Clima Foam XPS Board
ClimaFoam XPS Board Excellent energy efficiency and insulation performance ClimaFoam XPS Board is an extruded polystyrene product. It has a compressive strength of 300 kPa and is one of the strongest and most reliable insulation products that is ideal for tough New Zealand climatic conditions. Able to resist wet conditions, high impact loads and extreme temperatures, ClimaFoam XPS Board provides high thermal insulation performance and can be used in areas where other types of insulation are not suitable.
ClimaFoam XPS Board has a thermal conductivity rating of 0.028W/mK at 23°C, enabling a thinner layer of insulation in thickness constrained applications.
ClimaFoam XPS Board is supplied with a ship-lap join down the long sides of each sheet. This is to allow for easier installation and to minimise gaps.
High compressive strength
ClimaFoam XPS Board delivers exceptional compressive strength for industrial and residential floors where a designer wants to keep the cold out but retain the strength in the concrete slab. For buildings such as warehouses and factories, which are being designed to withstand high loads from large vehicles or equipment, ClimaFoam XPS Board has proven long-term performance.
The moisture resistance of ClimaFoam XPS Board allows for it to be exposed to ground water, with negligible impact on thermal performance. ClimaFoam XPS Board is also ideal for perimeter slab insulation and under-slab insulation where water resistance is important.
Slab and perimeter insulation
Concrete floors such as slab on ground can be designed to achieve excellent thermal performance. A well-insulated concrete slab will contribute to the building’s thermal envelope, save energy and help to reduce energy costs.
Under slab insulation
ClimaFoam XPS Board has high compressive strength and moisture resistance, which makes it ideal for installation under the concrete slab to prevent thermal loss through the ground. ClimaFoam XPS Board is available in a range of thicknesses and can be multi-layered to achieve high thermal resistance.
The addition of perimeter insulation will complete the thermal envelope and provide a simple and effective method of improving the performance of the concrete floor. ClimaFoam XPS Board can be retrofitted to existing properties or installed before or after the concrete is poured in new build applications.
ClimaFoam XPS Board should be installed as a continuous barrier around the slab edge and cover as much of the footing as possible. Earth can be backfilled directly against the insulation and the exposed surface should be protected with a plaster finish or a suitable sheet material.
Under floor heating
Under floor heating is a popular build consideration when using a concrete slab. Installing ClimaFoam XPS Board under the slab is ideal to ensure optimal performance of the heating and Building Code requirements are being met. This will also help to minimise heat loss and reduce energy costs.
Underfloor footings and thickenings
The high compressive strength of ClimaFoam XPS Board makes it suitable to be placed under footings and slab thickenings. For details, please consult the designer or the project engineer.
ClimaFoam XPS Board provides excellent thermal performance for the insulation of concrete slabs. ClimaFoam XPS Board can be multi-layered toachieve extremely high thermal resistance.
ClimaFoam XPS Board is typically installed between the damp proof course (DPC) and the concrete slab, but due to its high level of moisture resistance it can be installed under the DPC if required.
The high compressive strength of ClimaFoam XPS Board makes it suitable to be placed under footings and slab thickenings. For details please consult the designer or the project engineer.
Perimeter insulation details ClimaFoam XPS Board is an ideal product to insulate the perimeter of concrete slabs. Earth can be backfilled directly against the insulation, but it is recommended that exposed insulation is protected with a plaster finish or a suitable sheet product. ClimaFoam XPS Board can be adhered to the slab using fixings prior to pouring the concrete, glue or mechanical fixings can also be used after the slab is formed.
ClimaFoam XPS Board
For edge beams, green roofs, slabs and cool rooms
ClimaFoam XPS Board is a rigid extruded polystyrene (XPS) board with Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). The boards are lightweight with a high compressive strength and are available in ship lap or tongue and groove edges.
ClimaFoam XPS Board can be used for the thermal insulation of:
• in an inverted roof below ballast or paving slabs
• in a green/garden roof
in flat roof with a single ply membrane
• around trenches
• in between pods
• edge beams
The thermal conductivity of ClimaFoam XPS
Board is 0.028W/mK
Excellent thermal performance
High compressive strength
Highly resistant to water absorption
Lightweight and easy to install
Tough and durable, not easily damaged
ClimaFoam XPS Board is manufactured in accordance with BS EN 13164, EN 16001 Energy Management Systems, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, as certified by Bureau Veritas.
The continuous service temperature limit of ClimaFoam XPS Board is up to +70ºC.
ClimaFoam XPS Board has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and is 100% recyclable.
ClimaFoam XPS Board is highly resistant to compression and withstands both occasional and long term static loads. The high compressive strength and rigidity of the boards allows a range of ballast materials including gravel, soil and concrete slabs to be used as part of the construction. Load bearing construction elements should be designed to adequately support the combination of imposed and dead loads without creaing excessive deflection.
The water vapour resistivity of ClimaFoam XPS Board is 625MNs/g.m wh with ASTM E96-2010.
ClimaFoam XPS Board has a moisture absorption 0.6% by volume when tested in accordance with ASTM C 272 and can be laid in standing water or up against wet concrete with negligible impact on the performance of the product.
Handling and storage
ClimaFoam XPS Board is easy to handle and install. Ensure the board product is not stored close to open flames or other ignition sources and avoid volatile organic compound and chemicals such as solvents. ClimaFoam XPS Board should not be left exposed to prolonged sunlight as this will result in surface degradation.