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Mechanical Rooms


Key Elements

For architects and builders seeking reliable acoustic insulation solutions, International Cellulose Corporation provides invaluable expertise. ICC specializes in building codes and regulations, offering tailored guidance and assistance in implementing effective insulation strategies, particularly for the unique requirements of mechanical rooms.

Interior acoustic insulation is essential for optimizing a building's functionality and enhancing the user experience. These rooms house various types of equipment, including HVAC systems, boilers, and pumps, often generating considerable noise during operation. Without adequate insulation, this noise easily spreads to adjacent spaces, disrupting occupants and hindering productivity. Therefore, effective acoustic insulation is crucial for minimizing noise transmission and creating a quieter environment.

Excessive noise levels can profoundly affect occupants' comfort, especially in buildings where mechanical rooms are close to occupied areas such as offices or residential spaces. Suitable acoustic insulation ensures a peaceful indoor environment, enhancing satisfaction and well-being. This emphasis on comfort contributes to a higher quality of life for occupants.

Moreover, acoustic insulation in mechanical rooms serves to protect sensitive equipment and prolong its lifespan. The vibrations and noise emitted by mechanical equipment can accelerate wear and tear, leading to increased maintenance expenses and reduced equipment reliability. Proper insulation mitigates vibrations and reduces noise levels, thus safeguarding equipment and enhancing its durability.

Additionally, these rooms face significant thermal challenges due to the high heat loads generated by the equipment and the need to maintain optimal temperatures for efficient operation. Poor insulation can exacerbate temperature fluctuations, leading to energy inefficiency and increased operating costs. Sufficient insulation reduces heat transfer, minimizes air filtration, and enhances thermal comfort.

Our solutions

K-13 Sound Absorption Spray


K-13 is a spray-applied acoustical and thermal insulation typically used as an exposed ceiling finish requiring no additional barriers or materials. K-13 meets project requirements for noise control and thermal insulation with an attractive natural texture available in standard and custom colors.

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Ure-K


Ure-K is a spray-applied 15-minute thermal barrier approved to go over exposed applications of polyurethane foam in existing buildings and new construction projects as a combination system to meet mandatory code requirements. Ure-K is not foam insulation.

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K-13 High-R System


The K-13 High-R System is a mechanically supported insulation system for projects requiring a higher R-value. With this system, K-13 is efficiently spray-applied up to 10" thick, achieving up to R-37.5 to meet specifications.

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Why Partner with icc?

Performance. Quality. Sustainability. Readily Available.


Developed over 60 years ago, we are proud to say that our products are tested for performance and durability to meet specifications for insulation and noise reduction. Additionally, our products are unsurpassed in fire safety, boasting a Class 1, Class A rating.

Our spray-on thermal insulation bonds to most commercial exposed ceiling finishes, such as concrete, steel, gypsum board, wood, and rigid insulation. Our factory-trained applicators can install our thermal insulation products to the most complex configurations and cover exposed ceiling areas quickly, easily, and efficiently in a wide range of buildings and structures, including:

International Cellulose Corporation is dedicated to delivering the finest thermal insulation products available to conserve energy, reduce noise, protect construction investments, and create better working environments.

Lastly, International Cellulose Corporation’s line of sustainable spray-on insulation systems consists of natural, plant-based fibers and specialty water-based adhesives. In addition to acoustical and thermal performance, our products meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. Our products are UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contribute to healthier indoor environments. To find out more about ICC’s sustainability practices, read here.

Our Work

The Center for Character DevelopmentK-13 | Light Gray | U.S. Airforce Academy Center Colorado Springs, CO
Teatro Alberto mechanical roomK-13 | White | Keelung Railway Station Engine Room | Keelung City, Taiwan
University of Wisconsin Mechanical RoomK-13 | White | University of Wisconsin | Milwaukee, WI

ICC’s spray-applied thermal and acoustic materials are readily available for shipment to our network of licensed installers. Please contact us for details on how we can help your project be the best it can be!

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Typical Projects


Our patented water-based adhesive adheres to virtually any properly prepared substrate and ceiling configuration including metal deck, barrel-vaults, concrete "T" corrugated decks, gypsum, wood, concrete, and other complex surfaces. Surfaces to receive K-13 are to be inspected prior to installation to determine if pre-treatment is required.
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