Insulation Material “Fibrol”
Armands Grickus
Armands Grickus, Liepaja University, Latvia.
Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 05 May 2019 | PP: 297-299 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10620182S219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Described in article new insulation material could be produced from recycled materials so very cheap raw materials. So, it is promising for use also in countries with limited income level and readily available components. Mixture of fiber and foamed materials need not to apply certain binders or adhesives what make production costs even lower. Large amount of natural and artificial types of fibers and almost the same number of natural and artificial foam materials allows to combine the raw materials and create numerous types of final materials for broad range of applications, demanding specific material properties. Different combinations of raw material provide possibility to create moisture resistant or materials withstanding high temperatures. Mixing different components, it is possible to create insulation plates with different density, having broad range of mechanical properties and shapes. In loose form this material is useful to fill cavities in walls or insulate surfaces by simple pouring. Superior thermal performance makes it among best insulation materials. Low cost of material provides the possibility to use it in energy efficient or even passive houses. Described insulation material due to broad range of raw materials has to be engineered to certain demands of certain application and every case is individual with its own properties, so only those types, available for wholesale market are with determined thermal property values. Other important feature of this material is “breathing” – one of few materials applicable for wooden house insulation from inside, according to demands for historical houses. This article is dedicated to general description of this novel insulation material and its properties. All theoretical descriptions and mathematical model is available in article, mentioned in references.
Keywords: New Insulation Material, Foam And Fiber Mixture, Recycled Raw Materials.
Scope of the Article: Materials Engineering