By now, many of us have heard of the latest craze - denim insulation - other wise known as blue jean insulation.
It brings a whole new meaning to those comfy jeans you've been wearing - to think that they could be recycled to keep you warm is pretty cool!
There are even plans for blue jean drop off centers - treating the main manufacturers to a never ending supply of their primary material.
What is Blue Jean Insulation?
Also known as denim insulation, this product is recycled blue jean trimmings from industrial manufacture of the clothing.
Obviously, this excess material is NOT going to a landfill, but is being used to "green" houses and buildings all over the place. And yes, this is definitely one instance where blue is really green!
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Formaldehyde Free Insulation
Blue jean insulation is formaldehyde free, which is a huge plus. See the side effects of formaldehyde
Not only is the material not toxic, it also doesn't itch, and no protective equipment is needed for installation - making it ideal for do-it-your-self-ers.
Bonded Logic: Ultra Touch Insulation
The Bonded Logic Company manufactures Ultra Touch - made from denim, this insulation product is created from 85% post industrial recycled fibers.
If is treated with a boron based fire retardant which also resists mold, mildew and pests. They claim that it is less toxic than table salt, and its manufacture requires minimal energy usage.
What are some advantages of this type of formaldehyde free, insulation?
- Absorbs sound
- Retains heat
- No formaldehyde or toxic chemicals
- No protective equipment needed
- No itching
- High performing
- Safe for people and the environment
- Sold as a Class A building material.
Is it any wonder it's becoming so popular?
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