Non-residential applications

Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) -based polyurethane insulation offers commercial builders a versatile material with a compelling combination of physical strength and mechanical properties.

Polyurethane insulation has one of the highest thermal resistance (R-values) at a given thickness and lowest thermal conductivity of all insulation materials.

About half of the energy used during the lifetime of a building is for heating and cooling. So effective insulation is a major priority. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to maximize energy efficiency, cut energy use and help combat global warming is to use polyurethane insulation. It satisfies two vital factors – low thermal conductivity and durable performance.

Its versatility allows it to be used in many building types – stadiums, offices, hospitals, cold storage facilities and more – where the need for insulation and air-tightness is combined with vapor retardation, load-bearing strength, impact resistance, weight and space optimization, low maintenance and durability.

For the commercial building market, Huntsman provides polyurethanes for spray foam, insulated metal panels and boardstock insulation systems, one component foam and much more. These solutions make it easier to create a tight thermal air barrier, regulate temperature fluctuations, and control heating and cooling costs.

Additionally, the use of polyurethane insulation products in residential and commercial buildings helps meet advanced energy codes and building certifications, e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, BREEAM®, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. (DGNB), LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE).

Huntsman’s INSPIRE® polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam technology for (sandwich) panels offer superior fire retarding properties without an adhesive layer between foam and steel facings under recommended process conditions. INSPIRE® PIR foam can be processed to industry density standards on normal production equipment (REI 30/FM BS2d0 have been achieved).


  • Exterior and interior walls
  • Wall cavities
  • Roofs and basements
  • Floors and ceilings
  • Around cracks and crevices
  • Building renovations

BREEAM® is a registered trademark of the BRE Group.

LEED® is a registered trademark of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).