Aerofoam® School Insulation based on Cross Linked Polyethylene or XLPE is the finest solution for your schools and learning facilities insulation needs.
THE PROBLEM – Learning Environment
Almost everyone will have spent much of their formative years in a classroom. Characterized as large open rooms enclosed by a wall of glass, classrooms have always provided a challenge to energy conscious school designers. With more service pipework dissecting the schools of our children than ever before, it is essential the material selection is correct and safe.
Modern classrooms are highly engineered environments designed to maximize learning potential and this usually leads to air-tight rooms relying on filtered but stale air. Almost all gases remain within the envelope and this can threaten an otherwise comfortable learning environment.
THE BACKGROUND – Indoor Air Quality
Even in the high tech world we live in today, many modern buildings are air tight and rely on recirculating filtered but stale air. This means that almost all gases remain within the envelope of the building.
Our air is always contaminated not only with naturally generated pollutants (like carbon dioxide), but also with man- made pollutants like volatile organic chemicals, industrial fibres, highly acidic particles of dust, spores of mould and bacteria.
Whilst breathing these may not result in any immediate signs of illness, but may contribute towards “building related symptoms”, which include loss of concentration and increased drowsiness.
THE SOLUTION – AEROFOAM® XLPE
Carefully specifying pipe and duct insulation materials can minimize the contribution to indoor air pollution and so attention should always be taken when selecting your insulation.
Being a non-fibrous, closed cell material and featuring built-in antimicrobial and anti-fungal protection, Aerofoam® XLPE is acknowledged as the insulation material which can not only provide the safest possible learning environment but also help your project come in on time and on budget.
As a closed cell dust and fiber free product which inhibits the growth of mould and microbes, Aerofoam® XLPE School Insulation is the ideal insulation for learning environments where the indoor air quality is paramount.
Aerofoam® XLPE effectively saves energy whilst also preventing condensation without the need of external water vapor barriers. It is quick and easy to apply, releasing no dust or fibers during installation.
Why Aerofoam XLPE is the Best Insulation Solution?
In-built water vapor barrier
Offers a built-in resistance to the transmission of water vapour through the material (no need of external water vapor barrier).
In-built antimicrobial & antifungal protection
Due to its low water absorption rate and its in-built water vapor barrier, mould and bacteria are inhibited effectively.
Dust & Fibre free
Dusty and fibrous materials create an additional health hazard, often combining with mould spores and bacteria to aggravate respiratory conditions. Aerofoam® is entirely dust and fibre free making it particular the best choice for schools.
Formaldehyde is classified as a probable human carcinogen and maximum recommended exposure limits are set by the health and safety executive. Aerofoam® will not contribute to overall formaldehyde levels.
Volatile organic compounds vaporize into the indoor environment contributing towards sick building syndrome. Being classified as minimal VOC means Aerofoam® is not contributing to this effect.
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