Originally published on PR Web by Brandner Communications
New graphite polystyrene (GPS) rigid insulation uses BASF Neopor® for better insulating performance in wall assemblies
“Insulfoam Platinum is a distinctive insulation with superior performance, and can lead to a 10-25% material cost savings compared to XPS insulations.”
Further enhancing the performance of expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam insulation, Insulfoam introduces Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation. GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The result is insulation with insulating R-values that increase as the temperature decreases.
Easily recognized by its silver/gray color, Insulfoam Platinum GPS insulation offers similar performance as extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, but is more affordable, and with stable long-term R-values and exceptional vapor permeability, making it a breathable insulation.
“Insulfoam Platinum is a distinctive insulation with superior performance, and can lead to a 10 – 25% material cost savings compared to XPS insulations,” said Ram Mayilvahanan, Director of Marketing for Insulfoam. “It takes the positive attributes of EPS and makes an even better product with a higher R-value for the same thickness, making it ideal for use in space constrained areas.”
The new insulation will be available in a range of options, including InsulWall Platinum (un-faced) and R-Tech Platinum (faced). The family of products provides insulation suitable for a range of residential and commercial wall applications, including:
- Wall sheathing systems
- Continuous insulation
- Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS) and stucco systems
- Pre-cast or tilt-up walls
- Structural insulated panels (SIPs)
Insulfoam is introducing Platinum GPS wall insulations throughout the United States. Contact Insulfoam for availability in your area.
A division of Carlisle Construction Materials, Insulfoam is the largest manufacturer of block-molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) and graphite polystyrene (GPS) in North America, with 10 plants throughout the United States. Insulfoam supplies a wide range of insulation products for use in all areas of homes and buildings. Product brand names include: InsulFoam®, R-Tech®, InsulRoof, InsulWall, InsulGrade, Platinum GPS and Total Wall System. The company also offers InsulFoam® GF geofoam lightweight fill, and specialty EPS products for architectural shapes, floatation, packaging and other uses. http://www.insulfoam.com, (800) 248-5995