Jet Stream® MAX Glass Mineral Wool Blowing Insulation

Jet Stream® MAX Glass Mineral Wool Blowing Insulation
  • MAX-imum performance in attics and sidewalls.
  • Never settles. Consistent, reliable performance.
  • Convenient. One product, one inventory, two applications.
  • Sustainable. Minimum 61.9% post-consumer recycled glass content.
  • Each bag contains the equivalent of over
  • 47 recycled bottles!
  • Fast, easy installation.

Description

Knauf Insulation Jet Stream® MAX glass mineral wool Blowing Insulation is an unbonded, virgin fibrous glass blowing insulation designed with optimal thermal properties in addition to excellent coverage and blowing characteristics.

Application

Knauf Insulation Jet Stream MAX glass mineral wool blowing insulation is installed in open attics of both new and existing structures and/or in closed cavity applications with the BIBS® system (Blow-in-Blanket System) in which ventilation is not required. Jet Stream MAX insulation, when used in closed cavity applications is BIBS approved and can only be installed by BIBS certified installers to ensure the highest quality installed performance. Loose fill blowing insulation is intended for use where pneumatically installed insulation is most cost-effective.

Features and Benefits

Excellent Thermal Performance

  • Fills all gaps and voids, creating a thermal barrier against outside air and better temperature control.
  • Resists heat flow with an R-value of:
    • R-15 in 2 x 4 construction
    • R-24 in 2 x 6 construction

Convenient

  • One Product, one inventory, two applications.

Energy Conservation

  • Reduces fuel usage and utility bills for heating and air conditioning.

Sustainable

  • Each bag contains the equivalent of over 47 recycled bottles, with a minimum of 61.9% post- consumer recycled glass content.

Noise Reduction

  • Improves Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings by 4 to 10 points.

Permanence

  • Non-combustible, non-corrosive.
  • Will not rot, mildew or deteriorate.

Installation

  • Blows fast and smooth.

Thermal Performance

Jet Stream MAX Blowing Insulation provides you with a choice of R-values based on the installed thickness and installed weight per square foot. The tables to the right show the minimum requirements for obtaining the desired R-value.

The stated thermal resistance (R-value) is provided by installing the required number of bags per 1,000 sq. ft. of net area, at not less than the labeled minimum thickness (per the manufacturer’s instructions). Failure to install both the required number of bags and at least the minimum thickness will result in lower insulation R-values.

Field blending of this product with other loose fill insulation or application of this product in conjunction with adhesive or binder systems may affect its thermal performance and is not recommended by the manufacturer.

Framing Adjustments

As shown in the table on the last page, to compensate for the framing members in open attic applications, the number of bags per 1,000 sq. ft. of area.

Specification Compliance

  • CCMC 13404-L; 13422-R
  • ASTM C 764; Type I
  • HH-I-1030B; Class B
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • GREENGUARD Children and Schools CertifiedSM
  • Knauf Jet Stream MAX glass mineral wool blowing insulation is manufactured with a minimum of 61.9% post-consumer recycled glass.

Technical Data

Surface Burning Characteristics

  • Does not exceed 25 Flame Spread, 50 Smoke Developed when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84 and CAN 4-S102.2.

Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E 970)

  • Greater than 0.12 W/cm2.

Moisture Vapor Sorption (ASTM C 1104)

  • 5% maximum by weight.

Corrosion (ASTM C 764)

  • No greater than sterile cotton.

Microbial Growth (ASTM C 1338)

  • Does not support microbial growth.

Non-Combustibility (ASTM E 136)

  • No temperature rise above 54°F (30°C).

Equipment Required

To achieve labeled R-value, this product must be applied with a pneumatic blowing machine and a corrugated hose with a minimum ¼" internal corrugation, a minimum length of 150' and a diameter of at least 3". Coils in the hose should not be less than 36" in diameter. Acceptable material feed rate is 5-35 lbs./minute. The recommended feed rate is 15-25 lbs./minute. For closed cavity applications, netting must be applied.

Packaging

  • Jet Stream MAX Blowing Insulation is packaged in a strong, white, sealed poly bag that offers excellent protection from abuse, dust and moisture.
  • Knauf Insulation packages are lightweight, stack without slipping and are easy to handle and store.

Glass Mineral Wool and Mold

Glass mineral wool insulation will not sustain mold growth. However, mold can grow on almost any material when it becomes wet and contaminated. Carefully inspect any insulation that has been exposed to water. If it shows any sign of mold, it must be discarded. If the material is wet, but shows no evidence of mold, it should be dried rapidly and thoroughly.

Notes

The chemical and physical properties of Knauf Insulation Jet Stream MAX Blowing Insulation represent typical average values determined in accordance with accepted test methods. The data is supplied as technical service and is subject to change without notice. References to numerical flame spread ratings are not intended to reflect hazards presented by these or any other materials under actual fire conditions.

Check with your Knauf Insulation sales representative to assure information is current.

Knauf Insulation Jet Stream® MAX Blowing Insulation is certified for indoor air quality as a low emitting product by The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute to both the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification ProgramSM and the more stringent GREENGUARD Gold standard and is verified to be formaldehyde free. www.greenguard.org

Jet Stream MAX Coverage Chart — ATTICS

Jet Stream MAX Coverage Chart — WALLS

Design Density = 28.8 kg/m3 (1.8 lbs./ft3)

Bag Net Weight Nominal 32 lbs. (14.5 kg.), Minimum 31 lbs. (14.0 kg.)

* "R" means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly. If you do it yourself, get instructions and follow them carefully. Instructions do not come with this package.

Specifications: See C.C.M.C. Evaluation Listing 13404-L and Evaluation Report 13422-R. Complies with CAN/ULC S702.