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Historical: Kraft-faced Fiberglass Batt Insulation - 2015
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MasterFormat 07 21 00 Thermal Insulation; 07 21 16 Blanket Insulation

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.

Fiberglass batt insulation is a thermal insulating product with high thermal performance, moisture resistance, fire resistance, and is sound absorbent. Fiberglass insulation is fabricated using a molten glass batch consisting of raw materials (...

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Fiberglass batt insulation is a thermal insulating product with high thermal performance, moisture resistance, fire resistance, and is sound absorbent. Fiberglass insulation is fabricated using a molten glass batch consisting of raw materials (sand, borates, soda ash, lime) and recycled glass cullet. The molten glass is spun into fibers and an atomized binder is applied as the fibers settle onto a conveyer to form batts which are then conveyed through an oven to cure the binder. Originally phenol-based formaldehyde binders were used, but concerns about indoor air quality led to the development and use of formaldehyde-free binders by all four fiberglass insulation manufacturers (Johns Manville first, then CertainTeed, Knauf Insulation, and Owens Corning). The entire industry switched to formaldehyde-free binders by 2015 for lightweight fiberglass products. Fiberglass batts can be either unfaced or faced with a Kraft paper, foil, or polyethylene film vapor retarder. Kraft paper facing is the cheapest option that meets residential codes in California and is the vapor retarder considered in this survey. Fiberglass batt insulation is installed by placing the batts into the wall cavity and stapling the facing to the framing members. Faced insulation should not be left exposed, but covered with gypsum board.

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Name % Weight Whole Function GS Score Sources
Fiber glass, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤18 % by weight
65997-17-3
77.11% fiber base Subscribe to view
Asphalt
8052-42-4
8.19% adhesive/ vapor barrier Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
4.02% fiber Subscribe to view
Limestone
1317-65-3
0.23% filler Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
0.04% binder, sizing agent Subscribe to view
Aluminum sulfate anhydrous
10043-01-3
0.04% sizing agent Subscribe to view
Polyol-Polyacrylic Acid Copolymer
8.10% binder Subscribe to view
Sodium hypophosphite
7681-53-0
1.06% catalyst Subscribe to view
HYDROTREATED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES (MINERAL OIL)
64742-54-7
1.20% dedusting oil Subscribe to view
Name % Weight Part % Weight Whole Function GS Score Sources
Fiber glass, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤18 % by weight
65997-17-3
77.11% 77.11% fiber base Subscribe to view
Historical: Vapor Retarder (Facing)
12.53% 12.53% Controls Moisture Subscribe to view
Adhesive/Vapor Retarder
65.38% 8.19% adheres facing to fibers Subscribe to view
Asphalt
8052-42-4
100.00% 8.19% adhesive/ vapor barrier Subscribe to view
Historical: Kraft Paper
34.62% 4.34% Main facing component Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
92.75% 4.02% fiber Subscribe to view
Limestone
1317-65-3
5.31% 0.23% filler Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
0.97% 0.04% binder, sizing agent Subscribe to view
Aluminum sulfate anhydrous
10043-01-3
0.97% 0.04% sizing agent Subscribe to view
Thermoset Polymer Resin
9.16% 9.16% binds fibers to form batts Subscribe to view
Polyol-Polyacrylic Acid Copolymer
88.42% 8.10% binder Subscribe to view
Sodium hypophosphite
7681-53-0
11.58% 1.06% catalyst Subscribe to view
HYDROTREATED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES (MINERAL OIL)
64742-54-7
1.20% 1.20% dedusting oil Subscribe to view

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