European fire test - E500 attic insulation and cavity insulation proves "self extinguishing"
Hundreds of home owners all across Europe love E:zero E500 open cell foam. The benefits of this foam for attic insulation are astounding. Open cell foam currently has the majority of share in Ireland, due to its advantages over closed cell.
Online, March 3, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Hundreds of home owners all across Europe love E:zero E500 open cell foam. The benefits of this foam for attic insulation are astounding. Open cell foam currently has the majority of market share in Ireland, due to its compelling competitive advantages over the Closed Cell, but more material intensive alternatives. E500 is also renowned for its excellent U values and thermal resistance properties. Equally impressive is its stellar performance when it comes to spraying in cold weather.
E500 has added another accreditation to its long list of certifications. E500 just passed the SBI EN 13823 burn test at Warrington Fire with flying colours. The result is the best possible result for a combustible material. This means E: zero E500 now comes with European Technical Approval (ETA) valid for the entire EU, in addition to its having passed the U.S. E84 test and being REACH compliant. In reality what these tests mean to the consumer is that this open cell foam is effectively self extinguishing thus providing the customer with added peace of mind when it comes to assessing fire risk. If you are using open cell foam for cavity insulation then you will be surprised at the difference in heat retention.
Unlike most other open cell foams in Europe, E500 is made in Europe under strict ISO 9001 quality standards. Fusion Insulation of Ireland has been instrumental in promoting the benefits of Open Cell foam across Ireland as an economical yet high performing insulation system. The great benefit of Open cell foam is that it allows timberwork and structural timber to breathe. Many homes and buildings operate a 'vented' attic and cavity wall method of construction and home owners and building engineers are often keen to preserve the 'breathability' of these vented cavities. The benefits of an open cell foam means that while draughts are prevented, any condensation and water droplets that appear can steadily evaporate through the foam.
With E500 now achieving its Fire Classification, it opens the way for more people across Europe to experience the wonderful benefits of spray foam insulation.