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. […]
Wondering whether Type 1 GPS or Type 2 Polyiso is the better fit for your next project? Check out this side-by-side comparison between Type 1 Graphite Polystyrene (GPS), and Type 2 Polyiso (Polyisocyanurate).
Construction can’t always wait for a warmer day. If you’re building in the middle of a North American winter, check out these 5 steps to protect Halo’s rigid insulation products from cold-related damage
Neopor’s GPS has shown an incredible ability to ward off deterioration, shed moisture, and keep steady R-Values in the face of extreme temperature and moisture changes. Learn how Halo’s advanced rigid insulation products offer long-term quality, even in the harshest of environments.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]