Rio Press Release – Recovery Insulation – 22/07/16

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Sheffield/South Yorkshire UK based Recovery Insulation Ltd. is proud to announce that Inno-therm®/Metisse® acoustic recycled cotton/denim insulation will be used at International Broadcast Center and various broadcast venues at the Rio Games 2016.

We are a Sheffield-based social enterprise/company and trading arm of the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project Ltd/Solar-Active charity.

As a social enterprise, we stand apart from other insulation companies in donating a proportion of sales income to Solar-Active to conduct renewable energy and energy efficiency activities in educational establishments and general public.

The acoustic insulation was also used at the Winter XXII Games in Sochi 2014. As part of the company’s Green Initiative to avoid creating unnecessary landfill they chose to reuse and ship to Sochi the insulation used in their International Broadcast Center from the London Games, 2012.

Inno-therm®/Metisse® has excellent performance in low, mid and higher frequencies with a high sound absorption (= 0.95) and acoustic fading of 42 dB with a density of 45 kg/m3.

Inno-therm®/Metisse® is a thermal/acoustic insulation manufactured from 80% recycled denim/cotton [85% is denim – 3 jean’s/m² for 100mm thickness] with no melamine or phenolic resins. The recycled cotton/denim is collected, sorted in France by EBS Le Relais Metisse, which has been working for the past 30 years with a social and solidarity focus. All profits are reinvested in the creation of sustainable jobs for excluded people.

Inno-Therm®/Metisse® has been installed in a number of UK low carbon building projects since 2005. To quote from the architect from the new Anns Grove School, Sheffield: “With Inno-therm® having slightly better thermal properties we were able to reduce the timber stud sizes, which in turn offset some of the cost while still achieving very good U – values.”

Research in 2015/16 by MSc dissertation students at the University of Sheffield Management School found that the use of recycled cotton using circular economy principles in the supply chain had a lower impact to the linear supply chain production systems using volcanic rocks as the source material.

Contact details: David Garlovsky, 0114 2587639 / 07968844891 / /

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