Natural Building Technologies (NBT) has launched a high performance Cellulose Fibre Insulation made from recycled newsprint. It is non-itchy and ecologically very sound plus quick and easy to lay. It also provides a good level of sound insulation.
The material has a thermal conductivity better than mineral wool, but without the nasty and unpleasant laying problems. Suitable for use for modern build and older constructions, the cellulose can be laid by hand without gloves or sprayed if large areas are involved. Treatment with natural inorganic salts make NBT's Warmcell Cellulose fibre insulation both fire and pest resistant. It is also resistant to fungal attack, dry rot and insect infestations.