25 Jan '16, 3pm

Facts on Building insulation materials: Oil - based polymers

Phenolic foam insulation is made by combining phenol-formaldehyde resin with a foaming agent. When hardener is added to the mix and rapidly stirred, the exothermic reaction of the resin, together with the action of the foaming agent, causes foaming of the resin. This is followed by rapid setting of the foamed material. Though more usually employed in building services applications, phenolic foam panels are suitable as insulation for roofs, walls and floors. Phenolic foam is also popular in laminate form as an insulation backing to rigid boarding such as plasterboard.

Full article: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/insulation-oil...

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