ACH Foam Technologies has changed the insulation industry by releasing Foam-Control Plus+, an architectural grade expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation.
With a range of compressive strengths and a high R-value, Foam-Control Plus+ provides architects, designers, and contractors with a rigid insulation alternative that offers the same strength, energy efficiency, and moisture resistance they have come to rely on — at a lower cost than other comparable products including XPS, or extruded polystyrene insulation.
Since its release, Foam-Control Plus+ has been used successfully in a wide variety of applications and consistently shows its ability to maintain its R-value. While exposed to moisture EPS insulation is more permeable than XPS; which means that it releases moisture more easily, However, Foam-Control Plus+ holds its R-value better over the life of the product.
This is a great long-term advantage that ACH Foam Technologies backs with a 50-year R-value warranty vs typical 20-yr warranties.
There are several jobsite advantages of using Foam-Control Plus+, as well.
ACH Foam Technologies introduced faced labeling to the EPS insulation market. This labeling shows their UL certifications, the ASTM type, its’ compressive strength, R-value, and whether the panel contains termite-resistant treatment or is pre-scored.
So Foam-Control Plus+ provides contractors and installers the ability to break apart sections on the jobsite, giving them more flexibility, saving installation time, and reducing jobsite waste.
For the environmentally minded, Foam-Control Plus+ has never contained: HCFCs
The wasted product is recycled into the product itself. Meaning when sheets of the insulation are cut to fit a specific use, the discarded piece can be returned to the production process and remade into a new sheet.
“EPS also can contain up to 15% recycled content. In 2013 alone, ACH Foam Technologies recycled 5.4 million pounds of EPS and is a closed-loop manufacturer, meaning all scrap is recycled into new EPS products or densified and turned into other plastics products. XPS contains only limited amounts of recycled content, and is not available in all products.”
Does the product get LEED points?
The product gets points related to LEED in a number of ways depending on the project and product application. Obviously, the recycled material content could apply, as well as potentially many other things dependent on the specific project, like materials purchased within a certain distance to the job site; high performance building envelope; thermal comfort and the other factors that make insulation essential.
Source: ACH Foam Technologies