ANTIMICROBIAL DUCT INSULATION FOR ENHANCED INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Antimicrobial Nitrile Rubber Insulation
Class 0 ArmaFlex® Plus
Since 2006, Armacell has manufactured foam- Thermal insulation products made with Microban® antimicrobial product protection – the first foam insulation maker to do so. ArmaFlex Class 0 Plus products are engineered to be used as liners inside ventilation ducts to help prevent the growth of bacterial mold. Specifiers, building owners, and contractors should choose Armacell insulation with Microban technology because of its ability to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the insulation.
What is Microban® Technology?
Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company.
Microban antimicrobial product protection is limited to the product itself and is not designed to protect the users of these products from disease-causing microorganisms, foodborne illnesses, or as a substitute for normal cleaning and hygiene practices. Microban International, Ltd. makes neither direct nor implied health claims for the products containing Microban® antimicrobial product protection. Data, photomicrographs, and information presented are based on standard laboratory tests and are provided for comparative purposes to substantiate antimicrobial activity for nonpublic health uses.
Highly flexible, closed-cell insulation material with high water vapour diffusion resistance and low thermal conductivity and built-in anti-microbial protection
- Active protection against microbes such as bacteria and fungi/mold/mildew
- Promotes better indoor air quality
- Increased long term thermal efficiency
- Lifelong built-in product anti-microbial protection
- EPA Approved
- Extremely low thermal conductivity, λ0°C ≤ 0.033 W/(m·K)
- Very High Water Vapour Diffusion Resistance, µ ≥ 10,000
How it works: The mechanics of clean.
Microban technology is infused into the insulation during the manufacturing process and becomes part of the molecular structure of the insulation. Thus, it works continuously to provide an added level of protection to keep the insulation cleaner for longer. Because Microban technology is built into the product, it never washes off or wears away so the antimicrobial protection lasts for the lifetime of the insulation. With the Microban brand, you can be sure you’re getting continuous, durable and effective antimicrobial product protection that provides an added level of defense against stains and odors caused by mold and mildew. we also provide ArmaFlex Alu® with similar protection with aesthetics cladding for insulation for outdoor insulation
How microbes grow - Microbes 101
Did you know that on unprotected surfaces bacteria can double its numbers every 20 minutes? And only when it has multiplied to the hundreds of thousands can it actually be seen by the naked eye.
On the surface of protected insulation, the Microban® additive penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism, disabling its ability to grow and reproduce.