Knauf Insulation, Inc. announced May 1 the launch of its new HVAC fiberglass insulation product line, Knauf Performance+. The product line is the first of its kind to be certified asthma- and allergy-friendly and the only HVAC fiberglass insulation line that is formaldehyde-free.

The asthma- and allergy-friendly certification program established by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited certifies products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. The process to become certified requires third-party physical and chemical testing to ensure products reduce allergen exposure and limit pollutants in the indoor environment.

“We care deeply about what goes into our products, how they are made and, most importantly, how they will impact installers and occupants,” said Nathan Walker, SVP of sales, marketing and innovation at Knauf. “Knauf’s commitment to indoor air quality is long-standing, demonstrated by pioneering bio-based, formaldehyde-free binder ECOSE and our status as the first building products manufacturer to achieve GREENGUARD certification.”

In a world where indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, improving indoor air quality is critical. The Knauf Performance+ line is formaldehyde-free and boasts low Volatile Organic Compounds levels, which significantly reduce the risk of asthma and allergy triggers.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, a month dedicated to building understanding, education and advocacy for the 100 million people in the United States who live with asthma and/or allergies. Childhood asthma remains the leading cause of disease-related school absenteeism, resulting in more than 10 million missed school days annually.

“We commend Knauf’s proactive approach to addressing indoor air quality concerns through the expansion of [its] certified product line,” said Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd. “By meeting our rigorous standards, Knauf reaffirms its commitment to provide high-quality products that contribute to improved indoor air quality."

“By the end of 2024, Knauf commits to eliminating formaldehyde from all its remaining products,” Walker said. “This move sets a new standard in the production of high-performing building materials.”

For more information about Knauf Performance+ and how it can contribute to healthier indoor environments, visit