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NGOs Caution Foam Insulation Poses Human Health Threat

NRDC and the National Housing Trust Suggest Avoiding Foam Chemicals A report released by Energy Efficiency for All, a partnership of Non Governmental Agencies (NGOs) that includes the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Housing Trust, cautions home builders … Continue reading

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Residents Protest Over Proposed WV Rockwool Insulation Plant

Cellulose Insulation Production Has Low Environmental Impact Recent headlines about protests over a proposed Rockwool Insulation Production Plant in Charles Town, WV raise valid concerns over the potential for environmental impacts. This product is similar to fiberglass and foam insulation … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Producers Recycling Offsets China Cutback

China Accepting Less U.S. Recycling Means Paper For Cellulose China is curtailing the amount of recycling material it accepts from the United States. This continues to be a pressing problem since the U.S. has shipped much of its recycled paper, … Continue reading

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Chinese Foam Insulation Including Banned CFCs

Reports Expose CFCs In Chinese Made Foam Insulation News reports broke this recently about the discovery of foam insulation manufactured in China that includes CFCs. According to the lead report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, now carried in several highly … Continue reading

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Nanowood Could Be Perfect Compliment To Cellulose Insulation

Nanowood Has Lignin Removed Making It Less Heat Conductive We are always on the lookout for new trends in green building materials here on the CIMA blog. Last month the story broke about an innovative new product called “Nanowood” that … Continue reading

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Need For Recycled Building Materials Never Greater

Cellulose Insulation Has Industry’s Highest Recycled Content World-wide the amount of construction related waste continues to increase as growth booms in developed and emerging economies both. The need for recycling construction waste, and for innovative construction products that use recycled … Continue reading

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Video Comparing Cellulose And Fiberglass Insulation In A Fire

Watch Test Comparing Fires For Cellulose Insulation & Fiberglass Insulation Here is another video that demonstrates the characteristic differences between cellulose insulation and fiberglass insulation. Titled “The Big Burn” by its producers, the video is not a true scientific controlled … Continue reading

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Fire Burn Test For Building Insulation Products

Fire Test Videos Show Results For Cellulose & Fiberglass Insulation Products In the wake of the horrific June 2017 high rise fire in London interest in fire related to building insulation products has surged. People are understandably searching for more … Continue reading

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Settling The Myth About Cellulose Insulation Settling

A home building company recently contacted CIMA.  They were considering changing standard features to include cellulose insulation in an effort to offer greener, more energy-efficient homes.  But they had heard cellulose insulation settles and wanted to know how this affected … Continue reading

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2015 Hottest Ever And Busiest Summer For Cellulose Insulation

For anyone that might have missed the news this month, NASA and NOAH confirmed 2015 was the hottest year ever.  In fact, it was hot enough to shatter over a century of high temperature records!  In the U.S. the temperature … Continue reading

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