NFPA 285 Assemblies

Building Code Requirements.

Building codes are established to provide structural, fire, and life safety requirement for all buildings. Building codes have specific requirements for materials, insulation, structural, and fire performance.

The International Building Code (IBC) has detailed requirements for all materials used in building construction, including Foam-Control which is classified as a “foam plastic”.

The IBC has additional requirements for the materials used on buildings classified as Type I, II, III, or IV.

Exterior walls of Type I, II, III, and IV buildings are required to be constructed with noncombustible materials. Combustible materials in exterior wall assemblies are required to be tested in accordance with and comply with the acceptance criteria of NFPA 285.

NFPA 285 Assemblies.

Foam-Control has a number of options for NFPA 285 Compliance Assemblies:

  • Assemblies incorporating a wide range of exterior claddings, air barriers, and Foam-Control cavity insulation. Please consult the Foam-Control NFPA 285 Assembly literature for complete information.
  • Assemblies incorporating a range of claddings with Foam-Control cavity insulation and ExoAir® 230 weather-resistive barrier. Please consult the UL Certification Directory for UL System No. EWS0011.
  • Assemblies incorporating brick cladding with Foam-Control cavity insulation. Please consult the UL Certification Directory for UL Systems No:

  • Foam-Control is commonly used as a component of proprietary exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS). Please contact the EIFS manufacturer for information regarding their NFPA 285 compliance assemblies.