The new Knauf Insulation Earthwool OmniFit range is a multi-purpose insulation range has been designed for multiple applications and provides outstanding thermal, acoustic and fire performance across three products: Earthwool OmniFit Slab, OmniFit Roll and OmniFit Stud.
It is manufactured using the ECOSE® Technology – a revolutionary, bio-based, formaldehyde free binder technology, that is based on rapidly renewable materials, rather than petro-based chemicals, resulting in a softer, easy to cut and handle insulation product.
With a thermal conductivity of 0.035W/mK across all thicknesses – an improvement on existing flexible slabs available in the market – Earthwool OmniFit Slab is suitable for both timber and metal stud applications and is available in either 400mm or 600mm wide variants.
The multi-purpose roll product, Earthwool OmniFit Roll, has been designed specifically for loft insulation, internal partition walls, internal floors and separating floor applications. With a thermal conductivity of 0.040W/mK and a density in excess of 10kg/m3, the product helps provide compliance with both thermal and acoustic Building Regulations.
Meanwhile, the Earthwool OmniFit Stud is a roll product designed with a high level of thermal performance – 0.034W/mK, ideal for use within rafters and both timber and light steel frame walls. It has a 1200mm width allowing installers the flexibility to cut the product on site to suit the application – so only one product is needed for all stud applications.
Steve Smith, market development manager at Knauf Insulation said: “Our research revealed 89% of the installers we asked said they would be keen to trial an alternative product to existing flexible slabs and rock mineral wool rolls, if it meant that handling would be easier and the products would be softer to touch.”
The range also includes more material per pallet than alternatives, meaning more material in the storage space allocated. Finally, there is a comprehensive marketing campaign from Knauf Insulation to fully help and support merchants in their offering to customers.