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D&D Roof Insulations for Starlite® roof and side-cladding insulation

Manufactured in South Africa, Starlite® has been successfully applied in the commercial and industrial roof and side-cladding insulation applications since 2004.

It is an affordable, eco-friendly, fire-rated and very effective thermal and acoustic insulating material with thermal conductivity (K-value) of 0,039W/m.K and a noise reduction coefficient (NRC-value) of 0,65 at 50mm thickness.

With some of the best performance-to-cost ratios on the market, Starlite® is easily installed in conjunction with sheeting and cladding and offers excellent aesthetic appeal. In addition, it is one of the most eco-friendly products available.

How it is made

Starlite® consists of a lightweight fibreglass insulating blanket combined with a scrim-reinforced aluminium foil or white foil laminate facing for over-purlin applications.

The fibreglass is produced from molten glass, which includes natural raw materials such as sand, limestone and soda ash, and up to 80% post-consumer recycled glass. Melted in an enclosed furnace using a 100% electric melting process, there are no particulate emissions and exhaust gas fumes, ensuring a pollution-free production operation according to ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems.

The molten glass is spun into fibres, bonded together with an inert binder and then heat-cured to produce a resilient, non-toxic blanket. Starlite® production does not produce any blowing agents, is CFC-free and has zero ozone-depleting potential (ODP).

The aluminium foil or white laminate is glued to the fibreglass base using a specially produced water-based adhesive, ensuring no solvent fumes are released.

Its track record

Starlite®’s satisfied clients include Pick n Pay, Bidvest, Makro, Zenprop, Toyota, Vodacom, Unilever, UPD, Volkswagen, Old Mutual Properties, Standard Bank, Woolworths, DHL, BMW, NAD, Builders Warehouse and CTM.

Recently completed projects are the Middelburg Mall, Mtuba Mall, Gold Reef Mall, Soshanguve Mall, Laphalale Mall, New Market Mall, Mthatha Mall, Nelspruit Mall, Phokeng Mall, Brackenfell Shopping Centre, Tugela Ferry, Mall of the South, Montague Park Shopping Centre and many more industrial warehouse facilities.

Starlite® is supplied exclusively by D&D Roof Insulations, an industry-recognised thermal insulation specialist and member of the Thermal Insulation Association of South Africa (TIASA) and the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

This article was first published in Walls & Roofs | Journal 4 | June 2015

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