Use and application
Due to its excellent features, it is particularly suitable for eco-friendly buildings with reduced environmental impact and low energy consumption. The most appreciated features are: low thermal conductivity, high transpiration, high mass, high elasticity, very low thermal diffusion, high humidity resistance, cheapness, handiness and ease of installation. The SugheroLite granular cork has a wide range of applications, such as:
- Thermal insulation of outside walls, through the insertion in the cavity with a special machine
- Dry laying for thermal insulation of non-walkable floor
- Dry laying for thermal and acoustic insulation of wooden coffered ceiling
- Dry laying for thermal and acoustic insulation of pitched coverings between two wooden boardings
… Eco-friendly and transpiring insulating layer composed of granules of light natural cork (SugheroLite Costante with 4 mm grain size or, SugheroLite Media with 4/8 mm grain size) of selected quality, boiled for at least one hour without dust and wooden wastes …
The SugheroLite has no negative effects on the healthiness and transpiration of inside spaces because it is totally composed of natural cork. Thanks to its nature, it doesn’t cause allergies and doesn’t produce irritating dust during the processing step and the laying. The SugheroLite is comparable, for its nature, to a wooden element.
VOC Emission: A + (French Decree 2011-321)
Emissive qualities were tested in a voluntary way through methods that allow to determine the presence of any volatile compounds emitted by the product in its operating conditions. These tests were performed by means of DHS spectrophotometric analysis on the 89 substances indicated in the EPA list (Environmental Protection Agency) 8260 C 2006, by obtaining a very positive result and values under the instrumental recording limit.
The SugheroLite is obtained by grinding cork barks. The barks picking doesn’t require tree felling. Barks grow back naturally, without chemical fertilizers and a new picking is possible after only ten years. Therefore the cork is a renewable and inexhaustible resource. The picking process is manually done, with just a minimum use of machinery. Production and transport require a low energy consumption because of the lightness of the product. Production wastes (dust, etc.) are burned to produce thermal energy, used for the same production or in agriculture. Processing wastes are completely reusable.