Owens Corning PROPINK EcoTouch Insulation | Owens Corning
“Has a wide range of applications: residential, commercial and industrial buildings. It contributes to supporting energy efficiency and green building certifications and is setting itself apart from other products in its class. With third party certifications, it is establishing a high performance bar.”
--Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards judge
Owens Corning’s PROPINK EcoTouch insulation provides comfort and lower energy consumption, resulting in lower monthly heating and cooling costs, and was designed with the environment in mind for owners of new and existing homes. EcoTouch contributes to LEED points with recycled content, energy-saving capabilities and sourcing proximity throughout the US and Canada. It also carries a certified Environmental Product Declaration.
Owens Corning says the performance and handleability of the product makes it easy to achieve Grade 1 Installs for maximum thermal performance and energy savings. Additionally, Owens Corning recently added an R-20 offering to help builders and contractors easily and cost-effectively meet upgraded energy codes. The professional-grade R-20 offering delivers all the thermal and acoustical performance benefits of Owens Corning’s PROPINK EcoTouch insulation in a code-compliant and nationally in-stock product.
The product features a formaldehyde-free formulation made of 99% natural materials, and is soft to the touch, making for easy handling. It also features excellent stiffness and recovery characteristics and can easily be cut and split for insulating small spaces and odd shaped cavities, the company says, adding that recent testing showed two-thirds of professional installers prefer EcoTouch insulation over the competition.
The insulation is certified to contain a minimum of 58% total recycled content and 36% post-consumer recycled content. The energy needed to produce a pound of EcoTouch insulation is saved during the first month in use, and continues to save through the life of the building. As one judge said, “It’s exciting to see a product that provides lower energy consumption and comfort.”
PROPINK EcoTouch features PureFiber Technology, which represents a way of producing fiberglass insulation for fast and easier handling and installation, with less dust than other fiberglass insulation products.
Owens Corning says it is the first major manufacturer to offer an in-stock product designed specifically to address new energy codes requiring R-20 insulation. By meeting the fitness for use criteria of professional installers right out of the bag, better quality installations consistently are achieved, the company says.