Moisture performance of a new thermal insulation composite for interior application

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The paper introduces prototypes of a new composite insulation product for interior application. The product consists of a standard mineral fibre insulation batt, which is wrapped in a combination of a thin fabric of moisture absorbing, capillary active material and vapour retarding membranes. The insulation composite has been tested with small samples in a laboratory setup and in an outdoor field test on a full-scale brick wall, and has so far shown promising results in comparison with other products. The paper describes the new insulation composite and the initial moisture tests that have been made with its constituents as well as results from the laboratory and field tests of its ability to prevent moisture accumulation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number01001
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia
Duration: 6 Sep 20209 Sep 2020


Conference12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
LocationTallin University of Technology

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