New Insulation Board Designed for High Load-Bearing Applications

Kingspan Insulation has expanded its commercial product offering by introducing GreenGuard Type VII XPS Insulation Board, which is designed for high load-bearing engineered applications.Kingspan Insulation has expanded its commercial product offering by introducing GreenGuard Type VII XPS Insulation Board. The product is designed for high load-bearing engineered applications requiring insulation with a minimum compressive strength of 60 PSI. Type VII XPS is primarily used in commercial roofing applications, such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.

According to the manufacturer, the insulation board offers an R-value of 5.0 per inch of thickness and meets ASTM C578 Type VII requirements. The product retains its insulating properties over time, has high water resistance and is HCFC-free. In addition to commercial roofing applications, it also is suitable for low-temperature freezer floors, cold-storage facility floors, ice rinks and parking decks.

“Kingspan continues to be committed to our customers and expanding our product offerings to the North American market,” said Ryan Sullivan, managing director, Kingspan Insulation North America. “Our recent investment into a new, state-of-the-art XPS insulation manufacturing line is allowing us to increase capacity and expand our GreenGuard XPS product portfolio to include insulation board with higher compressive strengths.”

Kingspan Insulation Installs Additional XPS Insulation Manufacturing Line

Kingspan Insulation is on course to add capacity to its manufacturing site in Winchester, Va. The company recently began a $25 million investment in the plant with the installation of a XPS insulation manufacturing line.
 
“We are pleased to announce that the installation is proceeding on time and on cost,” said Kingspan Insulation North America’s managing director Alswinn Kieboom.
 
Once the project is completed, it will allow Kingspan Insulation to continue to service demand for its GreenGuard line of XPS board products. The products boast moisture resistance, an R-value of 5.0 per inch of thickness and are suitable for a range of applications including cavity walls, continuous insulation, roofs, below-grade perimeter foundation and slab-on-grade.
 
As part of this investment program, Kingspan Insulation has announced its intent to begin production of polyiso insulation in North America.

Kingspan Insulation is currently appraising locations for 3 new manufacturing lines. Locations under consideration are at its existing plant in Virginia, at its sister company sites in California, Florida, Ohio, Ontario and British Columbia as well as sites in Nevada and Texas.