SuperForm
MAX+ Insulation

Born from innovation – driven by technology.
SuperForm insulation is an easy to install
solution for any application.

A premium Neopor® graphite polystyrene (GPS) rigid foam insulation. MAX+ features all of the performance attributes of EPS+, complimented by the added benefits of its unique graphite cell structure. SuperForm MAX+ delivers one of the most efficient, cost effective, and sustainable insulation products available.

SuperForm MAX+ uses high-purity, graphite particles to create a reflective cell structure. This distinct cell structure reflects radiant heat as it travels through the insulation. As a result, MAX+ provides maximum energy efficiency, stability and durability, and moisture management.

Applications

below-grade

Below
Grade

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above-grade

Above
Grade

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hydropanel

HydroPanel

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eifs-plus

EIFS+

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precast

Precast

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SuperForm SIP Panel

SIP
Panel

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roofing

Roofing

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billets

Billets

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frost-impact-board

Frost Impact Board

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SuperVoid

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Custom
Cuts

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Benefits of SuperForm Max+

  • Cost Effective
    Impressive cost savings per R-value and Compressive Strength
  • Stable – R-Value
    Provides a stable R-value that does not deteriorate over time.
  • Compressive Strength
    Available in 10, 16, 20, 25 and 30 psi.
  • Moisture Resistance
    Closed cell polystyrene insulation proven to resist moisture gain.
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  • Drying Potential
    Designed to quickly release moisture and maintain its R-value over time.
  • Low Environmental Impact
    Does not use or contain ozone-depleting blowing agents such as HFCs.
  • Dimensional Availability
     Options to suit every application – standards sizes or custom cut to your needs.
  • User Friendly
    MAX+ is light in weight and very easy to cut and install.

Why Choose SuperForm Max+

MAX+ vs XPS Comparison

MAX+ XPS

Cell Structure: Manufactured from graphite expanded polystyrene resin using a pentane blowing agent. This creates an air-filled, closed cell foam.

Cell Structure: Manufactured using polystyrene, blowing agents, and dyes. This creates a closed cell foam that often contains hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

R-Value Stability: Provides a stable R-value that does not deteriorate over time.

R-Value Stability: Less stable and the R-value deteriorates as gasses escape its cells.

Long Term R Value: LTTR does not apply to MAX+, because it is not manufactured with the intent to retain blowing agent and due to its closed cell nature, there is no reduction in R value over time.

Long Term R Value: XPS uses a blowing agent when manufactured, thus it leaks over time reducing the R-value by 10% over 5 years, resulting in a R-value of 4.5, which is lower than that of MAX+

Compressive Strength: Available in 10, 16, 20, 25, and 30 psi.

Compressive Strength: Available in 15, 25, 30, 40, 60, and 100 psi.

Cost: Impressive cost per R-value and compressive strength. MAX+ is a dependable, cost-efficient solution that on average costs 10 - 30 percent less than XPS.

Cost: A much higher cost per R-value and on average costs 10 - 30 percent more than MAX+. Additionally, its R-value is less stable and deteriorates over time.

Water Absorption: MAX+ absorbs more water initially but retains less water long term. Designed to quickly release moisture. This enables it to dry quickly and maintain its R-value over time. 15 years study shows 5% water absorption, 94% R-value retention.

Water Absorption: XPS absorbs less water initially, but retains more water long term. Often traps moisture due to its low drying potential. Its inability to release moisture causes its R-value to deteriorate over time. 15 Year study shows 19% water absorption, 52% R-value retention.

Water Resistance: Closed cell polystyrene insulation that is resistant to moisture gain, proven to resist moisture in both short (24 hour) and long-term tests

Water Resistance: Closed cell polystyrene insulation that is resistant to moisture gain. However, its ability to resist moisture has only been proven in short-term (24 hour) tests.

Vapor Permeance: Ranges from 2.5 – 5.0 ng/Pa·s·m2 per inch thick. It is more breathable and dry’s better in wet climates.

Vapor Permeance: Typically 1.5 ng/Pa·s·m2 per inch thick. Is not breathable and has high potential of trapping moisture in your wall due to its low drying capability.

Environmental Impact: Low impact on the environment. Its manufacturing process uses a pentane blowing agent instead of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) blowing agents typically used to produce XPS. MAX+ is Green Gaurd certified and has the lowest carbon footprint of all rigid insulation, up to 57 times lower.

Environmental Impact: High impact on the environment. Its use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as a blowing agent cause a very high global warming potential (GWP). It also uses harmful color dyes not found in MAX+. Results in a carbon footprint of up to 33-57 times higher then MAX+.

Standard Compliance: Meets CAN/ ULC S701 and ASTM C578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation.

Standard Compliance: Meets CAN/ ULC S701 and ASTM C578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation.

Dimensional Availability: Options to suit every application - standard sizes or custom cuts to suit your needs.

Dimensional Availability: Limited thickness and size options.