Insulation
Terrafoam Platinum
Expanded Polystyrene Insulation with Graphite

An environmentally advanced insulation technology from BASF, produced in Western Canada by Beaver Plastics

Product Description

TERRAFOAM PLATINUM with Graphite is the most environmentally sensitive polystyrene insulation which provides up to 20% higher R-values from expanded polystyrene. This new high performance technology from BASF avoids green house gas (GHG) blowing agents that are used in extruded polystyrenes; using graphite enhances the thermal value of polystyrene without using complex chemicals. TERRAFOAM PLATINUM uses fewer natural resources and embodied energy. It is inert, hypoallergenic and age-stable thermally efficient. See the video on NEOPOR from BASF for the background story!

Eco/Environmental Factors

  • Most Cost-Effective in all 4 versions
  • Permanent Insulating Effectiveness
  • High Long Term R-values
  • Near-Zero Global Warming Potential
  • Waste Reduction with Polywrap Options
  • Lowest Embodied Energy
  • Jobsite Ready Sizing Conserves Non-Renewable Resources
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Applications

  • Perimeter insulation for grade beams and foundation walls
  • Under concrete slabs
  • Above-grade cladding under stucco and siding
  • Masonry Cavity Walls
  • Roofs, flat and tapered slope-to-drain
  • Coolers, freezers, and ice arenas
  • Custom proprietary fabrications

Specification Classifications

Beaver Plastics has formulated TERRAFOAM PLATINUM from the BASF Neopor polymer to meet the requirements for CAN/ULC S701 Types 1, 2, and 3, and as an alternate to Type 4, providing the highest R-values possible from the most environmentally efficient polystyrene polymer.

Performance Properties

Types & Compressive Strengths

RSI and R-Values at Various Temperatures
For 25 mm thicknesses

CAN/ULC-S701-11 Requirements

TERRAFOAM PLATINUM
TYPE 1 70 kPa – (10 psi)
0.76 @ 24°C
(4.34 @ 75°F)
0.81 @ 10°C
(4.58 @ 50°F)
0.83 @ 5°C
(4.69 @ 40°F)
0.86 @ -5°C
(4.88 @ 23°F)
TYPE 1 0.65 @ 24°C
(3.70 @ 75°F)
TERRAFOAM PLATINUM TYPE 2 110 kPa – (16 psi) 0.80 @ 24°C
(4.53 @ 75°F)
0.84 @ 10°C
(4.78 @ 50°F)
0.86 @ 5°C
(4.88 @ 40°F)
0.89 @ -5°C
(5.06 @ 23°F)
TYPE 2 0.70 @ 24°C
(3.97 @ 75°F)
TERRAFOAM PLATINUM TYPE 3 140 kPa – (20 psi) 0.81 @ 24°C
(4.59 @ 75°F)
0.85 @ 10°C
(4.81 @ 50°F)
0.87 @ 5°C
(4.90 @ 40°F)
0.89 @ -5°C
(5.07 @ 23°F)
TYPE 3 0.74 @ 24oC
(4.20 @ 75oF)
TERRAFOAM PLATINUM 3000 210 kPa - (30 psi) 0.83 @ 24°C
(4.69 @ 75°F)
0.86 @ 10°C
(4.91 @ 50°F)
0.88 @ 5°C
(5.01 @ 40°F)
0.91 @ -5°C
(5.18 @ 23°F)
TYPE 4 0.86 @ 24°C
(4.96 @ 75°F)

The above compares Terrafoam Platinum R-values to CAN/ULC minimums. Complete Type 4 requirements are met only by XPS insulations. ‘Platinum 3000’ with unique environmental and economic benefits is offered as an alternate to XPS.

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