Lightweight and easy to work with, Foam-Control® Geofoam makes its mark at the skate park
WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Doug Wehrwein of ACH Foam Technologies has been in molded polystyrene sales for more than 20 years and knows well the benefits of this incredibly lightweight, durable, strong material as an everyday problem solver in commercial construction. Wherever a lightweight fill is needed, Foam-Control Geofoam molded polystyrene is hard to beat on performance, ease of use, and thanks to 13 manufacturing locations across the U.S., convenience as well. Despite the wealth of experience, Wehrwein is never surprised when the opportunity to use molded polystyrene in a new or unusual way comes across his desk. When a local skate park approached him about using Foam-Control Geofoam to expand and rehabilitate an existing property, Wehrwein thought it made perfect sense.
“ Foam-Control Geofoam blocks are easy to custom cut, easy to install, and they make it easy to visualize the finished project as it’s being built,” says Wehrwein. “Custom ramps, stairs, elevation changes, and curved radius forms are fast and easy to make with geofoam, so we expect to see more of these.”
Wehrwein notes that like any specialized product or service, getting ACH Foam Technologies involved in material selection during project development is advantageous. Product representatives around the country focus on helping clients make molded polystyrene choices based on specifics like required density, cost, configuration and thermal objectives when the product is used as insulation or geofoam.
“It’s really important for designers and builders to understand the compressive strength of these materials,” says Wehrwein. Commonly, designers simply specify the highest grade of material there is because they don’t understand how geofoam works and what its capabilities are.
“Often times we see specifications for densities that are much than the application would ever need,” says Wehrwein. Foam-Control Geofoam 15 was chosen as the right material for the skate park, four grades below and thousands of dollars less than originally specified. “This isn’t uncommon. Contractors are paying for more expensive materials than they need. Engage us, ask questions, and select the right material for the job.”
ACH Foam Technologies has been an industry leader in molded polystyrene manufacturing, providing architectural insulation, geofoam, protective packaging, cold chain packaging, and OEM components. When combining block molding and shape molding, ACH Foam Technologies has the most extensive molded polystyrene processing capabilities in the United States.
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