Pacific Insulation and Vita Partner to Introduce EnGuard® GlassFree Insulation to Green Building Professionals

BENICIA, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pacific Insulation has announced a new distribution agreement with Vita Nonwovens, manufacturer of EnGuard® GlassFree Insulation, bringing an innovative Green Building insulation to the Western US and CA markets.

“This new polyester insulation material will become a preferred insulation material by home builders,” says Stan Moreno, Residential Product Manager at Pacific Insulation.  “EnGuard™ will help support our core value of bringing quality products and value to our customers while re-affirming our position as an Industry leader in today’s Challenging Market.”

EnGuard™ is polyester thermal and acoustic insulation, manufactured from recycled PET, sourced from soda and water bottles.  The product offers a sustainable alternative to traditional insulations while addressing some of the most urgent environmental concerns.  EnGuard™ is 100% recyclable and contains 50% post-consumer content.  EnGuard™ is free of harmful chemical additives and airborne irritants.  It is hypoallergenic and fully compliant with stringent CA standards on VOC’s.

“The EnGuard™ product has unique features that are very attractive to the environmentally conscious California market.  The 100% recyclable content with 50% post-consumer content exceeds all current codes and requirements in this area, thus, raising the bar for fiberglass alternative products.   This partnership demonstrates Pacific Insulation’s commitment to cutting-edge technologies while being good stewards of our environment,” said Mr. Moreno.  “Our customers will appreciate the ease in handling not found in current fiberglass alternatives.  EnGuard™ will provide a value added alternative for those seeking non-fiberglass insulation materials, with the high recycled content.”

Currently available in multiple R-values, EnGuard™ offers unique product attributes currently unavailable with competing technologies.  These attributes include a friction fit product that is safe, non-irritating, and highly effective without degradation over time.

“We’re excited to bring this technology to the California market with our partner, Pacific Insulation.  We have experienced a high level of product inquiry throughout the west that far surpassed our original expectations.  We are eager to accelerate our growth in this market by partnering with one of the industry’s premier Insulation Distributors,” said Kevin Womble, VP Sales and Marketing at Vita.

Pacific will introduce the product in Northern California and be stocking a full line at the Benicia distribution center.  The phased roll-out will continue strategically throughout additional western US markets.  Additional information can be obtained at www.pacificinsulation.com.

About Vita Nonwovens

For over 60 years, Vita has manufactured high quality nonwovens designed for thermal & acoustic performance, moisture management, and filtration. Vita specializes in engineered applications utilizing nonwoven thermal bonded and mechanically entangled technologies. Each facility provides advanced measurement and accuracy through detailed controls and expert personnel, placing Vita Nonwovens at the forefront of quality and innovation.  Vita’s clients find evidence of their commitment to environmental preservation through organic products, pre and post-consumer recycled products, renewable resource raw materials, and products designed to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint through superior energy efficiency.

SOURCE Vita Nonwovens

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