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.

Product Dimension

Textile fibres and rubber granulate
Dimension 60cm x 40cm, 3 cm thick
Density 0,5
500 kg/mc = 15 kg / sm

Materials

Textile fibres: nylon, polyester, rayon.
The binder is water based.
Fireproofing additives are mineral salts.
It is a non toxic product.

Performances

High noise insulation: 55 dB
High transpirance: “µ” = 5,5 – Sd = 0,16
Thermal Transmittance: λ = 0,065 w/m2K
High Thermal lag: 217 Wh/m2
High Mechanical resistance: 0,46 N/smm

Features I

The shape of the fibres offers high sound absorption in very thin thickness
The high mass (unique on the market) makes it soundproof
High protection from the summer heat
Good integration with other materials in insulating packages, improving peformance in low thickness

Features II

Self-supporting even with a thickness of (3 cm) due to its high density, thus there is no need for mechanical or chemical unions between panels;
High mechanical resistance, making the panel suitable for use in floors;
No need for hollow spaces to prevent steam condensation due to its good steam permeability; Usable both in building or mechanical environments; 

Features III

Few scraps when used for the typical building applications due to its specifically studied dimensions;
Environmentally sustainable due to its composition (up to 90% recycled materials) and 100% recyclability.
Tests & Certification: the product has been widely tested. Technical sheets and test certificate are available

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