||� Universal Inserts
for Concrete Masonry Units
ICON� Universal Inserts for Concrete Masonry Units
Basic Use: ICON Inserts are molded from expandable polystyrene. The design of the insert allows it to compress so it will fit the cores of all masonry units with just one size. Inserts are placed in the cores of the block at the block plant. By placing inserts in blocks, there is a significant improvement in the thermal efficiency of masonry walls.
Product Advantages: ICON Insulated Blocks:
Limitations: Expanded polystyrene products of any type should not be exposed to temperatures in excess of 184�F.
ICON Inserts are made from flame-retardant treated expandable polystyrene. Like all foamed plastics, good fire procedures must be followed during storage and installation. Inserts give off no toxic products of combustion, except carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, concentrations of which are far less than those given off by equal volumes of wood products. Expandable polystyrene contains no fluorocarbons and no formaldehyde.
Composition and Materials: ICON Inserts are individually molded from expandable polystyrene in a density range of 0.90 to 1.14 lbs. per cu. ft. Inserts are packaged at the point of manufacture in heat-sealed, clear polyethylene bags.
Technical Data: The Thermal Properties tables show the thermal resistance (Rt), including inside and outside air surface resistances of .68 and .17 hr-ft2-�F/BTU, respectively, and the U-values for various densities of concrete masonry units.
Physical Characteristics: See Physical Properties chart.
Preparatory Work: None required. Inserts are placed in blocks prior to delivery to the job site. Inserts do not affect the handling of blocks so no added labor is involved.
Precautions: During storage and installation, good fire safety procedures should be followed. Care should also be taken to make certain inserts are placed adjacent to the face of the block located towards the outside of the building.
Availability and Cost
Availability: ICON Universal Inserts are manufactured under protection of a United States Patent. They are sold only to concrete block manufacturers. Contact a CBIS/KORFIL representative for order and delivery information. ICON Inserts are nonproprietary.
Cost: Specific price information is available only through local block manufacturers.
Warranty: ICON Inserts are warranted to meet published specifications at the time of delivery. For further information, contact a CBIS/KORFIL representative.
Maintenance: No maintenance is necessary.
Technical Services: Support is provided by full-time, technically-trained CBIS/KORFIL sales representatives and technical service personnel, backed by a central research and development department and technical service staff.
We hope the information given here will be helpful. It is based on data and knowledge considered to be true and accurate and is offered for the user�s consideration, investigation and verification. Nothing contained herein constitutes a representation but we do not warrant the results to be obtained. Please read all statements, recommendations or suggestions in conjunction with our Conditions of Sale which apply to all goods supplied by us. No statement, recommendation or suggestion is intended for any use which would infringe any patent or copyright.
ICON� is a registered trademark of Concrete Block Insulating Systems, Inc.