Panelmate™ XPS Insulation

 
 
 
Commercial | Residential | Multifamily | Wall

Insulation that fortifies precast concrete panels

Made to pack more thermal performance into insulated precast concrete panels. Panelmate™ XPS Insulation is a long-lasting Styrofoam™ solution for sandwich panel applications, maintaining thermal values in the high moisture content of the concrete panel manufacturing process.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Panelmate™ XPS Insulation

Panelmate™ is an Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation by Styrofoam™ featuring moisture resistance for long-lasting thermal performance in precast concrete sandwich panel applications. The R-value (RSI) of Panelmate™ Insulation products helps create concrete wall systems that are durable, strong and energy efficient. Panelmate™ Insulation products are highly resistant to moisture due to DuPont's distinct extrusion process. The closed-cell, rigid plastic foam of these products is extruded with smooth, high-density skins that make both products moisture resistant. This helps maintain the products’ thermal value when subjected to the high moisture content of the concrete panel manufacturing process. Panelmate™ Insulation is designed specifically for insulated precast concrete panels that require above-average thermal performance. Panelmate™ Ultra Insulation uses patented carbon black materials in the foam for greater thermal performance over other extruded polystyrene insulations.

 
 
 

Features & benefits

Feature Benefit
Closed-cell structure
  • Can be used in wet cavity wall environments
  • High moisture resistance
  • Long-term thermal performance
  • Available in custom sizes and edge treatments
  • Lightweight, easy to handle, cut, and install
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    Product grades

    Name Description Building Code Compliance Featured Resource
    PANELMATE™ Insulation
    The R-value (RSI)* of Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™ Insulation products helps create concrete wall systems that are durable, strong and energy efficient. These products are highly resistant to moisture due to DuPont’s distinct extrusion process. Closed-cell, rigid plastic foam is extruded with smooth, high-density skins making Panelmate™ and Panelmate™ Ultra moisture resistant and helping to maintain their thermal value when subjected to the concrete panel manufacturing process. CCMC Evaluation Listing 12085-L (Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™). CCMC Evaluation Listing 11420-L (Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™ Ultra). Product Information Sheet
    PANELMATE™ Ultra Insulation
    Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™ Ultra is designed specifically for insulated precast concrete panels that require above-average thermal performance. It uses patented carbon black materials in the foam for greater thermal performance over other extruded polystyrene insulations. This enhanced formulation helps the foam to absorb infrared radiation, slowing its transmission through the foam and lowering heat flow. CCMC Evaluation Listing 12085-L (Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™). CCMC Evaluation Listing 11420-L (Styrofoam™ Brand Panelmate™ Ultra). Product Information Sheet
     
     
     

    Physical properties

    R-value per in., min1 Compressive Strength, min.3 Flexural Strength, min. Water Absorption, max. Water Vapor Permeance, max.4 Dimensional Stability, max Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion Complies with ASTM C 578 Maximum Use Temperature Flame Spread6 Smoke Developed
    ASTM Method C518 D1621 C203 C272 E96 - D696 - - - -
    Units ft2•h•°F/Btu (m2 •°C/W) min. psi (kPa) psi (kPa) % by volume perm (ng/Pa•s•m2) % linear change x105in/in °F (x102mm/m °C) Type °F (°C) - -
    PANELMATE™ Insulation 5.0 (0.87) 16 (110) 35 (240) 0.9 1.5 (90) 3.5 x 10 (6.3 x 10-2) 165 (74)
    PANELMATE™ Ultra Insulation 5.6 (0.97) 25 (170) 43 (300) 0.7 1.5 (90) 3.5 x 10-5 (6.3 x 10-2) 165 (74)
     
     
     

    1R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value or RSI (R-Value Système International), the greater the insulating power

     
     
     

    Available sizes

    U.S.

    Thickness1 (in.) R-Value Board Size (ft/mm) Edge Treatment
    PANELMATE™ Insulation Custom 5.0 2’ x 8’, 600 x 2400 Custom
    PANELMATE™ Ultra Insulation Custom 7.5 2’ x 8’, 600 x 2400 Custom