Tag Archives: Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

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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Can EPS be recycled? YES, Absolutely!

By: Chris Benson, Packaging Specialist Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) can and has been recycled for over 25 years! Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation regarding EPS and it is a battle to get the truth out to businesses and consumers. … Continue reading

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The EPS vs XPS Moisture Resistance & Permeability Conversation

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative Hey John, when you’re right, you ARE right! To expand a little on your below-grade insulation performance conversation, I’d like to add a couple points. First, the ASTM C272 quality control testing for extruded polystyrene … Continue reading

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Why Not Tapered EPS?

  By: Nick Harvill, Sales Representative   I recently had an Architect ask me why should they use Foam-Control® PLUS+® Tapered EPS to slope their roofs rather than Polyiso?  My answer was, “Why wouldn’t you use EPS?” It has been proven … Continue reading

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