Why is there the amount of packaging on our insulation?

Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ posted this on 29 Nov 2017

Why is there the amount of packaging on our insulation?


Plastic is necessary for packing quilted natural insulation. At present there is no alternative material available that provides adequate protection for our products during transit and storage. We are constantly reviewing this position. In our case, not only does plastic packaging protect the product, it also enables our supplier to compress the insulation greatly reducing packaging waste and carbon miles from factory gate to our warehouse, to you the customer.


Our Thermafleece suppliers use recycle code 4 LDPE for all of their packaging. Most of the insulation is compress packed in order to minimise packaging. Compress packing also enables them to reduce the thickness of packaging. The packaging weight per sqm of 100mm Thermafleece CosyWool is 22g per sq.m. Their packaging waste is around a quarter of that from alternative brands of natural insulation. I hope you can see from this how much effort is made to reduce packaging weight.


Another thing to bear in mind is the transport impact reduction that compress packing enables. They use 50% less lorry space when transporting our products. In addition, they manufacture in the UK. This means that the carbon miles from gate to our warehouse for these products is on average 6 to 7 times less than equal amounts of other imported products.

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