SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 March 1975

Insulation Practices: Protective Coatings for Foam Insulation


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.

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Smith, JC
Kummins, JS
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Developed by Committee: C16
Pages: 19–21
DOI: 10.1520/STP36548S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4661-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4501-6