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CSR Martini – Martini Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Products

 

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Overview

 

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.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

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.)

Colours

White, Dark Grey and Black

Warranty

50 years

Expected Life

Martini Acoustic Insulation Products can be expected to last the full lifetime of the building when installed properly.

Indicative Costs

Cost of Supply

$4.00 - $30.00 per m²

Purchase Options

Please contact manufacturer for purchasing details.

Constituents

~ 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.

Technical Specifications

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.

Projects

  • 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)

Preparation

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.

 

HUMAN HEALTH

Health

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.

Comfort

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.

Electromagnetic Radiation

Not applicable.

Safety

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.

Accessibility

Not applicable.

 

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial

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.

Aquatic

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.

Atmosphere

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

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

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.

Biodiversity

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.

 

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency

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.

Embodied Water

No water is used in the manufacturing of this product.

Durability

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.

Reusability

Due to high durability of the polyester insulation, products have high reuse potential

Repairability

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.

Recyclability

Polyester is recyclable. Products may be returned directly to manufacturer for recycling.

Maintenance

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

No. 

Convictions

No. 

Environmental Policy

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

No.

Technology Transfer Programs

No. 

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

No.

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT

None.

 

Information last verified on 15th January 2017

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Fibreglass, rockwool, cellulose, mineral wool, natural wool, reflective, polyethylene bubble, polystyrene, polyurethane, lead or barium-impregnated PVC sheets, or other standard polyester insulations.

 

RELATED TOPICS

 

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sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Resource Depletion

Recycled content-min 10% post consumer

Recycled content- post consumer min 20%

Recycled content- post consumer min 50%

Resource efficiency

Extended Producer Responsibility scheme (EPR)

Eco packaging

Least processed materials

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Downstream reduction of energy use

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental policy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment