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  • New World Class Ice-Rink in Melbourne Picks Foamular as Insulation Under the Ice - The Latest in Polystyrene
    50mm thick Foamular to the site to help with the enormous task of insulating the building The ice rink is scheduled to open in 2010 providing Australians with a world class ice sports centre which is dedicated to improving Australians accomplishments in the Winter Olympics for decades to come The National Ice Sports Centre will be an Australian first This innovative centre features two rinks catering for the sporting elite and ice recreation enthusiasts Located in Melbourne s Docklands next to the Southern Star Observation Wheel and Harbour Town Shopping Centre the ice rink is also set to be the new home of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia cold storage under slab insulationSustainability and energy efficiency was a big issue in this 58 million project Two sheets of 50mm Foamular specified for the ice rink gives an R value of R3 57 Foamular is guaranteed to maintain at least 90 of its thermal rating for 20 years helping make this a sustainable project with a long life span Foamular has already been used successfully in ice rinks around the world but its ability to handle extreme cold and moisture has seen it used extensively in cool room and cold storage applications When hot air hits cold surfaces it condenses into water and ice causing problems for insulation but Foamular minimises moisture absorption minimising loss of thermal properties Ice rinks produce huge amounts of pressure The ice cooling equipment and people skating on the ice add weight but this is nothing compared to the weight of the ice cleaner The gigantic ice cleaners weigh many tones and concentrate that weight on a small moving area Foamular s closed cell design minimises compression reducing compressive creep and prolonging the life of the structure 400Kpa Foamular board was chosen to support the

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/ice-rink-picks-foamular-as-insulation (2015-10-07)
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  • Extruded Polystyrene With Zero Ozone Depletion Potential From Austech External Building Products - The Latest in Polystyrene
    Bookmark Austech has been promoting the environmental benefits of Extruded Polystyrene Insulation for years and has just launched its newest product an Extruded Polystyrene Board with Zero Ozone Depletion Potential ODP Extruded Polystyrene has impressive thermal properties and superior compressive strength Polyboard Enviro 300 50mm has an R value of R1 56 and 75mm has an R Value of R2 34 making it superior to other forms of insulation including EPS It also has a minimum compressive strength of 300kPa so it can go under slabs and can be walked over easily Extruded Polystyrene absorbs no water so it maintains its high thermal performance over a long period of time Zero ODP insulation is made by using a blowing agent that has Zero Ozone depletion potential There are multiple blowing agents that protect the ozone but some have high global warming potential GWP HFC 134a has a global warming potential of 1300 causing considerable damage to the environment Polyboard Enviro 300 uses a C02 blowing agent which is the most environmentally friendly option with a Global Warming Potential of only 1 Always make sure you are purchasing Zero ODP insulation with a CO2 blowing agent to avoid environmental damage Extruded Polystyrene has nearly limitless building applications and Polyboard Enviro 300 is no different Polyboard Enviro 300 is recommended for every environmentally conscious project and can be utilized in any of the following applications PRMA Protected Roof Membrane Assembly Masonry Precast Wall Internal Insulation Commercial Underslab Insulation Brick Masonry Cavity Wall Insulation Residential In Slab Floor Heating System Insulation EIFS Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems Cold Storage Floor Insulation Roof Garden Insulation Wine Cellar Wine Storage Insulation The minute amount of carbon released in the products production is quickly recouped once installed as the insulation reduces temperature fluctuations energy consumption and carbon

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  • Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Chosen To Insulate Roof Of The New CDOP 4 Building - The Latest in Polystyrene
    Search Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Chosen To Insulate Roof Of The New CDOP 4 Building Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 03 December 2013 in Latest News Font size Larger Smaller Hits 912 Print Bookmark CDOP 4 is the newest building in the prestigious Coronation Drive Office Park The 100 million building is owned jointly by AMP and Sunsuper and is located on the fringe of Brisbane CBD offering panoramic views of the Brisbane River and CBD skyline CDOP 4 s Architects worked hard to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Office Design v2 rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for environmental sustainability making it one of only a few non CBD buildings in Brisbane to achieve the rating Leading construction company ADCO Constructions joined forces with experienced waterproofing company QB Waterproofing to install 1550 m2 of 100mm thick Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation in the protected roof membrane system This gave an R Value of 3 57 contributing to the buildings energy efficiency and to the crucial 5 Star rating On top of the Foamulars green credentials the building also includes double glazed windows to reduce heat transfer an advanced air conditioning system to reducing electricity consumption and a grey water recycling systems The new building has 17 081 sq m of office space spread over 12 floors most with outdoor areas and world class views The building contains 189 individual car park spaces but also 149 bike racks to encourage cyclists It is located near public transport to make it easy for workers to commute and maintain work life balance Coronation Drive Office Park s unique location is just 2 minutes drive to Brisbane s CBD and hosts many national and multi national corporations The park includes restaurants retail outlets child care and even tennis courts It is

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/foamular-extruded-polystyrene-insulation-chosen-to-insulate-roof-of-the-new-cdop-4-building (2015-10-07)
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  • Meet Part J Requirements With Extruded Polystyrene - The Latest in Polystyrene
    site Search Meet Part J Requirements With Extruded Polystyrene Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 03 December 2013 in Latest News Font size Larger Smaller Hits 952 Print Bookmark In 2006 there was a fundamental change to the Building Code Of Australia BCA with the focus on reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings This change has caused immense upheaval in the building industry because many traditional ways of construction no longer comply with the building code so these have to be modified or no longer used Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is a ridged insulation board with high R values high strength and high water resistance Foamular has been successfully utilized in a variety of projects including the Jane Foss Russel Building at USYD the CDOP4 Building in Brisbane and the Ice House Icerink in Docklands Melbourne cavity brick wall insulationPark J was introduced with the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by efficiently using energy This meant insulation had to be increased in most newly constructed walls and roofs in order to comply with regulations One area greatly affected was precast panel manufacturing Precast panels are traditionally a quick and cost effective method of construction but once erected they now required insulation to be installed adding greatly to labour costs and schedule blowouts Foamular Extruded Polystyrene can actually be installed while the slab is poured Its patented low conductivity ties fix the Foamular to the drying concrete and limit temperature fluctuations Including the Foamular within the panel also limits thermal bridging by providing a continuous layer of high quality insulation and improving energy efficiency Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is especially suited in boosting the R values of walls including cavity walls double brick walls concrete brick walls and tilt up construction Foamular can be fixed in a variety of methods depending on the

