Icynene® is your ultimate insulation solution.
Icynene® LD-R-50™ is Icynene’s next generation of high-performance insulation. Icynene® LD-R-50™ is a renewable-based foam insulation and air barrier material that is responsibly made using castor oil and offers numerous environmental benefits.
Castor oil has been used in place of a portion of the petroleum-based polyol. Icynene® LD-R-50™ exceeds the minimum renewable requirement for a bio-based material (testing in accordance with ASTM D 6866) and can contribute toward a building’s achievement of credits/points under various national green building standards, including LEED and the NAHB’s NGBS program.
Extracted from the castor plant, castor oil is a natural ingredient that is safe enough for use in personal care products such as lip balm. Production of the castor plant has low energy dependence and requires no pesticides, fungicides or man-made irrigation. The castor oil used for Icynene® LD-R-50™ has a make-up which is extremely consistent year over year, from location to location and has a higher yield by weight (~40%) than soya oil (~17%).
Key benefits for homeowners, building professionals, architects:
- It is an Environmentally Preferable Product (CHPS EQ 2.2 Section 01350 Compliant) that is 100% water-blown, free from HFCs and PBDEs.
- It insulates and air-seals in one step for maximum energy conservation while minimizing the environmental impact.
- By significantly reducing air leakage, Icynene® LD-R-50™ contributes to a healthier, quieter and more comfortable indoor environment, while reducing energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 50%.
ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is available in the US only, effective March 1, 2009.
Icynene®, the leading soft foam insulation and air barrier system, is becoming the industry standard for providing maximum building envelope performance. Icynene®'s pour and spray formulations represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal management.
Icynene® is the leading 100% water-blown foam insulation that minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency, creates a healthier indoor environment, reduces airborne sounds and offers greater design freedom. Icynene® maintains its performance with no loss of R-value over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. Icynene® adheres to most construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.
Applied as a liquid, Icynene® expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. Icynene®'s spray formula has an R-value of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to minimize air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal airtightness. Click here to view video.
Icynene®'s pour fill variation is an insulation and air barrier that injects the latest building technology into an older building to maximize energy efficiency while still preserving its original architectural details. Icynene® fills the wall cavity completely, starting at the bottom and slowly expanding upwards to 60 times its initial volume. Since Icynene® expands in the direction of least resistance, it will not expand outward and damage the wall. The pour fill formula has an R-value of 4 per inch. Click here to view video.
Icynene® Gold Seal 400®
Gold Seal 400® is a new, portable, soft foam insulation and air-sealing dispensing system that makes it more convenient than ever to incorporate sustainability into new construction or renovations. Icynene developed Gold Seal 400® to extend the benefits of their soft foam system for use in an even greater number of applications. The Gold Seal 400® foam insulation kit is a fast, efficient and effective way to insulate and air-seal those hard to reach and irregular areas. Gold Seal is installed by professional Icynene Licensed Dealers to ensure proper installation and optimal performance.
A few examples of the many uses for Gold Seal 400®:
- Insulating and air-sealing around doors and windows. Sills and jambs are not distorted.
- Touching up small areas that have undergone repairs
- Insulating and air-sealing rim joist areas
- Insulating and air-sealing cracks and penetrations in the building envelope
- Sound dampening in plumbing run
Gold Seal 400® has been adapted from the original Icynene formula, yet still delivers the same advantage – a Healthier, Quieter, More Energy Efficient® environment. This soft, flexible foam expands to 100 times its initial volume within seconds to fill in every crack or crevice and around every electrical box and duct, while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. The foam permanently retains its flexibility so that it can move with the substrate without cracking or pulling away.
Now, no project is too small with the Gold Seal 400® portable soft foam insulation system from Icynene.