Kingspan Insulation announced its launch of its internationally renowned premium performance rigid thermoset insulation, Kooltherm, into the U.S. market October 2016. The Kingspan Kooltherm line offers an extensive range of products for wall, floor, soffit, rainscreen, concrete sandwich wall system (precast and tilt-up) applications. It has a fiber-free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core that resists both moisture and water vapor ingress, and exhibits outstanding fire performance.
Kooltherm has been used in many prestigious buildings globally such as the Emirates Stadium in London, England; the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia; and the Palace of Justice courthouse in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
“Kingspan is committed to bringing its globally innovative technology to the North American market,” said Alswinn Kieboom, managing director, Kingspan Insulation North America. “As part of this continuing effort, we are excited to offer our Kooltherm insulation to the construction marketplace. Our class-leading R-value and fire performance properties will prove to be beneficial to the construction community.”
With an R-value of 16 on two inches, Kooltherm has a higher R-value than any commonly used insulation. It is manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP). Kooltherm can provide reliable long-term thermal performance over the lifetime of the building. The product is light weight, easy to install, and is unaffected by air infiltration and is resistant to the passage of water vapor. It is ideal for new construction as well as retrofit.
Kooltherm offers specifiers a variety of possibilities by offering a thin solution with outstanding fire and smoke performance. Using the product could allow for more freedom for more inspired designs, more rentable and saleable space, as well as increased enriching natural light.