WABASH, Ind. — Thermafiber has announced the launch of UltraBatt, a new residential and light commercial insulation batt. The company said UltraBatt insulation is engineered to provide thermal comfort, fire protection, and sound control all in one product.

In exterior walls, UltraBatt conserves energy with an R-15 in 2x4 construction and R-23 in 2x6 walls. The insulation is made with 70 percent pre-consumer recycled content and is fire resistant to temperatures over 2,000°F. Sound control is highly desirable in interior walls, floors, ceilings, and multifamily construction. Thermafiber said the dense UltraBatt is an exceptional sound insulation providing an STC rating of 30 in 2x4 wall assemblies, with a single layer of gypsum board on both sides.

Steve Edris, director and general manager of Thermafiber, said, “Mineral wool is an excellent insulation choice for residential construction. The fire resistance, energy efficiency, and sound control provide homeowners with piece of mind and a comfortable living environment.”

Thermafiber noted that mineral wool batts are easy to install and easy to cut for a tight fit around HVAC, plumbing, electrical outlets, and wiring. UltraBatt insulation is available in standard wood stud and steel stud sizes.

Thermafiber Inc., an Owens Corning company, is a leading manufacturer of mineral wool insulation products for commercial, residential, industrial, and marine applications. For more information, visit www.thermafiber.com.

Publication date: 10/28/2013

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