Thermally bonded polyester acoustic and thermal insulation with a high post consumer recycled content. Martini Acoustic Insulation Products come in a variety of types suitable for commercial, industrial and residential use, including: insulation for walls, roofs and ceilings; rigid duct lagging; and flexible ventilation.
Martini Thermal Batts - Premium thermal insulation for residential and commercial buildings.
Martini Acoustic Thermal Batts - Premium thermal and acoustic insulation for residential and commercial buildings.
Martini HVAC - High performance acoustic and thermal insulation for rigid ducting.
Martini Prime - High performance acoustic thermal insulation for multi-residential apartments
Martini Thermaflex - High performance acoustic and thermal insulation for flexible ducting.
Martini Floor - for use in suspended floors
Martini Acoustic Floor for use in intermediate suspended floor cavities
Martini Absorb - Sound Absorptive insulation for use in room acoustics, industrial and environmental applications for the reduction of unwanted noise and reverberation
Martini MSB - Acoustic insulation for partition walls and ceilings in office, healthcare and public buildings.
Martini Easy Baffle - a noise barrier for voids above suspended ceilings
(Sizes, R-values, and acoustic properties vary; please see Technical Specifications below for detailed information.)
White, Dark Grey and Black
Martini Acoustic Insulation Products can be expected to last the full lifetime of the building when installed properly.
Cost of Supply
$4.00 - $30.00 per m²
Please contact manufacturer for purchasing details.
~ 80-85%- Recycled Polyester - Post-consumer recycled content from PET bottles
~ 15-20% Virgin Polyester
85% recycled polyester is the maximum recycled content possible for these insulation products, as virgin material is needed for thermal bonding process in manufacture.
Martini Prime DS
Martini Thermal Batts DS
Martini Acoustic Thermal Batts DS
Martini HVAC DS
Martini Absorb DS
Martini MSB DS
Martini Easy Baffle DS
National & International Standards
AS 4859.1 (Thermal insulation standard)
AS 1530.3 (Fire ratings)
AS 1045 (acoustic absorption testing)
AS 354-2006 (acoustic sound transmission testing)
Country of Origin
Manufactured in Australia from Asian sourced, recycled polyester fibre.
Recycled and virgin PET for sourced from Korea (15%), Indonesia (70%) and Thailand (15%).
Aluminium used is sourced from Asia.
- Channel 7 Sydney
- Darling Walk Sydney
- Barangaroo Sydney (under construction)
- The Star Sydney
- Victoria Harbour Melbourne
- Forte Apartments Melbourne
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Royal North Shore Hospital
- Sydney International Airport
- Norwest Private Hospital
- Rouse Hill Shopping Centre
- Campbelltown Catholic Club
- Mirvac Apartments, Newcastle NSW
- Macquarie Private Hospital, North Ryde NSW
New Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand (under construction)
No PPE (personal protective equipment) is required. Can be cut with a serrated knife or rotary cutters. High density products can be easily cut with an angle grinder. Low density products can be torn neatly to size across the width of the roll or batt and preferably nailed or mechanically attached to wall studs and surfaces, floor and ceiling joists, incorporated in partitioning and doors, hung in false ceilings and mechanically pinned to rigid ducting and under concrete slabs.
ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT
INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES
Bulk insulation, such as Martini Acoustic Insulation Products , reduces noise transfer between walls, ceilings and floors, which can help reduce stress levels and improve wellbeing and productivity. As well as providing acoustic insulation, when used in relevant applications, product reduces heating and cooling loads of buildings.
Bulk insulation reduces heat flow by creating small pockets of still air that reduce the rate of conductive heat transfer increasing the energy efficiency of a building. The subsequent reduction of heat transfer can minimise heating and cooling loads placed on mechanical air conditioning systems in a building and potentially allow for the integration (or natural ventilation period) for mixed mode air conditioning (natural ventilation with optional mechanical air conditioning). This leads to a significant reduction in the overall energy consumption of air conditioning plant which represents the largest energy user in a building. Furthermore greater levels of insulation can reduce HVAC plant sizes.
Products are designed for ease of installation. Gloves, goggles and mask are not required during installation; due to no incompatibilities with other products, no special storage or handling required and it is low irritant product.
As products are composed of polyester which does not absorb moisture, they are durable and suitable for use in a range of environments.
Products are made from non-irritant polyester which will not cause any skin or other irritations. Product is rated as very low VOC emissions and is thermally bonded, without the need for any binders, adhesives or blowing agents, reducing associated health impacts from potentially toxic additives.
The polyester fibre size is large enough to be non-respirable and prevent airborne fibre occurrence, therefore limiting any chance of becoming a potential airborne pollutant.
Products containing reflective insulation and sarking contain a fire retardant material which is a Level 2 Risk Phrase (low to medium risk). Although the quantities present are low enough to not pose a significant risk for the end user or installer, care should be taken during the production of the material.
Products will regulate heat inflow into a building, reducing heat in the summer or retaining heat in the winter, providing a more comfortable indoor environment. Products also enhance acoustic noise reduction by limiting noise transfer. Refer to the individual Technical Specifications section above for detailed thermal conductivity and acoustic information.
Indoor Environment Quality
Products are hydrophobic (do not absorb moisture), eliminating another pathway for the potential of mould and biological growth.
