LONE STAR MARKETING GROUP,
Due to the increased interest in preventing mold growth,
the attached study was commissioned by Icynene with Dr. David Straus at the
Texas Tech Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Strauss is one of the country’s leading
experts on mold.
In order for mold to grow, a condition of temperature,
water, food source, and mold spores must be present.
When Icynene is used as the insulation in wall, ceiling
or roof structures it creates an air seal, R-value, and with a perm factor of
4, and an effective moisture barrier as well.
The air seal prevents the infiltration of mold spores,
the low perm factor helps prevent moisture content from diffusion and, as the
study demonstrates, Icynene is not a food source for
mold spores. The only way mold could be
grown in an Icynene environment was after the introduction of water and an
outside food source in the presence of mold spores.
According to Dr. Strauss, Icynene is the only building
material he has tested that mold will not grow on.
Therefore, we can conclude that structures utilizing
Icynene as the insulation product are significantly less likely to ever develop