Next Generation SIPS Deliver 20% Higher R-Values

Next Generation SIPS Deliver 20% Higher R-Values

Premiere Platinum SIPs with graphite polystyrene insulation.

New high tech rigid foam boosts the insulation performance of the Premier Platinum SIPS from Premier SIPS.

The company reports that its new Premier Platinum structural insulated panels (SIPs) offer 20% higher R-values than traditional SIP panels. The performance gain is due to the addition of Insulfoam Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation. GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The graphite reflects radiant heat energy like a mirror, increasing the material’s resistance to the flow of heat – or R-Value. In fact, testing has shown Platinum cores can increase the panel’s overall R-Value by over 20%.

Premier’s Platinum core SIPS are used in building enclosures which demand high performing and stable R-values - which notably increase as the temperature decreases. In some cases, Premier Platinum with GPS cores can result in the need for a thinner panel while still meeting energy code requirements. This, in turn, can reduce freight costs and reduce the size and thickness of accessories such as fasteners and lumber (if needed).

“From superior whole wall airtightness to significant reductions in thermal breaks, SIPs are the most energy-efficient structural system available,” said James Hodgson, General Manager for Premier SIPs. “With the added thermal efficiency of Platinum GPS, we’ve made a high-performance product even better.”

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Topics: Foundations, Insulation, Thermal Envelope

Companies: BASF Corporation

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