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Kingsman Engineering Works is a leading supplier of Polyethylene Foam Roof Insulation withing the Kenyan Market and across the borders.

The common sizes of polyethylene roof insulation  (sisalation) in Kenya, laminated with aluminium foil are:

  • 2mm
  • 3mm
  • 5mm
  • 10mm

The width comes in two forms 1 m and 1.8 m. The length can vary, though the standard length is 50 metres.

Advantages of Polyethylene Insulation Foam

  1. Excellent thermal insulation:
  2. Low thermal conductivity of 0.0293 (W/m °K) (0.37 BTU-in/hr-ft
  3. Excellent Sound blocking properties: has a Sound Transmission Coefficient, (STC) value of 65 and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) value of 0.85 which makes it the ideal product in blocking contact and airborne noise.
  4. Good Vibration Absorption:
  5. Excellent dimensional stability. Offers cushioning against repeated impacts
  6. Fire retardant: Self extinguishing
  7. Light, safe to handle and easy to install:
  8. Does not contain any synthetic fibers or other substances toxic to humans.
  9. Effective moisture barrier: remains unaltered when exposed

Common Uses of Polyethylene Insulation Foam in Kenya

There are quite a lot of applications of polyethylene foam. However, in Kenya the frequent applications of the product include the following:

  1. Roof Heat Sisalation: Due to its excellent thermal insulating capabilities, polyethylene foam is used on roofs to act as heat shields, waterproofing, and thermal insulation. These applications include homes, storage facilities and related applications.
  2. Sound-Proofing: Polyethylene is also used in music studios, soundproof rooms and homes due to its excellent sound-proofing capabilities.
  3. Packaging and Shock Absorption: PE is used as an innovative packaging method in Kenya today. It provides a cost effective and high performance packaging solutions such as shipping containers, food products and other delicate products.
  4. Insulation & Construction Foam: Polyethylene foam is excellent for insulating objects. Its flexibility allows for it to bend and insulate at the same time. Straight or flexible pipe insulation is a great example of PE insulating a product. The possibilities with PE foams are endless. For example, PE can be laminated to cloth material to create flexible soft coolers. PE foam can also be used to insulate an area that is exposed to solvents and other petroleum products. The material can also protect your product from undesirable temperatures.