Types of Structural Insulation and Benefits

There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when you are looking at purchasing structural insulation.  Structural insulation can be an excellent purchase for any business that is putting up new walls and looking to make sure that they are not only able to save money on energy, but also will be able to reap other benefits as well.  Many of our different types of structural insulation types are completely incombustible and fireproof, allowing you to ensure that there is as little risk as possible when it comes to fire damage.  Take a look at the different lines of structural insulation that we offer, from our Marinite, to our Transite and our CS85.

Each of our different lines of structural insulation offer benefits that should be considered depending upon the type of business that you have, the type of building that you are looking to have them installed within, as well as other considerations.  Take the following into account as you search our product catalog for structural insulation so that you can be sure that you make the right decision and find the perfect product for you;


CS85 was originally developed as a replacement for asbestos Transite.  The CS85 is our most popular line, with a high level of strength, as well as electrical resistance.  Over time, this line deals with minimal shrinkage, especially with applications that expect to exceed 1800°F.  There are many different types of applications that utilize our CS85 line, including boundary plates, furnace casings, insulation for areas that read higher electrical resistance, and hot glass handling.  Because of the wide range of different uses that CS85 is suitable for, it has quickly grown into one of our best-selling lines, helping hundreds of clients to receive the benefits that they offer.

Marinite Types

We offer several different types of Marinite.  In two of our most popular lines, Marinite A and Marinite C, the boards are heat-treated formulations that are typically used for containment of molten aluminum and other metals.  This substance is typically used for furnace linings, transition plates and other more simple implementations including plugs, rings, and spouts. Both Marinite A and Marinite C excel in a wide range of applications which have made them very popular options for many of our clients.

The other lines of Marinite that we offer are Marinite P, Marinite I and Marinite M.  These are our oven-dried formulations.  These are also used in a variety of applications including fire protection, machine parts, and insulating processes.  Typically, applications that need a fair balance of strength and insulation go with these choices.  Popular applications for Marinite P, I, and M include oven walls and linings, fire doors, fire training and burning building simulations, personal protection and a wide range of other applications.  They are also commonly used for backup insulation, because they provide a good balance between strength and insulation that many companies are looking for in backup insulation.


Transite is another popular product that we offer.  Our Transite HT and Transite 1000 lines are both non-asbestos, monolithic fiber cement industrial boards.  These are commonly used in environments that can reach up to 1000°F, making them an excellent choice for a wide range of applications.  Typically, Transite is chosen for being exceptionally strong compared to some of the other available options.  It differs from Marinite applications, because Transite focuses on strengths rather than insulation, while the opposite is true for Marinite.


The structural insulation products that we offer provide our consumers with a number of different benefits.  Our tobermorite calcium silicate, which is contained in varying degrees throughout all of our products, is known for its excellent stability, and also with thermal shock resistance.  With a very low moisture content, the stability of our products provide peace of mind to business owners, and ensures that they know that they are receiving a high-quality product that they will be able to count on for years to come.

Low Conductivity

Another huge benefit of our tobermorite calcium silicate based products is the fact that it has a very low thermal conductivity overall.  These products can be used in a wide range of different situations, as long as the temperatures fall within the range that the product is able to accommodate.  Our products lead to huge energy savings, allowing us to ensure that we are able to provide the structural strength that our customers need.


Every line of structural insulation that we offer is completely incombustible.  They will not burn, allowing businesses to ensure that they have the appropriate fire protection in place, as well as personal protection, and fire doors.  Marinite in particular, was developed with this in mind, making it an excellent choice for businesses who are looking for fire protection, without having to sacrifice stability and strength.

At BNZ Materials, we know that the best thing that we can do for our customers and clients is to offer the highest level of quality products that we possibly can.  We are constantly upgrading our current lines, in an effort to match the needs of our customers.