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CertainTeed Introduces a Formaldehyde-Free Batt Insulation


Free of dyes or pigments, Sustainable Insulation’s mottled tan color is the result of the manufacturing process.

CertainTeed has introduced Sustainable Insulation, a fiberglass batt insulation that uses a formaldehyde-free, bio-based binder to hold the fibers together. CertainTeed’s Sustainable Insulation joins Johns Manville’s batt insulation (acrylic binder) and Knauf’s EcoBatt (bio-based binder) in the formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation market.

Most fiberglass batt insulation is made with phenol formaldehyde or urea-extended phenol formaldehyde to bind the glass fibers together. And though formaldehyde exists naturally at low levels in the atmosphere, it is labeled a known carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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