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PlastiSpan® EFS insulation


PlastiSpan® EFS Insulation is used in Cathedral Ceiling, Continuous Insulation, Exterior Foundation, Interior Basement Walls, Basement Floor, Under Slab, Hydronic, EIFS and handi-pac Packaging & Display.


The table below provides material properties for PlastiSpan EFS insulation
meeting ASTM C578, Type I.

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PIB 283 - PlastiSpan EFS Insulation
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The table below provides material properties and manufacturing requirements for PlastiSpan EFS insulation
manufactured to ASTM E2430 for use in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) for use in exterior insulation
and finish systems (EIFS).

Table 1 – PlastiSpan EFS Insulation Properties

Material Properties ASTM Test Method Units Values
Density
Minimum
C303 or D1622 pcf
0.90
Thermal Resistance
Minimum
C177 or C518 ft2•hr•°F/BTU
75 °F
3.60
ft2•hr•°F/BTU
40 °F
4.00
Water Vapour Permanence Maximum E96 perms
5.0
Dimensional Stability
Maximum
D2126 % linear change 2.0
Water Absorption
Maximum
C272 % by volume 4.0
Flexural Strength
Minimum
C203 psi
25
Compressive Resistance
Minimum @10% Deformation
C165 or D1621 psi
10
Limiting Oxygen Index
Minimum
D2863 % by volume 24

Additional Material Properties for PlastiSpan EFS Insulation
Water Absorption
Maximum
C272 % by volume 2.0
Dimensional Stability
Maximum
D2126 % linear change 0.5
Tensile Strength
Minimum
D1623 psi
15


The dimensions, dimensional tolerances and block aging for PlastiSpan® EFS insulation meet requirements
specified in ASTM E2430, Standard Specification For Expanded Polystyrene (“EPS”) Thermal Insulation Boards
For Use In Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (“EIFS”)
as detailed in Tables 2 and 3 below.


Table 2 - Dimensions and Dimensional Tolerances

Standard Dimension per ASTM E2430
Length 48 inches
Width 24 inches
Thickness 3/4 inch to as specified
Dimensional Tolerences ASTM E2430
Length ±1/16 inch (±1.6 mm)
Width ±1/16 inch (±1.6 mm)
Thickness Minimum: 3/4 inch (20 mm) ±1/16 inch
Maximum: As specified ±1/16 inch
Squareness When measured on the large flat face from one corner to the opposing corner,
dimensional variations shall not exceed 1/32 inch in 12 inch
Edge Trueness When measured with a straight edge, edges shall not deviate more than 1/32 inch
in 12 inch
Face Flatness When measured across the face with a straight edge, maximum deviation from the
straight edge shall not exceed more than 1/32 inch

Table 3 - Block Aging Requirements Prior to Cutting

Storage Condition Average Temperature Minimum Storage Period
Low Pentane (<4.5% pentane) Raw Materials and Vacuum Mould Technology
Plant Aging Ambient Temperature 68 °F and RH 12 Days
Full Pentane (nominal 6% pentane) Raw Materials and Vacuum Mould Technology
Plant Aging Ambient Temperature 68 °F and RH 18 Days
Full Pentane (nominal 6% pentane) Raw Materials and Non-Vacuum Mould Technology
Plant Aging Ambient Temperature 68 °F and RH 42 Days
Heat Aging Elevated Temperature  140 °F 5 Days

The flame spread index and smoke developed index for PlastiSpan EFS insulation are determined in accordance with ASTM E84 (UL723). Flame spread and smoke developed classifications are third party certified under a quality listing program administered by Intertek Testing Services are provided in Table 4 below.

Table 4 - Flame-Spread Rating and Smoke Developed Classification

Material Properties ASTM E84
Flame Spread Index 20
Smoke Developed Index 300