Class A Fire Rated Insulation
Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is one of the few construction materials used in houses that is treated for fire resistance. Because it is a fire resistant insulation, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation stops or slows the spread of fire in attics and wall cavities. Plus, the fire retardants used in Nu-Wool insulation products last the life of the structure.
Fire Retardant Permanency
Fire retardants used in Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation do not lose their effectiveness over time. Tests by scientists and technicians at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Technological University, Allied Signal corp., US Borax Corp., Underwriters Laboratories, and United States Testing Company, found no sign of “disappearing fire retardants.”
2.5 or 3 Hours of Full Load Bearing Fire Protection
Our UL-classified U382 Firewall is a proprietary design of Nu-Wool Co., Inc. that is fully load bearing and offers two and a half or three hours of protection that costs less, and saves more than other solutions on the market.
The U382 meets all the requirements of ASTM-E-119 and ANSI/UL 263. The U382 meets the requirements of firewall assemblies, and the independently loaded double wall assembly maintains its integrity beyond the nominal one-hour per side, giving the U382 a two-hour and thirty minute rating with only one layer of 5/8 inch type C gypsum board on each side. A 3-hour rating is achieved by using 2 layers of gypsum board on each side.
Nu-Wool Co., Inc. developed WALLSEAL Fire and Sound Insulation specifically for use in the U382 firewall assembly. Light green in color, WALLSEAL Fire and Sound Insulation has the same superior thermal and sound control properties of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation.
STC tests were also done on three configurations of the U382 assembly: One using one layer of gypsum board per side achieving an STC of 53. The second test added one layer of gypsum board to one side and this wall assembly achieved an STC of 58. The third test for STC used two layers of gypsum board per side and achieved an STC of 63.
Industry Leading 2.5- or 3-Hour Firewall
Design No. U382
Using 2 or 4 layers 5/8in. Type C Gypsum Wallboard
Underwriters Laboratories Bearing Wall Rating: 2-1/2 or 3 Hr.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories STC Rating: 53, 58, 63
Other Cost Saving Firewalls
In addition to UL Design U382 described above, Nu-Wool Co., Inc. has engineered two other proprietary UL-approved, cost-saving firewall designs. UL Design U360 is a 2-hour, load-bearing firewall tested by UL that needs only three layers of 5/8″ type X gypsum board resulting in savings of 25% on drywall labor and materials. Sound-absorbing UL design U369 has a high STC rating of 58 making it the design choice for sound control. All three of these innovative fire walls with limited layers of gypsum board successfully pass the stringent requirements of ANSI/UL 263 and ASTM E-119 because of the high density of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation installed using the Nu-Wool WALLSEAL System, which slows the spread of fire by restricting the availability of oxygen. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation has also been approved for use in over 50 additional UL listed firewall designs.
Cost Saving Two-Hour Firewall
Design No. U360
Using Only 3 layers 5/8 in. Type X Gypsum Wallboard
Underwriters Laboratories Bearing Wall Rating: Rating 2 Hr.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories STC Rating: 51
Sound Absorbing Two-Hour Firewall
Design No. U369
Using 4 layers 5/8 in. Type X Gypsum Wallboard
Underwriters Laboratories Bearing Wall Rating: 2 Hr.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories STC Rating: 58
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Nu-Wool Cellulose Insulation Product Overview
Nu-Wool is not only the GREEN choice but the superior choice for insulation in your home. Our insulation (3.8 R-Value per inch) is installed in walls, attics and floors of new & existing houses.
How to Buy Nu-Wool
Nu-Wool Insulation products are available for professional install by a certified installer or can be purchased at select lumberyards and retailers for DIY install.