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NAIMA Publishes Fact Sheet On Duct Liner Performance

March 4, 2005
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has published a new fact sheet revealing the results of performance testing conducted on cotton duct liner materials. The publication outlines the results of ASTM tests conducted on cotton duct liner, specifically ASTM C 1104 for water vapor sorption and ASTM C 665 for corrosion. Moisture and corrosion are major considerations when selecting materials for use in HVAC systems.

The tests were performed at National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NAVLAP)-certified laboratories. NAVLAP test results showed cotton duct liner materials absorbed water and caused corrosion on two types of metals commonly used in HVAC systems.

For more information, visit www.naima.com.

Publication date: 03/07/2005