Technical Specifications for Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation
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Technical Data for Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation
|Thickness||ASTM Test Method||Results|
|Thermal Conductivity||ASTM C-518|
|R, HR. Ft2 – °F/BTU|
|at 75 degrees mean||4.32|
|at 55 degrees mean||4.58|
|at 35 degrees mean||4.84|
|at 0 degrees mean||5.10|
|Surface Burning Characteristics||ASTM E-84|
|Closed Cell Content||Variable||40-50%|
|Open Cell Content||Variable||50-60%|
|Fungi Resistance||ASTM G21||Resistant|
Foam-in-place insulation shall be manufactured in the USA. Both of the “A” component (resin) and “B” component (catalyst) shall bear the manufacturing lot #, date and product descriptions and be accompanied with the proper SDS.
The foam-in-place Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation system shall consist of the A component (resin) and B component (catalyst) supplied by Tripolymer Inc. Thickness shall be in accordance with architectural drawings. The insulation shall have the following physical properties:
- Density of 0.9 – 1.9 lb/ft.3
- Fire Characteristics ASTM E-84
Flame Spread 5
Fuel Contributions 0
- Open Cell Content: 40-50%
- Closed Cell Content: 50-60%
Materials shall be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions through equipment manufactured by Tripolymer Inc. and by a Tripolymer Inc. trained/certified insulation contractor with a current certification.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation products are made up of a phenolic-based copolymer foam. They are distributed exclusively by Tripolymer Inc. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is a specially designed wall foam system consisting of two components: an aqueous resin solution (A) and foaming agent/catalysts (B). These materials are ratioed together with compressed air in specially engineered metering and pumping system equipment made by Tripolymer Inc.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation can be installed in any wall cavity through 1″ – 3″ holes. Initial set time takes approximately 10 – 30 seconds. Final curing time is within 48 – 72 hrs., depending upon thickness. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is a cold setting process and independent of ambient temperatures. There is no further expansion once the foam leaves the delivery hose and enters the wall cavity.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is only installed by trained and certified dealers of Tripolymer Inc. Specially engineered equipment has been designed by Tripolymer Inc. for the application of Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation and is required for the installation of our injection foam.
There is no thermal degradation or reduction in R value over time with Tripolymer Inc.’s products. Most polyisocyanurates, polyurethane, and expanded polystyrenes degrade over time, resulting in lower R values.
NOTE: Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is not a polyurethane, polyisocyanurate or expanded polystyrene product. It does not contain any petrochemicals or fire retardant chemicals. Tripoylmer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation, when exposed to intensive heat or flame, does not drip or produce smoke.
This material should not be used against surfaces with temperature in excess of 212°F for prolonged periods of time.
The foam will not support a compressive load nor should it be used as a flotation device, or underground without adequate protection.