Kiesa KaySpecial to The Gardner News Styrofoam slides out with the holiday surprises after keeping treasures

Kiesa KaySpecial to The Gardner News Styrofoam slides out with the holiday surprises after keeping treasures safe in transit, a common product. Few people know of the man from Gardner, Kansas, who created the first, real Styrofoam on earth. It happened by accident, as so many wonderful things do. Otis Ray “Mac” McIntire had been born in Gardner on August 24, 1918. The Cubs won the pennant that day, in a baseball season cut short by World War I. McIntire was still a young man the day he invented the product that would land him in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  He had graduated from the University of Kansas in chemical engineering in 1940, and he had a good job with Dow Chemical Company. In 1941, then a chemical engineer, he was working on figuring out substitutes for rubber, a product increasingly hard to find with the advent of World War II. He wanted to make a flexible insulator. A strange product emerged when he mixed styrene with isobutylene. Bubbles formed, and McIntire realized that he unintentionally had made a foam polystyrene 30 times lighter and more flexible than any other ever had been. Dow Chemical called this lightweight, water resistant product by a new name...

Foamex offer the XPS Extruded Polystyrene insulation boards that are both strong and durable which makes

Foamex offer the XPS Extruded Polystyrene insulation boards that are both strong and durable which makes it an ideal product for use across a range of construction and building applications. Suitable for both residential and commercial buildings, the material used is resilient and robust boasting both high compressive strength and a superior thermal performance. It is the number one choice for builders, specifies, architects and engineers. Available in a range of thicknesses from 25mm- 100mm, the Styroboard XPS extruded boards are a green, environmentally friendly product. Both internal and external temperatures can be limited and reduced which in turn reduces the how much energy is consumed making them the ideal insulation boards for reducing greenhouse emissions and power bills.   Subscribe to get all the news, views, resources, comment and opinion on all things Architecture & Design delivered straight to your inbox. Thermal Insulation Materials, Insulation Board, Extruded Board – Li Pu,https://www.lipubw.com/