JM Cover Board and Insulation Packaging

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Bulletin Number: M16-011v2

Date: May 1, 2017

Distribution: External

JM continues to work on improving the packaging of our JM cover boards and insulation products. There are two packaging methods (plastic wrap or plastic bag) that are used depending upon the product and the manufacturing facility. No matter how packaged, JM insulation should not be stored in or around standing water. Since all packaging is 5-sided, the pallets should be elevated and stored on a finished surface rather than on dirt or grass. Exercise care during handling to prevent insulation damage; avoid pushing pallets off the truck, rolling pallets on the ground or roof, and removing the package support feet. No more insulation should be installed than can be completely covered with membrane on the same day.

  • Plastic Wrap Packaging is shipped to the job site with tarps. At the job site this packaging is adequate for outside storage without tarps provided the insulation arrives intact with the original undamaged weather-tight plastic wrap, for 2 weeks or less. For storage greater than 2 weeks, JM recommends slitting the plastic shrink wrap prior to covering the pallet with a breathable tarpaulin, to allow for venting. For storage greater than one month, insulation should be stored indoors in a dry, well-ventilated warehouse.
  • Plastic Bag Packaging is shipped to the job site without tarps as this packaging protects the insulation during shipment. For storage less than 2 weeks, the packaging is adequate for outside storage without tarps provided the insulation arrives intact with the original undamaged weather-tight plastic bag. For storage greater than 2 weeks, JM recommends slitting the plastic shrink bag prior to covering the pallet with a breathable tarpaulin, to allow for venting. For storage greater than one month, insulation should be stored indoors in a dry, well-ventilated warehouse.

 For questions and more information, please contact our Technical Services team at 800-922-5922.

Zeb Sukle

Portfolio Manager