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Fabreeka TIM Structural Thermal Break

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Thermal Insulation Material:

  1. Fiberglass-Reinforced Laminate Composite, Fabreeka-TIM® , as manufactured by Fabreeka International, Inc.
  2. Material shall maintain structural integrity of connections. Refer to Structural Drawings for specific Load requirements.
a. Tensile Strength ASTM D638 11,000 psi (75.8 MPa)
b. Flexural Strength ASTM D790 25,000 psi (172.4 MPa)
c. Compressive Strength ASTM D695 38,900 psi (268.2 MPa)
d. Compressive Modulus
i. 1/2” thk (12.7mm)
ii. 1” thk (25.4mm)
ASTM D695 291,194 psi (2,007.7 MPa)
519,531 psi (3,582.0 MPa)
e. Shear Strength ASTM D732 15,000 psi (103.4 MPa)
f. Thickness N/A 1” (25.4mm) or as indicated
g. Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 21.8%
h. Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 2.2
i. Thermal Conductivity ASTM C177 1.8 BTU/Hr/ft2/in/°F (0.259 W/m*°K)
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Structural Thermal Break, Thermal Insulation Material (TIM)

Fabreeka-TIM® structural thermal break pad / connection, or thermal insulation material (TIM), is manufactured from a fiberglass-reinforced laminate composite. It is considered a green product for its energy savings with regard to energy loss caused by thermal bridging. In addition it is proven to have high compressive strength combined with resistance to thermal conductivity. Made from a fiberglass-reinforced composite, Fabreeka-TIM® has a per-inch R-value of 0.56 (BTU/Hr/ft2/in/°F = 1.8) and is far superior to steel (R-0.003) or concrete (R-0.08), providing a structural thermal break between flanged steel framing members. The primary benefit of Fabreeka-TIM® is that it maintains structural integrity while minimizing heat transfer.


  • • Thermally efficient, energy-saving construction
  • • Eliminates potential condensation and mold
  • • High load capacity maintains structural integrity
  • • Low thermal conductivity reduces heat loss

Fabreeka-TIM® Washers and Fabreeka® Bushings for Structural Connections

Fabreeka-TIM® material is supplied in sheets or cut to size per customer drawings and/or specifications and is available in thicknesses of 1/4” (6.4mm), 1/2” (12.7mm), 3/4” (19.1mm), 1” (25.4mm) and 2” (50.8mm). Precision water jet cutting is available for holes and special joints.

Fabreeka-TIM® material is also supplied as thermal break washers for the bolted connections between external and internal steelwork. For optimal thermal break, the area around the fastener hardware should be taken into consideration. In addition to the Fabreeka-TIM® plate, Fabreeka recommends Fabreeka-TIM® thermal break washers and bushings made from Fabreeka® material.


Why Choose Fabreeka-TIM® structural thermal break?

  • Made in the USA
  • ASTM Certified
  • Meets UL certification
  • ROHS II compliant
  • Used to achieve LEED certification
  • Enhances building envelope performance
  • Aids in meeting ASHRAE 90.1 and 189.1 energy standards
  • Independently tested and certified to published specifications
  • Lot Control – repeatable, certified product every time
  • In-house Quality Control
  • Stock on hand in 1/4″ (6.4mm), 1/2″ (12.7mm), 1” (25.4mm) for quick turnaround times
    • Also available in 3/4” (19.1mm) and 2” (50.8mm) thick
  • Precise, smooth cutting by water jet
  • Application engineers available for technical support
  • Best value added thermal break solution for shear connections to help lower energy costs
  • Exceptional customer service and follow up

Ultimate Properties of Fabreeka-TIM structural thermal break


Thermal Break Thickness

1 inch or 25.4 mm, 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm, 1/4 inch or 6.35 mm, 3/4 inch or 19.05 mm

Fabreeka Technical Data

Technical Specifications:

One of the advantages of the reinforced, laminated design is the reduction of additional deflection due to creep under static load. Creep is limited to approximately 5% of the original pad thickness. When stresses are removed, the permanent set is also limited to approximately 5%.

Fabreeka pad meets or exceeds the MIL-C-882 and MIL-E-5272 military specifications.

Fabreeka pad is impervious to most oils and is resistant to the effects of steam, water, mildew and brine. The effective temperature range is -65°F to 200°F.

The durometer of the Fabreeka pad is 90±5 (Shore A).

Fabreeka is manufactured in nominal thicknesses of:

English Metric
1/16″ 1.6 mm
3/32″ 2.4 mm
1/8″ 3.2 mm
5/32″ 4.0 mm
3/16″ 4.8 mm
15/64″ 6.0 mm
9/32″ 7.0 mm
11/32″ 8.8 mm
1/2″ 12.7 mm
5/8″ 16.0 mm
3/4″ 19.0 mm
1″ 25.4 mm

Other thicknesses are available by simply combining and bonding the above standard thicknesses. Thicknesses shown are nominal. Please contact Fabreeka International for manufacturing tolerance values.


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MIL-C-882 Fabreeka Pad

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