Reports and Documents
Inno-Therm®/Métisse® insulation benefits from excellent moisture behaviour:
- Its water absorption capacity is evaluated to Wp = 6.66 kg/m². This value was measured with a test by partial immersion made by the ICAM, on 13/11/2007 as indicated in the NF EN 1609 norm.
- The cotton, which is the principal component of the insulation, is known for being able to regulate hygrometry. It absorbs and desorbs steam, avoiding the formation of a dew point and then returns to its thermal capacity.
- No thickness variation observed in partial wetting (ACERMI standard). This result is certified following a trial report partial wetting, test made by the ICAM on 17/12/07. The absence of thickness variation after partial wetting implies that the presence of humidity and water doesn’t create compaction of the product.
- Its installation, associated with a vapour barrier, contributes to limit the condensation risks and thus moisture development. It insures the hydrothermal comfort for the users inside the buildings.
Sustainable developments and building energy efficiency
- WRAP Business Development Support – Recovery Insulation; Inno-Therm®/Métisse®
- Code for Sustainable Homes – Department for Communities and Local Government publication
In money terms it is difficult to factor in a £ value with an insulation being low carbon when comparing a price for a “green”/low carbon insulation to mineral wool alternatives. Reasearch now quantifies the LOW CARBON credentials of Inno-Therm®/Métisse®. An MSc student recently completed his dissertation that found that Inno-Therm®/Métisse® exhibits lower total carbon emissions within its production life cycle compared to a generic mineral wool.
- Recycling of Low Grade Clothing Waste (Sept 2006)
- Life Cycle Assessments of Natural Insulation Materials (DEFRA report
- ‘Sustainable Energy – without the hot air’
- Environmental and health product declaration (French) (English translation on request to)
- Recent study confirms that the environmental impact of Inno-Therm®/Métisse® is less than mineral wool Abstract: The overall aim of research in 2015 was to investigate the environmental impacts of the supply chains of Inno-Therm®/Métisse® and a mineral wool insulation material. The results of the research indicated that Inno-Therm®/Métisse®, exhibits lower total carbon emissions within its production life cycle compared to a mineral wool insulation material.  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
- Recycling of denim jeans at Anglo Recycling Ltd.
- BBC 1 – DIY/SOS
- BBC series – ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ (originally broadcast April 2006)
- A householder shows how Inno-Therm®/Métisse® was used to acoustically insulate his windows to reduce stress to his pets during fireworks periods
- A householder shows how Inno-Therm®/Métisse® was used as part of a project to thermally insulate the ground floor in his older style property
- Installation Guide 2019
- Technical & Performance details
- European classification for the reaction to fire behaviour of building products
- The reaction to fire of the product is determined according to EN 1350-1. The fire rating is E.
- When the insulation is placed behind a facing (plasterboard or in particular Fermacell Gypsum – BA 13 in France) the fire rating is B. (The English translation works in the Chrome browser but may have issues in other browsers. We are working to improve compatibility. Please download and use the Chrome browser if necessary.)
- Material considerations: Library of Sustainable Building materials
Accredited Construction Details (ACD)
ACDs have been developed to assist the construction industry achieve the performance standards required to demonstrate compliance with the energy efficiency requirements (Part L) of the Building Regulations.
See Accredited Construction Details for Part L on the Planning Portal