I'm looking for some of that cotton batt insulation, but it seems that
only distributors, or high volume customers have it. So I figure that
there must be a local distributor, bethlehem area, that just doesn't
have it advertised on the web yet. Can anyone help me find a local
From your redirected web address I surmise that its a proprietary
product with limited distributorship controlled by the manufacturer.
There are only two distributors listed for PA. Unless you want to become
a distributor for the company, they are your only two sources. Its the
price you pay for wanting to be green (or blue in this case).
There are other makers, and the price might be twice that of
fiberglass, but that's only 2 times cheap. I have about 600 feet of
unfinished ceiling to insulate. So not too crazy.
There are more than one manufacturer of nonfiberglass batting, was
wondering if there was local source.
Well, you obviously know more about this stuff than most of the people
in the group. A quick web search finds a couple more manufacturers, but
it still looks pretty limited for general sales. Its only three or four
phone calls to find out if there are any distributors near you. I see
one of them even lets you order online. Still, I'd like to hear your
Green? Think of all the material that goes into the production of this
"natural" ingredient. There's fertilizer, harvesting, ginning,
transportation all the way from Egypt, manufacturing.
Meanwhile, people have to wear polyester leisure suits because all the
cotton was diverted to make insulation.
Whereas fiberglass is made of sand. Locally.
Regardless of the "greenness" of cotton itself, cotton batt insulation
is made from post-industrial cotton waste (e.g. scraps from the
manufacture of jeans), so it is diverting a waste product.
On 22 Feb 2007 17:38:40 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Unlike fiberglass, the cotton recieves an antimold and pest treatment.
I've seen removed fiberglass that was ladden with black stuff, and
even protected worker(s) got terriblly sick. It required doctors
treatment. So fiberglass can attract mold and mildew.
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