Category Archives: Below-Grade Insulation, Sheathing & Wall Applications

Foam-Control PLUS+® Outperforms XPS When Exposed to Moisture

By: Jim Nugent – Regional Sales Manager As the word spreads throughout the construction industry about the advantages of expanded polystyrene, specifically Foam-Control PLUS+® architectural insulation, and the advantages over extruded polystyrene, we realize there is still a lot of … Continue reading

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Burning Characteristics of Common Insulation Materials

By: Tamara Middleton, Sales Representative – Architectural Products ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Material compares the burning behavior of a material with that of a select grade red oak.  This test involves a sample … Continue reading

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ACH Foam Technologies Solves the Rigid Insulation Water Absorption Equation

By: John Cowan, Regional Sales Manager There are several things I think we can all agree upon about rigid insulation. Performance in the field is more important than laboratory results. Stability and long-term performance of R-Values outweighs the published R-Value … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS: Are Published R-Values for Polyiso and XPS Insulation Real or Fake?

By: Dale Mullikin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products It can be hard to know what is real or what is fake. If it is published somewhere it seems to be accepted as real. If a manufacturer produces a Tech Data … Continue reading

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The Best Below-Grade Rigid Foam Available Today!

By: John Myers, Sales Representative For many years now the market place for below-grade insulation has assumed XPS is the product to use. However, a recent update to the 40 year old test data has just proven that EPS and … Continue reading

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