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Posted July 19, 2016

Did you know?

Not all Phenolic Foam pipe insulation is the same.

Here at Specialist Insulation Supplies, we want to keep all of our customers up-to-date on the latest product developments and news, and we have just been informed that MW Insulation who manufacture the Supaphen Phenolic Pipe Insulation, have now had a revised listing for Supaphen in the BRE Green Guide.

Why has it been revised?

The BRE Green Guide listing for Supaphen has now been revised because the BRE listings have now changed for pipe insulation, and there is now a listing that is specific to the type of service within a building.

How does Supaphen fare in the new listings?

Supaphen has performed well in the new BRE Green Guide listings as in all but one type of service the product achieves an A+ rating, which is an exceptional performance and this rating will add points to the BREEAM assessment. The full listing of the different types of service are as follows:

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Does all phenolic foam pipe insulation have the new listing?

MW Insulation are the only manufacturer that have the new ratings for the specific pipe services (Current as of July 2016), so please be aware of this when specifying your phenolic foam, as they are not all the same.

Summary of the Supaphen benefits:

  • Current and up-to-date fire test, to European fire test standard EN13823 achieving BL s1 d0
  • Supaphen has a maximum aged k value of 0.024 W/mK
  • Supaphen is 100% CFC & HCFC free
  • The manufacturing process of Supaphen is to ISO 14001
  • Supaphen is listed on the RIBA NBS BIM standard objects library

Supaphen pipe insulation is a core stock item for Specialist Insulation Supplies, so we keep a full range of the different pipe sizes and the varying thicknesses to suit, so please give us a call for more information and prices.

if you require more information on the BRE Green Guide rating of Supaphen please visit the MW website:

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