2009 Media Coverage

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




 The Big One.  Distribution Center Uses 2.75 Million Board Feet of EPS Insulation
December 2009
Construction of the new Uline distribution center, 1 million-plus square-foot facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., was completed in the summer of 2009.  The circumference of the Uline Distribution Center is nearly one mile, and its massive roof required the insulation of 2.75 million board feet of Foam-Control EPS insulation.
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 Severance Middle School Recipient of Cost-Saving Structural Insulated Panels
December 2009
Stephanie Watson, the assistant superintendent for business services for the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District, knows the importance of conserving energy in a time when school districts are trying to save as much money as possible.

A rotunda roof feature that was easily designed with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in a matter of 45 minutes is one of the energy conserving elements at the new Severance Middle School, which is in its first year of operation.
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 UDOT & TRAX Make Headway on Big Projects
November 2009
The Utah Department of Transportation is closing in on completion of one major project and closing down a ramp on another project.

In March, KSL News showed early construction on the bridge approaches, made from geofoam--a styrofoam-type material.
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 Rotunda Roof Feature Easily Designed with SIPs:  ACH Foam Technologies Earns Top Marks for Colorado School
October 2009

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) were specified to frame unique architectural features on roof sections of a Weld County Middle School, located in Severance, Colo. SIPs were chosen for their design flexibility and material cost savings.
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 Structural Insulated Panels Save Money & Increase Energy Efficiency for Keystone Remodel
September 2009

ACH Foam Technologies’ R-Control Structural Insulated Panels were specified to increase energy efficiency and cost savings for the Keystone, Colo., Tennis Townhomes remodel which began in June.
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Geofoam Blocks Save Time on Utah Light Rail Project
September 2009
In the second-largest application ever of its kind, hundreds of polystyrene block are helpng expedite an expansion of Salt Lake City's Transit Express (TRAX) light-rail system.  The lightweight material, akin to styrofoam, is helping Utah Transit Authority save at least $20 million and eight months of time by avoiding soil settlement issues.
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 Foam Packaging Giant Opens Wine Distributorship in Napa
August 2009

ACH Foam Technologies, a large producer of plastic foam products for construction and packaging, has formed WineLoc Packaging Products in south Napa.

Denver-based ACH has been producing wine shipping materials for the last couple of years, distributing them to North Coast wineries, wine clubs and fulfillment houses via local distributors. Now the company is launching its own distributorship, WineLoc, with new wine-tailored packaging and plans for oft-requested packing options.
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ACH Foam Technologies Outpaces Industry in EPS Recycling
July 2009

A recently released report, 2008 EPS Recycling Rate Report, compiled by R.W. Beck for the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR), shows an industry-wide increase of total EPS recycling. Total EPS recycling for post-consumer and post-industrial EPS increased from 56.5 million lb in 2006 to 69.4 million lb in 2008, a 22.6% increase in total pounds recycled.
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Murray Company Meets a Recycling Need
June 2009
Expanded Polystyrene - known as EPS - is a popular packaging material.  ACH Foam Technologies, which has a manufacturing facility in Murrary, already had a company-wide recycling program when it decided to expand its efforts further.
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 EPS Recycling Industry Update
April 2009
ACH Foam Technologies is asking its business partners and end-users to ion in a collaborative effort to recycle EPS (expanded polystyrene) packaging.  ACH uses a closed-loop manufacturing model in the production of its EPS products.
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 Foam Blocks (Geofoam) Helping UTA Save Time & Money
March 2009
The Utah Transit Authority says it's able to build the new West Valley light-rail line cheaper and faster thanks to a bunch of big foam blocks.

It looks like the construction workers are stacking giant LEGO blocks, but it is actually the base of what will be a bridge for the West Valley light-rail line.
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 EPS Recycling
March 2009

A company has joined forces with the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers and increased its recycling efforts to include expanded polystyrene.  ACH Foam Technologies (Denver) provides EPS packaging for the transportation of healthcare products, specifically pharmaceutical companies. 
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 Rural Builder Innovations
February 2009

ACH Foam Technologies says its SecureTherm Composite Roof Insulation eliminates the need for cover boards in roof applications. SecureTherm, a high performance, light weight and water resistant expanded polystyrene (EPS) roof insulation, has factory-applied durable fiberglass facer to meet UL Class A requirements.
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 Foam Firm to Build TRAX Line
February 2009

The 35 employees who work at the Utah office of ACH Foam Technologies LLC are preparing for one of the largest construction projects in the United States: the TRAX light-rail extension to West Valley City.
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Cover Boards Eliminated with SecureTherm by ACH Foam Technologies
February 2009
ACH Foam Technologies announced its SecureTherm Composite Roof Insulation eliminates the need for cover boards in roof applications. SecureTherm is a high performance, light weight and water resistant expanded polystyrene (EPS) roof insulation with a factory applied durable fiberglass facer to meet UL Class A requirements.
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Cover Boards Eliminated on Metal Roof Deck
January 2009
Green-minded managers of Patterson Dental building in Dinuba, Ca, had 160,000 sq. ft. of SecureTherm composite roof insulation installed on the building's metal roof deck in the summer of 2008.  Using EPs insulation raised the R-Value from R-30 to R-38 to make the building more energy efficient.
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EPS, XPS, 15-Year Test Detail
January 2009

ACH Foam Technologies conducted a 15-year test to determine water absorption characteristics of EPS (expanded polystyrene) and XPS (extruded polystyrene).  The test showed a dramatic variance between two materials in their resistance to water absorption.
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 15-Year Test Determines Dramatic Variance Between EPS & XPS
January 2009
ACH Foam Technologies conducted a 15-year test to determine water absorption characteristics of EPS (expanded polystyrene) and XPS (extruded polystyrene).  The test showed a dramatic variance between two materials in their resistance to water absorption.
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