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NAIMA Canada: Association Of Manufacturers Of Fibre Glass & Rock Wool
NAIMA Canada is the trade association for fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool manufacturers in Canada.

NAIMA: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
NAIMA is a trade association of North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.
Information Sources

CUFCA: Resource Site On Spray Foam Insulation
Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association provides information and resources on spray polyurethane foam insulation.

NAIMA: Online Videos On Installing Batt Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online videos describe proper installation of fibreglass and rock wool batt insulation. Topics include pre-insulation walk-through, insulating tips from the pros, and insulation inspection.

NAIMA: Resources Site On Fiberglass & Mineral Wool
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association offers information and resources on fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation.
Issues & Performance

Building Science: Airflow Resistance Of Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Insulations
Building Science report Airflow Resistance of Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Insulations in Retrofit Applications documents airflow resistance test results for dense-pack retrofit applications using mineral fiber insulation materials (i.e., glass fiber and stone wool). The test results are compared to previous airflow resistance tests for dense-pack retrofit applications using 10 different cellulose fiber insulation materials. (PDF)

Building Science: Hygrothermal Analysis Of Exterior Rockwool Insulation
Building Science report Hygrothermal Analysis Of Exterior Rockwool Insulation predicted winter time plywood sheathing wetting, and the drying of wetted plywood sheathing. Results from the exterior XPS insulated walls were compared to similar assemblies constructed with the same R-value of rockwool insulation. (PDF)
Procedures

Building Science: High Performance Wall With Mineral Or Stone Wool
Building Science describes design and installation considerations for a high performance wall using mineral wool or stone wool insulation, for a hot humid or mixed humid climate.

Building Science: Three High Performance Mineral Fiber Insulation Board Retrofits
Building Science report Three High Performance Mineral Fiber Insulation Board Retrofit Solutions describes a high performance enclosure retrofit package that uses mineral fiber insulating sheathing. It describes retrofit assembly and details for wood frame roof and walls and for cast concrete foundations. It is intended to serve contractors and designers seeking guidance for non-foam exterior insulation retrofit. (PDF)

CUFCA: Online Canadian Spray Foam Application Guide
Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association online Canadian Spray Foam Application Guide that was produced to clarify the correct usage of both two pound closed cell and half pound open cell spray foam products. (PDF)

GBA: Installing Mineral Wool Insulation Over Exterior Wall Sheathing
Green Building Advisor describes how researchers confirm that Roxul panels and furring strips can be installed on walls as a substitute for exterior rigid foam.

GBA: Installing Roxul Mineral Wool on Exterior Walls
Green Building Advisor describes how semi-rigid panels of Roxul mineral wool insulation keep the wall sheathing of a home warm and dry.

GBA: Mineral Wool Insulation Isn't Like Fiberglass
Green Building Advisor describes feature, benefits, issues and considerations for mineral wool insulation.

II: Installing Fiberglass & Mineral Wool Attic & Ceiling Insulatio
Insulation Institute online guides describe installation details for attics and ceilings that will assist with proper installation for fiberglass and mineral wool batt insulation. Covers topics from hatches to ventilation baffles, and provides links to publications and videos for more information.

NAIMA: Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool Insulation Are Engineered To Perform
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association bulletin Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool Insulation - Engineered to Outperform provides information on the performance, installation productivity, versatility, manufacturing and installation safety, and lifecycle sustainability of fiber glass and mineral wool insulation for homes. (PDF)

NAIMA: Pictorial Guide For Installing Batt Installation Around Building Obstructions
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association pictorial guide describes how to insulate around obstacles such as electrical boxes, recessed lighting, wires and cables, piping, exhaust fans and duct connectors. It shows insulating tips on cutting and fitting insulation batts into places like under stairways, around fireplaces, tubs and showers, and band joists and how to check for compression, gaps, voids or misalignments and more. (PDF)

NAIMA: Pictorial Guide On Critical Details For Installing Batt Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online pictorial guide on installing batt insulation for attic hatches, ceilings with and without attics, roof decks, around ventilation baffles and chutes, and floors and knee walls with fiber glass and rock wool batt insulation. (PDF)

US DOE: Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board
US Department of Energy study shows mineral fiber insulation sheathing is a viable solution for exterior insulation retrofits. It provides a vapor-open insulation that is key to making wall assemblies moisture safe, and it also avoids issues associated with foam plastic insulation such as flammability, petroleum and flame retardant content, global warming potential of blowing agents, and harboring of insects or pests. (PDF)
Product Supply

NAIMA: North American Fiberglass & Rock Wool Plant Locations
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association lists all fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool production facilities in North America for NAIMA member companies. (PDF)
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