Insulating with polyurethane has several unique and useful properties

Polyurethane foam TOGO is a modern insulation material with many advantages in comparison with other traditional insulation materials.

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

The material has lower thermal conductivity

In comparison to other insulation materials (e. g., mineral wool), polyurethane foam has the lowest thermal conductivity factor of 0.022 - 0.038 (W/mK). The warmest insulation material on the market! Also a thinner layer of the insulation material is needed.

Great adhesion with any type of surface

Polyurethane foam has a high adhesion factor. Due to its good adhesion properties this insulation material has a great bond with any surface: brick, concrete, wood, plaster, glass, metal, painted shingles, ruberoid, vertical and horizontal surfaces and even ceilings. Good adhesion helps speed up the insulation process.

An eco-friendly insulation material

Completely harmless to health – certified with international environmental protection certificates. Polyurethane foam is ecologically safe and biologically neutral, it does not cause allergies, and is harmless to human health and the environment.

A light thermal insulation material

Polyurethane foam is light (has a low density) and does not weigh the surfaces or increase the load on walls and foundations of the building. This property is very important for roof insulation.

Seamless thermal insulation material/technology

Seamless insulation ensures good insulation properties. The spraying technology helps to not leave gaps, cracks or cavities. A high level of thermal and sound insulation is ensured thanks to its monolithic structure.

Reliability and durability

The material is durable, has a lifetime of more than 30 years. The thermal insulation material does not lose its unique properties and does not need special care throughout its lifetime. The layer of the insulation material does not shrink or generate dust and is resistant to mould.

Fast and easy installation

Surfaces do not require treatment with special materials before splaying over with plyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam is very light, it bonds with all insulated surfaces and created an especially “warm” layer with great insulation properties. Polyurethane foam cures within 15 seconds. Finishing of the insulated surface can be done immediately.

Great sound insulation

Polyurethane foam is a great sound insulation material. Polyurethane foam greatly reduces outside noise, provides peace and comfort. Sound insulation is 5 times better compared to other insulation materials.

TOGO foam TOGO– polyurethane foam produced using special certified equipment. TOGO foam – a hermetic, monolithic, seamless thermal insulation layer. This, so-called third generation thermal insulation technology is used for insulating closed and open building structures.
There are two types of TOGO foam: soft and rigid. It is elastic, permeable by water vapour (i.e. “breathing“), therefore building structured insulated with TOGO foam are resistant to rot and mould. This thermal insulation technology helps save a lot of expensive thermal power.

PROPERTIES

DESCRIPTION

HERMETIC

TOGO foam bonds with all surfaces of buildings or structures being insulated and fills all openings, holes, gaps, air gaps and cracks by expanding up to 150 times. A uniform, seamless and hermetic material is produced. This method of insulation is used for insulating various structures of buildings under construction or renovation.

HIGH THERMAL RESISTANCE, GOOD HEAT AND SOUND INSULATION

TOGO foam is composed of polyurethane and has the highest thermal resistance of all known isothermal materials. The thermal conductivity factor (λ) of open-pore foam is x = 0.038 W/kM, closed-pore foam – y = 0.022 W/kM. The better the thermal resistance of a material – the better the sound insulation. Therefore TOGO foam can be used not only for the purpose of thermal insulation, but sound insulation as well.

DURABILITY

TOGO foam is polymer, and polymers are products serving for decades, they are resistant to rot, mould, they also don’t produce dust, deform or change their properties.

REINFORCEMENT OF STRUCTURES

Closed-pore foam is rigid, has a higher density (30 kg/m3), and helps reinforce and bind the structures being insulated. This property increases the life of the structure several times.

A FAST INSULATION METHOD

TOGO foam can be used for insulating hard-to-reach, uneven, damp surfaces, surfaces damaged by corrosion, to fill air gaps with uneven surfaces, in walls, ceilings, floors. More than 150 m2 of a surface or 50 m2 of air gaps can be insulated per hour when using this material. This would be impossible using other 3rd generation insulation material.

