Armacell Announces New ArmaFlex® Shield: Tough Enough for the Job

Continuous Coil Pipe Insulation with a Strong Protective Coating for Challenging Applications

  • Offers protection against thermal losses, condensation and moisture ingress
  • Durable outer jacket resists weather and environmental impacts
  • Comes in continuous coils for fast installation

Chapel Hill, NC, September 18, 2018 – Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, announces the launch of ArmaFlex® Shield, a new pipe insulation for HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration with a built-in protective jacket that resists impacts from the jobsite or the environment. 

New ArmaFlex Shield flexible foam insulation is a moisture- and UV-resistant product solution with a durable protective coating specially designed for line set and HVAC/R applications. Its strong coating resists tears and punctures when pushed through walls or rough openings. Once installed, it stands up to the effects of weather and protects against thermal losses, condensation and moisture ingress.

“ArmaFlex Shield provides all the benefits of a closed-cell foam insulation while providing added tear resistance and UV protection right out of the box,” says Justin Hardy, Armacell’s General Manager, AMERICAS. “Residential and commercial spaces of all types will value the long-term performance and peace of mind that ArmaFlex Shield lends to the mechanical and HVAC/R piping systems.”

Armacell’s latest innovation meets the IECC code requirements for outdoor insulation and is code-compliant for use in air plenums. It is a low-maintenance alternative to unprotected insulation or adding a separate jacket on the jobsite. Because the strong factory-applied jacket resists abrasions, it protects the piping from line trimmer damage making it a great choice for outdoor applications.

ArmaFlex Shield is available through Armacell’s network of insulation distributors and HVAC and plumbing wholesalers. Visit for locations.

© Armacell, 2018. ArmaFlex® is a registered trademark of the Armacell Group.

About Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell’s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 26 production plants in 17 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 603 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 102 million in 2017. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology. For more information, please visit:

Armacell LLC is headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC and operates six manufacturing facilities in the US and one in Canada. For product information, please visit:

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