Wool makes a unique insulator.
Thermafleece is breathable and can absorb moisture with no loss of thermal efficiency, which is one reason why it is so effective at keeping houses warm in winter. It also releases moisture under warm conditions so it actually helps to keep houses cool in summer.
The production of Thermafleece takes a fraction of the energy required to produce glass fiber insulation. It is completely safe to handle, is recyclable and will remain effective as an insulant for the life of the building.
It's also fire resistant. Wool has a higher fire resistance than cellulose and cellular plastic insulants; it does not burn but rather melts away from an ignition source and extinguishes itself. Thermafleece is treated with a fire-proofing agent to improve its intrinsic fire resistance achieving results of zero for ignability, spread of flame and heat evolved.
This product is only available in the United Kingdom. For more information check out their website www.secondnatureuk.com.
Or write Second Nature UK Ltd, Soulands Gate, Dacre, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JF.
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|Publication:||Countryside & Small Stock Journal|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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