Insulation

Zell

Air Injected Insulation. An environmentally friendly insulation system made from natural wood fibres.

  • Suitable for many on-site timber frame applications
  • Prefabricated wall and roof cassettes
  • Ideal insulation for renovation of wall and roofs
  • Joint free insulation
  • Very good thermal insulation and thermal storage capacity
  • Excellent summer heat protection
  • Water vapour open for a healthy internal climate
  • Particularly slump-resistant due to interlocking wood fibres
  • No additional on-site cutting
  • High quality through trained installers
  • Recyclable, pure wood fibres from pine
  • Optimum sound protection when combined with STEICO rigid insulation boards
  • BUND environmental award 1999

Material:

Wood fibres produced to general building approval Z-23.11-1120 with ongoing quality control. For dust removal the requirements of the professional association should be observed, and furthermore the provisions of TRGS 553. STEICOzell can be utilized in external components GK0 in wooden buildings and prefabricated elements according to boundary conditions AbZ Z-23.11-1120.

Pro Environment – Pro Humanity

STEICO AG is the first insulation manufacturer to offer Chain of Custody certification on its entire insulation range. STEICO uses timber from sustainable forests which are managed under strict directives from the CoC authorities’. Therefore STEICO offers the highest environment standards from production right through to the end product.

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Universal Insulation

Sarking and sheathing boards

  • Sheathing board for both pitched roof and wall constructions
  • Insulated wall panel
  • Made from natural wood fibres
  • External insulation for roofs or floors with staggered joints or under sarking felt
  • External insulation for roofs or floors, weathering protection, insulation, water resistance
  • NEW LINE for Insulation between rafters)
  • Insulation under a screed
  • External insulation for walls behind a rain screed
  • Insulation for timber structures
  • High compression strength
  • High heat protection during summer months
  • Excellent insulation qualities prevent thermal bridging
  • Water vapour open, suitable for warm roofs
  • Water resistant due to special rebate on roof pitches ≥ 18°
  • May be fully exposed for up to four weeks in a temporary condition
  • Effective protection against wind, dust, moisture and sound
  • Enhanced vapour transfer
  • Contributes to an excellent room climate
  • Ecological, environmentally friendly and recyclable
  • Insulant made of wood fibres, chain of custody certified
  • CE marked

Material:

Wood fibre insulation board produced in accordance with EN 13171 and EN 13986 and with ongoing quality supervision for dust extraction please refer to national requirements. STEICOuniversal is designed for sheathing timber frame wall panels with stud framing not less than 38 mm in width and at maximum 600 mm centres. The boards can resist weather exposure without deterioration during construction or if cladding is delayed.

Pro Environment – Pro Humanity

As a manufacturer of ecological building materials, STEICO AG ensures that its raw materials and production protect the Environment and Health of future generations and that its products excel in functionality and quality. STEICO AG is the first insulation manufacturer to offer Chain of Custody certification on its entire insulation range. STEICO uses timber from sustainable forests which are managed under strict directives from the CoC authorities’. Therefore STEICO offers the highest environment standards from production right through to the end product.

Canaflex

Environmentally-friendly flexible thermal insulation system made from hemp canaflex

  • Flexible cavity insulation in roof, dry wall and floor constructions
  • Cavity insulation for partition walls, external walls and service zones

Hemp is a very versatile agricultural crop with a long tradition. In China rope and paper had been manufactured from hemp even before writing was invented. Still at the beginning of the 20th century, hemp was a vital cultivated plant in Europe, until it started being replaced by wood for paper manufacturing and cotton for textile production. As a result hemp was overlooked for a long time but today its natural advantages are becoming the focus of attention again. Hemp uses solar energy more effectively than many plants. Used as part of a rotation policy it is a good soil conditioner and during the growing process it makes a significant contribution to climate protection by fixing CO2. As a raw material in STEICOcanaflex insulation, hemp shows its real performance once the fibres have been processed into a highly efficient flexible insulation board with no dangerous additives. Hemp fibres are one of the most resilient natural products providing ideal conditions for a long insulating material life. In comparison to other annual fibre crops such as flax, jute or cotton, hemp fibres are characterised by a unique combination of fibre length, fibre stiffness and breaking strain. Therefore, hemp is considered to be the strongest native natural fibre and is classed second only to coco fibres for durability in use. In addition, STEICOcanaflex offers a high resistance to insects and rodents due to the nature of the material properties. • Flexible thermal insulation • Good compression resistance • Expands to fit adjoining components • Prevention of thermal bridges • Excellent insulation properties in winter and summer • Classified as non-irritant to skin, easy handling • Water vapour open for a healthy room environment • Ecological and environmentally-friendly STEICOcanaflex is certified with the European quality mark – natureplus®. The natureplus®-seal of quality embodies health awareness, environmentally-friendly production, protection of limited naturals resources and their suitability of application. Products with this label are made predominantly from renewable /sustainable sources of raw materials.

