Technical data for the BIBS system varies by country. The below data is specified by the insulation manufacturer for approved blowing wool fiber based on installation by a trained and certified contractor when installed correctly.

STANDARD DENSITIES
The below charts show the R-value of the insulation identified and the associated density, in pounds per cubic foot. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power and resistance to heat flow when used in sidewalls, cathedral ceilings, and other closed cavities.

BIBS R-Value Recommended Fiber Densities

Source: CertainTeed, Johns Manville, and Knauf Insulation

APPROVED FIBERS

CertainTeed

InsulSafe®SP
InsulSafe®XC
Optima®

Knauf

Jet Stream® ULTRA
Jet Stream® MAX

Johns Manville

Climate Pro®
Spider™

AVAILABILITY AND INSTALLATION

Only contractors trained and certified by a BIBS system certified instructor can install the system. This is the BIBS system difference and it helps ensures a proper installation and high-performance results. Our established network of professional insulation specialists extends across the United States and Canada.

BIBS Certified Contractor

APPLICABLE STANDARDS CANADA

Building Codes:

  • National Building Code of Canada 2005 and 2010
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code

The BIBS system has been evaluated and accepted by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) #13198R

Material Standards:

  • CAN/ULC-S702-09-Type 5 (Supersedes CSA A101-M)
  • CCMC Evaluation Listing No. 13198R
  • GreenGuard® Children and Schools Certified

PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Thermal Performance:
ASTM C518 = 18.5 (m•K)/W

Design Density:
CAN/ULC-S702 6.3.2 – =8.33 Kg/M3

Corrosiveness:
ASTM C764 / Pass

Fungi Resistance:
ASTM C1338 / Pass

Water Vapour Sorption:
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Fire Hazard Classification:

  • CAN/ULC-S102.2
  • Flame Spread Index:   0
  • Smoke Development Index:   5

Non-Combustibility:

  • CAN/ULC-S114, ASTM E 136 / Pass

Smolder Resistance:

  • CAN/ULC-S129
  • Mean Mass Loss ≤ 2%
  • Individual Mass Loss ≤ 3%

APPLICABLE STANDARDS UNITED STATES

Model Building Codes:

  • ICC Model Building Codes including BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI
  • New York City MEA 218-85M
  • New York State NYS UFPBC Article 15
  • California and Minnesota quality standards

Material Standards:

ASTM C764, Mineral Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation Type 1

Pneumatic Application Properties:

  • Thermal resistance — ASTM C518 and C687
  • Critical radiant flux — ASTM E970
  • Combustion characteristics — ASTM E136
  • Water vapor sorption — ASTM C1104
  • Odor emission — ASTM C1304
  • Corrosiveness — ASTM C764
  • Fungi resistance — ASTM C1338
  • GreenGuard® Children and Schools Certified

THERMAL / ACOUSTICAL PROPERTIES

Thermal Performance:

  • ASTM C687
  • The stated R-values in the closed cavity, sidewall, cathedral ceiling and floored attic charts can only be achieved at specified weights and coverages when insulation is installed with pneumatic equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

Acoustical Performance:

  • The STC ratings obtained with fiberglass blanket insulation are estimated for the BIBS system. Additional information is available upon request.
  • Standards may vary by manufacturer.

FIRE RESISTANCE

Fire Hazard Classification:

  • ASTM E84 and CAN/ULC S102.2
  • Max. Flame Spread Index: 25
  • Max. Smoke Developed Index: 50

Non-Combustibility:

  • ASTM E136 / Meets requirements