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
- Structural insulated panels (SIPs)
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