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The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) and the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association of Canada (CIMAC) are trade associations representing producers of cellulose insulation in the United States and Canada. They are separate associations, but work together on many matters affecting the total cellulose insulation industry in the North America.

Due to its inherent recovered content, low embodied energy and high thermal efficiency, cellulose insulation is often called ‘The Greenest of the Green.’ Cellulose insulation is a natural thermal/acoustical insulation material produced from recovered paper fibers in highly efficient electrically driven mills. Recycled newsprint and cardboard are the principal ingredients, but other paper fibers can be, and often are, used. 

Do you need more information about cellulose insulation? Feel free to contact CIMA and CIMAC at 888-881-2462 or visit the associations' web sites www.cellulose.org and www.cellulose.ca.

 
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Brand | Product
Program
Scope, Region, CO2E, IND AVG
Expires
CIMA/CIMAC open/close all
C2Grave, N. America
12/23/24
20th percentile

These CIMA and CIMAC member companies participated in the industry-wide Type III EPD. We invite you learn about our members and specify their products with transparency documentation.

Advanced Fiber Technology
• Applegate Insulation
• Can-Cell Industries
• Cell-Pak
Cleanfiber
• Climatizer Insulation
Fiberlite
• Igloo Cellulose
• International Cellulose Corporation
• Mason City Recycling Center
• Nu-Wool
• Soprema
• Thermo-Kool

This industry-wide EPD is the product group benchmark to which product-specific EPDs can be compared. It was done in conformance with the benchmarking guidance provided in the PCR, UL Building Envelope Thermal Insulation 04/18 – 02/23; and the SM Part B: Benchmarking Addendum | Conventional Loose-Fill Cellulose Insulation. Manufacturers interested in participating retroactively or making product-specific EPD comparisons, see the Benchmarking Addendum for instructions or contact Sustainable Minds.

In the United States: Cellulose insulation conforms with Consumer Products Safety Commission Interim Safety Standard 16 CFR Part 1209 and ASTM Standard C 739.

In Canada: Cellulose insulation conforms with Consumer Product Safety Act 16-2-B Part 1404 and with the requirements of National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC S703.

In addition to high-recovered content and low embodied energy, many cellulose insulation products made by CIMA and CIMAC members have been tested per CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1, 2010 and determined to be low VOC materials.

A portion of the catalog proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation

Note: Expired disclosures can be used in a submittal package if the product was purchased during the validity period.
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