March 2013: “We had an inkling that our insulation was more economic than some of the competition, but we wanted it checked out by an independent, well-respected organisation,” explains David Teasdale, Sales & Marketing Director.
Jablite asked Davis Langdon to conduct an independent cost comparison using their own case studies and industry research. The results can be seen in a detailed summary of the report.
Davis Langdon found three reasons for the lower costs, they are:
1. The better thermal conductivity of modified EPS bead over CO² blown XPS, allowing for thinner boards to be used.
2. The greater variety of board thicknesses available in modified EPS bead modified EPS bead is available in 5mm increments, CO² blown XPS is generally available only in 20mm increments.
3. CO² blown XPS is generally only available in board thicknesses up to 200mm; modified EPS bead is available up to 250mm thick.