Icynene Spray Foam Insulation received BBA approval for application to breathable roof membranes with a single batten
The Icynene Spray Foam Insulation System has successfully passed strenuous testing by the BBA for direct application to breathable roof membranes with a single tiling/slating batten. This process involved practical applications to a variety of roof structures at the BBA testing facility in Watford in addition to conclusive hygrothermal and condensation risk analysis testing. Following this was a rigorous in-house re-training of all accredited Icynene contractors. Icynene passed the above tests because of lower water absorption, higher vapour resistance and certified breath ability.
Icynene Insulation System Receives BBA Approval
Icynene the leading manufacturer of soft foam Insulation products has been awarded BBA (British Board of Agreement) Certification.
This follows the European Technical Approval issued by VTT and ratified by the members of EOTA (the European Organisation for Technical Approvals).
The Agreement Certificate was awarded after Icynene successfully completed a comprehensive assessment, involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of the manufacturing operations. This will now enable Icynene to develop its operations in the UK Market.
"This is an extremely import milestone for us as we seek to build our UK business," explained Gerry Sheridan Managing Director for Greentherm Solutions Ltd who are the distributors to the UK market. "We are now able to respond to the demand for our product that has been building as the news of the performance of our products in the UK, and other European markets reach specifiers and consumers.”
When sprayed in place this growing building product expands to 100 times its initial volume creating a complete insulation and air barrier blanket thereby reducing your energy costs by up to 50% when compared to more conventional insulations. The pour fill formula which is suitable for existing buildings and closed cavities expands at a slower speed and expands at a ratio of 60:1; this is to ensure that no damage is caused to the outer or inner leaf of existing structures.
Unlike other soft foam insulations, lcynene is 100%, water blown and contains no blowing agents or harmful emissions, like HCFCs, HFAs, HFCs, formaldehyde or crucially any PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) which are linked to several health issues. In addition, unlike other foams, Icynene will not decline in U value over time, will not decrease in thermal resistance with increases in thickness and will not absorb water. The product also comes with a 25 year warranty and will greatly contribute to achieving a highly rated energy efficient home.
The Icynene Insulation System receives full certification for direct application to breathable and non breathable membranes and bituminous felts
We are pleased to announce that after extensive testing The Icynene Insulation System has received full BBA Certification for direct application to breathable and non-breathable felts and membranes. Icynene is the safest option for this application base on its low water absorption, certified breathability, vapour diffusion and bi directional drying qualities and delivers a superior level of insulation and air tightness. This certification allows for Icynene to be applied safely to existing structures such as sloping roofs, dormer style houses and attic spaces.