Acoustical Smooth Board with ECOSE® Technology

Acoustical Smooth Board with ECOSE® Technology

Knauf Insulation Acoustical Smooth Board is a 6.0 PCF thermal and acoustical insulation product made from inorganic glass mineral wool preformed into boards with ECOSE® Technology. The board is smooth on one side with precision cut tolerances.

Color

ECOSE® Technology gives the product its unique brown color.

ECOSE® Technology

ECOSE Technology is a revolutionary binder chemistry that enhances the sustainability of our products. The “binder” is the bond that holds our glass mineral wool product together and gives the product its shape and brown color. ECOSE Technology is a plant-based, sustainable chemistry that replaces the phenol/formaldehyde (PF) binder traditionally used in glass mineral wool products. Products using ECOSE technology are formaldehyde-free and have reduced global warming potential when compared to our products of the past.

Application

Knauf Insulation Acoustical Smooth Board with ECOSE® Technology is a versatile product for thermal and acoustical applications such as office partitions, ceiling panels, interior panels and sound baffles.

Features and Benefits

Density and Size Availability

  • Knauf Insulation Acoustical Smooth Board with ECOSE® Technology is available in the densities and sizes required by panel and ceiling manufacturers. Special items not shown on the price and data sheet can be made based on our process capability.

Surface Smoothness

  • One surface is smooth which allows for flatness and uniformity.

Precision Tolerances

  • Tolerances are +/- 1/16" (1.6 mm) for thickness     and +/- 1/8" (3.2 mm) for width and +/- 1/4" (6.4 mm) for length.

Fabrication

  • The board is suitable for machining.

Noise Reduction

  • Excellent sound absorption characteristics, an important benefit for today’s office and interiors.

Indoor Air Quality

  • Certified for indoor air quality as a low emitting product by UL Environment GREENGUARD and the more stringent GREENGUARD Gold standard; also verified to be formaldehyde-free.

Sustainability

  • Carbon-negative: Knauf Insulation’s products used for thermal insulating purposes recover the energy that it took to make them in just hours or a few days, depending on the application. Once installed, the product continues to save energy and reduce carbon generation as long as it is in place.
  • Glasswool insulation with ECOSE® Technology contains three primary ingredients:
    • Minimum 50% recycled post-consumer glass content verified every 6 months by UL Environment. 
    • Sand, one of the world’s most abundant and renewable resources
    • Our green chemistry initiative ECOSE® Technology, which reduces binder embodied energy by up to 70%
  • This product contains no materials or chemicals on the International Living Building Institute's Red List.

Packaging

  • See table below. The standard packaging is sheets on pallets. For other options contact your Knauf Insulation sales representative.

Specification Compliance

In U.S.:

  • ASTM C 612; Type IA and Type IB
  • GREENGUARD certified by UL Environment
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified by UL Environment and verified to be formaldehyde-free
  • California Title 24
  • HH-I-558C; Form A, Class 1 and Class 2
  • NFPA 90A and 90B

In Canada:

  • CGSB 51-GP-10M

Technical Data

Surface Burning Characteristics (UL Classified)

  • Does not exceed 25 Flame Spread, 50 Smoke Developed when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84, CAN/ULC S102-M88, NFPA 90A and 90B, NFPA 255 and UL 723.

Temperature Range (ASTM C 411)

  • Operating temperatures from 0°F to 450°F (-18°C to 232°C) up to 4" product thickness

Corrosiveness (ASTM C 665)

  • Does not accelerate corrosion on steel, copper or aluminum.

Corrosion (ASTM C 1617)

  • The corrosion rate in mils/yr will not exceed that of the 1 ppm chloride solution.

Shrinkage (ASTM C 356)

  • Less than 0.3% linear shrinkage.

Mold Growth (ASTM C 1338)

  • Does not promote growth.

Water Vapor Sorption (ASTM C 1104)

  • Less than 5% by weight.

Odor (ASTM C 1304)

  • Not objectionable.

Low Emitting

  • Certified for indoor air quality as a low emitting product by GREENGUARD by UL Environment.

Product Availability

1. All products are custom.
2. Acoustical Smooth Board is skidded smooth on one side.
3. Product tolerances:

    • +/- 1/16" (1.6 mm) thickness 
    • +/- 1/8" (3.2 mm) width 
    • +/- 1/4" (6.4 mm) length.

    4. It is recommended that Acoustical Smooth Board be sampled and evaluated prior to ordering.

    Glass Mineral Wool and Mold

    Glass mineral wool insulation will not sustain mold growth. However, mold can grow on almost any material when it becomes wet and contaminated. Carefully inspect any insulation that has been exposed to water. If it shows any sign of mold it must be discarded. If the material is wet but shows no evidence of mold, it should be dried rapidly and thoroughly.

    Notes

    The chemical and physical properties of Knauf Insulation Acoustical Smooth Board with ECOSE® Technology represent typical average values determined in accordance with accepted test methods. The data is subject to normal manufacturing variations. The data is supplied as a technical service and is subject to change without notice. References to numerical flame spread ratings are not intended to reflect hazards presented by these or any other materials under actual fire conditions.  Check with your Knauf Insulation sales representative to assure information is current.

    GREENGUARD Gold

    Knauf Insulation achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and is verified to be formaldehyde-free

    GREENGUARD Certification

    Knauf Insulation products with ECOSE® Technology contain no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors.  These products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit: www.ul.com/gg

    Knauf Insulation has achieved a UL Environment claim validation for minimum 50% post-consumer recycled glass content in our insulation products.

    EUCEB This product has been tested
    and is certified  to meet the
    EUCEB requirements.
    U.S. Green Building Council Member LEED Eligible Product
    Use of this product may help building projects meet green building standards as set by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
    Credit 4.1 - 4.2 Recycled Content
    Credit 5.1 - 5.2 Regional Materials