MEDIA RELEASE: DriTherm Masonry slab: New insulation for New Zealand
By Anonymous on January 25, 2016



  • High thermal performance
  • Moisture resistant – 50 year warranty
  • NZBC Compliant

Knauf Insulation have launched a new specialist, high performance insulation product for strapping and lining masonry walls. DriTherm® masonry slab is a premium glasswool insulation, which has a certified material R-Value of 1.5m2K/W to provide a thermal and acoustic barrier for energy efficient construction.

DriTherm masonry slab is silicone treated and comes with a 50 year moisture resistant warranty therefore, allowing it to be installed directly against a masonry or concrete wall without risk of the insulation absorbing moisture.

DriTherm masonry slab is part of the Earthwool® glasswool range of products, a new generation of glasswool insulation that provides thermal and acoustic insulation solutions for the home. Like other Earthwool glasswool products, DriTherm masonry slab is made using recycled glass and with ECOSE®Technology, a revolutionary binder that contains no added formaldehyde or petro-based chemicals. Furthermore, thanks to compression packaging, Knauf Insulation is able to fit more insulation in each pack, which also reduces the storage space required on site.

Guy Manthel, Technical Product Manager at Knauf Insulation said: “DriTherm masonry slab is a premium solution for the insulation of concrete and masonry walls and provides an economical alternative to other insulation products. The silicone treated glasswool will resist moisture for the lifetime of the building and is non-combustible and fully AS/NZS4859.1 compliant. It can be specified and used in both residential and commercial applications such as the lining of tilt-slab walls.”

It is no secret that insulation can improve the energy efficiency of the home and once installed it can also help reduce the reliance on artificial cooling and heating to maintain a comfortable internal temperature. DriTherm Cavity slab has over 40 year’s history of use in the UK and is ideally suited to construction methods in New Zealand.

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