Environmental Impact of Inno-Therm®/Métisse® compared to a mineral wool insulation material

Summary

The overall aim of research [1] in 2015 was to investigate the environmental impacts of the supply chains of Inno-Therm®/Métisse® and a mineral wool insulation material.

The study aimed to identify whether the supply chain of Inno-Therm®/Métisse®, which is made from recycled cotton/denim exhibits lower carbon emissions than a mineral wool insulation. The analysis was conducted using traditional process LCA methodology, utilising a combination of data provided by the industry and reliable database, which are utilised by worldwide practitioners of LCA methodology. This allows the calculation and analysis of the total lifecycle missions of the products being studied. In addition, supply chain carbon maps were derived, hence providing a greater visibility of the supply chain.

The results from this research indicated that Inno-Therm®/Métisse®, which is the insulation material produced within a circular supply chain exhibits lower total carbon emissions within its production life cycle compared to a mineral wool insulation material which typically follows a linear supply chain route in its production life cycle.

research

[1] Dissertation submitted in 2015, in part requirement for the Degree of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management of the University of Sheffield by Muhammad Haneef Abdul Nasi