Thermal Insulation Solutions is an Australian owned and operated company specialising in the field of polyurethane chemistry. Being owned and operated by Industrial Chemists, Thermal Insulation Solutions has built an enviable reputation for outstanding product quality and customer service. While we have continued to develop ourselves as a small business, we have a large reach – thanks to our team’s technical expertise and our premium products.
We specialise in the production of environmentally benign spray polyurethane foam insulation for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. We are continuously researching and assessing our products to match the current demand of building industry. We are passionate to introduce innovative insulation products to the building and industrial sectors. Due to environmental constraints many other insulation products are either obsoleting or do not match the current demand of insulation R-value. Thermal Insulation Solutions is known for offering the insulation products that meet the present and future demand. We offer our partners the exceptional support both in material and application in line with our company vision, mission and values.
We aspire to be Australia’s preferred insulation supplier — preferred by contractors, builders, architects and homeowners for our industry-leading energy saving solutions.
To realise our vision we will build the most effective and loyal contractor and customer network in the insulation industry.
Our Core Values
We are driven by our strong core values that define who we are and what we do.
In all that we do we apply the highest personal, professional and ethical standards. It all comes down to doing the right thing.
We strive to build and maintain relationship with our customers, contractors and partners.
To ensure our clients are provided with world class products, innovation is central and at the core of all our activities.
Focus on Quality
We’re totally committed to being the best at what we do, and never settle for “good enough” when excellence is at stake.
Respect is at the heart of all we do. We uphold the dignity and rights of each person involved with us.
We achieve best results through team work. We are under no illusion that the reason we exist is because of our great team.
Ecotif’s hands-on approach, trouble-shooting capabilities, and preventative maintenance process anchors their industry-leading tech service
Taher, Thermal Spray Insulations
Bill was extremely professional throughout the whole process. My garage workshop stays nice and warm during the winter months now.
Kim McDonald, Melbourne
What is Spray POLYURETHANE Foam (SPF)?
With some of the highest insulation R-values available, spray foam insulation can improve efficiency and comfort. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a versatile insulation and sealant that can create a continuous air barrier on multiple surfaces in homes or buildings, including ceilings, walls and concrete slabs. Spray polyurethane foam is created by mixing two fast-reacting liquids, isocyanate and polyol resin, that expand to create foam when mixed.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation is the future of energy efficient construction and a step towards green globe. For decades, fiberglass and cellulose insulation was the industry standard for any home or commercial insulation project. While effective, traditional insulation leaves space for air to pass through and moisture to collect creating dampness over time, because it covers gaps and cracks like a blanket. SPF insulation completely seals the hidden areas, gaps and irregular spaces providing a superior R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) per inch for greater potential energy savings compared to other forms of insulation of comparable thickness. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating properties of a material. Today, SPF insulation has become a material of choice for the builders, architects and homeowners around the world.
Open-cell foam has a lower R-value per inch than closed-cell, and is typically about 30% less expensive. Due to the lower R-value, open-cell must be applied in a thicker layer. This type of spray foam insulation is fast becoming the most popular choice for residential applications like underfloor insulation, roof insulation and wall insulation because it is signiﬁcantly cheaper than closed cell spray foam whilst offering many of the same great beneﬁts. The open cell structure of low density foam insulation allows for moisture permeability to help contribute to moisture management and bi-directional drying of the wall assembly.
Closed-cell foam is more expensive, but that investment pays off in a higher R-value per inch. In addition to it’s strong adhesion to the substrate and rigidity once fully cured, it can also provide increased structural integrity to walls and ceilings. Closed-cell foam requires only 1-2 inches (25-50mm) of thickness when applied on a wall to meet Building Code of Australia (BCA) R-values recommendations in most parts of Australia. When space is an issue, closed-cell foam is the optimal product choice.
SPF insulation has a number of domestic, commercial and industrial uses. Spray foam can be applied to any kind of building as a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier for walls, roofs and other surfaces. SPF is the best insulation material for condensation control when applied inside refrigerated units and large transports. It is an effective insulation material for flotation devices and common venues like spas, movies and theatre sets. It can also be used as an adhesive for construction and packaging industries.
