Insulfoam Introduces Platinum GPS Insulation with Higher R-Values than other Rigid Foam Insulations

By Premier SIPS on April 29, 2015 in Insulfoam In The News

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
  • Retrofit/remodel
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

Insulfoam is introducing Platinum GPS wall insulations throughout the United States. Contact Insulfoam for availability in your area.

About Insulfoam
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., (800) 248-5995

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