Vital 040 is a cellulose insulation in batt form that is produced from oxygen-bleached wood pulp and viscose fibres. It combines excellent thermal insulation performance with the ability to absorb and transfer humidity.
Available to special order only
VITAL 040 batts are semi-rigid insulation batts made from oxygen-bleached cellulose and viscose fibres, food grade cellulose based binder, and a pH neutral boron liquid that provides permanent protection against rot and fire. They are manufactured in Finland in a patented manufacturing process which produces 40% more energy than it consumes.
VITAL 040 is able to absorb over 20% moisture without losing significantly on thermal performance (7 times more moisture than a mineral wool product of equivalent density). In addition, its excellent specific heat capacity ensures that VITAL 040 not only insulates during the winter, but also prevents summer overheating (2.4 times better than a mineral wool of equivalent density).
VITAL 040 is a hygroscopic material. It is therefore able to bind, transfer and release humidity and so regulate the indoor climate. Its use in timber frames constructions will also protect the timbers from moisture, fire, and biological (mould, fungi, bacteria, insects) damage. Structural timbers without preservative treatment can therefore be used.
At the end of its useful life VITAL 040 insulation can be recycled or disposed of as compost.
• Suitable for floors, walls and roof constructions
• Pre-fabrication or in-situ • New and renovation work
|Raw materials||Cellulose / Viscose fibres|
|Fire protecting agent||Boron mineral solution|
|Batt size||870 x 565 mm|
|Batt thickness||50 / 100 / 150 mm|
|Coverage per pack||5.90 / 2.95 / 1.97 m²|
|Coverage per pallet||94.4 / 47.1 / 31.5 m²|
|Density, ρ||20 - 60 kg/m³|
|Thermal conductivity, λ10||0.034 W/ m.K|
|Thermal conductivity, λn||0.037 W/m.K|
|Specific heat capacity, c||2000 J/Kg.K|
|Diffusion resistance, µ||1|
|Air permeability||45 x 10-6 m³/m.s.Pa|
|Fire rating||Class B1 / B2|
|Embodied energy PEInr||MJ / kg|
|Global Warming GWD100||kg CO2 equiv|
• Certification Z-23.11-1266 (DIBt)