Insulation Lets Walls Breathe to Help Maintain Dry, Healthy Indoor Environments
February 18, 2014
CertainTeed has introduced SMARTBATT™ with MoistureSense™ technology, a new kraft-faced fiberglass batt insulation that the company says contributes to healthier homes and buildings by intelligently managing moisture.
Knauf Insulation announced that its insulation has now been validated by UL Environment to contain 61.9 percent post-consumer recycled content by weight. According to the company, this is a new industry benchmark. Knauf said it increased the figure by 6.2 percent over the last six months.
The TapeMaster™ HVAC-TAPE2 is a 2-inch aluminum foil tape dispenser. It is engineered to remove the paper release liner from foil tapes with ease. The tape dispenser conveniently rolls the waste paper onto a take-up reel for easy disposal, eliminating little pieces of scrap from the jobsite, the company said.
Enhancements to the entire Fiberglas™ pipe insulation product line, along with the company’s SSL II® positive closure system, deliver consistent pipe insulation sections that are easier to install and have a smooth appearance. In addition, the pipe insulation cartons have been upgraded to make them sturdier to withstand the rigors of jobsites.
Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., has announced two new research and development (R&D) test facilities located at the Dow Building Solutions’ North American headquarters in Midland, Mich.
Self-contained, the Constant Pressure Dispensing System (CPDS) is a spray foam system that dispenses Class I fire retardant, thermal-insulating, and sound-attenuating two-component polyurethane spray foam.