Spray foam insulation is the most modern method of insulating property on the market and is significantly more effective than other products.
But what is Icynene spray foam insulation made of, and what do the components combine to provide?
Let’s explore this question in greater detail…
What’s Spray Foam Composed Of?
Icynene’s full name is Icynene LD-C-50, which refers to its full chemical compound. It is a water-blown, open-cell industrial foam. The foam is created by mixing equal amounts of two ingredients: Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI), and water.
Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) is a chemical used to produce polyurethane (plastic) type products, one of a family of chemicals used in everyday plastics.
Polyurethanes are created by mixing Diisocyanate chemicals (such as Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate, used in Icynene) with each other or other compounds.
Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate is used in other products you’ll have around the house; such as elastics, sealants, adhesives and coating. It is non-toxic and non-harmful.