ISOFIX 160

Multi-use rigid insulation

Grooves ensure easy furring strip installation

With built-in grooves allowing for the complete and easy insertion of wood furring strips, the versatility of ISOFIX 160 rigid insulation panel makes it ideal for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications—including walls, foundations, concrete slabs, floors, ceilings and cathedral ceilings—where affixing products can be a challenge.

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Advantages

EFFICIENT THERMAL BARRIER
Continuous insulation with a stable and permanent insulation value. Installation of ISOFIX 160 rigid insulation eliminates undesirable heat transfer zones called thermal bridges.

THE EFFICIENCY OF INTEGRATED GROOVES
Suitable for multiple applications. The depth and width of ISOFIX 160 panel grooves allow for the complete insertion of 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips. This helps to eliminate the air gap found between insulation and the interior finish and/or ensure a good backing for cladding if several panels overlap.

INSTALLATION: MORE VERSATILITY
Versatile. Lightweight. Convenient. ISOFIX 160’s built-in 5/8″ grooves (located at 16″ intervals) make the installation of furring strips faster and easier. Versatile on the jobsite, ISOFIX 160 is suitable for multiple applications.

Continuous insulation with a stable and permanent insulation value

  • Features a stable and permanent insulation value.
  • Resists water and moisture without losing efficiency.
  • Maximizes the insulation performance of the building.
  • Increases comfort and energy efficiency.

Suitable for multiple applications

  • Can be used on above-ground walls and for cathedral ceiling insulation—indoors or outdoors.
  • Can be used to insulate interior foundation walls or an existing concrete slab.
  • Maximizes living space inside the building.
  • Can act as backing for cladding when overlapping multiple panels to achieve a higher total insulation value.

Versatile. Lightweight. Convenient. 

  • Allows for the insertion of 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips.
  • Various formats available, as well as custom dimensions and thicknesses.
  • Lightweight and easy to handle.
  • Reduces installation time and labour costs.

Compliance & Certifications

ISOFIX 160 allows you to easily meet building code and construction requirements for energy-efficient construction standards, such as Novoclimat, Energy Star and Passive House.

  • CAN/ULC-S701 – Type 2
  • CCMC # 12895-L
  • Certified low-chemical-emission product:
    GREENGUARD – UL 2818, GREENGUARD Gold – UL 2818

 

Can contribute to obtain LEED credits.
Compliance Certification is available upon request

Installation

ISOFIX 160 product is quick and easy to install.
To ensure maximum insulating performance, make sure the installation follows the recommended practices.

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Cathedral ceiling insulation

Exterior

  1. Install an air barrier / vapour barrier membrane over the entire roof surface.
  2. Seal all joints of the air barrier / vapour barrier membrane with vapour barrier tape.
  3. Install self-adhesive sealing membrane to ensure airtightness and watertightness at the roof/wall joint.
  4. Install insulation, grooved side out, and 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips in the grooves provided for this purpose.
    • The number of layers of insulating panels and their thickness will be determined by the insulating value required.
  5.  Install necessary furring strips to create the required ventilated air space between the top of the insulation and the underside of the roof support (if specified in the building code in your area).
  6. Install plywood.
  7. Install the roofing membrane (if noted by project requirements).
  8. Install roof covering.

*Install roof edge, ventilated soffit and metal flashing.

Above-grade wall insulation

Exterior

  1. Install the insulation horizontally on the wood studs, grooved side outward.
  2. Temporarily attach with nails or screws and supporting washers.
  3. Install the 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips in the grooves provided for this purpose.
  4. Add an air/weather barrier and seal according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Install exterior wall cladding.

Above-grade wall and ceiling insulation

Interior

  1. Install the insulation on the wall or ceiling with the grooved side facing inward.
  2. Temporarily attach with nails or screws and supporting washers.
  3. Install the 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips in the grooves provided for this purpose.
  4. Install a vapour barrier.
  5. Seal the vapour barrier at the intersection of openings, floors and ceilings with a vapour barrier tape.
  6. Cover with thermal barrier (gypsum).

Foundation insulation

Interior

  1. Install the insulation vertically on the wall, with the grooved side facing inward.
    • Renovation: Make sure to repair cracks or infiltration issues before beginning any work.
  2. Fasten the panels mechanically by inserting the 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips in the grooves provided for this purpose.
  3. Seal joints at the intersection of openings, floors and ceilings with caulking/sealant, so that there is no air gap between the concrete wall and insulation.
  4. Install vapour barrier.
  5. Seal the vapour barrier at the intersection of openings, floors and ceilings with a vapour barrier tape.
  6. Cover with thermal barrier (gypsum).

Over-slab insulation

Renovation

  1. Existing concrete slab: Make sure to repair cracks or infiltration issues before beginning any work.
  2. Install a vapour barrier polythene over the entire surface to ensure airtightness, moisture protection and soil gas control.
  3. Install the insulation on the required surface, with the grooved side up.
  4. Install the 1″ x 3″ wood furring strips in the grooves provided for this purpose.
  5. Install plywood.
  6. Install floor covering.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE

  • Stable insulation value year after year.
  • Material commonly used in the construction of highly energy-efficient buildings.

Technical specifications

  • 48″ x 96″ panels, grooved every 16″
    • 5/8″ -thick x 2 5/8″ -wide grooves for 1″ x 3″ furring strips
  • Butt/square edge
  • Compressive strength of 16 psi (110 kPa)

 

Thickness R Value (RSI)
1 1/4″ R5.05 (RSI 0.89)
1 7/8″ R7.55 (RSI 1.33)
2 1/2″ R10.1 (RSI 1.77)
3 3/4″ R15.1 (RSI 2.66)

Also available on request:

  • Other dimensions
  • Other thicknesses
  • Other density: Type 1

Environmentally

friendly

Isolofoam expanded polystyrene insulation products are eco-responsible.

  • 95-98% air, 2-5% plastics
  • Do not contain HFC nor HBCD that damage the ozone layer
  • Contain recycled material
  • Recyclable and reusable
  • Greenguard- and Greenguard Gold-certified products


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