WABASH, Ind. - Thermafiber Inc. has introduced SafingPaks, fire stop insulation designed for plumbers, electricians, and HVAC installers. SafingPaks are precut pieces of its UL and Intertek (OPL) listed/tested safing insulation, packaged in a bag that offers a resealable opening and an easy-grip handle, says the company. Thermafiber’s safing insulation is engineered to provide fire protection in floor/ceiling and wall penetrations, construction joints, and other firestopping applications.

“Our goal was to create a package for our safing insulation that makes it more convenient for contractors to use,” said Michael Williams, Thermafiber’s executive vice president. “When contractors poke a hole through a fire rated wall, floor, or ceiling they are required by building codes to restore that penetration to the original fire rating. Using our SafingPaks in combination with an approved smoke sealant helps these contractors do their job more efficiently. The resealable bag, along with the pre-cut pieces, make SafingPaks ideal for several construction trades. We are excited about the new customer segments and retail markets that SafingPaks will service.”

According to the company, Thermafiber mineral wool insulation offers the highest available recycled content (up to 90 percent) of any commercial insulation, in addition to contributing to 33 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits across four categories. Thermafiber said its insulation helps buildings conserve energy, control noise, enhance indoor environmental quality, improve life safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SafingPaks will be available through Thermafiber’s existing distribution network, with retail distribution channels currently in development.

For more information, visit www.thermafiber.com.

Publication date:01/17/2011