State of CaliforniaDepartment of Consumer AffairsJanuary 2021DIRECTORY OFCERTIFIEDINSULATIONMATERIALSSorted ByTYPEandMANUFACTURERBureau of Household Goods And Services
Gavin Newsom, GovernorState of CaliforniaKimberly Kirchmeyer, DirectorDepartment of Consumer AffairsNicholas Oliver, Bureau ChiefBureau of Household Goods and Servicesbhgs.dca.ca.gov
FOREWORDCalifornia law states that every insulation manufacturer who sells insulation material inCalifornia shall hold an insulation manufacturing license issued by the California Department ofConsumer Affairs' Bureau of Household Goods and Services (California Business & ProfessionsCode Section (BPC) § 19059.7). In addition, the law states that all insulation sold and installedThe current standards cover 13 types of insulation frequently used in the ceilings, walls, andfloors of homes and buildings. Insulation must meet standards for resistance to heat flow (Rvalue), fire safety, corrosion and fungi resistance; for changes in size, odor, pliability, settling,bond strength and deflection; and for separation by air movement, when appropriate. Californialaw (BPC § 19165) mandates that the Bureau of Household Goods and Services periodicallypublish and update a DIRECTORY OF CERTIFIED INSULATION MATERIALS, which listsinsulation materials certified by the bureau, on the basis of approved laboratory tests, that are incompliance with state law. This directory of insulation materials describes the material and itsapplication, and states the R-value of the material. Although the directory is intended to includeThe primary function of the Bureau’s quality standards program is to protect consumers by claims for product efficiency, properties, and performance are accurate;insulation materials are truthfully labeled;insulation materials are fire-retardant and safe to use; andonly certified insulation is sold or installed in California.If you have any complaints or concerns, please contact the Bureau of Household Goods andServices at (916) 999-2041 or you may e-mail us at: [email protected] bureau inspects the products of manufacturers, distributors, installers, and retailers todetermine their compliance with the insulation quality standards. The bureau also conductsindependent performance tests of insulation materials sold in the state to assure continuedcompliance with the quality standards. Insulation is one of the best investments a homeowner save as much as one-half on cooling and heating costs; reduce the operating time for air conditioning and heating equipment, extending theirperformance and reducing maintenance; allow homes to be cooled and heated with smaller, less expensive equipment; make homes more comfortable; and add to the resale value of homes.
INTRODUCTIONThis directory identifies insulation materials that have been certified as complying with theREGULATIONSThe text of the regulations can be found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 12,Chapter 12-13. All manufacturers of insulation materials covered by these regulations that havenot been certified as complying with the standards, may not market their materials forRECENT CERTIFICATIONSTo determine if an insulation material has been certified or decertified after this directory waspublished, contact the Bureau of Household Goods and Services (BHGS), 4244 South MarketOBTAINING DOCUMENTSCopies of the directory and current regulations are available from the Bureau of HouseholdGoods and Services (BHGS), 4244 South Market Court, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95834-1243.Link to directory:https://bhgs.dca.ca.gov/consumers/ti directory.pdfInsulation laws and n regs.pdfThe regulations are also available on the Building Standards Commission's website at:http://www.bsc.ca.gov/codes.aspx
EXPLANATION OF INFORMATION IN THE DIRECTORYThe following information is included in this directory:1. FormInsulation materials are divided into six physical forms: blanket, board, foil, foam and spray, rigidstock, and loose fill. The kind of insulating material marketed in each form is also indicated.2. Manufacturer and Brand NameUnder each form and kind of insulating material, products are listed in alphabetical order by3. Material, Type, FacingsProducts are then listed by material and by construction type (whether the product is all onematerial or contains two or more materials). If a facing is attached to the material, the type of4. Primary Use, Usage Exposure, Vapor BarrierThe primary (most frequent) use of the products is stated by the manufacturer. If a product isdesigned to be fire-resistant when the product is left uncovered, this is indicated in the"Designed for Exposed Applications?" column. If a product is designed to resist moisture, this is5. Labeled Product ThicknessLabeled product thickness is given in decimal inches for boards, battings, and blankets.Manufacturers producing insulation products with the same identification and description inincrements of thickness of 1/8 inch may also produce thicknesses less than 1/8 inch, on special6. Labeled Thermal PerformanceThe thermal performance, as labeled on the product and supported by test results, and anylowered R-value, is stated. Thermal performance of building insulations is stated in R-value.Other insulations use K-, C-, or R-values, as appropriate. For loose-fill insulation, spray-appliedR-value is a measure of insulation effectiveness. The higher the R-value, the higher theinsulation effectiveness. R-value also represents resistance to heat flow and can be expressedmathematically as the reciprocal of the U-value. The U-value is the amount of heat in BTUsK-value, or conductivity, is the U-value of a material per inch.C-value, or conductance, is the U-value of the entire thickness of the material.BTU means British Thermal Unit; a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raiseone pound of water one-degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure or the approximateamount of heat given off by the burning of a wooden match.
