfectly fits and provides the proper level of isolation.

Insulation ecowool: the pros and cons

Insulation for walls ecowool, like any other insulating material has its advantages and disadvantages.Moreover, describing the advantages, we can see that there are many more cons.So, about all details.

  • Firstly, it is an environmentally friendly material , completely harmless to the environment.It has the conformity certificate, confirming a high quality.
  • Secondly, provides high insulating characteristics (l = 0,041 W / mK, mineral wool has a lower rate), which is due to its fine fiber structure.
  • Thirdly, different biopersistence .That is, it does not get turned rodents, insects, mold and fungus.
  • Fourth, has high fire resistance .Material is difficult to ignite.In case of fire slows the spread of flames.
  • Fifth, provides excellent sound insulation , which confirms the high index of noise reduction.
  • Sixthly, manufacturability .The material can be laid both his own hands and with the help of machines.For many years, does not shrink.
  • Seventh, hygroscopic .It has the same humidity as the air in the room.This house from ecowool have the ability to "breathe."

only a few stand out from the cons.The first - a low density insulation makes it impossible to use it for installation of "floating" floors.The second - the special equipment needed to isolate the complex grounds and structures.Third - when applied dry stacking method, the dust may contain boric acid.

installation methods

Total identify two ways of masonry: manual and mechanized .The first method involves a large investment of time and physical resources.Before applying the boards of ecowool need a little "fluff".After they can be mounted on the walls and floor decks.

The density for the floor should be - 35-40 kg / m³.A wall - 65-70 kg / m³.

not always possible to achieve such density in manual mode, so it is often used blow molding installation.They just refer to the mechanical method, which is suitable for installation of insulation on large areas.

Blowing machines laying divided into three types: dry, damp and wet glues.Loosens the material in a special bunker.Then warmer air stream is fed to the place where it is needed.The advantage of this method is that the material can reach all corners and hard to reach areas.