Thermal weight -bearing blocks for construction
Product Announcement from General Plastics Manufacturing Co.
Cold Storage Construction Column Bearing Blocks-Products R-9300
General Plastics R-9300 Thermal Isolation Blocks series are a high-density cellular polyurethane material. They are designed to support heavy structural loads while insulating a building interior from the external elements. They are commonly used as column bearing blocks for cold storage facilities. Also, used for perimeter fall protection blocks as a key component for industrial roof safety and roof isolation block supporting HVAC and other heavy equipment.
The R-9300 Thermal Isolation block is a high-density rigid cellular polyurethane material designed to support heavy structural loads while insulating a building interior from the supporting ground. Cellular polyurethane is a natural insulator and even at the high densities needed for support of roof-column loads, R-9300 will provide thermal insulation value superior to lightweight concrete, treated wood blocks, and other materials typically used in this application.
Typical applications of this material include use as a thermal isolation load-bearing block in concrete footings for roof-column supports in refrigerated warehouse structures. The high-density of this cellular polyurethane material gives it strength to support large compressive loads with little deflection. Each lot of R-9300 material is tested and certified for its compressive-strength.
- Blocks are custom-cut, with pre-drilled anchor bolt holes
- Will not rot or dissolve in sub-grade applications
- Does not release any chemical compounds into surrounding soil
- Cellular polyurethane is a natural insulator
- Delivered as a fully-cured, ready to use material, there is no waiting before moving on to the next construction step, saving precious time
- Short-circuits energy transfer to cooler/warmer earth at foundation
- High compressive strength to support roof-column loads
- Closed-cell material will not absorb liquid water
- Will not support insects or vermin
- Compatible with grouts, adhesives, concrete; Will not promote steel corrosion
- Standard blocks are single-piece, with no adhesive joints
- Blocks are custom-cut, with anchor-bolt holes pre-drilled, if desired
- Standard R-9300 blocks are available in 30 (R-9330), 35 (R-9335), and 40 (R-9340) pound-per-cubic-foot densities
- R-9330 blocks are certified to support compressive loads up to 1,000 psi at 2% deflection. R-9335 and R-9340 blocks will support higher loads at similar 2% deflection
Other Products/Applications Available
General Plastics offers its LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Column-Bearing Block Series for the following applications:
Placed on top of the building's roof, these insulating blocks support HVAC and other heavy equipment while preventing radiant heat transfer to the building's interior. This added insulation keeps the building interior cooler and reduces the load on cooling equipment, lowering utility costs.
Perimeter Fall Protection
These sturdy blocks are a key component of a commercial or industrial roof safety system. Our 9300 Series polyurethane blocks are custom-cut with pre-drilled anchor-bolt holes for securing to the surface of existing roof structures. The high-density material provides greater load-bearing ability and durability than wood. Contact CSI to assist you with specifications and delivery requirements.
Pre-cast or Tilt-up Concrete
Our 9300 Series provides thermal isolation when installed under pre-cast or tilt-up concrete walls.
General Plastics offers its LAST-A-FOAM®
FR-7100 Column-Bearing Block Series for the following applications:
Walk-in Floor Panel Blocks
Used inside a floor panel for walk-in coolers and freezers, these lower density blocks, cost-effectively support shelving as well as provide a valuable thermal break to prevent the transfer of thermal energy between the floor and ground. The insulating qualities minimize costly energy losses. General Plastics provides blocks to your specified dimensions.
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