Vanguard spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, has unveiled its latest product innovation – Icynene Classic Plus™ – designed to help meet the stringent requirements of the 2012 ICC International Building Code. The 0.7lb/ft3 open-cell spray foam insulation product offers one of the highest R-values* available on the market, at R4 per inch, allowing building professionals achieve R-22 in a typical 2x6 wall assembly.
“The building industry across the country has been struggling to meet the strict requirements of the 2012 ICC International Building Code as the number of states adopting the new code grows. As a higher density open-cell spray foam product with a high R-value*, Icynene Classic Plus™ provides the opportunity to build code compliant assemblies confidently and efficiently,” said Howard Deck, Icynene President and CEO.
Complementing its high R-value*, Icynene Classic Plus’ superior formulation offers excellent adhesion on a broad range of substrates, temperatures and humidity conditions making it ideal for use in areas that have adopted the latest building codes such as the north-east and north-west US. Moreover, the spray foam insulation’s formulation offers easier spray control to achieve a yield of up to 16,500 board feet as well as the opportunity to reduce waste and additional labor during application.
“Icynene continues to lead the evolution of the insulation segment by meeting the demands of the building industry and the challenges it faces as new requirements and regulations are implemented,” said Mr. Deck.
The introduction of Icynene Classic Plus™ follows the recent launch of Icynene ProSeal™ last month and Icynene ProSeal Eco™ - the first 100% water-blown, closed-cell spray foam insulation product certified for use in buildings in North America, in September 2013.
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* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.