Johns Manville Goes Formaldehyde-Free

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Johns Manville announced in February that the formaldehyde binder in its fiberglass insulation will be replaced with an acrylic binder.

March 01, 2002

 

Without formaldehyde, JM’s insulation is naturally white.

Johns Manville announced in February that the formaldehyde binder in its fiberglass insulation will be replaced with an acrylic binder. JM group marketing manager Bill Blalock points out that the amount of formaldehyde in fiberglass insulation is not a proven health concern, although the National Toxicology Program lists the chemical as “reasonably anticipated to cause cancer.” The company’s move, says Blalock, is in response to general consumer concerns about indoor air quality.

The transition of all production plants is scheduled to be complete in August 2002, and the change is not expected to increase the price of the products.

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