Why Choose Low-E Insulation?
Low-E® Reflective Insulation has passed IAQ CA01350 for Indoor Air Quality. It doesn’t ‘off’ harmful gases, has no V.O.C’s or itchy airborne fibers to worry about. Low-E® is a patented product combining a unique Closed Cell Polyethylene Foam Core (not bubble wrap material) with pure aluminum facings (not metalized plastic or mylar). It is non-toxic and completely safe to handle. With an Emissivity value of 0.03, Low-E® Insulation DIY Kits provide superior performance and reflect 97% of Radiant Heat.
Low-E Reflective Insulation is a well-established, driven and innovative company. Producing a line of environmentally safe products since 1989, we have produced and installed well over 1 billion sq ft of material. Our patented Low-E Insulation is now sold in over 30 countries around the world and is fast becoming the world’s favourite brand reflective insulation.
Our team have a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction and manufacturing and we offer our customers a full in-house technical support service. Our team have a wealth of knowledge with regard to insulation systems, moisture control, condensation risk analysis and Part L. We work very closely with Local Authority Build Control (LABC) on a national level to ensure we stay up to date with the most current regulations and standards
R&D, Testing and Production
We do not compromise on quality. Our Patented Insulation is only manufactured in the USA, UK and EU. We test our products to the highest standard. At present we have carried out all required testing to meet and comply with UK and European standard for foil insulation EN 16012. We also carry LABC (Local Authority Building Control) approval in the UK.
How it’s Made
Low-E Insulation is manufactured using a patented production method that eliminates the use of glues, adhesives and solvents. Our recycled, non-toxic, closed cell foam core is heat bonded to our 99.4% Pure Insulation Grade Aluminium. Not alone is the process patented but so is the product itself.
Architects and designers love specifying Low-E Insulation to maximise the designed usable space. Low-E is quick clean and easy to install. It has no fibres and is indoor air quality approved
Low-E -v- ‘Multi’ Foil
Foil insulation is a simple idea; use pure aluminium to reflect heat back to the heat source.
So why do so many companies get it wrong?
Aluminium -v- Mylar
Only aluminium has a natural low emissivity value. Mylar, while it does look ‘shiny’ and might be good at reflecting light, does not reflect heat in the same way as aluminium.
Low-E -v- Traditional Insulation
For years people have been convinced that to insulate better, they should add more and more traditional insulation. The thicker the insulation, the better it works! But that doesn’t really solve the problem. Why?
Low-E is manufactured from non-toxic, recycled closed cell polyethene foam. Up to 40% of our foam core is actually manufactured from recycled milk cartons. Not only does reduce the need for refining and processing raw materials, it makes use of a product that is used every day and save it from a landfill. Low-E Insulation has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any insulation material on sale today.