VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — CertainTeed has introduced its newly enhanced Sustainable Insulation™ SoftTouch™ Duct Wrap, which the company said offers HVAC contractors improved cutting and handling to ease installation, while maintaining fiberglass product performance.

“There has been an increase in demand for insulation products that are sustainable, offer lower VOCs, and have less itch and dust when being installed,” said Jim Voitel, product manager, technical insulation for CertainTeed. “We’re pleased to offer a new SoftTouch product that specifically addresses contractors’ needs and keeps our commitment to continually improve our high performance line of mechanical insulation products.”

Sustainable Insulation SoftTouch is a resilient fiberglass blanket-type insulation that provides increased thermal efficiency by reducing unwanted heat loss or gain in both rectangular and round HVAC ductwork. It is available as an unfaced blanket or with an FSK, gray PSK, or white PSK vapor retarder facing, which helps to eliminate condensation on cold ductwork surfaces.

The product is now manufactured with recycled and renewable content including a plant-based binder that is formaldehyde-free and contains no harsh acrylics, dyes, or unnecessary fire-retardant chemicals. The key benefit of the product’s new formulation is that SoftTouch generates much less dust — for a low-itch product that’s easy on installers. It also helps to ensure optimal IAQ and meets GREENGUARD Gold standards for low chemical emissions.

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Publication date: 6/1/2015

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