It’s a-maize-ing: Popcorn is a new, sustainable insulation on the market

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Conventional insulation, made of mineral fiber or plastics, occupies approximately 90 percent of the market. Plastic, however, is made from petroleum and contributes to pollution. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have developed a new process to skip the pollutants and manufacture insulated boards made up of granulated popcorn.

The new alternative product offers good protection against fire and excellent thermal insulation, the researchers say.

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