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Phenolic foam

Inherently superior.

A product with multiple uses in various sectors. In thermal insulation, it is produced either in blocks or in boards depending on the intended use.

A chemical-organic thermoset, expanded without the use of CFC or HCFC. It is chemically inert, dimensionally stable and with an extremely fine cellular structure.​​

An overview

The suitability of different insulation families in various reference areas.

 

The more the colored area within the graph is developed, the more the product features are holistic.

The SUPERCEL product is an insulator formed by an expanded Phenolic Resin, it possesses performance characteristics in every area of ​​use, and guarantees maximum performance in all conditions.

The insulating power, an intrinsic property of the material.

Insulating materials can have an open or closed cell structure. Inorganic materials belong to the first category, while organic and synthetic materials to the second category.

 

Among the closed cell foam materials, the phenolic resin based insulators, which are formed through an articulated production process, have a cellular structure which, compared to the other materials, is extremely fine and closed (> 95%).

 

This characteristic enables phenolic resin products to be extremely efficient in hindering heat transmission.​

Behavior in case of fire, an essential feature.

The European classification system favors the evaluation of heat release as a function of time, placing it as the main parameter, evaluating at the same time characteristics such as, the dripping and the development of smoke.

 

It is important to use materials that do not contribute to the fire, that do not emit smoke and that do not release burning particles.

 

There must be no flash over (the flame must not spread to the next floor). There should be neither dense and nor toxic smoke, to ensure visibility of escape routes, and breathable air in case of evacuation. Lastly, there must be no dripping, to ensure a stable structure.

Non-combustible properties:

A1 and A2: attributed only to non-combustible inorganic materials.

B, C: attributed to organic and synthetic materials with excellent performance.

D, E: attributed to organic and synthetic materials with low performance.

F: attributed to combustible materials of which reaction to fire is not determined.

Smoke production:

s1: absent emission.

s2: medium intensity emission quantity and speed.

s3: high intensity emission quantity and speed.

Driping:

d0: no dripping.

d1: medium intensity driping.

d0: high intensity dripping.

Not only thermal flows, but also gas exchange.

Regulating gas exchange is of vital importance in order to avoid development of condensation and mold. An important mechanism that, if regulated, can play in favor of the healthiness of the living environment.

 

Phenolic foam, thanks to its closed cell structure, is a material enables the regulation of this exchange between environments, without completely preventing it, and without compromising its intrinsic insulating performance.

 

Clearly during the design phase the stratigraphy will be developed in order to keep temperatures above its dew point.

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Stability and compactness for a solid structure

Phenolic foam insulators, guarantee a combination of low specific weight, with a consequent positive impact on the insulating power of the material, and excellent resistance given by the compact structure.

 

These characteristics arise from the production process divided into several phases, which guarantee dimensional stability over time and compressive strength.

 

Always performing.

The combination of its characteristics, from the closed cell structure to its compactness, from its high specific heat to its very low thermal conductivity, allow Phenolic Resin products to have a wide range of work.

Supercel Building

Manufactured in boards for the insulation of civil, commercial and industrial buildings.

Supercel Piping

Manufactured in blocks for the insulation of plant engineering.

On the regulatory framework.
For a sustainable future
On the product life cycle.
Its phases and its impact
On Phenolic Foam insulation 
An overview
On thermal insulation.
The regulation of heat transfer
On water vapour diffusion.
How to regulate it
On product application and fixing.
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