InfraStop Testing and Certification

Testing & Certifications

All tests on InfraStop® Insulation products are performed at either nationally approved independent laboratories or at leading universities. Tests are performed to current American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards when a standard exists.

Testing results on our Reflective Insulation (Reflective/Bubble/Bubble/Reflective) product are listed below. For any additional testing information for this product (or any other), please refer to our website at www.insulationstop.com, or feel free to call Customer Service at 800-871-0410.

Nominal Thickness5/16” (.312)
Weight0.771 oz./ft2
Temperature Range-60O to 180O F
Flame SpreadLess than 25*
Smoke DevelopmentLess than 50*
Perm. Rating02**
Puncture Resistance60 lb./in.***
Vapor Transmission02
Mold and MildewNo Growth
Emittance04
Tensile Strength3.7 N/mm
PliabilityNo Cracking
Hot Surface PerformancePassed (250O F)

Note: Not for use in direct contact on surface temperatures that are 180O F or greater. * Intertek Testing ASTM Test Method E-84 **ASTM Test E-96 ***FSTM 101 B Method 2031

Product Standards

Resistance to fungi or bacteria: InfraStop® does not promote the growth of fungi or bacteria.

Specification compliance: InfraStop® is covered under the Federal Minimum Standards Code for reflective insulation (HH-I-1252B) for all H.U.D. and F.H.A. projects.

Testing & Certification Documents

  • Thermal Performance ASTM C1363
  • Thermal Performance of Wall Systems ASTM C1363
  • Thermal Performance ASTM C335
  • Thermal Performance of Crawl Space ASTM C1363
  • Hot Surface Performance ASTM C411
  • Heat Transfer (Heat Flow Up, Down, Horizontal) ASTM C1363
  • Thermal Performance of InfraStop® and Fiberglass in Walls ASTM C1363
  • Heat Transfer of Air-Handling Ducts with InfraStop®
  • Flame Spread and Smoke Density ASTM E84
  • Fungus Resistance Mil-Std 810B Method 508
  • Pliability Test
  • Sound Absorption Test ASTM C423-90a and ASTM E795-83
  • Sound Transmission Loss ASTM E90-90 and ASTM E413-87
  • Water Vapor Transmission ASTM E96
  • Tensile Strength
  • Emittance Testing
  • Thermal Performance of Water Heater Jackets
  • Intertek: Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials ASTM E84-08 (Taped Joint Detail) Test Report # 3166908SAT-012
  • Intertek: Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials ASTM E84-08 (Unslit) Test Report # 3166908SAT-011
  • R&D Services: Resistance to the Growth of Fungi ASTM C1338-00 Test Report # RD072713FR
  • State of California
  • State of California Licensed Insulation Manufacturer
  • State of Minnesota: Filed with Minnesota Insulation Standards Program
  • State of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Material Approval, Safety and Buildings Divsion Approval # 920088-1
  • R&D Services Emittance Testing
  • R&D Services: Physical Properties Sheet Width, Length, Pliability, Water Vapor Permanence and Aged Water Vapor Permanence
  • R&D Services: Water Vapor Transmission Test ASTM-E96 (Dessicant Method)
    

Total Design Calculations

  

Crawl Space

Two layers of product - The first course installed to split the 2”x 10” joist cavity and the second course installed on the bottom of the 2”x 10” joists, 16” OC - Heat Flow Downward

ConstructionR-values
Components:At Framing:At Cavity:
Inside Air Film.68.68
Inside Air Film.92.92
3/4” Wood Subfloor.75.75
5/8” Particle Board Underlayment.82.82
2”x 10” Wood Floor Joists 16” OC10.07---
9.5” Air Space---13.8
InfraStop® Insulation0.920.92
Outside Air Film4.554.55
Total:18.0321.76

Total Design “U”=.20/18.03+.80/21.76=.0479
Total Design “R”=1/.0479=20.88

Note: The above assembly R-value of R-21 includes a 4.55 value for the reflective air film.

Wall - Exterior

Product installed on 2”x 6” studs, 16” OC - Inside the cavity compressing the mass insulation R-19 batt 3/4” - Heat Flow Horizontal

ConstructionR-values
Components:At Framing:At Cavity:
Inside Air Film.68.68
Inside Air Film.45.45
InfraStop® Insulation---*3.87
2" x 6" Stud6.88---
R-19 Batt---15.70
1/2" Plywood.62.62
Total:18.0321.76

Total Design “U”=.14/8.63+.86/21.32=.0566
Total Design “R”=1/.0566=17.67

* Includes the thermal resistance for InfraStop® Insulation and the airspace on one side of the product.

Wall - Masonry

Product installed on 1”x 2” furring strips, 16” OC to block or concrete wall - Heat Flow Horizontal

ConstructionR-values
Components:At Framing:At Cavity:
Inside Air Film.68.68
1/2" Plaster Board.45.45
InfraStop® Insulation---*3.30
Furring Strips1.59---
8" Concrete Block1.111.11
Total:3.837.13

Total Design “U”= .14/3.83+.86/5.54=.1918
Total Design “R”=1/.1918=5.21

* Includes the thermal resistance for InfraStop® Insulation