Houston, Texas - Flame Seal Products Inc. is introducing its new Flame Seal Thermal Barrier product, which it claims is "the first thin-film paint-on thermal barrier for urethane foam to successfully pass the UL-1715 Room Fire Test."
Intertek Laboratories carried out the 15-minute, closed-room test, using a single coat (18 mils, 0.46 mm) of Flame Seal TB, applied by roller to walls and ceiling insulated with urethane foam, said the company.
Spray foamer Specialty Products Inc. (SPI) of Lakewood, Washington has joined Houston-based Flame Seal as exclusive distributor of the barrier product, and acknowledges that the product is a significant advance for the urethane foam industry.
"The ability to provide an effective, affordable, and easily applied thermal barrier over spray foam insulation, allows us to offer a major value-added enhancement to an already growing demand for energy savings," commented SPI president Dan Helton, in a 7 May statement.
According to Flame Seal Products, Flame Seal-TB contains no volatile organic compounds and is easily applied with airless spray equipment, brush or roller. This eliminates the need for expensive application equipment, said the company, adding that the barrier provides building owners with "an aesthetically pleasing form of fire protection."
Flame Seal Products said the ability to offer an effective, affordable, and easily applied thermal barrier over spray foam insulation allows the company to offer a major enhancement in a sector where there already growing demand for energy savings.
PIC: Fire test on a piece of foam half coated with Flame Seal TB: the coated bottom half has survived intact while the uncoated half has been burnt away.