Kingspan’s New Rigid, Fiber-Free Cavity Insulation

Originally published by: KingspanApril 8, 2018

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Kingspan has developed a rigid thermoset fiber-free insulation called Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board, which is suitable for a host of installation applications including wall, floor, soffit, rainscreen, and concrete sandwich wall systems.

The closed-cell structure of the insulant protects against moisture and water vapor ingress, and offers fire protection. Kooltherm is covered on both sides with a low-emissivity composite foil for improved thermal resistance of any unventilated cavity adjacent to the board and has an R-value of up to 16 per 2" thickness.  Its core is made of a high-performance rigid thermoset fiber-free phenolic insulant. Further, the insulation core and facings resist attack by mold and microbial growth and do not provide any food value to pests.

This product is manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP). Kooltherm's standard size is 47.25" wide by 16" long.