Use TBM-2 in cladding attachment and light load moment connections.
The purpose of a thermal break is to reduce the impact of thermal bridging by preventing conductive heat flow through the building thermal envelope. Thermal breaks also help keep surface temperatures above the dew point within the thermal envelope. This eliminates potential condensation risk.
Thermal break material TM (TBM-2) conducts heat 1,000 times less than aluminum, 270 times less than steel, and 80 times less than stainless steel. Conduction is a function of thickness and temperature difference for any material, so the thickness of a thermal break material should be carefully considered.
As non-combustible, it is not necessary to conduct NFPA 285 or ASTM E119 fire rating tests (when required) when TBM-2 is incorporated in wall or roof assemblies.
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