Mr. Atul Khanna
Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is a family of unsaturated copolymers of 2-propenenitrile and various butadiene monomers (1, 2-butadiene and 1,3-butadiene). Although its physical and chemical properties vary depending on the polymer's composition of nitrile, this form of synthetic rubber is generally resistant to oil, fuel, and other chemicals (the more nitrile within the polymer, the higher the resistance to oils but the lower the flexibility of the material).
A brief discussion of imported insulation materials is appropriate. Ever since two catastrophic fiberglass manufacturing facility fires occurred in 2003, the importing and acceptance of foreign manufactured materials have been more amiable to all. The end-user, in many cases, does not place primary importance on where the product is made if the product meets the specification. Therein lies a very important question, does the foreign manufactured material meet the applicable material specification and Standards? It may look and feel the same and is in a similar wrapper but is the composition, health and safety aspects, quality and its performance standards measured on the same basis as domestic manufactured materials?
This is not suggesting that imported materials are inferior to those manufactured locally. It is simply raising a caution flag to those individuals and companies that are considering the use of imported materials. Are they tested and is the performance being measured on the same basis considering local ambient conditions? The burden of proof and ownership of the material ultimately lies with the end-user but all channel participants involved in the decision making process will shoulder some degree of responsibility if a failure were to occur. A failure of any magnitude and regardless of the cause is detrimental to the industry. Assumption of equivalence and warranty support could be costly. Unless financial instruments / funds are involved guarantees / warranties do not leave the user much choice.
Nitrile Rubber Foam insulation
'INSUflex'range is resistant to corrosion fungal & mildew growth. Thus they are suitable for clean room applications. Insulation material with low 'K' value exhibits high energy saving potential & thermal performance. Thermal conductivity is the main data used to technical calculated insulation thickness required to prevent condensation.
- Good flexibility at low temperature
- Clean, dust-free, fast, and easy installation
- Low thermal conductivity
- High water vapor resistance factor ≥7000
- Protects pipes against corrosion by environment elements.
- Low toxicity index means minimal toxic fire hazard for safety assurance.
- Good fire performance, for buildings with high occupancy, Class 1 Product
- Unique closed cell structures, provide an ideal vapor barrier resistance.