TopHat’s Cellulose insulation is converted newsprint with the addition of a harmless naturally occurring chemical, rendering it highly fire and rodent resistant.
The advanced process of our mill produces a light wool like material, which effectively traps air pockets, these air pockets form a resistance to the movement of air. The transmission of air from hot to cold is reduced by over 85%. Keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, saving considerable energy and cost.
The bonus is TopHat’s cellulose insulation at 135mm thick reduces the transmission of sound by up to 45 decibels (normal conversation is around 30 decibels), making your home quieter.
85% of TopHat’s Insulation is manufactured from newspaper and has the largest amount of post-consumer recycled content in the industry! The product itself is also totally recyclable.
TopHat’s Cellulose Insulation also takes between 20 to 40 times less energy to make than other insulation materials.
Insulation performance is measured in “R-value” (m.sqK/W). The higher the “R”-value, the more effective the insulation material. TopHat Insulation has an “R-value” of above 3.3 at a thickness of 135mm. 3.3 is the recommended “R-value” requirement for insulation in most of South Africa (it is marginally lower in KZN type climates). Most other forms of insulation would need to exceed this thickness to achieve the same insulation performance.