FWPA Building Innovations

Heraklith wood wool insulation

Magnesite bound wood wool slabs with good thermal and noise insulation properties. It is typically used in panel product which use wood wool on the outer skins with more conventional insulation (e.g. mineral wool) in the middle.

Benefits

Could make use of low quality and waste wood. Provides a rigid insulation layer which may assist in certain situations.

Limitations

Cost and a competitive niche in teh Australian construction market may be an issue.

Comments

Termite performance is currently unclear.

Website

www.heraklith.co.uk

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