Colonial Materials North Carolina Drywall & Ceiling Systems — EcoBatt Insulation — Product

Colonial Materials North Carolina Drywall & Ceiling Systems - EcoBatt Insulation - Product

EcoBatt Insulation

Knauf Insulation EcoBatt Insulation doesnt look like any insulation youve ever seen, but thats because its natural brown color represents a level of sustainability weve never before achieved.

The color comes from ECOSE Technology, a revolutionary, new sustainable binder born from five years of intensive research. Based on rapidly renewable bio-based materials rather than non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals commonly used in other insulation products, ECOSE Technology reduces binder embodied energy by up to 70%, and does not contain phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors used to make traditional fiberglass insulation.

EcoBatt Insulation combines sand, one of the worlds most abundant and renewable resources, post-consumer recycled bottle glass and ECOSE Technology to create the next generation of sustainable insulationnaturally from Knauf.


Knauf Insulation EcoBatt Insulation are thermal and acoustical products made from highly resilient, inorganic glass fibers bonded by a thermosetting resin. The products are available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated FSK-25 (Foil-Scrim-Kraft) foil facings.


Knauf Insulation EcoBatt Insulation are cost-effective thermal and acoustical barriers for energy-efficient construction. Their consistent quality, low dust, and clean-cutting resilient fibers make fabrication easy and installation fast. The products can be used in new and retrofit wood and metal frame applications in residential and commercial structures, as well as in manufactured housing applications. These applications include thermal and acoustical treatments to walls, ceilings, and floors.

In addition, High Density (HD) batts are available where optimal thermal performance is required and space for insulation is limited. High Density Cathedral Ceiling Batts, for example, deliver greater R-value in less space, so builders can increase R-values and still maintain adequate space for ventilation.

Knauf Insulation EcoBatt QuietTherm Insulations excellent acoustical properties reduce sound transmission when properly installed in partition walls, ceilings, and floor assemblies.

Knauf Insulation EcoBatt Staple-Free Batts are flange-less kraft-faced batts which friction fit between wood studs eliminating the need to staple in place. These batts are designed for use in standard 2 x 4 wood framed construction where the stud spacing is no more than 16 on center.


Knauf Insulation offers a full line of standard and high-density batts and blankets with a wide range of sizes and R-values. Available unfaced, or with kraft or flame-rated (FSK) foil facings, Knauf Insulations residential insulation can be used for cavity walls, floors, ceilings, attics, basements, and crawl spaces. It is highly resilient, recovering quickly to full thickness. It also greatly reduces the transmission of noise in the house.

Light Commercial

This full line of standard and high-density batts and blankets for wood and metal frame construction is available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated (FSK) foil facings. Knauf EcoBatt QuietTherm Insulation can improve STC ratings in wood stud construction by 3 to 5 points and in metal stud construction by 8 to 10 points, depending on the complexity of the wall configuration and layers of insulation. Knaufs commercial building insulation can be used for exterior and partition walls, floors, crawl spaces, and a variety of ceiling applications.

Manufactured Housing

Knauf Insulation Manufactured Housing Insulation is a full line of batts and blankets with a wide range of R-values, lengths, and widths. It is designed to work efficiently with pre-manufactured structures of all widths. Available unfaced in widths up to 192 (4.88 m) or with kraft facing in widths up to 24 (610 mm), it can be used for cavity walls, floors, and ceiling applications. And QuietTherm sound batts are available for partition walls.

Knauf Insulations full line of retail batts and blankets comes in a wide range of sizes and R-values, and is available unfaced or with kraft facing. Most blankets are conveniently perforated every 94 (2.39 m) to make installation in standard 8 walls a snap, or they can be used as-is to insulate long runs like floor or ceiling areas. This highly resilient insulation recovers quickly for a snug fit and assured thermal performance. Knauf Insulations retail roll packaging has easy-to-identify R-value and application information to help your customers find the right product quickly.

Features and Benefits:

  • Made primarily from sand, one of the worlds most abundant and renewable resources
  • Lower embodied energy than traditional batts
  • Rapidly renewable binder eliminates non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals
  • Contains no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors

High Recycled Content

  • Contains a minimum of 61.9% post-consumer recycled glass content
  • Thermally Efficient
  • Excellent insulating value

Thermally Efficient

  • Excellent insulating value.

Acoustical Performance

  • Reduces airborne sound transmission
  • Significantly improves STC ratings of wall configurations

Legendary Handling

  • Cuts easily and cleanly
  • Recovers quickly
  • Less dusty
  • Friendly feel
  • Enhances productivity
  • Installation
  • Extra-wide stapling flange for faster, easier installation.
  • Durable facing resists tears and is marked in one-foot increments.

Specification Compliance:

  • ASTM C 665*; Type I, Class A (unfaced)
  • ASTM C 665*; Type II, Class C (kraft faced)
  • ASTM C 665*; Type III, Class A (FSK-25 foil faced)
  • ASTM C 665*; Type III, Class B (foil faced)
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • GREENGUARD For Children & Schools Certified
  • California Energy Commission
  • Dade County, Florida
  • MEA #498-90-M
  • State of Minnesota
  • *Federal Specification HH-I-521F has been canceled and replaced by ASTM C 665.

Technical Data:

Surface Burning Characteristics

  • Unfaced and flame-rated (FSK) foil faced products do not exceed 25 Flame Spread, 50 Smoke Developed when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84.

Facing Permeance

  • Kraft faced products have a water vapor permeance of 1.0 or less.
  • FSK foil faced products have ratings of .04.
  • Foil faced products have ratings of .05.

Formaldehyde Off-Gassing

  • Tested and shown to be below OSHA limits.
  • Diminishes to non-detectable levels within a short time frame.

Water Vapor Sorption (ASTM C 1104)

  • 5% maximum by weight.

Corrosion (ASTM C 665)

  • No greater than sterile cotton.

Microbial Growth (ASTM C 1338)

  • Does not support microbial growth or attract insects or vermin. In addition to being classified as mold resistant by GREENGUARD, EcoBatt Insulation has passed exhaustive entomological testing at leading institutions in the US and UK.

Noncombustibility (ASTM E 136)

  • Noncombustible (unfaced).

GREENGUARD Certification

  • ECOSE Technology contains no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors. EcoBatt Insulation is certified for indoor air quality as a low emitting product by The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, to both the GREENGUARD Certification Program SM and the more stringent GREENGUARD For Children and Schools SM standard, and also passes California CHPS Section 01350.


Knauf packages feature complete installation instructions and highly visible color coding system, which follows industry standards, making Knauf products easy to select.

  • Knauf Insulation packages are lightweight, stack without slipping, and are sized to fit easily under floors and through scuttle holes.
  • Batts are packaged in strong, white poly bags that offer excellent protection from abuse, dust, and moisture.
  • Knauf Insulations unitized packaging combines four batt bags in one convenient banded package, which requires less space for storage and makes loading, unloading, and job site delivery easier.
  • Standard rolls may be skip-chopped to specific lengths and are packaged in clear poly overwrap that protects the product during shipment and storage.
  • Retail rolls stack easily for display and are unitized to simplify storage and handling.
  • Retail rolls have complete DIY installation instructions and helpful product selection guides.

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