Geofoam Projects

R-Value

The outstanding insulating efficiency of materials made of Neopor® Plus GPS (Graphite Polystyrene) foam gives engineers and processors decisive advantages in construction projects. Compared with conventional EPS, Neopor® Plus materials help streamline structures through improved insulating results. Infrared absorbers and reflectors greatly reduce thermal conductivity, lowering permeability of radiant heat and providing up to 20% higher insulating effect than conventional EPS panels. Insulating materials made of Neopor® Plus offer a higher insulating capacity using less material. They are easy on the environment and on the wallet.

Neopor® Plus increases its R-value in lower temperatures

ASTM Density (U.S.) Minimum Density (lbs/ft3) Neopor® Plus R-Value
(per inch) 75°F
Neopor® Plus R-Value
(per inch) 40°F
Type I .90 4.7 5.0
Type VIII 1.15 4.7 5.0
Type II 1.35 4.7 5.0
Type IX 1.80 4.7 5.0

Standard

BASF Neopor® has been qualified in accordance with the ICC-ES (International Code Council®) Acceptance Criteria for Foam Plastic Insulation (AC 12).

Insulating materials made of Neopor® have a flamespread index of 25 or less and a smoke-developed index of 450 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84 (UBC Standard 8-1).

Technical Data

Neopor® F5300 Plus Safety Data Sheet Neopor® F5300 Plus Safety Data Sheet
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Neopor® Plus BASF Brochure Neopor® Plus BASF Brochure
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Neopor® Plus Handling Instructions Neopor® Plus Handling Instructions
(406 KB)

Neopor® Plus Physical Properties Neopor® Plus Physical Properties
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