Kingspan Insulation has introduced a new wall insulation system featuring vapour permeability to prevent condensation and moisture issues in the building envelope.

Kingpsan’s AIR-CELL Permicav XV insulation system is a patent pending new generation solution designed for applications in walls with cavities, including double brick and brick veneer walls. Interstitial spaces at risk of condensation need vapour permeability. Heavy condensation impacts the structural integrity of buildings, and rectifying the problems can be expensive, troublesome and even unsightly. A high level of condensation also affects the building’s heating and cooling efficiency in addition to increasing mould or mildew, causing damage to internal building linings and cladding, and risking corrosion on metal fittings and conduits.

The vapour permeable AIR-CELL Permicav XV allows vapour to pass through the insulation system, while ensuring excellent thermal insulation to reduce moisture build-up. AIR-CELL Permicav XV technology is based on micro-perforations in a physically cross-linked, closed-cell foam core, sandwiched between highly reflective foil facings.

Easy to transport and install, with a roll weight of just 7.7kg, AIR-CELL Permicav XV has a product thickness of only 5.5mm, allowing convenient handling in awkward or narrow spaces.

Kingspan Insulation’s support services range from access to user-friendly online databases of CAD drawings and installation instructions, to personalised advice on appropriate insulation systems. A member of the Green Building Council of Australia, Kingspan Insulation endorses environmentally responsible product development, manufacture and usage.