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SuperFOIL Doesn’t Leave ‘Mushroom’ for Improvement with Recycled Plastic Insulation

The company has worked closely with Texfelt to create a unique insulation product for mushroom polytunnels.

SuperFOIL Insulation has helped to develop a new recycled insulation product for the agriculture sector.

Along with fabric manufacturer, Texfelt, SuperFOIL has provided one of the largest mushroom producers in the world with a specific blend of SpringBond, which can be used in the mushroom growing process.

The new SpringBond insulation product is to be used inside polytunnels to create a warm, humid environment, provide optimum growing conditions and reduce the energy input.

SpringBond is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics, and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. It also contains no harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), meaning better air quality in its environments.

As a result, the product offers maximum performance with minimal environmental impact, and it’s expected that 200,000 plastic bottles will be recycled to make the product this year alone.

William Bown, managing director of SuperFOIL, said:

“We’re very proud to have been involved in the production of this new SpringBond insulation product- mushrooms have a very unique growing system so it feels great to have been involved in creating a bespoke product that re-creates a natural habitat.

“We pride ourselves on creating environmentally-friendly products and SpringBond certainly fits this criteria- 200,000 plastic bottles recycled within the polytunnels this year alone is an extremely impressive figure!

“It’s great to work with another manufacturer which cares as much as we do about tackling the climate emergency, as well as providing clients with products tailored for a specific need and environment.”

Previously, SpringBond has been used in sofas and mattresses to provide comfort, as well as in carpet underlays and on film sets for sound-proofing.

Source: https://www.superfoil.co.uk/

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