K-13 Insulation

K-­13 is a spray­-applied insulation product tailored to your specific project requirements for insulation (R­- value), noise reduction (NRC), color, durability, condensation control, texture, and aesthetics. K­-13 can be applied to virtually any substrate including wood, steel, concrete, glass and other common surfaces. K-­13 serves as an exposed finish requiring no additional treatment or materials. K-­13 is comprised of high quality recycled natural cellulose fibers, chemically treated to provide a Class I fire rating and prevent mold growth, then blended with a multi-­component adhesive system. Available in a wide variety of colors, K-­13 is especially attractive as a surface finish in new construction as well as renovation projects. Available in seven standard colors, K-­13 can also be specified in specially matched custom colors.

K-13 is spray-applied through approved machines that control the fiber/binder ratio. K-13 will conform to any ceiling configuration including barrel-vaults, concrete “T” corrugated decks, and other complex surfaces. Applications up to 5” thick do not require mechanical support and adhere to any properly prepared substrate. For an even higher R-value, we recommend the K-13 High-R System, a mechanically supported system for R-values exceeding R-19.
• Concrete
• Drywall/Gypsum
• Glass
• Plaster
• Ribbed Metal Decking
• Steel
• Styrofoam
• Urethane
• Wood
K-13 can be used for any project or area where people, music, or machinery will be present.
Typical applications include:
• Airports
• Convention Centers
• Event Centers
• Gymnasiums
• Hotels
• Museums
• Offices
• Parking Garages
• Pre-Engineered Buildings
• Restaurants/Bars
• Retail
• Schools
• Stadiums/Arenas
• Storage Facilities
• Studios
• Warehouses
• Worship Centers
ASTM C 423
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC):
1” on Lath 1.00
2” on Solid Backing .95
3” on Ribbed Metal Deck 1.05
ASTM E 84 UL 723
Surface Burning Characteristics:
Class 1 Class A Rated
Flame Spread 5
Smoke Development 5
K-13 has been rated and approved by Factory Mutual Research Corporation for use in categories: I, II, III, & IV.
ASTM E 736
Bond Strength:
>400 psf
ASTM C-523
Light Reflectance:
White 73+
Recycled Content:
MR 4.1 & 4.2
Made in USA from 80% Post-Consumer Materials.
VOC Content:
EQ 4.1, 4.2, 4.4
Material: >1.0 Gm/L
Adhesive: >1.0 Gm/L
VOC Levels for both concentrate and diluted are below levels specified by:
Green Seal GS 11
LEED N.C. v2.2 High Performance Plan
S. Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Thermal Efficiency:
K-13 has exceptionally low heat-loss characteristics. The K-13 High-R System can provide r-values over R-19.

Condensation Control

For areas such as indoor pools and ice arenas, K­13 aids in condensation control. The proper combination of K­-13 and ventilation prevents condensation on metal, concrete and other surfaces. K-­13 actually reduces ventilation requirements, saving in both the ventilation equipment investment and operating cost.

Acoustical Performance

The resilient fibers of K­-13 absorb sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation time and making speech and music more intelligible. Excessive noise is reduced with the application of K­-13 while greatly improving ambient sound quality in a wide variety of building projects including auditoriums, sports facilities, detention facilities, television and sound studios, convention centers and parking garages.

Thermal Performance

K-­13 insulates by creating dead air spaces between and within its hollow fibers. Because K-­13 fibers are sprayed­-in-­place, they fill cracks, seams and voids, forming a monolithic coating over the substrate which helps reduce air infiltration. Unlike prefabricated insulations, K-­13 has no voids or compressed areas to reduce thermal efficiency. The result is a more effective in-­place product with exceptionally low heat loss characteristics. The patented adhesive utilized in the installation of K­-13 adheres to virtually all common construction materials including: metal, wood, concrete, urethane, styrofoam and glass. Some surfaces may require pre-treatment prior to installing K­-13. This unique adhesive provides unequaled strength allowing applications of 3/4 inch to over 5 inches without mechanical support. This capability provides R-­values from 3 to over 19.

Standard K-13 Colors:

K-13 Sprayed Thermal and Acoustical Insulation ASTM C-423 on Solid Backing

Inches 125Hz 250Hz 500Hz 1000Hz 2000Hz 4000Hz NRC
1.00 .08 .29 .75 .98 .93 .96 .75
1.00** .47 .90 1.10 1.03 1.05 1.03 1.00
2.00 .26 .68 1.05 1.10 1.03 .98 .95
3.00 .57 .99 1.04 1.03 1.00 1.00 1.00

** Removed over-spray.




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