The packaging of Kingspan Kooltherm should not be considered adequate for outdoor protection. Boards should be stored inside a building. If, however, temporary outdoor storage cannot be avoided then the boards should be stacked flat on a level base, clear of the ground, and completely protected from inclement weather through use of a polythene sheet or weatherproof tarpaulin. Boards that have been allowed to get wet should not be used.
Resistance to Solvents
The insulation core is resistant to short-term contact with petrol and with most dilute acids, alkalis and mineral oils. However, it is recommended that any spills be cleaned off fully before the boards are installed. Ensure that safe methods of cleaning are used, as recommended by suppliers of the spilt liquid. The insulation core is not resistant to some solvent-based adhesive systems, particularly those containing methyl ethyl ketone. Adhesives containing such solvents should not be used in association with this product. Damaged boards or boards that have been in contact with harsh solvents or acids should not be used.
Cutting should be carried out either by using a fine toothed saw, or by scoring with a sharp knife, snapping the board over a straight edge and then cutting the facing on the other side. Ensure accurate trimming to achieve close-butting joints and continuity of insulation.
Kingspan Insulation products are chemically inert and safe to use. A Product Safety Information Sheet is available from Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd.
Please note that the reflective surfaces on this product are designed to enhance their thermal performance. As such, the will reflect light as well as heat, including ultraviolet light. Therefore, if these boards are being installed during bright or sunny weather, it is advisable to wear UV protective sunglasses or goggles and if the skin is exposed for a significant period of time, protect bare skin with a UV block sun cream.
Foil facings are conductive to electricity - avoid contact with un-insulated electrical cables and fittings.