Dow improves Lambda of STYROFOAM™ products by 0.002 W/mK
STYROFOAM™ Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) insulation, a product invented by Dow over 60 years ago and which is regularly specified for a wide range of building projects all over the world, has advanced in the thermal performance to meet new demands.
Now, specifiers can be safe in the knowledge that not only do all STYROFOAM™-A products offer the long term mechanical strength and moisture resistance that are relied upon for so many applications, but that the entire product and thickness range of ROOFMATE™-A, FLOORMATE™-A, WALLMATE™ - A and PERIMATE™-A has stepped up a gear in terms of thermal resistance, achieving improved lambda of 0.002 W/mK.
STYROFOAM™-A products use recycled carbon dioxide as the main blowing agent, giving a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five. The improved thermal resistance of STYROFOAM™-A product range further contributes towards energy efficient building design by driving even better insulation performance from existing thickness levels, thereby reducing energy requirements for heating and cooling.
Dow takes its responsibility as inventor and technology leader for STYROFOAM™ very seriously, and will continue to drive for further improvements from a product which has become such a fundamental building block of energy efficient architecture