This directory is formatted to be able to find a product directly by Manufacturername and product type.Click on the Red Tab labeled MFG List to identify the manufacturer and productcategory (if more than one product), then click on the Manufacturer and the link willtake you to the top of the listing for that product under that category.If you choose to go to a particular type of Insulation (e.g., Blanket, Board), theManufacturers and products are listed in product type order, then Manufacturer'sname order. You can use the 'Find' function of Excel (CTRL-F) to navigate tocertain information. Tabs are located at the bottom of the Workbook for each typeof Insulation, click on the appropriate tab for the type of insulation you wish toreview.The Brand Code for each Manufacturer is listed on the left of the spreadsheet.Moving the cursor over the brand code brings up a comment box that gives you thefull brand code name.If you have any questions about using this directory, please contact the Bureau ofHousehold Goods and Services at (916) 999-2041 or you may e-mail us at:[email protected]
ManufacturerInsulation TypeLicense NumberAccella Polyurethane Systems LLCApplegate Insulations Systems LLCAtlas Molded ProductsAtlas Roofing CorporationBASF CorporationBASF CorporationBonded LogicBonded LogicCarlisle Coatings and WaterproofingCarlisle Syntec IncCertainteed CorporationCertainteed CorporationCertainteed CorporationCertainteed CorporationCovertech Fabricating Inc.Covertech Fabricating Inc.DAP Products Inc.Demilec (USA) LLCDuna USA Inc.DuPont de NemoursDuPont de NemoursDuPont de NemoursDuPont de NemoursDyplast Products LLCDyplast Products LLCEnvironmentally Safe Products Inc.Fi‐Foil Company Inc.Fi‐Foil Company Inc.Firestone Building Products CompanyPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedCellulose Fiber Loose FillPolystyrene BoardPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolystyrene BoardCellulose Fiber BlanketCellulose Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyisocyanurate BoardMineral Fiber BlanketMineral Fiber BoardMineral Fiber Loose FillMineral Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapAluminum Foil SystemRadiant BarrierPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate Rigid StockPolyisocyanurate BoardPolystyrene BoardPolystyrene Rigid StockPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyisocyanurate Rigid StockAluminum Foil SystemAluminum Foil SystemRadiant BarrierPolyisocyanurate BoardT 1513T 1496T 1472T 1231T 1153T 1533T 1367T 1367T 1501T 1418T 1023T 1023T 1023T 1023T 1354T 1354T 1343T 1499T 1476T 1534T 1535T 1535T 1536T 1477T 1477T 1281T 1390T 1390T 1382
ManufacturerInsulation TypeLicense NumberFranklin InternationalGaco, A Division of Firestone Building Products Company LLCGAFGeneral Coatings Manufacturing CorporationHenry CompanyHunter PanelsHunter PanelsICP Adhesives & Sealants Inc.Icynene Inc.Innovative Insulation Inc.Innovative Insulation Inc.InsulfoamInsul‐Quilts, Inc.Insul‐Quilts, Inc.Insul‐Therm International Inc.International Insulation ProductsInternational Insulation ProductsJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleJohns ManvilleKingspan Insulation LLCKnauf InsulationPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedAluminum Foil SystemRadiant BarrierPolystyrene BoardMineral Fiber BlanketRadiant BarrierMineral Fiber BlanketRadiant BarrierAluminum Foil SystemPolyisocyanurate Rigid StockMineral Aggregate BoardMineral Fiber BlanketMineral Fiber BoardMineral Fiber Loose FillMineral Fiber Spray or Field AppliedMineral Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyisocyanurate Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolystyrene BoardMineral Fiber BlanketT 1525T 1311T 1454T 1491T 1228T 1420T 1530T 1511T 1315T 1408T 1408T 1482T 1175T 1522T 1245T 1512T 1512T 1341T 1288T 1039T 1039T 1039T 1039T 1039T 1341T 1341T 1468T 1506T 1002
ManufacturerInsulation TypeLicense NumberKnauf InsulationKnauf InsulationKnauf InsulationLamtec CorporationLapolla IndustriesM‐D Building Products Inc.M‐D Building Products Inc.Mountain Fiber Insulation Inc.Mountain Fiber Insulation Inc.NCFI PolyurethanesOwens Corning Foam Insulation LLCOwens Corning Insulating Systems LLCOwens Corning Insulating Systems LLCOwens Corning Insulating Systems LLCOwens Corning Insulating Systems LLCPittsburgh Corning CorporationPoliestireno Alfa Gamma S.A. de C.V.Polyglass USAPolyglass USAReflectix Inc.ResistoRhino Linings CorporationRMAXRockwoolRockwoolService Partners LLCSES Foam LLCSiplast Inc.SWD Urethane CompanyMineral Fiber BoardMineral Fiber Loose FillMineral Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapRadiant BarrierPolyisocyanurate & Polyurethane Spray or Field AppliedMineral Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapReflective Foil Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapCellulose Fiber Loose FillCellulose Fiber Spray or Field AppliedPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolystyrene BoardMineral Fiber BlanketMineral Fiber BoardMineral Fiber Loose FillMineral Fiber Water Heater Kits, Duct & Pipe WrapCellular Glass BoardPolystyrene BoardPolyisocyanurate BoardPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedAluminum Foil SystemAluminum Foil SystemPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate BoardMineral Fiber BlanketMineral Fiber BoardRadiant BarrierPolyurethane Spray or Field AppliedPolystyrene BoardPolyisocyanurate & Polyurethane Spray or Field AppliedT 1002T 1002T 1002T 1489T 1444T 1120T 1120T 1405T 1405T 1401T 1427T 1428T 1428T 1428T 1428T 1036T 1470T 1529T 1529T 1366T 1469T 1490T 1523T 1360T 1360T 1516T 1492T 1320T 1031
ManufacturerInsulation TypeLicense NumberUnited Fibers LLCUS Greenfiber LLCUS Greenfiber LLCVersico Inc.Cellulose Fiber Loose FillCellulose Fiber Loose FillCellulose Fiber Spray or Field AppliedPolyisocyanurate BoardT 1531T 1368T 1368T 1419
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