San Diego, California – Rhino Linings has introduced a new water-blown, high yield, hybrid cell spray polyurethane foam that can be recirculated in cold temperatures.
Designated ThermalGuard OC1.6, the company claims this makes it a robust, user-friendly alternative to traditional closed cell products in adverse conditions.
Rhino said this material has the semi-rigid appearance and compressive strength of a standard 245fa-blown 2 lb/cu ft (32 kg/m3) closed-cell spray foam. It does not face the challenges typically posed by closed-cell products like off-gassing in the drum, or the inability to recirculate and pre-heat material when conditions require it, explained Rhino’s president and chief executive Pierre Gagnon.
“Spray foam contractors can now experience the best benefits of open-cell and closed-cell technology in one product that combines the higher yields and cost-effectiveness of an open cell foam, with the sprayability, aesthetic appearance and strength of a closed cell product,” Gagnon said.
When applied, the foam expands to 25 times its size in approximately 12 seconds, and can be safely applied in lift thickness of up to 2 inches. It is designed for both residential and commercial structures, including exterior foundation, perimeter, tank and pipe insulation applications, Rhino Linings added.