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Foamular V. Polystyrene

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There is a common misunderstanding amongst the general public when it comes to Polystyrene. There is a great difference between Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS). Expanded polystyrene foam is commonly known for being used as disposable coffee cups or cushioning material in packaging. These are usually white and made up of expanded polystyrene beads. This is different from the Extruded Polystyrene process used to construct Foamular

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene

Many engineers, builders, architects and home owners are choosing Foamular due to its tough but lightweight nature, high compressive strength, density and thermal resistance. Foamular offers advanced long-term thermal performance and excellent water resistant properties through its high density cell structure.

Tough and Durable

Foamular is a closed cell insulation board, which makes it virtually 100% moisture resistant. Normally when insulation comes into contact with water it loses its thermal abilities, but even when covered with ice or surrounded by moisture, Foamular still maintains is thermal and physical properties making it ideal when faced with extreme conditions.

High Performance

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene has greater R-values than most other products at comparable thicknesses. Just 25mm of Foamular achieves R0.89 and 100mm achieves R3.57. Foamular is guaranteed to maintain its physical properties and a minimum of 90% 'R' value for a period of 20 years. With a high R-value and the confidence of a substantial guarantee, Foamular is credited for its effective insulation benefits.

Environmentally Friendly

Foamular is a CFC free insulation product with high R-values. Using Foamular limits external temperature exchange, reducing internal temperature fluctuations, lowering the need for artificial air conditioning and electricity consumption. Meaning less energy is consumed in maintaining building thermal efficiency, leading to less polluting emissions in the environment.

The versatility of Foamular can be applied to suit a variety of needs including:

- Agriculture

- Storage

- Construction

- Model Building

For more information on project specific applications, visit Foamular Extruded Polystyrene.

Foamular is exclusively available throughout Australia from Austech. Contact your nearest Austech office to submit an enquiry or to gain further information about Foamular or other products.

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