The product is certified to be low VOC.
No gloves, goggles or mask are required for installation. The product is not reactive with other building materials, so no special storage or handling equipment is required.
Emissions – Products contains between 80% and 85% recycled polyester, minimising associated impacts from extracting virgin petroleum-based polymers. Polyester is derived from petroleum-based polymers - petroleum extraction and distribution contributes to increased emissions.
Physical – The use of recycled polyester minimises the associated impacts from extracting virgin petroleum based polymers. Petrochemical extraction can cause localised terrestrial disturbance around oil fields, via mining infrastructure and subsidence.
Emissions –There are no known toxic substances emitted by this product that will impact aquatic and marine ecosystems. Antimony, a heavy metal toxic to aquatic organisms, is often used as a catalyst in the manufacturing of virgin polyester, or as a fire retardant. Fire retarders are sometimes used in reflective insulation/sarking products, some residual antimony may be present in these recycled content products.
Physical – Petrochemical extraction can cause localised aquatic disturbance around oil fields via mining infrastructure and dredging of the seabed. Petroleum extraction and distribution can also contribute to oil spills at sea. Products contain significant (but varying) amounts of recycled polyester minimising associated impacts.
Greenhouse (GHG) – Products utilise a minority of virgin polyester (~15%), which is fabricated from fossil fuels. Fossil fuels generate both atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases on combustion. Product contains significant post-consumer recycled polyester which requires less energy input than producing virgin polyester from scratch.
General polyethylene is used to calculate the GHG (kgCO2e / kg) emissions of the polyester (PET) material.
Greenhouse intensity –3.36 kgCO2e / m²
* Calculation is based on proxy data sourced from Bath University.
Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Australia from virgin and recycled polyester sourced throughout Asia. Transport intensity has not been calculated as the product is manufactured in Australia.
Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.
Light commercial vehicle
0.001451 kgCO2e / kg.km
0.000195 kgCO2e / kg.km
0.000069 kgCO2e / kg.km
Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.
Operational efficiency – Products will reduce energy cooling and heating loads, depending on R-value used, placed on air conditioning systems (when properly installed in a building, subsequently reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated in energy production
Re-use Efficiency – Suitable for and likely to be re-used if clean and installed without glues or adhesives.
Toxics and Pollutants – Polyester is a non-toxic, non-irritant substance, with very low VOC emissions over the life of the product.
There is no formaldehyde used in the manufacture of the product, and no glues (except where glue is used for installation)
There is no fire retardants added to the materials in the manufacture of this product.
Ozone Depletion – This product produces no CFC's or HCFC's (Ozone Depleting Substances).
Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable.
Noise – Products can reduce noise transfer and absorb sound.
Use of significant recycled content minimises associated landfill mass and other environmental impacts. The use of minor volumes of virgin polyester generates biodiversity impacts through the atmospheric emissions generated during the refining and manufacturing processes of the virgin polymer. These have not been quantified in terms of impacts on biological systems, except in the case of oil-spill impacts which, while rare, can have significant localised impacts.
The recycled polyester used by Martini Acoustic Insulation Products is post-consumer polyester fibre, recycled from PET bottles sourced from Asia. The virgin content of the products are based on petroleum, a limited and finite resource. 85% recycled polyester is the maximum recycled content possible for these insulation products, as virgin material is needed for the thermal bonding process during manufacture, and to provide loft (to maintain air volume and height, and resist compression over time).
Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy
Products have an embodied energy of ~45.64 MJ/m²
* Calculation is based on proxy data sourced from Bath University.
Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Australia from virgin and recycled polyester sourced from Asia.
No water is used in the manufacturing of this product.
Polyester is a durable insulation material. Thermoplastic will only naturally decay if exposed to UV light; however product will typically remain locked inside building envelope and will have limited exposure.
Due to high durability of the polyester insulation, products have high reuse potential
Not applicable -no ongoing maintenance is expected.
Design for Dematerialisation
Product reduces the material intensity of the HVAC system due to lower thermal loads, so these systems may be reduced.
Design for Disassembly
All thermal insulation products can be mechanically fixed (pinned or nailed), allowing easy disassembly and reuse if required. This is preferable to glue-fixing, which limits disassembly and reuse.
Polyester is recyclable. Products may be returned directly to manufacturer for recycling.
Insulation products will not need maintenance once installed.
Product Takeback Scheme
Martini Industries provide a Product Stewardship Program. Uncontaminated off cuts and clean product can be returned to Ingleburn, NSW factory for recycling.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Audits and Environmental Reporting
Martini Industries have an Environmental Policy which includes their administration and manufacturing processes, as well as transport, raw material sourcing, production processes and their Product Stewardship Program.
Their manufacturing processes minimise waste, and no water or chemicals are used in domestic production. Their manufacturing plants are energy efficient and are amongst the most modern systems of their kind in operation in Australia (manufacturer's statement).
For more information, please refer to manufacturer’s website.
Social Enhancement Programs
Technology Transfer Programs
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT
Information last verified on 15th January 2017
Fibreglass, rockwool, cellulose, mineral wool, natural wool, reflective, polyethylene bubble, polystyrene, polyurethane, lead or barium-impregnated PVC sheets, or other standard polyester insulations.