New Product: Isochanvre, Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Material for Housing
company, Isochanvre SARL, has developed a method of crystallising the
sap of unstable raw hemp or shiv. The resultant material known as
Isochanvre®, is finding numerous uses in thermal and acoustic
insulation as well as now being used as a construction material.|
Isochanvre is mixed with hydraulic lime and water to bind it together, then packed into timber formwork and left to solidify like concrete. It is easy to work with and requires less skill than common brickwork. Construction times are lower than brick, no cavity is required and neither is a damp proof membrane. As an additional environmental benefit, it takes only 4 months to grow the raw material for a house.
SOURCE: NEW PRODUCT - ISOCHANVRE