28 January 2014
28 January 2014
General Plastics Manufacturing Company has added new products to its premier LAST-A-FOAM R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series.
Addressing the need for thermal isolation while supporting heavy structural loads, the company’s expanded thermal block offerings extend a building insulation envelope from the roof to the foundation.
“We developed these new products in response to construction industry customers looking for comprehensive solutions to applications requiring thermal isolation,” explained President Bruce Lind. “Beyond our thermal column-bearing and floor reinforcement blocks, we now offer a full range of custom-cut insulating polyurethane blocks that outperform other materials.”
General Plastics’ Continuous Insulation Blocks are made of high-density rigid cellular polyurethane material.
The company states that the foam’s closed-cell structure is inert and prevents absorption of moisture, so it does not rot or dissolve in subgrade applications, or promote corrosion of steel components. These construction blocks combine high compressive strength with minimal deflection and extraordinary thermal insulation values, reducing thermal bridging through adjoining materials. Their proven energy efficiency and durability make these thermal insulating blocks a cost-effective investment for long-term applications.
In addition to offering a full-building insulation envelope, LAST-A-FOAM R-9300 Continuous Insulation Blocks arrive on-site ready to be installed. The blocks are custom manufactured to specific job requirements and can be predrilled with anchor-bolt holes.
“Through our partner CSI, customers will find a full range of high-quality insulated construction solutions that extend from below ground to the roof. They will also appreciate CSI’s technical expertise and responsive service in helping them choose, spec and use the right LAST-A-FOAM 9300 Continuous Insulation Blocks for their specific application and project,” Lind added.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
The £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion near Sheffield, UK, was inaugurated on 16 January.