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2014.06.20

Innovative Insulation Blanket from Dow Corning Enables New Possibilities for Sustainable Building Design

Thin-profile, Flexible Material can Significantly Increase Thermal Resistance in Space-limited Applications

Building designers and architects no longer have to make trade-offs in design to meet energy performance codes and regulations and reduce thermal bridging, thanks to a thin-profile, flexible insulation solution from Dow Corning Corporation – a global leader in silicones and silicon-based technology and innovation.

DOW CORNING® HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket offers significantly improved thermal resistance as compared to conventional insulation products, providing a high insulating value of R 9.8 hr-ft2-F/Btu per inch (USI 0.58 W/m2K per 25 mm). Its thin profile, superb flexibility and compression resistance allow for thermal protection in hard-to-insulate spaces while eliminating the need for bulky or messy insulation in tight areas of a building’s design.

The gray-colored insulation blanket can be easily cut and conformed to complex shapes and tight curvatures and adhered to building products without difficulty, either in a shop or on-site. In addition, 10-millimeter-thick DOW CORNING HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket is fire-resistant, is hydrophobic and does not settle over time.

"DOW CORNING HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket is an ideal solution for sealing tough connection points in building envelopes, such as where glazing systems meet cavity walls, where below-grade systems meet above-grade systems, at slab edge, and where parapets meet roofs," said Dow Corning New Business Market Development Leader Paul Wisniewski. "And when you consider its comparatively high R-value and the fact that it contains no Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List materials, DOW CORNING HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket is an insulation solution that truly enables sustainable building design."

DOW CORNING HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket can be used at service temperatures up to 200°C (390°F). It carries a Class A fire rating per ASTM E84, with a flame spread index of 5 and a smoke developed index of 10.

Silicones and Construction

Because of their durability and quality, silicones are a technology of choice in construction, possessing inherent properties that can contribute to a building’s overall performance and extend its life cycle. DOW CORNING HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket is among several recently introduced innovations for the construction industry; others include DOW CORNING® Architectural Insulation Modules, the DOW CORNING® Silicone Air Barrier System and DOW CORNING® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant.

Information about Dow Corning’s full range of silicon-based materials for high-performance building is available at dowcorning.com/construction.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s DOW CORNING® and XIAMETER™ brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

 

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About High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

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