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Moisture Behaviour

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

Carbon Footprint

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®. An MSc student recently completed his dissertation that found that Inno-therm® exhibits lower total carbon emissions within its production life cycle compared to a generic mineral wool.

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