Mechanical Insulation Archive

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. 

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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?

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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.

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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. 

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We Love Foam! Discover Expanding Educational Resources Armacell has to Offer

February 14, 2018

For decades, we've worked with companies in nearly every industry to support and supply Insulation and Component Foam material for a vast number of applications. Armacell wants to be your go-to source for knowledge about Foam solution needs.

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Professional Contractors and Prosumers- Buying Insulation and Insulation Accessories Just Got Easier

February 07, 2018

We continue to broaden access to our products. Time can add up shopping for job site materials. For convenience, hardware retailers offer several of our core insulation products to suit performance needs and the right accessories to help installation.

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News from the floor of 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago

January 22, 2018

Armacell reports on the activity on the floor of the AHR Expo in Chicago Jan 22 through Jan 24.

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Flame and Smoke Requirements for Mechanical Insulation

January 17, 2018

Flammability is critical to the safety of buildings, vehicles, and products. The following technical bulletin explains the major flame and smoke requirements for mechanical insulation and how Armacell products comply with these requirements.

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Be Confident in the New Year with a Newly Refreshed Insulation Spec!

January 10, 2018

The introduction of a new year is a chance to begin again with rejuvenated energy and passion for the upcoming year. Often these new beginnings start as good intentions with New Year’s resolutions, however within a few weeks or months these resolutions are forgotten or left behind due to other priorities.  Having just emerged from the holiday season when things slow down a bit, you may have had some time to assess the state of your specifications. 

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Energy Standards and Codes for Mechanical Insulation in Commercial Buildings

December 13, 2017

Energy conservation is important to everyone. It reduces the consumption of natural resources, reduces pollution in the environment, and saves building owners and homeowners money. As a result, energy conservation standards and codes were developed to ensure energy conservation is a priority for new and existing buildings. 

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