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Earthwool Pipe Insulation Recognized

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  May 08, 2011

Knauf Insulation North America receives award for Earthwool™ 1000º Pipe Insulation with ASJ+, a product that stands apart for its breakthrough sustainability, exceptional performance and outstanding looks.

“This product is the ultimate solution for both contractors and engineers”, said Doug Bolen, Marketing Manager at Knauf Insulation. “Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation with ASJ+ and ECOSE Technology is a genuinely sustainable and dependable insulation product that helps engineers achieve LEED credits in many ways. Additionally, the enhanced all-service jacket (ASJ+) will exceed performance expectations. Contractors are expressing appreciation for the durability and exceptional finished appearance.”

The AHR Expo and its co-sponsors, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and AHRI (The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute), recognize Knauf Insulation Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation with ASJ+ with an Honorable Mention in the Green Building Category of the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. A panel of industry professionals, found Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation with ASJ+ worthy for its value, impact and application.

Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation is manufactured from sand, one of the world’s most abundant and renewable resources; a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled bottle glass; and ECOSE® Technology, a revolutionary, more sustainable binder. ECOSE Technology is based on renewable bio-based materials and contains no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors.

Earthwool 1000° Pipe Insulation features ASJ+, Knauf Insulation’s highest standard of all service jacketing. ASJ+ is composed of aluminum foil, reinforced with a glass scrim, bonded to a kraft paper interleaving with an outer film layer, leaving no paper exposed. The benefits of ASJ+ include an exceptional finished appearance, cleanability, and durability. It maintains a professional finish because it resists wrinkling, dimpling and is easy to clean with a wet cloth and soapy water. ASJ+ offers 85 percent greater puncture resistance (Mullen Burst Test) than traditional ASJ. Additionally, because ASJ+ is more resistant to UV and moisture, it is less susceptible to physical degradation and discoloration.

Achieving UL Classified labeling, Earthwool Pipe Insulation with ASJ+ does its part to alleviate building occupant safety concerns. Furthermore, Earthwool 1000° Pipe Insulation with ASJ+ is GREENGUARD For Children and Schools SM certified for indoor air quality excellence.

Knauf Insulation Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation is used to insulate iron and copper piping in industrial applications and in commercial and institutional buildings. It offers excellent resistance to heat loss or gain, which saves energy and lowers operating costs. Earthwool 1000º Pipe Insulation is suitable for hot, cold, concealed and exposed piping systems operating at temperatures from 0° to 1000°F (-18°C to 538°C).

About AHR Expo

The ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo takes place Jan. 31–Feb. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s Expo will have more than 1,360 companies involved.

About AHRI

AHRI is a trade association representing more than 300 manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment.


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

About Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulations for residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and metal building applications. For more information about Knauf Insulation sales and products, visit, write to Knauf Insulation, One Knauf Drive, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or call 800-825-4434 ext. 8212.

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