Author Archives: Doug Wehrwein

All that Glitters is Not Gold: How Stable is your R-Value?

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative It’s generally understood that extruded polystyrene (XPS) offers more initial R-value per inch than expanded polystyrene (EPS) yet because of its lower cost, EPS offers a better value. Are you aware that XPS manufacturers use … Continue reading

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Facts About EPS and Water Absorption

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative Extensive testing has confirmed that the closed-cell structure of EPS reduces moisture absorption over prolonged periods. Even when moisture absorption has reached the maximum threshold there is minimal effect on the thermal performance of EPS … Continue reading

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Curious Findings About Polyisocyanurate

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative – Architectural Products It’s interesting and confusing at times, to analyze all the new test results and information about various roof insulation products.  Over the years polyisocyanurate has been the predominate insulation material used in commercial … Continue reading

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Polar-R & Polar Fold Film Laminated EPS

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative - Architectural Products The ACH Foam group of film laminated EPS is called Polar-R, 4ft. x 8ft. panels, and Polar Fold, 4 ft x 50 ft bundles. Our Polar products are commonly used as a wall leveler … Continue reading

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Versatility of Film Faced EPS Insulation

By:  Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative – Architectural Products The ACH Foam Technologies line of film laminated EPS is called Polar.  There are two types of Polar products:  1. Polar-R® a 4 ft. x 8 ft. flat sheet of insulation and … Continue reading

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