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/meet-part-j-requirements-with-extruded-polystyrene (2015-10-07)
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  • Austech Collaborates with Dincel for Design Build - The Latest in Polystyrene
    Bookmark Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation from Austech was featured in the Dincel Construction System s stall at the 2009 DesignBuild Dincel has an innovative wall construction system with permanent polymer formwork for walls and columns which when filled with ready mixed concrete produces an economical strong and durable structure Concrete has always been used for construction but its insulation properties are poor at best so Dincel has collaborated with Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation to come up with a new framework with the insulation installed prior to pouring the concrete saving construction time and money precast concrete wall insulationFoamular s advanced thermal properties act like a temperature barrier stopping heat fluctuations outside radiating through the concrete and into the building Foamular has a high R value 50mm of Foamular can provide an R Value of R1 78 Foamular provides quicker build times through ease of installation as it can simply be screwed into the polymer formwork prior to pouring the concrete Once the concrete is set it will permanently hold Foamular onto the building At DesignBuild Foamular was shown on the inside of a structure with plasterboard fixed to its surface Foamular can also be placed on the outside of a

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/austech-collaborates-with-dincel-for-design-build (2015-10-07)
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  • The Latest in Polystyrene - Foamular Newsfeed - Page 2
    Latest News By now everyone knows the importance of insulation Insulation provides protection from temperature variations saves money on heating cooling bills and can add value to homes What people often miss is that some insulation is greener than others Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation is a versatile rigid insulation with high R values and a life span that far outstrip those of its competitors Continue reading Hits 860 Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Chosen By Abroboard For Model Yacht Building Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 03 December 2013 in Latest News Abroboard has been around for over 21 years and have made their name creating surfboard blanks With increased overseas competition Abroboard have expanded into model yachts revolutionising the industry and embracing new technology Abroboard s director Graeme Smith has been sailing for over 40 years so he definitely knows what makes a good boat Continue reading Hits 978 Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Used To Create Model Railways Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 03 December 2013 in Latest News Foamular Extruded Polystyrene has always been a versatile product It has been used for roof membranes render substrates insulation inside precast concrete slabs and model trains Continue reading Hits 700 Extruded Polystyrene Recycled content boosted to 20 Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 03 December 2013 in Latest News Foamular Extruded Polystyrene from Austech External Building Products is now guaranteed to contain a minimum of 20 recycled content in addition to its other green qualities Continue reading Hits 709 Foamular Used In Stunning New Brisbane Supreme District Court Posted by Foamular on Tuesday 17 July 2012 in Latest News Foamular Extruded Polystyrene has been used in what has been branded as a work of art by the local Brisbane newspaper The innovative Brisbane Supreme and District Court building is in the final stages of its construction with the official opening date pencilled in for early August Austech External Building Products proudly supplied Foamular XPS to its customer Chemind which was used for insulation in combination with their water proofing system emphasizing the products ability to be used in large commercial projects Architectus and Guymer Bailey Architects combined to create a comfortable and healthy building as the spectacular design is accompanied with the use of natural green materials Continue reading Hits 751 Rendering Existing Surfaces with Foamular XPS Posted by Foamular on Thursday 28 June 2012 in Latest News Rendering your existing brick or block facade will instantaneously recuperate the appearance of your home and add substantial value to your home for a reasonably small investment Continue reading Hits 772 Foamular Used in 130 Million Westrac Project Posted by Foamular on Wednesday 15 February 2012 in Latest News Westrac distributors of Caterpillar construction equipment have combined with CIA Precast Abigroup Builders and EJE Architecture to develop a huge 130 million project in Tomago near Newcastle NSW The first stage of the 115 hectare industrial estate is expected to be completed within three years Austech have supplied Foamular Extruded Polystyrene a superior insulation product for the

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  • Foamular used to Increase the Energy Efficiency in this Home! - The Latest in Polystyrene
    Acrylic Render coatings Being a closed cell insulation material Foamular is the ideal material when high thermal resistance is required Kieran Mclnerney Architects latest project in Vaucluse was project managed by Tricon Developments with the Foamular Insulation being fixed and rendered by Europlex Foamular XPS was also used as an Underslab Insulation in various sectors of the build Improved energy efficiency of the floor heating system was achieved by using

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/foamular-used-to-increase-the-energy-efficiency-in-this-home?tmpl=component&print=1 (2015-10-07)
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  • 2 Good Reasons to Insulate Concrete Roofs - The Latest in Polystyrene
    Corporation NJD are a construction maintenance and remedial building company which provide a diverse range of services to the construction industry The Newcastle Courthouse has been designed to provide the largest and most technologically advanced NSW court complex outside of Sydney The seven storey 12 000 square metre building incorporates a variety of architectural features and material The high security courthouse will have a 10 state of the art courtrooms

    Original URL path: http://www.foamular.com.au/about-us/news/entry/2-good-reasons-to-insulate-concrete-roofs?tmpl=component&print=1 (2015-10-07)
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