Mount Airy, North Carolina - NCFI has received ICC (International Code Council) approval for its InsulStar (residential) and InsulBloc (commercial) closed-cell spray foams. The approval for spray foam insulation is based on 2012 building codes, NCFI said in a 25 Oct announcement.
The report, ESR-1615, for the spray foams, approves both insulations for use as vapour retarders, air barriers, and air-impermeable insulations, NCFI said. The North Carolina-headquartered company said the approval also recognises the spray foams as water-resistive barriers.
Jason Hoerter, senior product manager with NCFI, said the ICC report better defines for code officials and builders how the products can be used.
"Former reports were not as clear and precise as this new release. This report does a very good job making it concise and provides a chart that will help US building stakeholders not only choose the best products for the job, but also guide them in applications. Plus, it tests according to new 2012 codes, so they can trust they have the most up-to-date product information," Hoerter said in the announcement.
NCFI manufactures polyurethane foam chemical systems for applications such as spray foam insulation, roofing, marine floatation and packaging.