The INSUL-ECO project
The INSUL-ECO project will provide a sustainable solution to the dispose textile fibres obtained as byproduct from tyre recycling in the production that can be used in the production of high performanc e insulating panels to be used either to protect buildings from noise and from the temperature. This thermal and acoustic panel is produced with the 95% of recycled textile fibres. Its dimensions are 60x40 cm with only 3 cm thickness.
The Project context
Each year in the EU between 120.000 to 150.000 tonnes of texile fibres are obtained from tyre recycling processes. Most of the output is currently disposed or burned for energy recovery, with higher costs for transport, as these destinations are not locally available. On the other hand the level of noise in cities and the urban environment, and CO2 emissions from house heating, are increasing beyond any acceptable level or legal limitations. More stringent regulations are in force and are producing their effects, contributing to the increase in demand for insulating solutions