Recognizing the need
for increasingly energy efficient building envelopes and aware of
the shortcomings of products currently on the market, the inventors
and patentees of air krete have developed a product
which eliminates or mitigates those shortcomings while maintaining
a high degree of thermal efficiency.
In air krete,
its inventors offer the construction industry a product which is:
- Fireproof, non-toxic
and does not shrink
(unlike "plastic" chemical based foams or boards)
- Incapable of producing
airborne lung irritants or contaminants
(unlike man-made fiber based products, i.e. fiber glass)
- Fireproof with low
absorption of moisture
(unlike fiber based products)
- Continuous, and non-settling
(unlike loose fill or foam plastic inserts)
- A highly effective
sound absorbing acoustic insulator
- An excellent material
for firestopping and firesafing
- Ideal for high and
very high temperature installations
- An insulating encapsulator
of hazardous materials
(New & Retrofit)
- Masonry: foamed in
place at block cores and cavities between wythes.
- Studs, metal and
wood: foamed in place through or behind appropriate screening
to completely fill air spaces.
- Curtain walls: foamed
in place to firestop spandrels and insulate between exterior skin
and interior finish.
- Deck insulation:
foamed in place through or above appropriate screening to provide
insulation on the warm side where it belongs.
- Pipe chases: foamed
in place to avoid condensation, insulate, firestop and greatly
reduce sound transmission.
- Partitions: foamed
in place to increase fire resistance rating and reduce sound transmission.
- High temperature:
inorganic, fireproof nature of material produces a low cost, high
- Encapsulation: where
space and configuration permit, encapsulation of existing asbestos-containing
insulation with air krete inexpensively increases
insulative efficiency rather than expensively replacing it.
is an ultralight insulating foam consisting of a patented combination
of an inorganic cementitious stabilizer, a microscopic cell generator,
a catalyst, and compressed air designed to create an effective,
safe, thermal, acoustic and fireproof insulation for use in many
architectural and engineering applications.
is available through licensed manufacturer and/or its trained
Contact Palmer Industries,
Inc. for the dealer/installer in your area.
- Thermal Conductivity
- ASTM C518.76, per each 1" of thickness:
- Fire Characteristics
- ASTM E84.81A
Test extended to 30 minutes with no further flame progression.
Flame spread: 0
Smoke developed: 0
Fuel contributed: 0
- Dimensional Stability
- ASTM C951
- Ultrasafe Material
- independent tests and certifications are available indicating
that air krete is free of carcinogenic mineral fibers,
including asbestos and fiber glass; formaldehyde; chlorinated
fluorocarbons. It is 98% or more inorganic; contributes no harmful
gases under flaming and smoldering test conditions and is non-hazardous
as waste material.
- Sound Absorption/Transmission
- preliminary tests indicate significant improvement in the sound
performance of structures insulated with air krete.