ThermoFoam

Description

ThermoFoam is a commercial spinoff of the NASA Apollo Space Program. NASA used a reflective foil covering for both the spacecraft and space suits to reflect the intense heat of the sun away from the astronauts by day and to reflect internal heat back inside the capsule of space suit at night for warmth. NASA estimates that “Using conventional insulation, a space suit would have required a 7-foot-thick protective layer.” ThermoFoam improved on this technology to consumers for all types of building applications for warm and cold climates.
Today, ThermoFoam has become a standard component of a total insulation system. In addition to reflective technology, Thermofoam combines the benefits of a closed-cell polyethylene foam core. It’s designed for both new construction and retrofits.
Pros
  • Effective in Warm and Cold Climates
  • R-value is unaffected by humidity
  • Prevents 97% of radiant heat transfer
  • Prevents condensation
  • 19dba contact noise reduction
  • 90 degree Celsius (194 Fahrenheit) contact temperature rating
  • Does not promote mold or mildew
  • Does not provide for nesting of rodents, bugs or birds
  • Seals around nails (no leak)
  • Made with 100% recyclable virgin raw materials

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ThermoFoam on December 6, 2015 rated 5.0 of 5