Tag Archives: Moisture Resistance

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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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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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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The Rest of the [EPS] Story

By:  Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products At the risk of dating myself, I have to admit that one of my favorite personalities in the entertainment industry was the late Paul Harvey, who made famous by a short program he … Continue reading

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Blue or Pink or Yellow or White?

By:  Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products Rigid foam insulation products are manufactured using a variety of plastic resins and other compounds, but if you’re like me you tell them apart visually by their color. Extruded polystyrene (XPS) is … Continue reading

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