3RD GENERATION INSULATION TECHNOLOGY

It’s an efficient heat-saving solution. This hermetic 3rd generation insulation technology is used in various fields: construction of houses and various buildings (for insulating various types of structures), for household and industrial equipment (refrigerators, boilers, heaters), vehicles (in the production of automotive refrigeration equipment), food and chemical industry (for insulating various containers), pipeline insulation, etc. 

Maximum insulation efficiency is achieved by using this 3rd generation insulation technology and the layer of the insulation material does not have to be thick. In order to get the same thermal resistance more than twice the thickness of other (non-polyurethane) materials would be needed, and the hermetic properties of TOGO foam would still not be reached. A 10 cm layer of TOGO foam is recommended for walls and floors and a 15 cm layer – for the roofs in order to reach efficient insulation of class A energy performance buildings.

Efficiency

Sometimes you may hear opinions that polyurethane foam is an expensive insulation method. But let’s consider all the positive and negative aspects. Will this conclusion remain unchanged..? Considering the volume of the raw insulation material closed-pore polyurethane foam really costs more than other thermal insulation materials, such as rock or glass wool, cellulose (ecowool), styrofoam or polystyrene foam, open-pore polyurethane foam or thermal foam.

Insulation with polyurethane foam is expensive? – No, it’s ECONOMICAL!


1. Polyurethane foam is the only material that will insulate all cavities, which allow cold air your home, a 100%. Test have shown that a houses loses 30-40% of their heat through cavities at window openings, switches or sockets, in the corners between the roof and the overlay, walls and foundations! The hermetic properties of other insulation materials are lower, there are seams between insulation material slabs or mats, hard-to-reach areas of the structures, corners are hard to insulate properly. Polyurethane foam creates a uniform hermetic layer – no seams or joints, it covers all types of cavities and protrusions, thus eliminating the problem of poor hermetic qualities. And you save heat and money.
2. Walls insulated with various types of wool must be very carefully protected from moisture entering them. Small tears in the vapour-insulating film when installing switches or sockets, drilling holes for suspended cabinets or simply at the corners between walls and ceilings or floors, are pathways for moisture to enter your insulation material. Fibrous insulation materials gather moisture from the inside and then settle when the moisture is released! Many newcomers can tell you that cold air started entering through sockets a few years after they settled in their new home. Closed-pore polyurethane foam does not soak up moisture, change in volume or create pathways for cold. And this contributes to retaining heat and lowering heating costs.
3. People tend to do repairs every 7-12 years. How often would you like to change the insulation of your home? It is very hard to change this situation, therefore people tend to pay for the heat losses and not do anything, i.e. even though the initial cost is higher, it pays off by lower heating costs in the future, and eliminating the need expenses on renovation or repairs.
4. Closed-pore polyurethane foam is almost twice as “warm” (λ = 0.020 – 0.023 W/m·K) as traditional thermal insulation materials. This feature is especially useful for saving valuable space when insulating premises e. g. ceilings of top-floor apartments or just rooms with little space.
5. And if finishing is not very relevant for you (e. g. in a garage, basement or workshop), then you won’t need frames, fastening elements or any additional tools. And polyurethane foam will stop moisture at the same time, so less water insulation is needed (for underground premises with high humidity) or will protect against corrosion (for metal structures).
6. If the surfaces are uneven (uneven overlay slabs, boards, chipped bricks, etc.) – it’s no problem.

So let’s calculate again.


How much do we save having a hermetic house? – 30% on heating costs.
How much do we save by avoiding renovation? – our thermal insulation will remain hermetic and in great shape even after 30 years.
How much do we save by avoiding the trouble (or not paying specialist for their services)? By evening out insulated surfaces without installing water and vapour insulation? – take the man-hours of the specialists (or your own) and the materials used into account.

