As concerns over climate change and the environment continue to grow, businesses and individuals are increasingly looking for more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Here at Eden Products, we are here to support this ever-increasing demand by supplying 100% natural and biodegradable materials to a range of industries, including agriculture, pet, food, and even cosmetics. One product which we stock has gained more and more popularity in recent years, and that is wood wool.

Wood wool, also known as excelsior or wood shavings, is a natural material made from thin, twisted strands of kiln-dried wood. It is most commonly used for packaging and animal bedding due to its lightweight, absorbent, and non-toxic properties, however, it has also become prevalent in the construction and building industry as a natural insulator. Wood wool has been particularly successful in the manufacturing of acoustic and cement boards that are used for soundproofing and thermal insulation. With companies becoming more environmentally mindful, this insulating alternative is an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.

How are wood wool acoustic/cement boards better than traditional insulation materials?

Traditional insulation materials such as fibreglass or polystyrene foam are known to be effective at keeping buildings warm, but they come with several drawbacks. These materials are often made from non-renewable resources, that not only release harmful chemicals into the air during installation and removal, but also in the manufacturing process. In addition, they can be expensive, difficult to install, and require special safety equipment to handle, which is why wood wool is becoming the preferred choice.

Unlike traditional materials, wood wool is a cost-effective, low-tech solution that boasts a range of benefits. Due to its non-toxic properties, wood wool boards are easy to handle and install, making them perfect for all individuals to use, whether you’re an amateur or professional. It is also naturally resistant to fire and bacteria, which will lead to higher quality and long-lasting results. Plus, because it is made from a renewable resource, wood wool is a sustainable option that can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

How do wood wool acoustic/cement boards work?

Wood wool acoustic and cement boards are made by compressing and bonding wood wool strands with a binder material. The result is a dense, sturdy panel that can be used for a variety of purposes. Acoustic boards are designed to reduce noise pollution in buildings, while cement boards are used for construction purposes such as cladding, roofing, and partition walls. Naturally, wood wool has a high heat storage capacity and is inherently sound insulating, making it a perfect material to use for insulating purposes.

Wood wool acoustic and cement boards work by absorbing and reflecting sound waves. The dense, textured surface of the boards creates an irregular surface that scatters sound waves, reducing the amount of sound that is transmitted through the walls or ceilings. In addition, the combination of wood fibres and binder material provides excellent thermal insulation, reducing energy consumption and improving indoor comfort.

Manufacturing process

To create the insulating boards, thin strands of wood fibre are combined with a cement or magnesite binding agent. Wood wool boards are ecologically recommendable as they do not contain any artificial binders or pollutants. The mixture is then formed into a panel shape and subjected to an extreme amount of pressure to form the wood wool board. This board then dehydrates under a high temperature as the final step of the process. When creating wood wool insulation boards, the process may differ, depending on the type of board you’re creating, the thickness, and the demands of the environment in which it is being installed.

Eden Wood Wool is manufactured of entirely kiln-dried wood which has been sustainably sourced from well-managed forests. All of the products we supply are 100% natural and biodegradable, so you can rest assured that you will be investing in items that are working towards saving our planet. If you are interested in working with wood wool or have any questions regarding our product range, please contact us on 01606 835757 or email, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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