Knauf Insulation Announces New Validation for Post-Consumer Recycled Content for Glass Wool Products

News posted on 29.08.2011 on Product News

(Shelbyville, IN)-   Setting another new industry benchmark, Knauf Insulation has announced that UL Environment (ULe) and their Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) service have validated post-consumer content of 55.7 percent.   ULe’s conclusive and independent third-party validation process further supports Knauf Insulation’s value as a leader in sustainable product manufacturing.

“As one of the first manufacturers in our industry to work with ULe on this type of initiative, we are proud to announce the validation of environmental and sustainability claims for our glass wool products,” said Scott Miller, director of sustainability at Knauf Insulation.  “Independent, third-party validation provides our customers with confidence in the sustainable attributes of our insulation products.  Knauf Insulation, as a company, will continually adapt to the constantly changing atmosphere of environmental sustainability and stay in the forefront with our sustainability platform.”

Knauf Insulation manufactures thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulations for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and metal building applications.  Post-consumer recycled bottle glass along with sand, one of the world’s most abundant and renewable resources, and ECOSE Technology are used to create the next generation of sustainable insulation.

“We applaud Knauf Insulation for their commitment to diverting waste to make insulation. “says Stephen Wenc, president of UL Environment. “Knauf Insulation is also committed to building confidence and trust in the marketplace by validating their claims with an independent, third party. “ Knauf Insulation worked with UL Environment to validate their post-consumer content claim. “It just made sense to use UL Environment as our validation body. Knauf Insulation currently works with UL to classify the fire performance of most of its products, and has for many years. UL is recognized by architects, engineers in building specifications and is certainly recognized on consumer products as well,” says Glenn Brower, director of technical marketing at Knauf Insulation.

UL Environment applies a rigorous, independent process to the testing and auditing of environmental claims and allows manufacturers that successfully pass the tests to apply the UL Environment ECV service logo on product packaging and marketing materials.

Results for the Knauf Insulation validation are available at www.ulenvironment.com

About Knauf Insulation

About Knauf Insulation Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulations for residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and metal building applications. It’s Knauf Insulation’s number one priority to provide products and services that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future. The company’s insulation products have an inherent impact on energy consumption; once in use they save hundreds of times more energy than is required to make them. Knauf Insulation has met the stringent chemical emissions standards to achieve the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification and is verified to be formaldehyde free. For more information about Knauf Insulation sales and products, visit www.knaufinsulation.us, write to Knauf Insulation, One Knauf Drive, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or call 800-825-4434 ext. 8406.

About UL Environment

UL Environment helps support the growth and development of sustainable products, services and organizations in the global marketplace through standards development, educational services and independent third-party assessment and certification. Specific environmental solutions services ULE provides include environmental claims validation, sustainable products certification, energy efficiency certification, environmental product declarations and advisory services.  Additional information about UL Environment can be found at ulenvironment.com.  This press release and other announcements are available at http://www.ulenvironment.com/ulenvironment/eng/pages/env/newsroom/.

About UL

UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. Employing more than 6800 professionals in over 96 countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and University–to the meet the expanding needs of our customers and the global public. Additional information about UL can be found at UL.com or Safetyathome.com.