Using Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) Insulation: a new acronym coming your way

Using Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) Insulation: a new acronym coming your way

Originally posted on Walls & Ceilings Magazine

IF-platinum-GPSPerhaps you’re thinking, “But, I already know what that is – the nifty device that keeps me from getting lost on the drive to a new job site.”  True enough, but it is also the name of a new class of rigid foam insulation for wall applications – graphite polystyrene (GPS).

Available throughout the U.S. under various brand names, GPS integrates high-purity graphite into an expanded polystyrene (EPS) polymer matrix to enhance the insulation’s R-value.  The result is a lightweight, this product that is easily identified by its gray/platinum color.

Continue reading in Walls & Ceilings Magazine on:

  • GPS Insulation Attributes
  • Thermal Performance
  • Breathability
  • Applications
  • Cost Factors