STP581: Insulation Practices: Protective Coatings for Foam Insulation

    Smith, JC
    Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich.

    Kummins, JS
    Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich.

    Pages: 3    Published: Mar 1975


    Fuel shortages, and the resulting increase in the cost of energy, has spurred the use of more efficient insulation systems for residential and commercial buildings, as well as for industrial applications. As can be seen from Table 1, the R value of polyurethane foam has almost a two-fold advantage over polystyrene foam and glass fiber, making it the best insulation material available today.

    Paper ID: STP36548S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.40

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36548S

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