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Icynene® Insulation

What is it?

Icynene® is the leading 100% water-blown foam insulation and air barrier system.  It is applied as a liquid and expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice.

Why is it important?

Icynene® creates an envelope around the building for optimal air tightness. It contains no HCFCs, HFAs, HFCs or formaldehyde. It minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency and creates a healthier indoor environment by reducing airborne sounds, minimizing the intrusion of outdoor pollen, allergens and pollution from entering the building.  Icynene® maintains its performance over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. Icynene® adheres to most construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.


USGBC ''Green'' Material Characteristics