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Spray Foam Insulation - Open Cell Foam

What is Open Cell Foam?
Open-cell foam is soft - like a cushion or the packaging material molded inside a plastic bag to fit a fragile object being shipped. The cell walls, or surfaces of the bubbles, are broken and air fills all of the spaces in the material. This makes the foam soft or weak, as if it were made of broken balloons or soft toy rubber balls. The insulation value of this foam is related to the insulation value of the calm air inside the matrix of broken cells. The densities of open-cell foams are around 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound per cubic foot.


Icynene®, the leading soft foam insulation and air barrier material, is the industry standard for providing maximum building envelope performance. Icynene's spray formulations represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal management.

100% water blown. It does not contain synthetic blowing agents such as HFCs that are often used in other spray foam products and are considered to have very high Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases.

No PBDEs.  This is considered a harmful flame retardant that can compromise the health of building occupants. Icynene® is a Class 1 fire rated product without the use of PBDEs.

Superior air-sealing capabilities.  Icynene® locks out dust, allergens and pollutants from entering the building creating a healthier indoor environment.  Creating a superior air-seal in just one step, Icynene® also minimizes the use of excess sealing materials which would otherwise be required when using conventional insulation such as fiberglass.

Up to 50% energy savings.  Icynene® air-seals and can help reduce energy use and costs by as much as 50%.  In turn, it helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide by thousands of tones a year.

Real R-value.  Icynene® maintains its performance (doesn’t sag or settle) with no loss of R-value over time.  It provides total thermal comfort today and for years to come, while conventional insulation can deteriorate as time passes and may no longer perform as it did when initially installed.  Selecting products that provide longevity, like Icynene®, can potentially eliminate the need for the installation/re-installation of additional material in the future.

What makes Icynene® the right insulation?
Icynene® delivers high-performance solutions for efficient building envelopes, thermal comfort and a healthy indoor environment – all of which are integral components of green building. 

ICYNENE LD-C-50™ Spray Formula
Applied as a liquid, Icynene® expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. Icynene's spray formula has an R-value of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to minimize air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal airtightness. Click here to view video.

ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is Icynene’s next generation of high-performance insulation.  ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is a renewable-based foam insulation and air barrier material that is responsibly made using castor oil and offers numerous environmental benefits. 

Castor oil has been used in place of a portion of the petroleum-based polyol.  ICYNENE LD-R-50™ exceeds the minimum renewable requirement for a bio-based material (testing in accordance with ASTM D 6866) and can contribute toward a building’s achievement of credits/points under various national green building standards, including LEED and the NAHB’s NGBS program.

It’s no wonder why sustainable building products are in high demand.  The most cost-effective choices are those made before the first bit of dirt is touched, including insulation choices.  The right insulation can significantly impact the sustainability of homes and buildings.

Green Building Certifications
Taking positive steps towards a sustainable future is made easier with Icynene®. Icynene® helps building industry professionals meet energy efficiency and environmental goals – two very important requirements in achieving higher standards such as Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and National Green Building Standards (NGBS).

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