— Insulation —
Styrofoam Brand XPS has an 80-year history as a sustainable building product, insulating to meet thermal, moisture, air and vapor performance requirements through its rigid foam board technology. The closed-cell structure is the design choice for buildings that withstand the elements and the test of time. Installed in millions of buildings worldwide, the product delivers billions of dollars in energy savings annually.
Enabling a circular economy through reuse
Proven, consistent R-value performance over time
Compliant with state regulations where sold
Produced using 100 percent renewable energy
Zero-ozone depletion formula
Certified 20 percent recycled content
Low VOC compliance
InsulSafe SP fiberglass blowing insulation serves as thermal and acoustical insulation while providing a lifetime of added comfort and protection to homes and businesses. The insulation is designed for pneumatic installation in open areas and developed to minimize dust and static electricity during application. The product will not settle, rot or decay and is engineered to last the life of the building. The insulation is noncombustible and noncorrosive and does not retain moisture. Therefore, it is beneficial to good indoor air quality. It is is environmentally sustainable, formaldehyde-free, and carries the coveted GreenGuard Gold Certificate. For more information, visit certainteed.com/insulation.
With eco-friendly materials and building practices continuing to become the standard, Atlas recently introduced non-halogenated (non-hal) AC Foam and EnergyShield insulation products. These non-hal polyiso roof and wall insulation products contain no halogenated flame retardants, making them an ideal building envelope solution for new construction and retrofit projects that must meet strict, specific environmental specification and architects, designers and contractors seeking eco options. Additionally, the products meet the requirements to be considered Living Building Challenge “Red List” free and have received a “Declare” label from the International Living Future Institute. For more information, visit atlasrwi.com.
Pure Safety High Performance Insulation is the first insulation of its kind to be scientifically tested and identified as a consumer product more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. The product is certified as asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and is UL GreenGuard GOLD Certified for low VOC emissions. Indoor air quality has gained a high level of attention during the pandemic, with homeowners spending more hours at home for virtual work and schooling. The product offers resistance to dust, mold and mildew, while being designed to contribute to an overall safe and healthy indoor environment. In addition, the insulation is fire-resistant and achieves up to 50 percent reduction in noise levels, another important consideration in the work-at-home environment. For more information, visit owenscorning.com.
As a high thermal rigid foam insulation commercial wall product, Xci Ply is designed to provide continuous polyiso insulation and cladding-ready backing in one, easily-installed panel. This complete insulation panel reduces your installation steps without compromising wall performance for faster construction and better insulation coverage. Learn more about the product at HunterPanels.com.
The Formaldehyde-free Cavity-SHIELD fiberglass batts are noncombustible insulation for use in multi-family construction in the concealed spaces between floors. The line offers NFPA 13-compliant, passive fire protection in horizontal floor-ceiling cavities, eliminating the need for sprinklers in the concealed spaces. The batts are available unfaced in a range of thicknesses, offering an easily installed, cost-effective, durable solution. For more information visit jm.com/cavity-shield.
Architects, designers, specifiers, contractors and building owners now have a new, innovative and high-performance option when it comes to insulation for open-joint cladding systems. Cavityrock Black is a dual-density insulation board designed to mask the insulation layer with a bonded fleece facing to create a crisp, dark aesthetic in open-joint facades. The product also offers the same excellent thermal performance, fire resistance, and moisture control of the original Cavityrock insulation. For more information, visit rockwool.com.
The company’s RF Shield cripples electromagnetic and radio frequency interference in sensitive compartmented information facility rooms. The product has been verified through a third-party independent IEEE-299 shielding effectiveness test at an NSA-approved TEMPEST facility. It comes in two variations—solid and perforated. Both are constructed of two outer layers of 99 percent pure aluminum foil with a strong inner layer of reinforced fiberglass scrim and Kraft paper. It also meets the ASTM E84 Class A flame compliance rating and has low-e reflective surfaces for thermal protection when exposed to air space. Each roll of RF Shield, which is 51 inches wide and 118 feet long, covers 500 square feet. Learn more at fifoil.com.
FOAM-LOK 750 open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is an ideal solution for high-performance homes designed to meet stringent building code and energy efficiency requirements. At a core density of 0.75-pound, the SPF is air impermeable and achieves R-22 in 2x6 wall assemblies. Additional benefits include a more controllable rise during application, a neater appearance, and no need for trimming, which save the contractor on clean-up and overall time on the job. The insulation’s composition also offers sound attenuation, reducing noise heard on either side of the wall. For more information, visit huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com.
The Insulation Tape Line is for residential and commercial contractors. It includes a variety of seaming and double sided tapes used in the mechanical insulation industry as well as with reflective insulation systems. The tapes are used on seams and joints of fiberglass and aluminum-backed duct board, jacketing and for seaming reflective insulation. These high-strength tapes are coated with a superior-performance, flame-retardant solvent acrylic adhesive. Applications for this tape include sealing joints and seams of foil-faced insulation materials. For more information, visit echotape.com.
The new grade Basotect UF+ with improved emission properties replaces the successful Basotect UF and opens up additional fields of application. The exceptionally lightweight and flexible foam is ideally suited for the insulation of HVAC technology in buildings. At the same time it reduces effectively the noise level of the facilities. The new grade is globally available as of now. It provides high elasticity, low thermal conductivity, extremely low density without release of mineral fibers during processing. The high flexibility enables individual solutions to fit into very small gaps as well as for highly curved surfaces, e.g. ceilings and walls. The line meets the highest fire safety requirements, including the American ASTM C1410 test standard for industrial applications. For more information, visit basotect.basf.com.