Health comes first
Ned Air strives to create the desired climate in all kinds of indoor spaces, in an energy efficient manner. Besides environmental responsibility and the development of energy efficient products, the health of our employees and customers is very important to us. That is why Ned Air prefers to use sustainable and safe insulation materials in its products.
The dangers of mineral wools
Many manufacturers use glass wool and stone wool as insulation materials for their ventilation systems. However, people who work with these materials on a regular basis are at risk of having health problems, which is why they have to follow strict safety regulations. The trade union FNV Bouw (‘Construction’) mentions several common health problems that are associated with working with glass wool and stone wool, such as itching, skin inflammation, sore eyes, and – by prolonged exposure – lung diseases like bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis.
Plastic-based insulation wool
We want to limit any health risks for our employees and customers. We also want to prevent any classrooms and offices from being polluted with glass or stone wool fibers. That is why Ned Air chooses to use polyester wool for all its products where the insulation material comes into direct contact with the air stream. Polyester wool is a wool product based on polyester fibre, derived from recycled PET bottles. Contact with polyester fibres does not result in any health problems, unlike glass or stone wool. The material does not generate dust and contains no chemical binders. It is non-toxic and 100% recyclable. This makes polyester wool a perfect alternative to glass or stone wool.
Due to its high value technical properties, polyester wool can be used for a wide range of applications. It is already widely used in industry and in the construction sector, due to its superb sound-absorbing and thermal insulating properties. It is also used in the maritime sector as an alternative to glass wool and stone wool. It is exceptionally suited for improving the acoustics in ‘hard spaces’ such as offices, classrooms, studios, shops, meeting rooms and daycare centres. All this gives you the security of having a well functioning ventilation system for a truly healthy indoor climate.
Would you like more information about our choice of polyester wool as insulation material? Then please contact us.