In these times of increasing environmental awareness, we can safely say that insulation (both thermal and sound) is essential to improve living conditions and make energy savings. Designers and builders can choose from a wide range of materials to fulfil one or both of these aims. The choice of material used to be mainly a question of price and quality. The demands for a healthy and clean living environment are now imposing new criteria. Unfortunately, many insulation materials can be hazardous for human beings and the environment. ENKEV has created a solution.

In the area of sound insulation, ENKEV has developed a safe and healthy alternative: CocoStop.  These fibres are first curled and then interconnected by means of a needling process. A layer of rubber latex is then sprayed onto the fibres before they are compressed into dense sheets. The rubber is vulcanised, bonding all the coir fibres with 'rubber strings'.