Measured moisture properties for alternative insulation products

Ernst Jan De Place Hansen, Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen, Tim Padfield

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    During the past few years there has been a growing interest in using alternative insulation products in buildings. Among these products are the organic materials cellulose fibre, flax and sheep's wool as well as the inorganic perlite. The organic materials are regarded with some suspicion, because of their hygroscopicity. This paper describes two of the moisture-related properties of these materials: the water sorption and the water vapour transmission. For reference, some mineral fibre products are studied as well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding Physics in the Nordic Countries, Proc. of the 5th Symposium
    Place of PublicationGöteborg, Sweden
    PublisherChalmers tekniska högskola
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event5th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 24 Aug 199926 Aug 1999
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries

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