Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association
Representing the Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barrier and Interior Radiation Control Coating (IRCC) Industries
RIMA-I is a non-profit industry association that provides reliable research, information and resources on the use and benefits of reflective insulation, radiant barriers and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs).
RIMA International began in 1978 with a small group of reflective manufacturing companies coming together to get reflectives into the building codes. The codes have changed dramatically over the years, and the importance of our presence within the codes is stronger than ever. As the voice of the reflective insulation, radiant barrier and IRCC industries, it is critical and priority one for RIMA-I to be active within the codes working both offensively and defensively on behalf of the industry. RIMA-I has established the Advanced Building Code Coalition (ABCC) to build support and to work together within the codes. If you would like to learn more about this effort and how ABCC can protect you, email us for more information.
If you have always wondered what membership can do for you, now is a great opportunity to check it out. We know once you get involved and see all the important work the organization is doing and how you can influence the work being done in areas of particular interest to you, membership will become a MUST for your business. Learn more about benefits. Obtain details on the progressive membership rates. Membership runs from January 1 – December 31, so make the most of your annual membership and sign up today!
This program verifies the test data and marketing claims of a reflective product to ensure the product meets with current ASTM codes and standards and should perform as claimed. All verified products have gone through a detailed review by a third-party accredited laboratory. Product verification is renewed annually with random testing conducted annually as well.
RIMA International has joined with ASTM International and their certification team at SEI to oversee and institute this program. It was a logical partnership considering the program’s intent is to verify reflective products meet all required ASTM standards and codes. You can read more about the program and see a list of current verified products.
Do you have questions about the latest industry information, verification activities, training or installation guidelines? RIMA International is happy to help. First, look through our Frequently Asked Questions in case the answer is there. If additional help is needed, ask an industry expert. (NOTE: Questions regarding specific products should be directed to the manufacturer.)
Today, most of electric bills are the minimum bill of around $20/month due to the reflective insulation and the solar panels working together. If I am given the chance, I would strongly urge anyone to install reflective insulation in the attic and also in the sidewalls of the home. This should become standard in any new home construction. – Sent in by David in Avon, IN Continue reading…
- RIMA International Welcomes New Member - We are pleased to announce the addition of CFB LL (cfbllcdistributors.com) as a new Active member of the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International. The company was formed in 2013 and is an established building products distributor who offers a selection of radiant barrier products along with many other building products. Welcome to the RIMA-I family!
- Reflective Insulations In Duct System Applications – Technical Bulletin 104 - Introduction A reflective insulation typically performs as a system that incorporates one or more highly reflective (low emittance) surface(s) adjacent to an enclosed air space. Reflective insulations are typically installed on the outside of a duct using spacers to create an enclosed air space between the outer surface of the duct and the low emittance ...
- The Effect Of Radiant Barriers In An Attic Application On Exterior Roofing Materials – Technical Bulletin 103 - The effect of attic radiant barriers on the temperatures of roofing materials is the subject of a recently completed RIMA-I study. Dark roofing material (shingles) can absorb as much as 95% of incident solar radiation and, as a result, will increase in temperature above the surrounding air temperature. The temperature reached by a roof in ...