Hard Foam Insulation Panels
Whether you need insulation for your home or are looking to protect valuable items in transit, hard foam panels can do the job. They offer thermal resistance, prevent damage and keep your packages safe from moisture.
EG Board is the New Zealand leading manufacturer of PIR extruded polystyrene insulation. Its robust construction and equipment for’site survival’ mean that it can be used in a variety of fabrication applications.
Rigid foam insulation boards are an efficient way to increase the thermal performance of a home or commercial building. They provide superior moisture, air and vapor resistance, and are easy to install. They are also durable, lightweight, and noncorrosive. They can be installed in a variety of applications, including subfloors, exterior walls, and attics.
EG Board is an energy-efficient rigid insulation made of expanded polystyrene foam (EPS). It can be used for residential and commercial buildings, including new and existing homes. It meets all applicable building codes and is rated B-SIX. It is available in a range of thicknesses and sizes.
EPS boards are easy to cut and can be trimmed or cut on-site with a utility knife. They are also easy to sand and can be painted or stained. Moreover, they do not contain any formaldehyde or fungus. Additionally, they are produced using a wet process that uses wood’s natural lignin to bond the EPS panels together.
XPS is a rigid extruded polystyrene foam insulation board that can be used for wall and ceiling insulation, as well as cool rooms and refrigeration. It has low thermal conductivity and a high compressive strength. It is water resistant and will not deteriorate when exposed to moisture. It is a great choice for buildings with long loading spans, as it can support both static and dynamic loads.
It also has a zero ozone depletion potential. It is produced using a process that starts with solid plastic granules and blowing agents. This is then forced through a die, which produces the final product. The resulting boards can be cut to the desired length and shape.
The ClimaFoam was used for the main structural “green roof” on the Barangaroo Headland Park Public Domain Building. Andreasens Green Nursery supplied all the planting to this project, including a wide range of trees and shrubs. The XPS boards were 600mm wide and 2200mm long, which made installation quick and easy. The ship lap edge was also beneficial, as it made the joining of boards easier and helped to minimise gaps that could impact on the insulation performance.
Goldfoam is a CFC-free extruded polystyrene foam insulation board which can be used in a range of applications. It contains a fire retardant additive to inhibit accidental ignition of the insulation. It is also water resistant and able to sustain its thermal efficiency in the face of moisture penetration.
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a form of gold aerogel that is 98% air and only 2% solid gold. This ultralight material has a metallic shine and is soft and malleable to the touch. Its low density means it can be used for a variety of applications including catalysis, sensors and energy conversion and storage.
The research was published in the journal Nano Letters. The team’s goal is to produce the first practical, industrial-scale version of the gold foam. The researchers hope it will have applications in electronics, catalysis and solar thermal energy conversion. The researchers used an atomic force microscope to create the foam from a molten gold alloy and freeze-dried it in liquid nitrogen.
JIT reduces procurement lead time and production costs by ordering raw materials based on actual usage. This eliminates waste and ensures that only what’s needed is shipped to the manufacturing plant. It also reduces warehouse inventory, allowing employees to focus on more critical tasks and improve workflow efficiency.
This method also reduces the number of products in process, which helps manufacturers control fluctuating production rates and eliminates work-in-progress inventories. It also promotes standardized processes, improved communication, and smaller lot sizes. Implementing JIT requires a significant commitment from managers and a full transformation of the business’s workflow. It may require retraining workers and working with suppliers to establish long-term contracts that include quality guarantees.
This model can be hampered by supply chain disruptions that delay the delivery of raw materials. It can also be impacted by price shocks, as the company relies on a constant cost for parts that can change rapidly. It can also be prone to errors, especially when production areas are cross-trained and reorganized for JIT operations.