Isofoil is a thermal and acoustic insulation made from a combination of polyester insulation (isotherm) and a reflective foil. The same way Factorylite is made except using a polyester instead of fiberglass.
The Application of Isofoil
You will find isofoil used in factories, schools, warehouses, mini-factories, just about anywhere there is no ceiling installed and your roof is exposed. It produces maximum condensation and moisture control within commercial and residential buildings. Furthermore, it has exceptional thermal and acoustic properties. It is primarily designed to be installed where there are no ceilings.
What is the product made from?
It is a combination of two products, polyester insulation (isotherm) and a reflective foil radiant barrier. It is a lightweight, compressible material that is made from recycled PET bottles and is a thermally bonded polyester. Additionally, it is a simple and easy product to work with and you will not require any protective gear. No harmful chemicals additives like boric acid to irritate the skin.
What are the fire properties of the product?
Isofoil insulation has a melting point of around 250 degrees Celsius. As mentioned above, there are no harmful chemicals introduced in the product to try and achieve a fire retardant status. When testing the products ability to reduce heat and flame. CSIR tests proved that having isofoil installed in your roof or building the spread of flame is negligible. Isofoil is safe to use in all commercial and industrial buildings. According to section 3 of SANS 10400 listed in part T.
Is isofoil waterproof?
To a certain extent yes. It’s a polyester and won’t hold water and get damp. Furthermore, it wont attract bacteria and fungi like cellulose fiber insulation does when the newspaper in your ceiling gets wet. It definitely helps with moisture and condensation control in commercial, residential and industrial buildings.