Focus On: Insulation
Closed-Cell Polyurethane Foam PlasticJohns Manville
JM Corbond III is a spray-applied, medium-density closed-cell polyurethane foam plastic insulation that can be used alone or in hybrid systems with glass fiber to create custom insulation solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The product offers a high yield, providing 5,000 to 5,200 board feet of coverage per set. It also provides strong thermal, moisture and cold-temperature performance and dimensional stability. It sprays at 3 inches per pass, allowing for maximum productivity.
Sustainable Fiberglass Insulation MaterialCertainTeed Insulation
The company’s fiberglass insulation manufacturing facility in Chowchilla, Calif., is now manufacturing Sustainable Insulation. The manufacturing process begins with a formula that uses organic, naturally abundant or recycled materials. In addition to sand, the insulation consists of a recycled glass content of 35 percent and a plant-based binder. The binder is comprised of rapidly renewable organic materials and contains no phenol, formaldehyde, harsh acrylics or dye. A closed-loop water system helps maximize water usage at the plant, and rigorous monitoring and management of energy usage has reduced the amount of energy needed to manufacture the product. When Sustainable Insulation is ready to ship, compression packaging is used to move more product in fewer loads. Strategically located distribution centers minimize transportation needs and make the product easily accessible to California’s building industry.
Multi-Purpose Mineral Wool InsulationThermafiber
VersaBoard mineral wool insulation is a multi-purpose commercial product that has high-recycled content designed for commercial construction. The product is available in four densities (3.5 to 8.0 pcf). The product is engineered to provide thermal insulation, fire protection and strong sound and noise absorption. The company can apply a variety of facings to the product during manufacturing to meet the aesthetic and functional needs of a building. It also repels moisture and can be an exposed interior surface. The insulation has up to 90 percent recycled content. It contributes to 33 LEED credits across four categories. It helps buildings conserve energy, control noise, improve indoor air quality, improve life safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Formaldehyde-Free Formulated InsulationOwens Corning
EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation with PureFiber Technology is made with natural materials and a formaldehyde-free formulation. This product uses a minimum of 50 percent recycled content (30 percent post-consumer recycled content). It provides for energy-efficiency and comfort, and is designed with the environment in mind while delivering the same thermal performance. EcoTouch is fast and easy to install, helping reduce build-cycle time, enhance profitability and improve cash flow. EcoTouch is GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified, as well as GreenGuard Children and Schools Certified, to meet certification standards.
Soft Foam and Insulation Material CutterRiema USA LLC
The S-F-C 1330 R cuts soft foams, mineral wools, and hard foams coated with aluminum or paper with an oscillating wire. While these materials are now cut using knifes or saws, the tool also increases safety as the wire can be touched while in operation. The portable cutting table is light weight and can be set up in seconds. The user can adjust the speed of the motor from 600 to 2,600 rpm to optimize the cutting speed depending on the material. Angular scales and length scales make the cutting even easier and faster.