5/29/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – WHY IS MOST FIBERGLASS INSULATION PINK ?

I have listed some theories I came across.

Made by women.

Just because, it is.

The fiberglass is pink in its original state, before being turned into insulation.

To make it stand out more.

They wanted it to look like cotton candy, so the mice in the attic would chew on it, grind down their teeth and die of starvation. Cruel, isn’t it?

The red dye sprayed into the tiny glass pieces to make them fluff back up for attaching them to the paper backing and it then made the product pink

They colored it pink to alert some poor S.O.B. with a bright color that he was about to begin a really crappy day crawling in an attic…

the color of the womb. symbolic in saying you’re warm an safe

The answer – – “MARKETING”.

Since 1956, the company’s insulation has been dyed pink to provide visual contrast; the company became so associated with its pink insulation product that it even registered the term “PINK” (in capital letters only) to refer to its insulation. It was granted a trademark on the color. The cartoon character of the Pink Panther is used by Owens Corning as a visual representation and (albeit silent) spokestoon of their brand identity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Corning

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