The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and CarpetCycle recyclers have introduced Quiet-Tech insulation, offering superior sound absorption and noise reduction between wall-separated workspaces.
Quiet-Tech insulation batts contain 85% recycled materials from recycled carpet, cotton, and PET fibers. It is UL Greenguard gold certified, contains no formaldehyde or fiberglass, and can be recycled or reused at the end of its useful life. Quiet-Tech insulation is a Double Green product, which means it contains recycled California post-consumer carpet material, plus at least one other post-consumer recycled material.
“Quiet-Tech insulation is commercially available and has been installed in projects in New York and New Jersey,” said Sean Ragiel, president of CarpetCycle. “Architects, acoustic consultants, engineers, and business owners are very satisfied with Quiet-Tech insulation’s ease of handling, and its acoustic and thermal performance.”
“We are excited to see this innovative building product launched in the commercial market,” said Bob Peoples, Executive Director of CARE. “Quiet-Tech insulation is an excellent example of how post-consumer carpet is recycled back into high performance products that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.”
Quiet-Tech insulation joins the wide array of beautiful, durable, and sustainable products marketed by CARE members nationwide. By specifying and purchasing these products, architects, designers, and engineers can qualify for project certifications, such as LEED, NSF/ANSI 140, EPDs, and more.
CARE is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the landfill diversion, reuse, and recycling of post-consumer carpet, through market based solutions that benefit the economy as well as the environment. Since 2002, CARE has diverted more than 4.2 billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the U.S. and promoted the use and development of products containing materials derived from post-consumer carpet. CARE members include independent carpet recyclers, carpet manufacturers, dealers, retailers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and non-governmental organizations.