ThermalFlex™ 8

Flexible Reflective Insulation

ThermalFlex™ 8 is a high performance reflective insulation, vapour barrier and radiant barrier. ThermalFlex™ 8 is rated Extra Heavy Duty and is strong and durable, making it perfectly suited for use in roof, wall and floor applications. ThermalFlex™ 8 is ideal for use in residential homes, commercial buildings and domestic sheds.

Providing a material value of R0.2, ThermalFlex™ 8 meets the NCC requirements for a thermal break between the steel frame and cladding. ThermalFlex™ 8 reduces thermal bridging and conductivity between building elements, along with providing high thermal performance as a radiant barrier and an effective alternative to conventional insulation.

Product Advantages

  • R0.2 Thermal Break, ideal for Steel Frame and also Timber Frame Construction.

  • Insulation, Vapour Barrier & Radiant Barrier.

  • Extra Heavy Duty for strength & durability.

  • Low Flammability to suit bushfire-prone areas.

  • Antiglare Coating for installation safety.

Applications

Tile roof sarking, Metal roof sarking, Premium wall wrap.

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Product Details
Product NameReflex Insulation ThermalFlex™ 8
Product Thickness8.2 mm
Roll Size1350 mm x 22.25 m + 150 mm lap (30m2 coverage)
R Values
Declared Total System R-ValuesWinterSummer
Pitched Metal Roof
22.5º roof, ThermalFlex™ 8, unventilated roof space, 10mm plasterboard ceiling
RT1.4RT2.3
Double Brick
With ThermalFlex™ 8
RT1.7RT1.7
Product Testing

Material Properties and Classifications
ThermalFlex™ 8 classifications in accordance with AS/NZS 4200.1 and AS/NZS 4859.1.

Flammability IndexAS 1530.2-1993Low ≤ 5
Thermal ResistanceASTMC518R0.20
Duty RatingAS/NZS 4200.1:1994Extra Heavy Duty
Vapour ControlASTM E96Class 2 Vapour Barrier
Vapour PermeanceASTM E96< 0.142 µg/N·s
Water ControlAS/NZS 4201.4:1994Water Barrier
Resistance to Dry DelaminationAS/NZS 4201.1:1994Pass
Resistance to Wet DelaminationAS/NZS 4201.2:1994Pass
ShrinkageAS/NZS 4201.3:1994≤ 0.5%
Emmitance ValueAS/NZS 4201.5:1994Anti-glare side: >0.05 to ≤0.15, Foil side: ≤0.05
Bushfire Attack Levels
ThermalFlex™ 8 complies with AS 3959-2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas for use in all BALs.
Specification Notes

When specifying, state the following:


Product Name: Reflex Insulation ThermalFlex™ 8

The insulation to be installed shall be Reflex Insulation ThermalFlex™ 8 reflective flexible insulation, comprised of closed-cell core XPE foam with anti-glare foil facing on one side and plain foil facing on the other side. Product shall be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 4200.2 and the product must have the following properties:

Emittance: 0.06, 0.03
Emittance Classification: IR Semi Reflective, IR Reflective
Material R-value: R0.21
Vapour Control Classification: Class 2 Vapour Barrier, < 0.1429 µg/N·s
Water Control Classification: Water Barrier
Duty: Extra Heavy in accordance with AS/NZS 4200.1

Installation Instructions

ThermalFlex™ 8 Installation Instructions: Please select the following applications for detail:

  • Shed Roof & Walls
  • Commercial Roof & Walls
  • Residential gable roof
  • Residential Brick Cavity Walls
  • Residential Walls