Which ensolite - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #1
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Here is a response from Armacell, the company that produces Ensolite.
I received your inquiry regarding Ensolite insulation for use in recreational vehicles / trailers. I don't know which Ensolite type was originally used for this application years ago. At this point, I can recommend a few lightweight Armacell (Ensolite) technical foam products that would probably be suitable. See following table below.

1) Physical Properties:
Armacell Type Product # ASTM
D 1056-07
Designation Polymer Density
(Lb./ft3) 25% CD
(psi) Color
Armacell (Ensolite®) IUO 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1 PVC/NBR 2.5 - 5 2 to 5 Black
Armacell (Ensolite®) IV1 2A1 / 2C1 PVC/NBR/CR 3 to 5.5 2 to 5 Black
Armacell (Ensolite®) MLC-Black 2A1 / 2C1 PVC/NBR 3.5 to 5.5 2 to 3.5 Black
Armacell (Ensolite®) IUT 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1 PVC/NBR 3 to 5 2 to 4 Black


2) Data Sheets:


3) Product Descriptions:

Armacell (Ensolite®) MLC-Black: Armacell LLC (Conover, NC Plant) manufactures a black, continuous (sheets / rolls) , closed cell, 3.5 - 5.5 lb./ft3 (56 - 88 kg/m3) density, Vinyl Nitrile (PVC/NBR) blended rubber product MLC-Black, that meets all the physical property requirements of ASTM D 1056-07 2A1 / 2C1 and SAE J-18 APR2002 2A1 / 2C1. MLC-Black meets the burn rate requirements of FMVSS-302 at approx 1.75 mm (0.069”) and higher. MLC- Black is formally listed with UL and meets the flame resistance requirements of UL94 HBF at 1/8” - ½” (3.175 - 12.7 mm) and UL94 V-1 [at] ½” (12.7 mm) and higher (UL File#: JMLU2.MH25062). Standard roll width(s): 56” or 60”. Maximum gauge (in): 1.5”. The minimum gauge for skin two sided product is 3/4”.

Armacell (Ensolite®) IUT: Armacell LLC (Conover, NC Plant) manufactures a black, continuous (rolls / sheets), closed cell, low density (3 - 5 lb./ft3) (48 - 80 kg/m3 ) PVC/NBR rubber product IUT. Armacell (Ensolite®) IUT meets the physical property requirements of ASTM D 1056-07 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1 and SAE J-18 APR2002 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1. IUT has excellent resistance to oil and fuel. IUT is UL listed to UL94HF-1, UL94V-0 & 5VA at 4.1 mm (0.161”) and higher [UL File # QMFZ2.E55798]. IUT is listed on the approved source list for GM 6086-M Type II and GMW 15473 Class II Type IV. Standard roll widths = 56” and 60”. Maximum gauge = 1.00”. The minimum gauge for skin two sided products is 3/4”.

Armacell (Ensolite®) IUO: Armacell LLC (Conover, NC Plant) manufactures a black, continuous (rolls / sheets), closed cell, low density (2.5 - 5 lb./ft3) (40 - 80 kg/m3 ) PVC/NBR rubber product IUO. Armacell (Ensolite®) IUO meets the physical property requirements of ASTM D 1056-07 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1 and SAE J-18 APR2002 2A1 / 2C1 / 2B1. IUO has excellent resistance to oil and fuel. IUO meets the burn rate requirements of FMVSS-302 at most thicknesses. Standard roll widths = 56” and 60”. Maximum gauge = (See data sheet). The minimum gauge for skin two sided products is 1/2”. Skin one side product is available in ¼”. Other gauges and widths may be available.

Armacell (Ensolite®) IV1: Armacell LLC (Conover, NC Plant) manufactures a black, continuous, (rolls / sheets) closed cell, 3.0 - 5.5 lb./ft3 (48 - 88 kg/m3) density, PVC/NBR/CR rubber product IV1, that meets all the physical property requirements of ASTM D 1056-07 2A1 / 2C1 and SAE J-18 APR2002 2A1 / 2C1. IV1 has good resistance to oil and fuel. IV1 meets the requirements of FMVSS-302 at most thicknesses and is listed to UL94 HF-1 at 1.1 mm (0.043” ) and UL94 V-0 [at] ½” and higher (UL File# QMFZ2.E55798). IV1 meets the flame resistance requirements of CAL 117 (tested [at] 0.500”) and FAR 25.853 a(2003) [at] ¼”. IV1 is listed with UL to UL50 (UL File# JMST2.MH10189). IV1 is listed on the approved source list for Chrysler MSAY 516 Type 1. Standard roll width(s): 54” or 60”. Maximum gauge (in): 1.25”. Minimum gauge for skin two sided product is ¾”.

4) Suggested Sources:

Canada:

Jacobs & Thompson, Inc.
89 Kenhar Drive
Weston, Ontario, Canada M9L 2R3
Ph: (416) 749-0600
Fax: (416) 749-6618
Toll Free: 1-800-387-7431
Website: http://www.jacobs-thompson.com

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Larry Keryluk
Industrial Rubber
1320 Church Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X1G4 Canada
Phone: 204-694-4444
Website: http://www.indrub.com

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USA:
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Sylvia Coss
FabSol, LLC
277 Industrial Drive
Cadiz, KY 42211
Phone: 248-457-4507

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David Noda
Cypress Sponge & Rubber Products
301 East Goetz Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Website: http://www.cypresssponge.com
Phone: 714-546-6464
Fax: 714-546-6747
E-mail: dnoda[at]cypresssponge.com

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Adam Booth
Rubberlite, Inc.
2501 Guyan Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703
Phone: 304-525-3116
Website: www.rubberlite.com
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5) Insulation / K-Factor Information: (See attached)


6) Thicknesses available:





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Isabel Wright Ph: 440-846-8755 Fax: 440-846-8756
Technical Manager Mobile: 440-668-0253 Computer Fax: 919-304-8687
Armacell LLC E-mail: Isabel.D.Wright[at]Armacell.com
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Kent,

It is really hard to say since the specs listed vary. Reading between the lines it looks like the skin 1 sided products are 1/2 the thickness of the 2 sided. My first reaction would be that the 3rd one down is the only suitable since it is listed as 1/4" thick for one sided.

The first Canadian supplier is about 8 km from me, I could go up with a piece and your post to see if they could figure it out. Alternatively, I could mail you a piece that you could send to the person you have been communicating with and get the answer from the manufacturer directly. That way the answer to the closest product available would be coming directly from the horses mouth.
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Kent,

I've emailed Isabel offering to mail her a piece or bring it up to Jacobs & Thompson to see if we can find an answer to this question. I've only got a piece of elephant skin from my 1972 boler American to identify. I'll post what I find out. Hopefully somebody has a small piece of the popcorn texture that we can try to match as well.

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Kent,

I've emailed Isabel offering to mail her a piece or bring it up to Jacobs & Thompson to see if we can find an answer to this question. I've only got a piece of elephant skin from my 1972 boler American to identify. I'll post what I find out. Hopefully somebody has a small piece of the popcorn texture that we can try to match as well.

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Did you find out which Ensolite foam it was?
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