Progressive Foam Technologies (PFT), today announced it will begin using BASF’s Neopor® thermal foam in a new line of high-performance siding insulation products.
Neopor contains high-purity graphite particles that enhance insulation efficiencyso you can provide greater insulating effect with the same amount of material.
“Neopor’s combination of a high and long-term stable R-value, bulk water and water vapor management performance, and adaptability provide a unique combination of performance attributes in insulation materials,” said Aaron Wood, Marketing and Innovation Manager, for BASF Foams in North America. “Progressive Foam is leveraging these attributes and its 21 year heritage as a leader and innovator in siding insulation to support the new building codes.”
The new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC® ) 2012 Energy Code requires contractors in most climate zones to install a thermal break between the sheathing and the siding in 2x4 construction.
“The addition of the Premium Series product line, made of Neopor, adds a higher performance option for contractors and homeowners,” says Pat Culpepper, President of Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. “With new energy codes in place, siding insulation can no longer be considered an option or an upgrade. The time is right for siding insulation made of Neopor.”
In addition to enhanced insulation properties, Progressive Foam’s Premium Series of siding insulation made of Neopor delivers the same advantages of thermal bridge reduction and moisture management, and allows homes to “breathe” while reducing air infiltration—standards across all PFT siding insulation products.