Product Review

Knauf Introduces Ecose Biobased Binder

Ecobatt has the same sound transmission and R-values as Knauf’s conventional fiberglass and passes all industry performance standards for insulation. The fiberglass does not contain any dyes, giving it a unique mottled brown appearance. In addition, the binder is inert, helping EcoBatt meet Greenguard Children and Schools and California’s Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) indoor air quality standards. Currently, EcoBatt is available only in the Pacific Northwest, but it will have wider distribution in the West by the beginning of 2009, and Knauf says it will convert all of its insulation products to Ecose by the end of 2009. Despite the five years of research that went into this binder, Ecose products are expected to cost the same as Knauf’s conventional fiberglass.

Published January 2, 2009