IcyneneÂ®, the leading soft foam insulation and air barrier system, is becoming the industry standard for providing maximum building envelope performance. Icynene’s pour and spray formulations represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal management.
IcyneneÂ® is the leading 100% water-blown foam insulation that minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency, creates a healthier indoor environment, reduces airborne sounds and offers greater design freedom. IcyneneÂ® maintains its performance with no loss of thermal resistance over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. IcyneneÂ® adheres to all construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.
Applied as a liquid, IcyneneÂ® expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. Icynene’s spray formula has a thermal conductivity of 0.034 â 0.039 W/mK. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to minimize air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal airtightness.
er the years, a number of studies have confirmed that indoor air can contain a number of harmful chemicals and biological agents such as mold, allergens and volatile organic compounds. There is also growing evidence that poor indoor air quality affects the health and performance of the people who work, live and study in poorly designed and constructed buildings. These studies confirm that air pollution concentrations indoors can be 2 to 5 times higher than the air we breathe outside (Environmental Protection Agency).
Icynene is a high-performance insulation and air barrier system that works to minimize the intrusion of outdoor pollen, allergens and pollution from entering the home. By reducing air leakage, Icynene assists in controlling moisture transfer through the building envelope. This helps to minimize condensation and the potential for mold growth within the walls and ceilings.
The time spent indoors should help to maintain occupant health and well-being. That’s why it is important to select building products like IcyneneÂ® soft foam insulation and air barrier material, which was manufactured with health and well-being in mind.
IcyneneÂ® contributes to a healthy indoor environment in three critical ways:
- IcyneneÂ® is 100% water-blown and does not emit harmful gases. IcyneneÂ® contains no ozone-depleting substances and does not off-gas over time, unlike some conventional insulation that can deteriorate as time passes. Icynene maintains its efficiency with no loss of U value to provide healthy indoor air (and energy savings) for its occupants today and for years to come. Selecting products that provide longevity, like IcyneneÂ®, reduces the impact on the environment because it eliminates the need for the installation of additional material in the future.
- Icynene creates a continuous air barrier in the walls, ceilings and floors, which minimizes the intrusion of outdoor allergens and pollutants.
- As an integrated insulation and air barrier, Icynene effectively minimizes air leakage and accompanying moisture (air leakage accounts for as much as 99% of moisture movement in a structure). So effective is Icynene at minimizing condensation, moisture build-up, and the growth of mold or mildew, the product is often specified for use in museums, art galleries, and libraries where condensation control is critical to preserving the integrity of valuable collections.