2008 Media Coverage

News & Feature Stories about ACH Foam Technologies & the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Industry




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ACH Foam Technologies Stages Foam Face Off
December 2008
ACH Foam Technologies announced today the completion of a 15-year test to determine water absorption characteristics of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and XPS (Extruded Polystyrene). The test showed a dramatic variance between the two materials in their resistance to water absorption.
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Strength Without Density:  Geofoam at Work on California Academy of Science's Green Roof
November 2008

The California Academy of Sciences (CAS) in San Francisco has  completed a transformation. Its innovative redesign has already gained international recognition as a cultural icon. Under one “living roof,” the new Academy contains a planetarium, an aquarium, and a natural history museum.

The CAS expects to be the largest public LEED-platinum building in the world (Official LEED status won’t be determined until autumn of 2009).
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 Hard Hat NewsStevens County, GA Highway 17 Expansion Uses EPS Geofoam
November 2008

In the last 50 years, the number of motor vehicles in the United States has tripled and the number of miles traveled by drivers has increased five times (Federal Highway Administration (FHA), highway statistics). In order to accommodate these increases, many roads are being widened.
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 Greensburg Rising from Rubble as First LEED Platinum City
October 2008

On the night of May4, 2007, 95 percent of the homes and businesses in Greensburg, Kan., were destroyed by a massive F5 tornado that was nearly two miles wide.  Although this storm was devastating to the entire community, its rebuilding has presented Greensburg residents with an unparalleled opportunity to create a stronger, "green" city from the ground up.
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Light, Strong, Geofoam Fills in Utah's Gaps
September 2008
Legacy Parkway, Utah's State Capitol and The District Theatres in South Jordan - and maybe even your home - all have something in common.  These and hundreds of other structures, roadways and residences are made, in part, with the same substance as the fluffy white packing peanut - expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) - produced by Murray's ACH Foam Technologies.
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ACH SIPs Help Leopold Legacy Center Earn Highest LEED Rating
July 2008
The Aldo Leopold Foundation's New Legacy Center is located in rural Wisconsin, not far from where the influential conservationist reforested a piece of worn-out farmland and wrote A Sand County Almanac.  The 12,000 square foot project includes three buildings around a central courtyard.
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ACH Foam Technologies Expands Garage Door Insulation Capabilities to Three Additional Plants
April 2008
ACH Foam Technologies announced today the addition of new garage door insulation manufacturing capabilities to its Waukegan, IL; Gainesville, GA; and new Third Street Plant in Kansas City, KS. With the added capabilities, ACH is better able to service national garage door manufacturers in these areas. ACH Foam Technologies supplies garage door insulation to premier garage door manufacturers in the US, such as Wayne-Dalton and Mid-America Door.
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