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  • EPS and ABC: Working Efficiently Together

    EPS, ABC – we are becoming a language of acronyms and initials. What are EPS and ABC and how do they work efficiently together? EPS stands for expanded polystyrene, which is commonly but incorrectly referred to as Styrofoam™. (Styrofoam is actually a Dow trade name and is blue in color.) EPS used in block form for geotechnical applications is referred to as Geofoam. ABC, in this reference, stands for Accelerated Bridge Construction, which is ...

    Posted at April 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Geofoam,News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
  • Hammer & Hand Name EPS “Super-Insulation”

    We here at ICA have been following projects by Hammer & Hand, a builder located in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Throughout their construction process, they document and educate viewers about their building practices and their commitment “to build to last, with the most fundamental definition of sustainability.” Their passion for their projects is unmistakably conveyed in their blogs, videos and photographs. “Hammer & Hand works differently than other builders. The product is key. But a ...

    Posted at February 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Geofoam,News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
  • EPS Earns High Grades for Below Grade

    It has been a mighty cold February and a perfect time to pick the topic of insulation for this month’s blog. Last month we discussed the benefits of using expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation for roofing; however, to get your home or business thermally sound, it starts below grade level. In today’s ...

    Posted at February 20, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
  • It’s 2014. . .Do You Know Where Your R-Values R?

    Did you hear the news? It has been reported that polyisocyanurate (Polyiso or ISO) once again reduced their R-Value claims. This “R-Value debate” has been going on for over 20 years. Tests and studies have been done and redone, proving that Polyiso R-Values diminish with time, temperature and moisture. This was recognized early on by the roofing ...

    Posted at February 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
  • Instagram 1: January 2014

    This year, ICA joined Instagram, and at the end of every month we will recap with our collection of photos from that month. Below is our first installment! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ...

    Posted at January 31, 2014 | By : | Categories : Behind the Scenes,News | 0 Comment
  • EPS: The Extraordinary Product Solution

    We recently had the pleasure of writing a guest blog for InSoFast. We both share an admiration for the extraordinary product that is EPS, expanded polystyrene, and thank them for the opportunity to discuss it further on their blog. It’s difficult to sum up the applications and benefits of EPS since there are just too many to count, but in the blog post, we encompass the manufacturing process of EPS from tiny beads ...

    Posted at January 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : Geofoam,News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
  • Geofoam Turning Green!

    Green roofs are also known as living roofs, vegetated roofs or ecoroofs. Whatever you call them, they are sprouting up everywhere. Green roofs may be growing in popularity but they are far from being a new experimental green trend. Living roofs have been around for centuries. In fact, the Rockefeller Center in NYC, has over a 75,000 square foot green roof that was installed in the 1930s! Some other large commercial green roofs ...

    Posted at January 23, 2014 | By : | Categories : Geofoam,News,Uses of Foam | 0 Comment
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