Chicago, IL – January 27, 2015: At the AHR Expo in Chicago today, Knauf Insulation introduced a new Air Handling solution to its product line. Atmosphere™ Air Handling products will feature a duct liner, duct wrap and duct board solution. The new Atmosphere™ line will offer the only air handling glass mineral wool insulation that is Formaldehyde Free and DecaBDE free. While still continuing to provide excellent thermal and acoustical performance, Atmosphere™ products will also meet stringent ULe/Greenguard 2824 testing as “highly resistant to mold” and the benchmark ULe Greenguard Gold Indoor Air Quality standard. All three Atmosphere™ products (Duct Liner, Duct Wrap and Duct Board) are easy to fabricate and install and combineKnauf Insulation’s outstanding sound absorption characteristicsand Ecose Technology.
While formaldehyde free products are quickly becoming the standard in the industry, the new Atmosphere™ line offers a solution that is also free of DecaBDE. DecaBDE, also known as Decabromodiphenyl ether, has been widely used as a brominated flame retardant in many building products. Increased awareness of chemical hazards has led manufacturers to take action and phase out DecaBDE in many household products, including building materials. “Materials matter to both the energy efficiency and the health and safety of the buildings in which we live” said Scott Miller, Director of Sustainability at Knauf Insulation. “Since we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors, it’s very important that we produce products that not compromise the quality of the air we breathe in the indoor environment.” Adding the Atmosphere™ array of duct products to our product portfolio gives users a more comprehensive formaldehyde free strategy when used with our formaldehyde free Earthwool® Pipe Insulation in the mechanical room. It just makes sense that the mechanical room should be synergistic with the low VOC strategy for the rest of the building.”
“The demand for energy efficiency and indoor air quality has become a complex challenge for building owners and designers, with technical requirements for indoor air quality and testing,” said Amy Brinckerhoff, Director of Product Development at Knauf Insulation. “Our new Atmosphere™ product gives a choice for those seeking a solution for products that can help them achieve high indoor air quality requirements.”
As a Formaldehyde Free and DecaBDE free product, Atmosphere™ Air Handling Solutions avoid specific chemical concerns. Knauf Insulation offers a full-line of GREENGUARD Gold-certified, formaldehyde-free residential insulations, including EcoBatts and other products using the revolutionary ECOSE bio-based binder technology, which eliminates formaldehyde and other VOCs while maintaining installed performance.
The new Atmosphere™ product line also features a durable design that allows for easy fabrication and installation. Learn more about the benefits of Atmosphere™ Air Handling Solutions and Knauf Insulation’s full line of residential insulations at www.KnaufInsulation.us.
About Knauf Insulation
Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of thermal and acoustical glass mineral wool insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and metal building applications. It’s Knauf Insulation’s number one priority to provide products and services that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future. The company’s insulation products have an inherent impact on energy consumption; once in use, they save hundreds of times more energy than is required to make them. Knauf Insulation has a range of products that has met the stringent chemical emissions standards to achieve the GREENGUARD Gold Certification and is verified to be formaldehyde-free.