abbr. closed-cell spray polyurethane foam

A type of spray polyurethane foam expanded with non-reactive blowing agents to yield a rigid cellular structure. It has a density between 1.5 and 2.5 lb. per cubic foot and a nominal thermal resistance of R-6.5 per inch (this will vary from manufacturer-to-manufacturer).

Related terms: ccSPF, Expanded Polystyrene Insulation, Insulation, ocSPF, PIC, Extruded Polystyrene Insulation,Thermal Drift

Related resources: RR-0912:Spray Polyurethane Foam: The Need for Vapor Retarders in Above-Grade Residential Walls; Info-408: Critical Seal (Spray Foam at Rim Joist), BA-1312: Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing


  • medium-density SPF, closed-cell SPF, two-pound foam (a reference to ccSPF’s typical density of 2 lb. per cubic foot)