Duct Insulation provides space-saving fire protection.

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Non-ceramic FlameChek(TM) Plus2 blanket provides 2 hr fire rating in single-layer application. Flexible 2 in. thick wrap saves critical building space, allowing for zero clearance to combustibles at overlap or collar, and meets requirements defined by NFPA for fire-rated grease ducts. Glass-fiber blanket is completely encapsulated in UL-classified, fiber-glass-reinforced foil facing. It is available in 20 ft rolls, in 2 and 4 ft widths.

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Certainteed's New Flamechek(TM) Plus 2 Insulation Gives Single-Layer Fire Protection

VALLEY FORGE, PA, DECEMBER 2002- CertainTeed introduces FlameChek(TM) Plus2 Duct Insulation, a non-ceramic, high-temperature insulation blanket that now gives a two-hour fire rating in a single-layer application. It is designed for use in many commercial and industrial passive fire protection applications, such as commercial cooking operations.

The easily installed FlameChek Plus2 is a 2-in.-thick product that delivers the same performance in one layer that previously required two layers. It provides a tested, alternative fire protective enclosure in lieu of constructing a traditional shaft wall enclosure.

The flexible fire protection wrap saves critical building space in commercial and industrial applications, allowing for zero clearance to combustibles at the overlap or collar. It also delivers superior thermal and mechanical properties and simplifies field installation, saving on labor costs.

The insulation meets the requirements defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for fire rated grease ducts. FlameChek Plus2 Duct Insulation consists of a glass fiber blanket that is completely encapsulated in a UL Classified fiber glass reinforced foil facing. The flame-resistant scrim was
developed to survive the rigors of installation and to deliver enhanced weather and water resistance.

An evolutionary breakthrough in insulation materials technology, the fiber used in FlameChek Plus2 was developed from a calcium, magnesium, silica chemistry combined with a proprietary fiber spinning process to create a specialty high-temperature, completely inorganic glass fiber blanket. It is available in 20-ft. rolls, in 2- or 4-ft. widths.

For more information on CertainTeed's FlameChek Plus2 Duct Insulation, contact your local CertainTeed representative or write to CertainTeed Corporation, Insulation Group, P.O. Box 860, Valley Forge, PA 19482. For telephone inquiries, call CertainTeed Customer Service at 800-233-8990.

CertainTeed Corporation is one of North America's leading manufacturers of building materials-fiber glass insulation; commercial and residential roofing; vinyl fencing, siding and windows; fiber cement siding; ventilation products; foundation and piping products; as well as vinyl and composite decking and
railing products. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and has approximately 7,000 employees and more than 40 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. The company had sales of approximately $2.2 billion in 2001. It marks its 100th anniversary in 2004. The web site is

CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. The company is a leading producer of abrasives, building materials, containers, flat glass, industrial ceramics, insulation, reinforcements, and piping. Headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide
sales of $27.2 billion in 2001, and has approximately 173,000 employees in more than 45 countries. The web site is www.saint-gobain.com.

In the U.S. and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs 28,000 people, and has approximately 200 manufacturing locations. In total, U.S. and Canada sales in 2001 were $6.4 billion.

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