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Unbonded Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation
Common Product
MasterFormat 07 21 00 Thermal Insulation

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.

Blown-in fiberglass insulation can be either bonded or unbonded. Bonded types are made from cut or pulverized blanket or batt insulation and so contain a binder. This type of insulation is outside the scope of this CP. Unbonded insulation does not...

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Blown-in fiberglass insulation can be either bonded or unbonded. Bonded types are made from cut or pulverized blanket or batt insulation and so contain a binder. This type of insulation is outside the scope of this CP. Unbonded insulation does not contain a binder and consists primarily of glass fibers with a lubricant to protect the fibers from damage, a dedusting agent and an anti-static agent to keep dust and static levels down during processing and installation. This type of insulation is most often used in open attic spaces or in retrofit applications within enclosed walls. It can also be installed in open wall cavities with the use of netting to hold it in place. The insulation is installed by using a blowing machine. In wall applications, the insulation is dense-packed to decrease the potential for settling. These products often have GreenGuard Gold certification and a wide range of recycled content between products - both pre and post-consumer. Post-consumer recycled content ranges from 8-62%.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Fiber glass, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤18 % by weight
65997-17-3
98.00% Fibers LT-UNK
(SOYA ALKYL)ETHYL DIMETHYL AMMONIUM ETHYL SULFATES
68308-67-8
0.91% anti-static agent LT-P1
Dimethicone
63148-62-9
0.61% lubricant LT-P1
SOLVENT-DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
64742-65-0
0.48% Dedusting agent LT-1
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Fiber glass, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤18 % by weight
65997-17-3
98.00% 98.00% Fibers LT-UNK
(SOYA ALKYL)ETHYL DIMETHYL AMMONIUM ETHYL SULFATES
68308-67-8
0.91% 0.91% anti-static agent LT-P1
Dimethicone
63148-62-9
0.61% 0.61% lubricant LT-P1
SOLVENT-DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
64742-65-0
0.48% 0.48% Dedusting agent LT-1

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HBN Resources (5)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials
Report Post-Consumer Cullet In California
Report Optimizing Recycling: Criteria for Comparing and Improving Recycled Feedstocks in Building Products
Report To Increase The Use Of Recycled Content In Building Products: Reduce Health Hazards & Improve Feedstock Quality
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Certainteed coverage
Certainteed EPD
Certainteed HPD
Certainteed SDS
CT patent
CT surfactant patent
D5 Env Canada
Guardian coverage
Guardian recycled content
Guardian SDS
IARC Monograph Vitreous Fibers
JM attic coverage
JM cavity coverage
JM SDS
Knauf coverage
Knauf Data Sheet
Knauf Declare
Knauf EPD
Knauf SDS
Mazon JMR 1
OC coverage
OC Patent
Owens Corning Declare
Owens Corning SDS