When choosing materials for building insulation, you should remember about their impact not only on the building itself, but above all on the environment, mainly in the context of recycling. That is why insulation created with the use of organic materials is gaining popularity again.
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An important feature of the material used in thermal insulation is the thermal conductivity. Other important elements that are worth paying attention to are the degree of mechanical strength, resistance to water and fire, heat conductivity and resistance to biological and chemical factors.
The classic, organic-origin insulation materials that have been known for years include peat materials or chip-cement boards, as well as sheets and mats made of linen and hemp shives. Natural materials also include all kinds of sheep wool mats and boards, wood boards or cellulose bulk materials. Currently, materials made of glass and mineral wool, as well as polystyrene, are mainly used.
Modern thermal insulation
Thermal insulations are currently being modernized with additives improving their durability and resistance to external factors, both of chemical and biological origin. When it comes to products that are highly heat-conducting and biodegradable, and at the same time resistant to biological and chemical factors, hemp panels reinforced with artificial fibers work very well. They remain a very good alternative to, for example, mineral wool. Another group of insulation commonly used in the construction industry are materials produced in the production of wood and joined with a special binder. This type of insulation works great in skeletal structures.