Frequently Asked Questions about Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation & Dealerships
No. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is a phenolic-based injection foam made from the same thermosetting plastic family as billiard balls and fireproof coatings. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation does not contain or use any chlorofluorocarbons in the manufacturing or foaming process.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation can be used on any type of home siding including brick, stucco, vinyl and cement blocks.
No. When tested in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation’s by-products of combustion are significantly less toxic than those produced by the burning of white pine… a common wood used extensively in residential home construction.
Yes, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation can contribute to earning several LEED credits throughout the program. Using Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation for your next LEED project will not only assist you in earning LEED credits, but will provide your customers with a healthy and safe wall insulation they can depend on.
Yes. Most architects and engineers agree that it requires more than one specific type of test to determine the fire characteristics of an insulation product. The ASTM E-84 tunnel test, although an excellent method for testing surface burning characteristics of a product, does not necessarily give an overall picture of how that product will act under different fire conditions. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation has been subjected to all applicable fire tests in redundancy in order to obtain the most accurate profile possible, and has performed in every case with astounding results.
Yes! In independent tests using the ASTM E-119 procedure, fire tests were performed on many different standard and custom wall designs. Two identical walls were constructed – one empty, the other filled with Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation does not melt or vaporize like other foam insulation materials when subjected to the ASTM E-119 testing. Because of its unparalleled fire resistance, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is approved by many state and local building and fire departments as the only foam-in-place insulation product to be used to increase fire ratings on existing non-compliant wall systems.
With an impressive Sound Transmission rating, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is one of the best sound insulators on the market.
No. Unlike polyurethane which expands anywhere from 20 to 100 times its original liquid volume, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is totally expanded once it leaves the installation equipment. No further expansion occurs after it leaves the application delivery hose.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation makes it easy for you as a building professional because the resin comes pre-cooked and pre-mixed in a drum – there is no messy mixing onsite, thus insuring product consistency from drum to drum.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation and our installation rigs are made and distributed in America. Material is shipped by common carrier to our certified installers in a two part system. One set of material comes in a finished liquid resin form in 55 gallon drum packaging and a pail of liquid foaming agent catalyst. The two part system is mixed together automatically by the specially designed foaming equipment system.
Yes, the product must be at 70 degrees by the time it reaches the gun. The foaming trailer needs to be kept at 80-85 degrees to ensure the necessary temp of the hose for the material to reach the gun at optimal temp.
One set of material covers approximately,
- In a 2×4 Wall Cavity Fill Coverage is approximately 1200-1400 sq/ft (Empty)
- If there is old fiberglass or cellulose inside the walls you double your coverage to: 2,400-2,800 sq/ft!
- Air Gap Fill Coverage is approximately 4,000 sq/ft. at an average thickness of 1’’.