Maintaining proper thermal regulation is essential to assuring an ideal indoor environment as well as helping to maintain the structural integrity of the building and indoor materials. Extruded polystyrene rigid insulation offers a multitude of benefits and possibilities that can be incorporated into a range of construction projects. TECHNONICOL offers several types of extruded polystyrene rigid insulation, or XPS, to provide the insulation you need to ensure that your project is built right the first time.
Where is XPS used?
TECHNONICOL CARBON extruded polystyrene comes in a variety of thicknesses and compressive strengths, allowing greater flexibility in the application of this thermal insulation material relative to project needs. XPS is widely used in the constructions of foundations, floors, terraces, roofs, basements, walls, railroads and roadways. In all applications, the XPS used varies depending on the determined compressive strength for each project.
What are the advantages of extruded polystyrene insulation?
XPS offers a variety of advantages compared to other insulation materials such as EPS. First, the closed cells of TECHNONICOL CARBON XPS are small and uniform, creating greater and more consistent thermal resistance throughout the material while reducing the likelihood of water absorption. XPS by TECHNONICOL is lightweight but provides incredible compression and bending strength, making it ideal for terraces, operated roofs, foundations and roadways. XPS is environmentally safe, given the lack of off-gassing and associated contaminants produced during manufacturing, and less insulation is needed to create greater thermal insulation, allowing contractors to use less material and reduce costs. Given that this product does not rot or decompose and can withstand temperatures from -70 to 75 degrees Celsius, users are guaranteed an exceptionally long service life.
Types of XPS
- TECHNONICOL CARBON ECO is used for insulation of roofs, basements and floors. It comes in thicknesses ranging from 10 to 100 mm and can withstand over 200 kPa of compressive force with 10% of deformation. The material is commonly used in low-rise construction.
- TECHNONICOL CARBON ECO FACADE is specifically milled to be used for plaster facades and plinths, with grooves that ensure adherence of plaster for maximum durability. It has similar dimensional and compressive properties as TECHNONICOL CARBON ECO. Given its high strength properties, it helps to maintain the integrity and impact resistance of plaster facades.
- TECHNONICOL CARBON PROF 300 offers even greater compressive strength, providing resistance of at least 300 kPa. This material is used in basements, floors and roofs similar to the CARBON ECO and comes in thicker dimensions of up to 200 mm, allowing it to be used in more complicated applications such as highways, railways and other large commercial projects.
- TECHNONICOL CARBON SOLID 500 offers the greatest compressive strength of a minimum of 500 kPa, allowing it to be used in large-scale commercial buildings with increased requirements and special infrastructure projects such as runways, bridges and tunnels.
All slabs of TECHNONICOL CARBON extruded polystyrene can come with flat or L-shaped edges as per the project requirements.
Making XPS work for you
As one might imagine, extruded polystyrene insulation offers a range of possibilities relative to its impressive performance attributes. If you are looking for durable, chemically resistant, rigid extruded polystyrene insulation, consider the benefits of TECHNONICOL XPS for your next project.