Isonat

Hemp fibre insulation

'Isonat is made from hemp and recylced cotton. The fibre is extracted in an entirely mechanical, chemical free and waste free process. The woody by-product form the hemp plant is used as a high quality horse bedding.
The recycled cotton fibres come from a waste stream from the cotton processing indusry. We use cotton fibres that would otherwise go to landfill.
To meet UK fire performance standards we treat the fibre with a low level of a harmless phosphate based fire retardant.
The natural fibres are bound together using a polyester binder, which also helps with the maintenance of loft. This binder is harmless, but it is synthetic. We are currently involved in a research project which we hope will lead to the use of a completely natural bio-derived alternative.

CARBON BALANCE
We estimate that Isonat uses a fraction of the energy (and carbon) when compared to other insulation products. Of course, hemp also fixes substantial quantities of carbon during growth. We are currently subjecting Isonat to a rigourous third party assessment of its cradle-to-grave (life-cycle) environmental performance. This analysis will employ a standard methodology to enable a direct comparison between Isonat and other products made from mineral fibres and petro-chemical foams.

DISPOSAL
When used appropriately, Isonat can be expected to last for the life of the building. At the end of the its useful life, Isonat can be simply disposed of by composting or incineration.

Thermal Conductivity (K) = 0.039 W/m.K'

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Environmental metrics


Material(s)
hemp, recyled cotton, polyester

Recycled content
0

Recycleable
reusable

Country of manufacture
France

Manufacture details

Manufacturer
Isonat



Telephone
04 74 89 95 96

Fax
04 74 89 88 89

Agent details

Agent
Sound Solution Consultants



Address
Cornwall Suite
Dencora House
White House Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 5LP

Telephone
08455 212096

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