Watch Penny Burn In Wad Of Cellulose Insulation
CIMA does not recommend anyone attempting to replicate this demonstration. That said, it is a very simple but effective way of showing the fire control properties of cellulose insulation.
The blow torch clearly melts the penny while the hand of the man holding the wad of cellulose insulation remains unaffected. The product is chard but does not ignite or melt, even at the close high intensity heat of direct flame from the blow torch.