Condensation and the Risks Part Two: How Your Insulation Choices Matter in the Fight Against the Effects of Condensation
June 06, 2018
With below-ambient systems, condensation formation is always a risk. If the system is not insulated correctly, Moisture Ingress, CUI, and Mold will soon follow the first drop of condensation. The subject of this post is what happens when condensation still forms as a result of a miscalculation or poor installation of the insulation material.
To Fuji or not to Fuji Test your Gaskets, That is the Question
May 09, 2018
Many variables can affect gasket sealing such as internal pressure, temperature, gasket design, and flange load. Sometimes it is necessary to dig a little deeper into the actual sealing picture when a difficult or critical sealing situation is encountered. In this article, we will explore a process we call “Fuji Testing”.
Backer Rod’s Importance in Log Cabin Construction
May 03, 2018
Proper use of backer rod and chinking can significantly reduce the heat loss of a log wall as well as in and around window frames and doorways. Filling these gaps properly will end up saving you a lot in utility bills and future repairs. Read about the benefits, selections, and installation.
Armacell Kicks off it's Annual ArmaFlex Photo Contest
April 04, 2018
Armacell wants the industry to show its best jobs featuring ArmaFlex insulation. Photo entries have the opportunity to win a $500, $200 or $100 VISA gift card prize. See past entries and how to submit for this years contest.
Quality Characteristics of Technical Insulation Materials
March 20, 2018
Standard-compliant fire behavior, mechanical stability (aging behavior), and ease of installation are further obvious requirements that insulation materials must meet. But what about protection from moisture ingression? Is there a risk of corrosion under insulation (CUI)? Does the material meet not only thermal but also acoustic insulation requirements, such as sound reduction and/or absorption?
Are Products Featuring Microban Technology Safe to Use?
March 13, 2018
Consumer safety is a fundamental concern for us. All of the antimicrobials used by Microban® are registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their specific use in the products in which they are used, and have a history of safe use as directed in consumer, industrial and medical applications around the world.
News from the floor of the 2018 Foam Expo in Detroit, Michigan
March 07, 2018
Armacell reports on the activity on the floor of the Foam Expo in Detroit Wednesday, March 6th.
Artificial Turf Sustainable Benefits
March 01, 2018
Athletic fields can see a wide range of sports play and usage. This can be a struggle for field maintainers to keep up with when it comes to taking care of natural turf. In addition, field managers are always looking for low-maintenance ways to care for turf. Before planning your next field design, here are some important sustainable benefits of synthetic turf to consider.
UL Environment's GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Overview
February 21, 2018
Indoor air quality is a significant concern, because when the hours spent sleeping, working in offices or at school are added up, people on average spend the vast majority of their time indoors where they are repeatedly exposed to indoor air pollutants.