How Does GPS Perform Compared to XPS and Poly ISO?

Halo Exterra foam board

What Is GPS? Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) is a type of polystyrene foam insulation and is the insulation material that forms the core of Halo’s Interra®, Exterra®, and Subterra® panels. GPS is basically Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is infused with graphite particles. These graphite particles reflect radiant heat as it moves through the insulation, thus slowing down heat transfer considerably. […]

Is Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) An Open Or Closed Cell Insulation? (And Why It Matters!)

Is Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) An Open Or Closed Cell Insulation? (And Why It Matters!) Insulation can be referred to as either open or closed cell insulation.  Cell structures of closed-cell insulation are completely closed.  Whereas open-cell insulation is made up of cells that aren’t completely closed – cell walls are open or shared. Both insulation […]

What is Graphite Foam Insulation?

Discover how Halo is powered by Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) and the benefits of our Neopor core. GPS provides a long-term thermal performance of R5 per nominal inch (1.06″) while offering a minuscule embodied carbon footprint compared to XPS.

What’s the Best Sustainable Interior Insulation for Foundation Walls? 

Halo’s Interra Plus panels are more than just a “green choice” Sustainable construction is no longer a trend.  As more and more jurisdictions plan for a carbon-neutral future, building codes are evolving to reflect this new reality.   In this post, we’ll look at Halo’s Interra Plus – a low-carbon rigid insulation product that’s becoming the go-to choice […]

Insulating Your Home With Less Embodied Carbon!

Introducing a building material that integrates top-notch thermal performance with a low embodied carbon content – Neopor Graphite Polystyrene (GPS). GPS is the foam core in Halo products. It comes with superior sustainability attributes and without added costs. The Embodied Carbon Perspective Embodied carbon is discharged during the production, shipment and installation of building products. […]

Graphite Polystyrene (GPS): The Highest R-Value Without the Risk of Deterioration

  In this blog post, we’ll discuss how the insulation value of extruded polystyrene (XPS) rigid insulation actually decreases over time and how building codes in Canada now mandate that manufacturers of these insulation products must state this is the case. You will also learn how Halo’s Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) core provides greater long term […]

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