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Advantages and safety measures

ADVANTAGES
STYRISOL® boards meet the following requirements for the insulation of building and construction projects:

  • high thermal resistance
  • minimal water absorption
  • high compressive strength
  • non-perishable
  • resistant to fungus and microbes
  • resistant to vermin and rodents
  • self-extinguishing additive
  • good workability
  • fully recyclable

SAFETY MEASURES

  1. Storage
    STYRISOL® insulation boards of yellow extruded polystyrene can be stored for a long time in their original packaging. When the boards are exposed to the sunlight for a long time, they may discolour a little.

  2. Fire protection
    STYRISOL® contains flame retardant additives. Extruded polystyrene is combustible and may not be exposed to any kind of heat. Dense smoke is produced when the product burns. Combustion products may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and soot.

  3. Chemical stability
    Extruded polystyrene can be used in combination with most building materials (lime, cement, plaster, anhydrous plaster, alcohols, acids and bases). Petroleum based solvents, coal tar and derived products may affect the material. Thinners and solvents such as acetone, ethyl acetate, petrol, toluene may damage the boards. Always check the manual if the product is suitable for applications with extruded polystyrene.

  4. Glueing products
    We recommend glueing products without petroleumbased solvents. Always check if the product is suitable for applications with extruded polystyrene.

  5. Environment
    Extruded polystyrene foam is not biodegradable. There is no danger for soil or water pollution. In addition the STYRISOL® insulation boards are 100% recyclable.
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