Insulation alone does not provide the protection that cold mechanical pipe systems need to offer maximum value to the system. That is where vapor barriers come into play.

Vapor barriers are designed to prevent water absorption and retard the passage of moisture vapor from the atmosphere to the insulated surface.  They preserve the physical and thermal integrity of the insulation.

Shur-Fit is able to factory-apply the vapor barrier directly onto your Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) or TRYMER® pipes and fittings, and have them shipped directly to the job site. This will lower installation costs, will save days off the installation process and ensure a fast and easy installation. We can also provide the vapor barrier itself.

We offer the following types of vapor barriers:


SARAN® 560

  • A permeance rating of 0.01
  • Performs at -40°F/-40°C to +250°F/121°C
  • Long-term durability
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals
  • Allows flexibility for easy wrapping and conformance to elbows and fittings
  • Compatible with all types of insulation and installation methods

To learn more about SARAN® click HERE



  • A permeance rating of 0.03
  • Performs at -104°F/-75°C to +158°F/70°C
  • Can be applied at temperatures as cold as +10°F/-12°C
  • High puncture and tear resistance
  • Self-adhesive material installs easily

To learn more about BLUESKIN® click HERE



  • A permeance rating of 0.0
  • Performs at -20°F/-28.9°C to +150°F/65.5°C
  • High puncture and tear resistance
  • Self-adhesive material installs easily
  • 10/20 flame smoke rating

To learn more about MYLAR® click HERE


If you wish to inquire about prices, please CONTACT US and we will fax or email the information, as well as answer any questions you may have.

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