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GBlist: EPS Type II
John: Further to your message of below, eventhough we have used the
product and company mentioned, we now only use "Tera Foam" (EPS Type II) from
Beaver Plastics for below grade applications. More cost-effective than
Plasti-Fab. It has been our experience through the years that EPS has maintained
more favourable pricing ($/SF/R-value) than alternatives for the same
Jorg Ostrowski, M. Arch. A.S. (MIT), B. Arch. (Toronto), Ecotect
in full-time professional practice since 1976 (Straw Bale since 1978),
3 demonstration projects in Canada built 1979, 1981, 1994, +80,000 visitors
- living a conserver lifestyle & working in a sustainable home and office
Web Site [under construction]: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~jdo/ecotecture.htm
On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, John Salmen wrote:
> Plasti-Fab (div. PFB corp.,Calgary.)manufactures sheets and custom
> manufactures a type II EPS that is designed and approved for use below
> grade. Pentane is the expansion agent. I've used it extensively below
> grade and for flat roof deck applications below concrete. They seem
> surprisingly volatile when freshly manufactured but quite inert after
> being exposed to air as the specifications say they should be.
> Does anyone know if there are any sheet manufacturers for aerogels. I
> have a reference for a company called Thermalux in the U.S. but can't
> find any information on it.
> John Salmen
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