Division 7 Ebook Page 546 FOAMULARŪ XPS Insulation & Insulfoam R-Tech Comparison

Technical Review FOAMULAR Rigid Insulation and INSULFOAM R-Tech Comparison A Close look at XPS and EPS with a Polymeric Skinned Surface light weight and relatively low cost foam plastic insulation products contribute little relative to the entire project calculation compared to other heavier and more costly materials like steel, glass, and concrete. Further, not only must the product must be manufactured within 500 miles of the job site, but the raw materials must also be harvested within 500 miles to be included in the LEED calculation. It is not stated from where R-Tech raw materials originate, so, its value in the LEED calculation is uncertain. With those caveats stated, FOAMULAR rigid foam insulation will, by mid-2009, be manufactured at a new plant opening in Gresham, Oregon, making much of the west coast within the 500 mile radius defined by LEED for regional manufacture consideration. Just as with R-Tech, certain portions of FOAMULAR rigid foam insulation raw materials will likely originate within the 500 mile radius. Other portions likely will not. A project by project assessment must be made to determine a products potential contribution to LEED points. Disclaimer of Liability Technical information contained herein is furnished without charge or obligation and is given and accepted at recipient's sole risk. Because conditions of use may vary and are beyond our control, Owens Corning makes no representation about, and is not responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability of data associated with particular uses of any product described herein. Nothing contained in this bulletin shall be considered a recommendation. LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council. InsulFoam R-Tech is a registered trademark of Insulfoam LLC, A Carlisle Company. OWENS CORNING FOAM INSULATION, LLC ONE OWENS CORNING PARKWAY TOLEDO, OHIO 43659 1-800-GET-PINK www.owenscorning.com Pub. No. 10010746-B. Printed in U.S.A. September 2011. THE PINK PANTHER & 1964-2011 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. The color PINK is a registered trademark of Owens Corning. 2011 Owens Corning.

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