IFTI and Icynene have announced that they have qualified a new spray-applied thermal barrier (IFTI’s DC 315) by passing a certified NFPA 286 test with Intertek.  This provides designers and builders with new flexibility for including Icynene in ceiling plenums, exposed roof assemblies, and accessible attics connected to habitable space. The testing was conducted at the Intertek Laboratory in San Antonio, TX.

As a one-coat, water-based latex paint with a coverage rate of ~80 sq. ft. / gallon, DC 315 is the most economical thermal barrier coating available. It meets the VOC emission requirements for use in classroom and office environments as defined in the CA DHS Standard Practice. Thus, the testing requirements are met to qualify the product as a low ¬emitting material in the “Collaborative for High Performance Schools” rating system. The product applies like regular latex paint using an airless sprayer, and being water-based, and offers easy clean up.