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    Cotton insulation Cotton insulation Presentation Transcript

    • Cotton Insulation
      ENGR 308
      Mitch Friedman
      Ashley Ragus
    • What is cotton insulation?
      Alternative to fiberglass insulation
      - No itch!
      - No VOCs
      Requires no carcinogen warning labels
      Image from Dave Eiermann Woodworking Blog
      http://blog.daveeiermann.com/2007/12/07/
      cotton-insulation-made-from-blue-jeans/
    • Where does it come from?
      Post-industrial scraps
      Post-consumer recycled denim
      Image from the Global Denim Project,
      http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-denim-project/
    • Reasons for product
      Alternative to traditional insulation types and methods
      Images from Inhabitat blog http://www.inhabitat.com
      /2006/08/10/lets-talk-about-insulation-baby/
    • How is it made?
      Shredded cotton
      Formed into batts
      Treatment: fire retardant, fungicide, insect and rodent repellant
      Image from http://www.strawsticksandbricks.com/
      index.php?main_page=index&cPath=31_57
    • Impacts
      Can be recycled or composted
      Requires less energy to make than traditional insulation
      Cotton plant, from Seattle Daily Journal of
      Commerce, http://www.djc.com
    • When should it be used?
      Superior acoustic barrier
      R-value range from R-13 – R-19
      In some climates, needs a vapor barrier
      Image from Super Soundproofing Company
      http://shop3.mailordercentral.com/supersoundproofing/products.asp?dept=24
    • Installation
      Professional installation recommended
      Safe to install, no gloves or mask required
      Image from http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Ultra-Touch-recycled-cotton-denim-ins/
    • Where can I buy it?
      Bonded Logic – UltraTouch most popular on the market
      EcoBlue – Recycling program