All our SupaSoft Recycled Plastic Insulation is manufactured locally in the UK, supporting local enterprise and helping to reduce the carbon emissions that arise when transporting bulky materials long distances.
We use recycle code 4 LDPE for our SupaSoft Plastic Insulation packaging. At present there is no alternative material available that provides protection for our products during transit and storage on site. We are constantly reviewing this position but the state of the art currently leaves us no viable option. In our case, not only does plastic packaging protect the product it also enables us to compress the insulation greatly reducing packaging waste and carbon miles from factory gate to site.
Most of our insulation is compress packed in order to minimise packaging. Compress packing also enables us to reduce the thickness of packaging. The packaging weight per sq.m of 100mm SupaSoft is 22g per sq.m. This compares to the packaging weight per sq.m of other insulation materials which can be more than 80g per sq.m. Our packaging waste is around a quarter of that from alternative brands of natural insulation.
By compress packing our plastic insulation we use 50% less lorry space when transporting our products. In addition, we manufacture in the UK. This means that the carbon miles from gate to site for our products is on average 6 to 7 times less than equal amounts of other imported products.