How comfortable you feel within your own four walls depends on many factors but the right environmental climate is definitely a key factor, so are a pleasant temperature, optimum humidity and fresh air. STEICOcanaflex has outstanding insulation values. With this natural building material you can save valuable heating energy in winter and at the same time you will be protected against the heat gain in summer. Yet another advantage of STEICOcanaflex is the capacity to effectively absorb sound. The water vapour open structure of the material allows STEICOcanaflex to reduce the risks of interstitial condensation within a frame. Using STEICOcanaflex in a breathing wall construction will help to maintain comfortable humidity levels in the building. Due to the fact that we only use natural products with no environment damaging additives, you can rely on STEICOcanaflex to provide a healthy room climate.

STEICOcanaflex may be a little more expensive than some conventional insulating materials. However, the purchase price represents only one part of the total costs of the insulation performance over time. Conventional insulation materials, which are not considered emission free, require more stringent handling and disposal procedures, leading to higher costs. STEICOcanaflex can be easily and cheaply recycled. With STEICOcanaflex you do not only insulate for the current generation but can also be confident about the product’s performance in the future. This is because this ecological insulation material is non hazardous and can easily be recycled. This is a cost advantage which pays off.

The processing of STEICOcanaflex is particularly user-friendly and will not knowingly cause itching or scratching – whether during cutting or installation. STEICOcanaflex can be processed using simple tools. The flexible STEICOcanaflex board is installed into cavities using minimum pressure (cut the board 10 to 20 mm oversize to assist friction fitting). Off cuts may be used to fill small voids to minimize wastage. To fill wider voids install the boards in a horizontal direction.

Flex

Environmentally-friendly flexible thermal insulation system made from natural wood fibres. flex

  • Flexible cavity insulation in roof, drywall and floor constructions
  • Cavity insulation for partition walls, external walls and service zones
  • Between rafter and joist insulation, drywall insulation and loft insulation
  • Insulation of timber frame structures
  • Wall insulation
  • Internal partition wall insulation

STEICOflex makes a significant contribution to your comfort at home due to its excellent insulation performance in winter. STEICOflex provides optimum heat protection for your whole structure including walls, ceilings and roofs. In addition, thanks to its low thermal conductivity and high heat capacity, STEICOflex also protects your house against overheating in summer. The high material density of approximately 50 kg / m3 and the high specific heat capacity of 2100 J / kgK (more than twice as high as mineral wool) provide heat insulation on the hottest days. • Flexible thermal insulation • Classified as non-irritant to skin • Good compression resistance • Expands to fit adjoining components • Prevention of thermal bridges • Excellent insulation properties in winter and summer • Water vapour open for a healthy room environment • Helps to regulate the indoor climate • Provides a green architectural solution • Easy handling • Ecological and environmentally-friendly, recyclable STEICOflex is certified with the European quality mark – natureplus®. The natureplus®-seal of quality embodies health awareness, environmentally-friendly production, protection of limited naturals resources and their suitability of application. Products with this label are made predominantly from renewable /sustainable sources of raw materials.

Whether you feel really comfortable within your own four walls depends on many factors but the right environmental climate is definitely a key factor, so are pleasant temperature, optimum humidity and fresh air. STEICOflex consists of natural wood fibres and demonstrates all the advantages of wood as a natural building material. This flexible insulation board has a water vapour open structure, so that water vapour can pass through to the ventilated cavity – in a similar way to breathable fabrics. Wood fibres have a much higher capacity to retain moisture than conventional insulating materials and so STEICOflex makes a contribution to the regulation of the air humidity (e.g. when installed as inner wall insulation). Additionally, its high capacity to retain moisture prevents condensation risks. The entire construction is safeguarded against interstitial condensation. Using STEICOflex for both external or internal insulation, sound is effectively absorbed. Furthermore, due to its strong compression resistance and expansion characteristics, STEICOflex contributes to the elimination of the airborne sound permanently by ensuring that all voids remain filled.

The raw material for all STEICO wood fibre insulating materials originates from sustainable forestry, which complies with the strict requirements of the CoC authorities’. The goal of the Chain of Custody is the promotion of environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable forest management. Consequently those using STEICOflex make a significant contribution to climate protection. An average tree stores approximately 1 tonne of CO2 during its growth and at the same time produces 0.7 tonnes of oxygen. The CO2 stored in the trees in the form of carbon remains in the finished product – while the replanted trees continue to absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. The raw material for STEICOflex comes from thinnings of surrounding pine forests and from saw mill residue. No conventional formaldehyde or PMDI binders are used in the production of STEICO wood fibre insulating materials. Based on this, STEICOflex falls far below the minimum value of 0.1parts per million for formaldehyde emissions, required by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Due to the constant control of raw materials during the production and by third party supervision, Steico products are certified as emission free and non-hazardous.

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