Completely fireproof, non-irritant and fibre-free, ultra-lightweight Micafil has many applications. Free flowing and easy to install, it is ideal for thermal and acoustic insulation in lofts, between floors, interior cavity walls and for pipe protection.
Traditionally it was thought that the incorporation of heavy materials into a building fabric was necessary in order to achieve a high level of sound absorption, by resisting the sound energy attempting to pass through it. In many cases, however, it is undesirable to use heavy building materials in modern construction and space constraint dictates that it is impractical to install them in existing buildings. Builders and architects are thus considering alternative lightweight acoustical dampening materials, and here the special properties of vermiculite prove to be of interest.