Icynene Inc. (Icynene), the North American leader in open-cell spray foam technology, this week introduced ICYNENE ShelterShield™, an intumescent fire retardant coating that is available exclusively to Icynene Licensed Dealers.
Approved as an ignition barrier, ICYNENE ShelterShield™ is specially formulated to meet AC 377 requirements with Icynene light density spray foam insulations. While not the only intumescent fire retardant coating on the market, ICYNENE ShelterShield™ represents a breakthrough - employing a technology not used before in the spray foam industry. ICYNENE ShelterShield™ is also the most economical choice, achieving or exceeding the performance of more expensive alternatives. The other pluses of this simple to use, one component product include easy clean-up, 6 month shelf life and Limited Lifetime Warranty.
“We’re excited to announce this new product which complements our light density spray foam insulation,” said Howard Deck, President and CEO of Icynene Inc. “When 100% water-based and HFC-free spray foam requires a fire retardant coating, that coating should be equally green. ICYNENE ShelterShield™ is water-based, non-carcinogenic, and VOC- and formaldehyde-free.”
The green building movement has led to an increased demand for innovative and energy efficient products like Icynene insulation. Icynene offers an array of spray foam insulation solutions in both light and medium density and continues to make a difference with renewable and recycled content products that are also CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) EQ 2.2 Section 01350 compliant, meeting nationally recognized requirements as Low-Emitting Materials (LEM). Furthermore, Icynene insulation is a vital contributor towards a building obtaining critical NAHB and LEED points.
And now when codes call for additional protection from the most destructive natural element, FIRE, there’s no need to see red. Instead Icynene Dealers can choose to go green with ICYNENE ShelterShield™.
Available immediately, Icynene Dealers are now able to order both their spray foam insulation and fire retardant coating for delivery on the same truck. ICYNENE ShelterShield™ has been verified as code compliant by the ICC, the United States’ leader in evaluating building products for compliance with code. It is approved for use with either ICYNENE LD-R-50® or LD-C-50® as noted in ICC-ES report 2715 and 1826 respectively.