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Insulation materials

Examples of insulating materials for an eco-friendly house 

Insulation materials are the key point to ensure thermal comfort. They have to be correctly chosen, depending on our needs, and our will to limit our impact on the environment. They can be of different kinds: mineral, synthetic or animal and vegetable-based.

The following tables explain how the materials presented are manufactured, their thermal conductivity, their general properties and their conditions of use. 

Mineral insulation

Those materials are made from natural inorganic materials.


Synthetic insulation

The majority of those materials are coming from fossil resources.


Animal and vegetable-based insulation

Animal and vegetable-based insulating is produced from plant or animal materials.


For more information about insulation materials and their properties, check out the ACERMI database.

Check out this page to find a list of Portuguese insulation materials companies.