Choose carefully for your peace of mind
Choosing the right insulation materials makes a big difference in terms of the safety and ease with which it can be installed, as well as its performance. The glass wool used to manufacture Pink Batts insulation is a safe biosoluble formulation that is not the same as fibreglass or asbestos. In the event any glass wool fibres are inhaled into the lungs they will dissolve in the body fluids and be rapidly cleared from the body. It is classified under the same category as caffeine, tea and chlorinated drinking water by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And unlike polymer based products, Pink Batts insulation is made from inert glass wool and is non-combustible, meaning it won’t catch fire or melt easily when exposed to a flame or faulty wiring. Longer-term issues like indoor air quality should also not be overlooked. Pink Batts products are certified to meet the independent Finnish RTS M1 certification. This means they emit only minimal levels of formaldehyde and other VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and have been independently tested as safe for use in buildings. They have also been accepted into the New Zealand Asthma Foundation’s Sensitive Choice programme as safe to install in the homes of those suffering from asthma.