ROXUL® Inc. launches line of commercial insulation board for fire first applications

MILTON, ON, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ - With the introduction of ROXUL SAFE®, designers, architects and specifiers will now have access to a new line of board insulation products specifically engineered and produced as a fire-stopping material for commercial, industrial and residential buildings. 

Lightweight and semi-rigid, ROXUL SAFE® comes in four variations:

1) ROXUL SAFE® is designed for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings as a fire stopping insulation. Ideal for filling: perimeter gaps between concrete floor slabs and exterior wall systems; around conduit pipe and duct openings through walls and floor slabs; and between fire walls and ceiling slabs. ROXUL SAFE® is used in conjunction with a fire sealant to prevent passage of fire and smoke

2) ROXUL SAFE® 65 holds a fire resistance rating of one hour, from the interior side, as specified in ULC Design No. W605 and UL Design No. U654. In addition, it holds a fire resistance rating of one hour from both sides, as specified in ULC Design No. W610 and UL Design No. U658.

3) ROXUL SAFE® 55 holds a fire resistance rating of two hours, from the interior side, as specified in ULC Design No. W606 and UL Design No. U655.  In addition, it holds a fire resistance rating of two hours from both sides, as specified in ULC Design No. W611 and UL Design No. U659

ROXUL SAFE® 55 and ROXUL SAFE® 65 provide added fire protection for metal buildings in close proximity to other buildings and is designed for interior or exterior non-load bearing metal panel wall assemblies where a fire resistance rating is required. It is ideal for energy efficient, zero lot line applications where fire resistance ratings are required.

Fire-Rated Exterior Non-Load Bearing Sheet Steel Walls

Product

Fire Resistance
Rating

Fire Protection

UL Design No.

ULC Design No.

Thickness*

W x L

SAFE® 65

 

1 HR

From 1 Side

U654

W605

 

3" (76 mm)

(2 layers)

24" x 48" (610 x 1220 mm)

31.5" x 48" (800 x 1220 mm)

From 2 Sides

*Contact ROXUL
Technical Services

W610

32" x 48" (813 mm x 1220 mm)

 

SAFE® 55

 

2 HR

From 1 Side

U655

W606

 

4" (102 mm)

(2 layers)

24" x 48" (610 x 1220 mm)

31.5" x 48" (800 x 1220 mm)

From 2 Sides

*Contact ROXUL
Technical Services 

W611

32" x 48" (813 mm x 1220 mm)


* ROXUL SAFE® 65 and ROXUL SAFE® 55 products are installed using 2 layers of 3" or 4" material respectively.

 

4) ROXUL SAFE® 45 is a semi-rigid, mineral wool insulation board designed for firestopping in concealed spaces of residential units.  It complies with the 2010 National Building Code 9.10.16.3(2).  

The products' excellent fire resistance properties––including a high melting point and low thermal conductivity––allows the insulation to act as a shield against fire and temperature.  ROXUL SAFE products are fire resistant up to 1,177˚C (2,150˚F).  ASTM testing demonstrates the products' non-combustibility and additional benefits such as not contributing to toxic smoke/gases or flame spread.

Fire Performance


Product



CAN4 S114

Test for
Non-Combustibility

Non-Combustible

ASTM E84 (UL 723)

Surface Burning
Characteristics

Flame Spread = 0
Smoke Developed = 0

CAN/ULC S102

Surface Burning
Characteristics

Flame Spread = 0
Smoke Developed = 0

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are an estimated 98,500 non-residential fires each year causing more than $2.5 billion in direct property damage.

"The decline in non-residential fires underscores the importance of continual improvements in commercial fire resistant materials and construction," says Kim Friedrich, Segment Manager, Building Insulation – Commercial, ROXUL Inc.  "More effective fire safety regulation has also played a role.  Mineral wool insulation, which is displacing more traditional materials known to be more susceptible to heat and fire, is gaining traction in fire-first applications.  With mineral wool insulation, designers, architects, specifiers and building owners are creating buildings that are not only more energy efficient, but that also contribute to great occupant comfort and safety."

About ROXUL® Inc.

ROXUL® Inc., located in Milton, Ontario, with additional production in Byhalia, Mississippi and Grand Forks, British Columbia, is a subsidiary of Rockwool® International, the world's largest producer of stone wool insulation. Rockwool International, a publicly-held company trading on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, operates 28 factories, employs over 11,000 people in 35 countries, and maintains a global network of sales companies, trade offices, and dedicated commercial partners.  Providing long-term thermal performance, ROXUL's stone wool insulation is fire resistant, water repellent and resistant to mold, mildew and bacterial growth. ROXUL® products and manufacturing processes are environmentally conscious. CFC- and HCFC-free, ROXUL® insulation products contain a high recycled content.  They are among the few building products able to recover the energy used in their manufacturing process.  Installing ROXUL® insulation can reduce energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels, thereby decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. For more information, visit ROXUL® at www.roxul.com or visit ROXUL® on social media via Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

SOURCE Roxul Inc.

Image with caption: "ROXUL® SAFE®, ROXUL SAFE® 45, ROXUL SAFE® 55 and ROXUL SAFE® 65 are specifically engineered and produced as a fire-stopping material for use in commercial, industrial and residential buildings. ROXUL SAFE® products are fire resistant up to 2,150˚F (1,177˚C). ASTM testing demonstrates the products’ non-combustibility and additional benefits such as not contributing to toxic smoke/gases or flame spread. (CNW Group/Roxul Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160512_C4622_PHOTO_EN_689222.jpg

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