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Armatherm™ FRR Structural Thermal Break Material

Armatherm™ FRR Structural Thermal Break Material

(Thermal Insulation Material - TIM)

Armatherm™ FRR structural thermal break material provides a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength and has been used in hundreds of structural steel framing connections transferring load in moment and shear conditions. Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material can support up 40,000 psi and has an R value of 0.9 per inch. The material is made of a reinforced, thermoset resin which is fire resistant and has very limited creep under load, making it the ideal material for use in structural steel and façade thermal break connections.

Applications using Armatherm™ FRR to reduce heat flow include:

Applications using Armatherm™ FRR to reduce heat flow include:

balcony thermal breaks

Steel balcony

FRR structural thermal breaks

Equipment screen

roof thermal breaks

Roof anchor

mullion thermal insulation

Curtain wall mullion

construction thermal bridging

Masonry shelf angle

steel stucture thermal breaks

Steel framing

armatherm FRR thermal bridge

Washer and Bushings using Armatherm™ Thermal Insualtion Material (TIM)

With a bolt through insulation pad there is the possibility of a slight thermal transfer along the connecting bolt.

For the majority of installations this can be ignored, however this effect can be reduced with the addition of Insulation washers and bushing.

In extreme applications (e.g. Indoor Swimming Pools), to prevent condensation on the bolt head, a polyurethane nut cap can be supplied to effectively screen this cold surface from the internal environment.

Structural Steel Thermal Break Connection

To further reduce heat loss, Armatherm™  bushings and washers can be used on the warm face of the structure. A thermal break at the bolt connection will reduce heat loss an additional 4% per bolt depending on the wall assembly construction.

steel frame isolation

Structural thermal break with
bushing and washer

steel frame insulation

Steel bolt connection thermal break

armathrem pad

Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material.

thermal bolt isolation

Armatherm™ steel bolt thermal break.

armatherm pads

Armatherm™ thermal break washers and bushings.

Armatherm™ Thermal Break Pads are often called, Thermal Bridges, balcony isolators, structural thermal breaks, cantilever steelwork thermal bridging, cold bridge isolation, thermal partitions,   steelwork thermal break, thermal bridging, cold bridging pads, cold bridging solutions. All of these solutions use Themal Insulation Material TIM to achieve their goals. 

thermal break usa

Armatherm™ TIM (Thermal Insulation material) connection plates are available all over the USA

To further reduce heat loss, Armatherm™  bushings and washers can be used on the warm face of the structure. A thermal break at the bolt connection will reduce heat loss an additional 4% per bolt depending on the wall assembly construction.

AL Alabama - Montgomery
AK Alaska - Juneau
AZ Arizona - Phoenix
AR Arkansas - Little Rock
CA California - Sacramento
CO Colorado - Denver
CT Connecticut - Hartford
DE Delaware - Dover
FL Florida - Tallahassee
GA Georgia - Atlanta
HI Hawaii - Honolulu
ID Idaho - Boise
IL Illinois - Springfield
IN Indiana - Indianapolis
IA Iowa - Des Moines
KS Kansas - Topeka
KY Kentucky - Frankfort

ND North Dakota - Bismarck
LA Louisiana - Baton Rouge
ME Maine - Augusta
MD Maryland - Annapolis
MA Massachusetts - Boston
MI Michigan - Lansing
MN Minnesota - Saint Paul
MS Mississippi - Jackson
MO Missouri - Jefferson City
MT Montana - Helena
NE Nebraska - Lincoln
NV Nevada - Carson City
NH New Hampshire - Concord
NJ New Jersey - Trenton
NM New Mexico - Santa Fe
NY New York - Albany
NC North Carolina - Raleigh

OH Ohio - Columbus
OK Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
OR Oregon - Salem
PA Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
RI Rhode Island - Providence
SC South Carolina - Columbia
SD South Dakota - Pierre
TN Tennessee - Nashville
TX Texas - Austin
UT Utah - Salt Lake City
VT Vermont - Montpelier
VA Virginia - Richmond
WA Washington - Olympia
WV West Virginia - Charleston
WI Wisconsin - Madison
WY Wyoming - Cheyenne

thermal break canada

Armatherm™ TIM (Thermal Insulation material) connection plates are available all over the Canada

Ontario, Ont.
Quebec, Que.
Nova Scotia, N.S.
New Brunswick, N.B.
Manitoba, Man.

British Columbia, B.C.
Prince Edward Island, P.E.I.
Saskatchewan, Sask.
Alberta, Alta.

Newfoundland and Labrador,
N.L. Yukon Territory, Y.T.
Northwest Territories, N.W.T.
Nunavut