Sep 15 2010
Icynene has announced that its flagship product ICYNENE LD-C-50® passed two critical tests that will provide designers and builders the assurance needed to utilize the industry leading light density spray foam in a number of new assemblies specific to the commercial market including industrial and institutional buildings.
This testing, completed at Intertek Testing Laboratories, included:
- NFPA 285: “Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Flammability Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Using the Intermediate-Scale, Multistory Test Apparatus”
- ASTM E119: “Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials”
This testing provides confirmation that ICYNENE LD-C-50® qualifies for use in some Types 1 and 2 (Non-combustible) Construction, something no other light density spray foam insulation can claim. In addition, no other insulation product has been qualified for the range of thickness in wall and ceiling applications.
The Engineering Analysis accompanying the tests indicates that ICYNENE LD-C-50® is now qualified as a 1 hour rated assembly in most common steel stud walls with 5/8” interior drywall, ½” exterior gypsum and masonry cladding. Such assemblies must be reviewed by a design professional but the testing clears the way for ICYNENE LD-C-50® to be used in a wide variety of commercial assemblies commonly used in buildings as diverse as condominiums, schools, hospitals and office buildings.
“This latest series of tests affirms Icynene’s ongoing commitment to significantly growing and expanding our presence in the commercial market,” stated Brian Troy, Commercial Market Manager, Icynene.
By greatly expanding the applications and assembly configurations beyond those available in its ICC-ESR, Icynene now offers designers and their clients, code compliant, full foam insulation solutions for meeting even the highest required prescriptive R-Values in all climate zones. In addition, this gives options for optimizing cost-effective solutions using the performance path in the 2009 I-codes, not to mention the beyond code requirements in LEED, NAHB Green, net-zero and near net-zero building design.