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Specifications


Properties Comparison


Properties VyBar® Marine Rockwool Fibreglass Acoustic Foams
Foams Composites
Affected by oils No No No Yes
Affected by water No Yes Yes Yes
Affected by hydrolysis No No No Yes
Affected by vibrations No Yes Yes No
Life expectancy Indefinite Will disintegrate
(Vibrations)
Will disintegrate
(Vibrations)
6/7 years maximum
Handling No requirements Require protection Require protection No requirements
Flammability Comply Comply Comply Comply
Installation Adhesive or mechanical Mechanical only Mechanical only Adhesive or mechanical
Strength Very strong Fibres brake easily Fibres brake easily Lose strength over time disintegrates
Recyclable Yes No No No

Health effects
NONE Controversial Itchy Controversial Itchy Slow release of gas

Flammability* - AS1530.3 - 1989
 

Material Ignitability Spread of Flame Heat Evolved Smoke Developed
VyBar® Marine 848F, 868F, 888F 0 0 0 0-1
VyBar® Marine 48F, 68F, 88F 0 0 0 0-1

*Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) test on an aluminium foil faced insulation in accordance with IMO Resolution A.635 (16) as amended by Resolution MSC 61 (67).
Vybar® Marine meets the requirements for low flame spread of a bulkhead, wall and ceiling lining as specified by the International Convention for the Safety of life at Sea, 1974.
Vybar® Marine also meets the technical requirements according to IMO Resolution MSC 61 (67), Annex 2, Section 2.2.

Miscellaneous Properties
 

Material Colour Weight Service Temp. Range
VyBar® Marine 848F Silver 9.7kg/m2 -50 to 120°C
VyBar® Marine 48F Silver 7.0kg/m2 -50 to 120°C

Sound Transmission Loss**
 

FREQUENCY RANDOM INCIDENCE TRANSMISSION LOSS (dB)
1/3 Octave Centre Frequency (Hz) VyBar® Marine 848F VyBar® Marine 868F VyBar® Marine 888F
100 12 13 15
125 14 14 16
160 14 16 19
200 14 16 20
250 16 15 20
315 19 21 21
400 21 22 24
500 21 25 27
630 22 26 27
800 24 28 29
1000 26 30 32
1250 27 32 32
1600 28 34 33
2000 31 36 37
2500 35 39 39
3150 36 43 43
4000 38 45 46
5000 43 47 48
STC 25 27 30

**Important NOTE:
The above Sound Transmission Loss is for the "Acoustiflex" sandwiched flexible sound barrier only. The actual Vybar® Marine composite sound barrier/absorber material will achieve a 5-6 dB increased performance than indicated in the above table.

Material Safety Data

Health, Safety & Toxicology

Health Effects: No known physical or health hazards associated with this product. Swallowed - Eye - Skin or Inhaled: The product has been tested for toxicity by skin tests on humans and by laboratory feed tests. No toxic reactions have been observed. No health effects have been reported which can be attributed to these products.
First Aid - Swallowed - eye - skin - inhaled: Not applicable
Advice to doctor: Not applicable

Precautions for use

Exposure Limits: Unlimited
Ventilation: No special requirements
Personal Protection: No special requirements

Safe Handling Information

Storage & Transport: No special requirements
Disposal: 100% recyclable
Fire - Explosion Hazards: Very low flame response. Will not explode. Use any fire fighting appliance. Like most organic materials gives off CO & CO2 during combustion.

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