Insulation - Icynene
The Icynene Insulation System®
Icynene®, 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.
Icynene® 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. Icynene® maintains its performance with no loss of R-value over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. Icynene® adheres to most construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.
Icynene Spray Formula
Applied as a liquid, Icynene® 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 an R-value of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to minimize air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal airtightness.
Icynene Pour Fill Formula
Icynene®’s pour fill variation is an insulation and air barrier that injects the latest building technology into an older building to maximize energy efficiency while still preserving its original architectural details. Icynene® fills the wall cavity completely, starting at the bottom and slowly expanding upwards to 60 times its initial volume. Since Icynene expands in the direction of least resistance, it will not expand outward and damage the wall. The pour fill formula has an R-value of 4 per inch.
The Healthy Benefits of Icynene®
Over 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 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). As the only insulation certified by Envirodesic™ for Maximum Indoor Air Quality™, Icynene® is 100% water-blown and contains no HCFCs, HFAs, HFCs or formaldehyde. 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. Icynene® has been tested by Texas Tech University and was found not to be a food source for mold.