HIGH PERFORMANCE XPS INSULATION

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH

WATER & MOISTURE RESISTANT

DIMENSIONALLY STABLE

HIGH THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Why KORE XPS?

Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) is a high performance insulation material that offers a high compressive strength while being resilient to water penetration. XPS boards have a closed cell structure. The raw polystyrene granules are extruded using carbon dioxide as a blowing agent. 

XPS boards are manufactured in moulds to specific dimensions, thicknesses and shape. The raw material is injected into the mould and extruded, with the materials fed into the extruding machine where they are blended and melted into a thick liquid. The liquid is processed through a dye, expanded into foam, shape, cooled and trimmed to size. XPS foam is not cut into block boards, which helps keep the product water, moisture and freeze resistant. 

Aerial view of apartment flat roof

ROOF APPLICATIONS

XPS is the perfect material for a range of roof applications, including warm and inverted flat roofs, green roofs, car parks and terraces. It is also a suitable material for use on pitched roofs between the rafters and at ceiling level.

Aerial view of apartment flat roof

GROUND FLOOR & BASEMENTS

XPS is ideal for areas prone to water, moisture and frost, including basement walls and floors, ground floors and foundations. The high compressive strength and stability of XPS can easily support heavy loads without deformation of the insulation boards.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

XPS can be used for a range of civil engineering applications, including void formers for embankments, replacing substrates with low load capacity and floating elements.

Aerial birds eye view of the M7 motorway in Ireland. Motorway with bridge, roundabouts, and movement.

INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

XPS is the perfect insulation material for industrial and agricultural applications, including cold stores, warehouses and silos. Other uses include halls, swimming pools, skating rinks and other sports and leisure centres. 

Features & Benefits of KORE XPS

High Thermal Performance

KORE XPS achieve thermal conductivity between 0.033 to 0.038W/mK. The thermal conductivity of XPS depends on the board’s thickness and compressive strength. KORE XPS can be supplied to meet the thermal and U-value requirements of each individual project. 

Superior Compressive Strength

KORE XPS offers a very high compressive strength that can accommodate heavy loads found in industrial applications, commercial applications and civil engineering applications. We are currently able to supply XPS300. Higher compressive strength XPS500 and XPS700 may be available upon request. Please speak with our technical or sales team for more information. 

Waterproof & Moisture Resistant

KORE XPS have a full closed cell structure. This ensures high waterproof properties and allows XPS to be used in places with direct contact to moisture like ground floor insulation, basement walls, inverted roofs, car parks and terraces. 

Installs Easily

KORE XPS boards are easy to handle and install. XPS is extremely lightweight and are available with different edge types, including straight or lapped. KORE XPS requires no specialised equipment or PPE to handle and install. 

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Submit your plans and receive a free, no obligation quotation for the KORE Insulated Foundation System specific to your project requirements.

Physical Properties of XPS

Description

Pressure resistant thermal insulation board made of extruded polystyrene foam with shiplap

Edge

Shiplap

Colour

Pink

Surface Dimensions

1250mm x 600mm

Available Surface

0.75m2 per board

Format

1265mm x 615 mm

Thermal conductivity [W/mK]

30-60mm board thickness

0.033

70-80mm board thickness

0.035

100-160mm board thickness

0.036

Thermal Resistance [m2K/W]

30mm

0.90

40mm

1.20

50mm

1.50

60mm

1.80

70mm

2.00

80mm

2.25

100mm

2.75

120mm

3.00

Compressive Strength @ 10%

CS(10/Y) 300kPA = 30 t/m2

Minimum Density

≥ 30 kg/m³

Modulus of Elasticity

12 N/mm² = 12,000 kPa

Closed Cell

≥ 95 %

Capillary Water Absorption

0

Water Absorption By Diffusion

WD(V)5 Vol.%

Freeze-Thaw Resistance

FTCD 2

Flammability EN 13501-1

E

Max. Application Temperature

70 Degrees Celsius

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Experience the performance of KORE XPS today. Submit your plans or speak with our technical team to request a quote for KORE XPS Insulation.

published:16 Jul 2020
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