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Water absorption comparison of spray foam insulation

As a modern insulation solution that both insulates and air seals effectively, spray foam insulation has seen adoption by an increasing number of architectural firms and builders seeking a long-term, high performance product. However, not every spray foam insulation product that is available on the market is created equal to the next.

Consider water absorption. The time-lapse video below shows how some spray foam insulation products can absorb water.  On the other hand, Icynene light density spray foam insulation outperforms other spray foams to maintain its performance without absorbing water. 

Over the course of fourteen days, three light density foam products from three spray foam manufacturers were tested in a simple water absorption test. With equal amounts of water in each beaker, the three spray foam products each react differently. While Icynene light density spray foam insulation remains afloat without absorbing water, you can see that the two competitive products begin to sink as they absorb water.

Don’t believe the hype? Watch the time-lapse video below and discover the advantages of Icynene light density spray foam insulation for yourself!

 

 

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