The past 2 posts have given you some information about the collection program now I will share some information about the insulation that the denim is turned into.
The Cotton From Blue to Green.® denim drive is a call-to-action to donate denim and give it “new life” by converting it into UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation. The insulation is then provided to communities in need to assist with building efforts.
UltraTouch™ is composed of 85% recycled cotton fibers and is an environmentally safe, non-itch insulation without carcinogenic warnings, formaldehyde or chemical irritants.
UltraTouch™ provides exceptional thermal performance and acoustically provides 30% better sound absorption than traditional fiberglass insulation. In addition, it is one of the only insulating products that contain an active mold/mildew inhibitor.
UltraTouch™ is a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness.
UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation contains 90% post-consumer recycled natural fibers making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to use a high quality sustainable building material.
Another avenue for distribution, at the end of 2010, Cotton launched a Grant Program for architects, contractors, builders and project developers to apply for grants of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation for community-based green buildings.
To learn more about the Grant Program or to register online, click here.
There is still time to apply for this wonderful grant. I encourage you to share the information with building contractors you may know.
I would love to hear from anyone else who has sent denim to the The Cotton From Blue to Green.® denim drive or who has started a collection drive of their own!