Insulation-materials comparison table

This graph shows the differences between several types of insulation materials from a technical performance and sustainability-characteristics point of view.

FoamLime system is ecological and sustainable; so are the cellular-glass panels and the mortars it contains; the first have been granted the Natureplus mark for sustainability; the latter have undergone environmental radioactivity tests and their radiological safety for their massive use in construction has been accredited.

 

Ecological analysis of insulation materials Manufacturing energy Raw-materials availability Damage for workers Noxious emissions during manufacturing Emission in case of fire Long-term behaviour Elimination recycling
Glass wool Good Very Good Problematic Good Good Problematic Problematic
Rockwool Very Good Very Good Good Good Good Problematic Problematic
Cellulose Insulation Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Good Problematic Good
Expanded Cork Very Good Problematic Very Good Very Good Good Problematic Good
Cellular Glass Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Expanded Polystyrene Problematic Problematic Very Good Good Problematic Problematic Problematic
Extruded Polystyrene Problematic Problematic  Problematic Good Problematic Good Problematic
Polyurethane(PUR) Problematic Problematic Problematic Good Problematic    
  • Very Good Very Good
  • Good Good
  • Problematic Problematic

Concerning CO2 emissions, energy costs and heat capacity, the following graph shows the advantages of FoamLime over other ETICS systems.

SATE traditional
FoamLime Etics System
 

With the same energy cost to manufacture and apply 1 m2 of traditional ETICS (EPS), 4 m2 of FoamLime are manufactured and applied.

With the same CO2 emissions to manufacture and apply 1 m2 of traditional ETICS system (EPS), 5 m2 of FoamLime are manufactured and applied.