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BPF unveils latest in insulation at key Bahrain event

MANAMA, April 25, 2019

Bahrain Polystyrene Factory (BPF), a division of leading industrial group J A Zayani in the kingdom, has launched the latest product in thermal insulation at the ongoing Gulf Construction Expo.

The company, which has been manufacturing expanded polystyrene (EPS) since 1998, has recently diversified into production of extruded polystyrene (XPS) to cater to the growing demand for thermal insulation products in Bahrain.

Located at the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP), BPF is a first-of-its-kind plant that produces EPS and XPS using state-of-the-art technology.  

According to Paul Uruvath, manager BPF, the new thermal insulation product XPS will be one of the finest being manufactured in the GCC with the latest technology delivering a fire-retardant composition for both residential and commercial buildings.  

“Bahrain Polystyrene Factory aims to meet the growing demand for thermal insulation products in Bahrain. Our extruded polystyrene plant looks to support this for thermal insulation of roof and walls to provide savings on energy costs and protect from climate change,” he remarked.

“Insulation of buildings is essential for consumers. Extruded polystyrene for roof and wall insulation is vital when considering higher thermal conductivity,” he added.

XPS is produced from solid polystyrene crystals. The main utilisation of this product is in waterproofing and thermal insulation. The standard size of the product is 1250 x 600 x 50 mm with density of 32 to 35 kg per cu m.

BPF’s XPS manufacturing unit has the production capacity to manufacture 450 kg per hour of extruded polystyrene in various thickness ranging from 20 to 100 mm with length of 1000 to 1800 mm and density ranging from 30 to 40 kg per cu m.

EPS is produced from solid polystyrene beads, which are moulded as per various specifications to foam insulation boards, blocks or customised shapes for the requirements of building insulations, decorations and packaging industries. - TradeArabia News Service




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