Architectural magazine names insulation technology 2015 product of the year

Architectural magazine names insulation technology 2015 product of the year

A worker lays graphite polystyrene at a construction site. Photo courtesy of BASF

To help home and building owners reduce their heating and cooling energy costs, in Insulfoam in 2015 introduced a new class of insulation – graphite polystyrene (GPS). Made with BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix, the product has been honored as an Architectural Record “Record Products 2015” winner in the magazine’s December issue, according to a press release.

The innovative 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. The insulating R-values of Platinum GPS increase as the temperature decreases, so that the product performs better when it is needed most.

“We introduced Platinum GPS to maximize insulation performance, while maintaining a light-weight, thin product ideal for use in space constrained areas or colder climates,” said Michael McAuley, president of Insulfoam.

Insulfoam Platinum GPS insulation is 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
  • Retrofit/remodel
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

Topics: Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Energy Saving Products, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Insulation, Office Buildings, Sustainable Trends and Statistics, Technology, Thermal Envelope - Building Envelope, Urban Planning and Design, Wall Systems / Curtain Walls

Companies: BASF Corporation, SIPS Team USA

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