Natural fiber insulation
Titus HVAC’s EcoShield is a natural fiber insulation made from natural cotton.
Titus HVAC’s EcoShield is a natural fiber insulation made from high-quality, natural cotton composed of recycled denim. It is the only liner that provides superb sound absorption, offers consistent thermal performance, and is indoor air quality friendly at no extra cost. The EcoShield liner offers a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered microbial mold and fungal inhibitor so it will not support bacteria. It contains no harmful irritants or chemicals and is safe for people and the environment. The liner complies with the ASTM and the National Fire Protection Agency standards. EcoShield liners come in a variety of stock and custom sizes. They also offer high air erosion tolerance and meet the same ASTM C1071 standards as fiberglass. EcoShield is resistant to dirt, debris, damage, and moisture, and does not cause skin irritation.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.