Insulfoam has added a new high R-value product to its wares: Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation.
According to Insulfoam, GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF's Neopor, a rigid foam containing high-purity graphite.
Platinum features insulating R-values that increase as the temperature decreases, and it offers an affordable alternative to extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation (but similar performance).
"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 insulation will be available in a range of options, including InsulWall Platinum (un-faced) and R-Tech Platinum (faced). Applications include wall-sheathing systems, continuous insulation, exterior insulation and finishing Systems (EIFS) and stucco systems, pre-cast or tilt-up walls, retrofit/remodel, and structural insulated panels (SIPs).