TOLEDO, Ohio — Owens Corning has introduced new ASJ Max FIBERGLAS™ pipe insulation, expanding on its pipe insulation solutions designed for hot and cold, concealed and exposed piping applications in commercial and industrial buildings.

“Owens Corning is committed to serving the commercial building market with solutions that deliver an outstanding fit for commercial pipe insulation needs,” said Todd Fister, vice president, insulation marketing, Owens Corning. “With the introduction of Owens Corning ASJ Max FIBERGLAS pipe insulation, contractors and mechanical engineers have the confidence of knowing we’ve got them covered with products that meet changing codes and complexities on today’s jobs.”

Product benefits include:

• Poly-encapsulated paper jacket: The pipe insulation now has a poly-encapsulated paper jacket that is smooth, durable, cleanable, wrinkle-resistant, resists water staining and yellowing, and doesn’t support mold or mildew growth. When exposed to short-term precipitation during construction, the ASJ Max jacket will shed water to help prevent damage. The ASJ Max jacket is designed to have a compatible finish with standard ASJ, making it easy to achieve a neat, professional appearance on every job.

• SSL® Max closure system: The new jacket features a customized SSL Max closure system with advanced adhesives designed to work specifically with the new ASJ Max jacket to provide a tight, reliable seal without glue or staples. Pressure-sensitive butt strips complete the closure system to provide effective long-term vapor sealing of the butt joints. The company said the combination of ASJ Max with SSL Max closure system delivers a strong bond, easy installation, and excellent long-term durability that stays tightly sealed in both extreme hot and cold conditions. This closure system will also be available on the company’s Vaporwick® pipe insulation product for below-ambient temperature pipes.

• Wide temperature range: The ASJ Max offers a wide temperature range and has been rated for operating at temperatures from 0°F (-18°C) up to 1,000°F (538°C) to deliver a solution to meet the needs of a broader range of applications, with proper heat-up schedule.

ASJ Max pipe insulation is also available in select metric sizes for use with Aquatherm® pipe systems.

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Publication date: 9/10/2015

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