Innovative Materials: Bio-Fiber Batts and Boards

Apr 12, 2010

This paper offers a short review of the historic development of bio-fiber building products, from macerated paper introduced in 1919 as a commercial insulation product in Canadian Prairies through the 2009 American production of cellulose fiber batts and blankets and European flexible and rigid wood-fiber thermal insulation boards. A small expansion from current research and design activities brings us a new world of bio-fiber thermal insulations, where different recycled and fresh fibers are mixed and bonded with advanced chemical technology to produce composites for several different construction and industrial applications.

Mark Bomberg (Syracuse University)
George Chrenka (Nu-Wool Co. Inc. and Cellulose Materials Solutions, Inc.)
Presented at: 
Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST2) Conference
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Syracise University
Building Enclosure Technology & Environment Council (National Institute of Building Sciences)

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