Insulating basements, foundations

Polyurethane foam is great for insulation from both, outside and inside. It will not only ensure thermal insulation but will also stop moisture. Foam on the outside should be painted, because just like any polyurethane foam, it starts to decay if exposed to UV radiation for a prolonged period. The foam helps seal cracks and gaps around the entry points of various water, electrical, gas supply or communications lines. It’s the ideal solution for old basements and underground garages if the walls are permeable by moisture or mould forms, which allows moisture and cold to enter the building. You can also spray the ceiling of an underground basement or garage and increase the thermal insulation of residential premises above them.

Insulating walls


Insulation of walls and roof structures is the most common use of polyurethane foam sets.


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Especially relevant!

If you have a wall in or house or apartment, through which cold gets in, and it is not possible to insulate it from the outside.
When you want to save on the useful area of the premises (a layer of only 5 cm provides an additional thermal resistance R of 2.5 m²·K/W).
When you want to seal spots where cold can enter – i.e. corners, connections of walls and ceilings (especially in the top floor), walls and floors (especially above unheated premises), around sockets, switches or in case of cracked walls (the high density of the foam helps increase structural integrity).
When you want a guarantee that the insulation material will last as long as the whole building (it does not generate dust, soak up water and can’t settle, like it happens with improperly installed materials or used “breathing” fibrous materials, which lose their volume and open pathways for cold by soaking up moisture and releasing vapour).
When you want to complete the work fast.

Insulating roofs, attics, penthouses


Cold ceilings in top-floor apartments when it is not possible to insulate the roof is a very common problem. The thermal insulation material can only be installed from the inside, thus decreasing the height of the ceiling. Insulation with polyurethane foam sets for surface areas up to 50 m2 (surface area depending on the thickness of the layer) would serve the purpose perfectly in such cases.

In order to provide the desired thermal insulation effect an insulation layer almost twice as thin is needed compared to other insulation materials, this is because of the high thermal resistance (a layer of 5 cm has R = 2.5 m²·K/W). This will enable you to save the maximum height of the ceiling.
The foam properly covers uneven overlay slabs, thus increasing the insulation effect without any seams, and forms a hermetic monolith insulation layer.
This is the perfect way to insulate all roof structures, especially at complex structural points. The foam bonds with wood, as well as metal, without forming haps or pathways for cold to enter.
You can also insulate ventilation – conditioning systems in the attic in order to protect them against moisture accumulation. The foam helps seal gaps around ducts, chimneys and ventilation channels at the roof.
You can also insulate the roof overlay with the foam. Spray polyurethane foam around the perimeter where the roof meets the overlay, where the risk of poor insulation could occur when insulating with conventional materials. You can also spray the whole overlay with a thin layer of the foam, this will ensure a uniform, hermetic thermal insulation layer and protection against moisture. You can reach the remaining desired thermal resistance by spraying an additional layer until the required thickness is reached or by laying other insulation materials on top of it.

Insulating floors

A particularly high effect is notices when polyurethane foam is used for thermal insulation of floors with water or electrical systems installed. Without polyurethane insulation most of the heat provided by heated floors dissipates though overlays between the floors, although by using polyurethane foam insulation all the heat coming from heated floors can be used for its direct purpose – heating the residential premises (offices).
TOGO polyurethane foam insulation has many advantages in comparison with other thermal insulation materials, e. g. polystyrene or mineral wool. The main advantage is the high mechanical resistance and durability – up to 50 years. Polyurethane foam is also great for insulation of premises with high moisture content – pools, bathrooms, etc. (unlike polystyrene or mineral wool). Insulating floors with polyurethane foam is also recommended for premises with “traditional” central heating, because it seals the floor from non-insulated overlays between floors, which make up the pathways for cold in most residential and office premises.

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Parameters required for constructing buildings with class A energy performance:

Exteriorwall – U – 0.12
R – 8.4

Roof U – 0.10

R – 10

U = π / d

R = d / π

d = R * π