What is Ag Barrier™?
Ag Barrier is our product designed for agriculture use. It is a money saving insulation alternative for the agriculture industry. It is composed of aluminum and polyethylene to form a superior product unlike any other in the agriculture market. Many people in the agriculture business recognize a growing problem – the heat in their warehouses/barns/stables. This is an increasing epidemic. This is commonly known as the “black-globe effect.” To combat this problem can become very expensive. Innovative Insulation Inc. saw the need for a lower costing, highly effective insulation alternative to combat the issues people in the agriculture business face.
For new construction, Ag Barrier™ is designed to be an upgrade from Tri-Ply ceiling material. Unlike Tri-ply, Ag Barrier™ blocks 95% of radiant heat from entering your confinement area.
For retrofits, Ag Barrier™ improves performance of other forms of insulation when combined with traditional insulation.
AgBarrier™ can also be made into Poultry Curtains. It is a money saving insulating radiant barrier curtain reflecting 95% of the suns radiant heat. Many people in the agriculture business recognize a growing problem – the excess heat in their barns. This is becoming an increasing problem. Combating the radiant heat from the sun can become very expensive. Innovative Insulation Inc. developed Ag Barrier™ Poultry House Curtains because we saw the need for a lower costing, highly effective insulation alternative to combat the issues people in the agriculture business face.
Pictured here is a sample Poultry Curtain
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Depicting Poultry Curtain Usage
Innovative Insulation Inc. recognizes Poultry houses are a unique environment, and require a sturdy, durable, and substantial poultry curtain material. Ag Barrier™ Poultry House Curtains provide zero mold/fungus growth. It has a special UV-inhibiter alongside an anti-corrosive coating. This protects it from UV degradation, and the corrosive environment found in poultry barns. AgBarrier™ was specifically formulated with properties that provide a superior, long lasting performance as a Poultry House Curtain.
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Depicting more Poultry Curtains using Ag Barrier™
What is the “Black-Globe Effect”?
So what exactly is the “black-globe effect”? Whether an animal is outdoors or indoors, in temperatures exceeding 78° F, it absorbs a tremendous amount of radiant energy from the sun. Although the animal may be confined to a building, the “black-globe effect” on the animal is the same as if it were 10 to 20° F higher than air temperature. Just like humans, animals in higher temperature environments don’t fare well. This makes weight gain harder to achieve, dairy production amounts diminishing, and a plethora of other problems.
How can Ag Barrier™ help me?
Studies show that with the elimination of the “black-globe effect” using reflective metalized film insulation (Ag Barrier™), many improvements are immediately apparent. In the dairy industry, an increase of as much as 10% in milk production has been noted. The study went on to report nothing was changed in terms of diet and location. The only notable change made was the addition of reflective insulation. In a different study, a conception rate improvement of nearly 24%. Broiler house feed conversions went from averages of 2.3 to 2.8 lbs. of feed per lb. of bird to a much improved 1.99 feed conversion. So, with the same amount of feed, birds are gaining more weight.Contact Us for More Info
- Thickest and strongest radiant barrier product on the market.
- Available in perforated or Solid
- Corrosive Resistant
- UV Inhibitor Added
- Eliminates “Black-Globe-Effect”
- Allows for easier and quicker installation.
- Includes all of the same benefits and advantages as Super R Plus® HD.
- Ag Barrier™ is also carried in extended widths – 4’, 10’, and 12’
|Meets ASTM C1313 Standard Specifications for Sheet Radiant Barriers for Building Construction Applications|
|Product Description||One side reflective, one side white film with polyethylene woven reinforcement|
|Weight||32 lbs per 1000 sq ft roll|
|Tensile/Tear Strength||Length: 21.49 pounds force
Width: 24.56 pounds force
|Pliability||70°F±5°F & 50±5% Relative Humidity –
No Cracking or Delamination
|Adhesive Performance||180°F±5°F & 50% Relative Humidity –
No Bleeding or Delamination
|Flame Spread & Smoke||Class A/ Class 1
0 Flame Spread, 5 Smoke Development
ASTM Method E84-10
|Resistance to Fungi||PASS – No Growth
|Thermal Properties||EMISSIVITY: 0.05