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Extrusion Matters: XPS vs. EPS

Approximately 1 hour

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are both types of rigid foam plastic insulation; their different manufacturing processes produce wide-ranging performance attributes, especially in water absorption and R-value. This course discusses the negative impact of water absorption on R-value and structural integrity; explains why codes and standards are sometimes specific in requiring XPS in applications where prolonged exposure to water occurs; and concludes with a look at best specification practices for accurate bids.

Presented by Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC on behalf of Owens Corning.

 This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

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