Open-cell foam insulation is typically used for interior applications such as wall cavities, underside of roof decks, basement walls and crawlspaces.
Closed-cell foam insulation can be used in exterior applications such as continuous insulation applications, as well as interior applications. This type of foam insulation has a higher R-value per inch making it also suitable for small areas that require the highest possible R-value to meet building code requirements.
Trying to decide what type of spray foam insulation you should use for your jobs? It’s trickier than it seems – though closed cell and open cell foam both insulate, they do it in different ways. There is no set formula when it comes to choosing any insulation product. A number of factors such as the cost savings, energy efficiency and R-value should be taken into consideration. It is also recommended to hire a professional applicator to apply spray foam on any site, rather than wasting money on a DIY kit.
If you have any questions about choosing the right spray foam insulation for your home, Thermal Insulation Solutions has a team ready to answer those questions. Give us a call today!
SPRAY FOAM BENEFITS
7 REASONS TO USE SPRAY FOAM
Spray foam insulation provides excellent thermal performance and the highest R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) per inch for greater potential energy savings compared to other forms of insulation of comparable thickness. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating properties of a material.
R-values for spray foam insulation range from 1.0 to 1.25 per inch of thickness, and some spray polyurethane foams like ECOTIF® can provide the same energy savings in half the amount of space that may be typically required. This is nearly double the value of traditional ﬁberglass batts, which offer an R-value of R0.5 per inch of thickness.
A structure is only as strong as its frame and most forms of insulation do nothing to enhance the ability of a structure to stand up to Mother Nature’s wrath. SPF insulation like ECOTIF2000® bonds to the surrounding substrates by expanding into and filling cracks and crevices, adding its strength to that of the wall, floor or ceilings. This bond holds the foam in place for the life of the building ensuring its effectiveness lasts offering ongoing savings.
Gaps and air leaks allow expensive heating and air conditioning to go to waste, and needlessly increase energy bills. Spray foam is able to block air leaks much more effectively than other types of insulation. An alternative to traditional cellulose and fibreglass insulation, spray foam insulation resists heat transfer and insulates and seals gaps. SPF creates a tight barrier and prevents hot and cold air, vapour and moisture from penetrating into a building’s interior. Sealing gaps with spray foam can provide a barrier against pollen, dust and insects, which can be especially helpful in households with allergy sufferers.
Low density SPF insulation has excellent sound absorption and transmission properties as compared to other insulation types. ECOTIF500® will significantly decrease the noise pollution by creating a good insulating seal in the external walls, reducing any outside noises. In the same way, spray foam applied to the internal walls minimises any noise transfer within the building. Low density SPF insulation is superior in controlling mid-range frequencies that includes the most common sounds, the human voice and stereo music.
Gaps and air leaks allow expensive heating and air conditioning to go to waste and needlessly increase energy bills. With up to 40% of a home’s energy being lost through air leakage, minimising this will have a dramatic and immediate impact on power bills. When a building isn’t sealed appropriately, air-conditioner and heater have to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature, costing money. Just adding more traditional insulation to increase the R-value won’t make any positive change to the amount of air lost. SPF insulation plugs these gaps and fills all the cracks that conventional insulation can’t cover. Thus, creating a continuous air barrier seal and resulting into massive energy cost savings. Many households see up to 50% savings on their power bills after installing ECOTIF700® on the roof and walls.
SPF insulation products and installation usually cost more than traditional batts insulation. However, foam insulation has higher R-values and forms an air barrier, which can eliminate some of the other costs and tasks associated with weatherising a home, such as caulking, applying housewrap and vapor barrier and taping joints. Not only does one save the cost of these materials, but there is an associated installation saving. Rather than buying and installing four or more products, a single application of spray foam can be used instead. When the cost of spray foam is compared to the total cost of batts and related weatherprooﬁng systems, foam actually appears to be the more affordable option. In addition, the higher R-value of foam means a greater reduction in energy bills is likely, resulting in a shorter payback period for any project.