Your worn out jeans don’t necessarily have to end up as a cleaning cloth. Cotton naturally has excellent insulating properties, which is why Metisse uses the cotton from discarded jeans for the production of high-quality insulation material. Within a month, old jeans are converted into a material that can be used in construction, and which can be recycled after use.
Métisse insulation is made from
- 90% Old jeans (at least 80% cotton)
- Fire and fungal resistant agents
Cotton clothing keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, these qualities are just as useful for a home. In other words, a smart residual flow.
- VRK insulation collects worn-out jeans.
- The old textile is then ground into fibers.
- Various substances are added to the fibers. For example, fire and mold resistant agents as well as a binding agent.
- This mixture is pressed into panels, strips or any other desired shape for insulation material.
- After use, the material can be completely recycled
Métisse insulation can be applied on a large scale. It is used in both renovations and new construction. This is done in the usual way for insulation material. However, it is not possible to incorporate it in a flat roof construction.
- The material is made with almost no new materials
- It’s very long-lasting, more than 75 years
- After use, the material can be recycled according to the previously followed production process
Conventional insulation materials can sometimes be marketed at a very low price. It is therefore difficult to compete as a relative newcomer with an average higher price. When we value recycled and environmentally friendly products better than lower-priced but polluting products, it will become an easier choice for consumers and contractors.