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A review on the properties of cellulose fibre insulation

Lopez Hurtado, Pablo and Rouilly, Antoine and Vandenbossche Maréchal, Virginie and Raynaud, Christine A review on the properties of cellulose fibre insulation. (2016) Building and Environment, 96. 170-177. ISSN 0360-1323

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.09.031


The building sector is constantly innovating in its use of materials with regards to sustainability. There is a need to use cost effective, environmentally friendly materials and technologies which lessen the impact of a construction in terms of its use of non-renewable resources and energy consumption. Cellulose fibre insulation is an eco-friendly thermal insulation material made from recycled paper fibres. It offers good thermal properties and has a low embodied energy. However due to lack of expertise in its application and properties, cellulose insulation is not widely used in comparison to more traditional insulation materials. The present paper reviews the available research on cellulose fibre insulation, its manufacture, installation, and performance. The paper focuses the physical properties of cellulose insulation, the environmental factors that affect these properties, and possible means of future innovation.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02454432
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Greenbuilding (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
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