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Austral Insulation Strengthens Sustainability Program

Austral Insulation, one of the leading suppliers and installers of various types of roof and home insulation in Brisbane, strengthens its sustainability program through the use of sustainable, recyclable, and eco-friendly products and materials.

[Brisbane, March 7, 2014] – Austral Insulation, a premier provider and installer of various types of roof and home insulation in Brisbane, strengthens its sustainability program. The company proudly shares that they only use sustainable, recyclable, and eco-friendly raw materials, products and services.

The generation of energy using non-renewable fossil fuels has resulted in too much greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which have been linked to global warming and climate change. Insulation and other home products contribute to a more sustainable environment, by helping lower the energy consumption in buildings and industrial processes. This is where Austral Insulation comes in, with its improved sustainability program.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Operations

The Bradford Insulation Group, which Austral Insulation is part of, has been manufacturing and selling energy-saving insulation and other products since 1934. The company supports sustainability in three important ways:

1. Constantly improving the living and working environment through greater thermal and acoustic comfort

2. Saving energy and reducing the associated GHG emissions from manufacturing the products to installing them

3. Reducing waste through environmentally-sound manufacturing and installation.

The company’s glasswool is manufactured from up to 80% recycled glass, waste flat glass and bottle glass, depending on availability of materials. In addition, the rest of the glass mix is made primarily from sand—an abundant resource.

The rockwool process of Austral Insulation, and the Bradford Group, utilises up to 40% recycled scrap rockwool and are manufactured using innovative briquetting technology developed by Bradford.

Sustainable Glasswool and Rockwool Insulation Products

Austral Insulation and the Bradford Group’s glasswool and rockwool plants:

- Recycle all water used in the manufacturing process

- Use high efficiency world class process control technology

- Maximise compression packaging to reduce transportation energy use

- Comply with all relevant product and manufacturing standards including ISO9000 and AS/NZ 4859.1


The company’s insulation products are very durable, with many even lasting the lifetime of the building. These products are fully recyclable and use no ozone-depleting products during manufacturing. These also have low volatile organic compounds and low allergens, as well as having low embodied energy.

About Austral Insulation

Austral Insulation is a premier supplier and installer of various types of roof and home insulation in Brisbane. The company has been providing insulation solutions to homes, commercial, and industrial buildings for more than 30 years. They are specialists in thermal and acoustic insulation providing quality, innovative solutions to make living and working environments comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient.

For more information about Austral Insulation, the Bradford Group, their products and services, visit their website at http://www.australinsulationbrisbane.com.au/