T-emballage first with bio-based vapour barrier.
Construction industry’s first bio-based air and vapour barrier – T-Tät Standard BIO.
As part of the efforts to reduce our environmental impact, we have developed an air and vapor barrier that is based on green bioplastic. The T-Tät Standard BIO, which sits in the wall of the house, consists of 90 percent fossil-free material. The green plastic is also completely recyclable.
About the material.
The green plastic is called I’m green™ Polyethylene and is developed by a company called Braskem. It’s produced from sugarcane, a renewable raw material, while traditional polyethylene uses fossil sourced raw materials such as oil or natural gas. The sugar cane captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.
The suppliers of the raw material comply with established KRAV principles for sustainable development that cover aspects such as respect for biological diversity and good environmental practice. These performance levels are in stark contrast to the unsustainable commodity production of sugar cane and the devastation of rain forests, sometimes rightly raised in the debate, for example, linked to the Amazon.
T-Tät Standard BIO has undergone the same thorough tests and quality evaluations as our air and vapour barrier T-Tät Standard and we feel very confident that properties and quality are at the same high levels.
Features T-Tät Standard BIO:
- At least 50 years of ageing resistance.
- 90% made of fossil-free, bio-based plastic, instead of traditional oil and fossil-based plastic. This reduces both oil consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
- Captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.
Read more here. (In Swedish.)