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Application

Can be used in the following areas:

  • As the spacer below Newton System 500 flooring membranes.
  • For protection of Newton System 200 liquid applied waterproofing membranes applied externally to retained walls.
  • Insulated support below Newton 403 HydroBond waterproofing membrane.
  • Parking decks and green roofs.
  • Full external envelope insulating of subterranean structures sited permanently within the water table.

Description

Newton Fibran XPS 500-C is a 50 mm deep, closed-cell thermal insulation board manufactured from rigid extruded polystyrene foam (XPS). The product is manufactured in accordance with EN 13164.

The boards are used to form a 50 mm insulated spacer adjacent to the Basedrain and Floordrain drainage channels within the Newton System 500 cavity drain waterproofing system. The insulation boards are rated at 500 kPa, and feature specifically designed slots to the underside of the boards, that in combination with the perimeter and spine drainage channels of Newton System 500, form a fully drained supporting spacer below the floor drainage membrane.

The insulation boards can also be used as protection for Newton System 200 liquid applied waterproofing membranes applied externally to new earth retained structures or retained walls, uniquely offering protection, insulation and drainage within one product.

During installation, boards should be staggered to ensure that the drainage slots are lined up to allow for unhindered drainage.

Features and benefits:

  • Good thermal insulation characteristics, with a very low coefficient of thermal conductivity.
  • Closed cell structure with no connecting capillaries resulting in high resistance to water absorption and diffusion of water vapour.
  • Capable of permanent submersion in water.
  • Fully inert when subjected to climatic variations.
  • High mechanical and compressive strength and high dimensional stability.
  • Contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s).
  • Life expectancy is equivalent to the building in which it is installed (estimated at 50 years).
  • 100% recyclable.
  • Easy to transport, cut and apply.
  • Completely rot proof and does not develop any mould or other efflorescence.
  • The board offers no nutritional value for rodents, insects, etc.
  • Good resistance to acids, alkalines, aggressive ground containments and inorganic gases.
  • Suitable substrates include compacted, clean, level surfaces, basement concrete floor slabs and rafts, earth retained walls of concrete, mortar or insulating concrete forms (ICF) and compacted blinding.
  • CE marked.

Applications:

Can be used in the following areas:

  • As the spacer below Newton System 500 flooring membranes.
  • For protection of Newton System 200 liquid applied waterproofing membranes applied externally to retained walls.
  • Insulated support below Newton 403 HydroBond waterproofing membrane.
  • Parking decks and green roofs.
  • Full external envelope insulating of subterranean structures sited permanently within the water table.

General information
Specification data - Extruded polystyrene (XPS) boards
Product Reference

Newton Fibran XPS 500-C (500C)

Accessories/ Other requirements

Not required

Newton Insulation Fixings (IF90)

Standard product features

Form:

Rigid board with a slotted surface and square edges.

Colour:

Green.

Board size:

50 x 1000 x 600 mm.

Technical characteristics:

- Features:

  • Density/ Specific gravity: 0.03 kg/m³.
  • Yield: 0.6 m².
  • Service temperature: -50 to +75°C.

- Properties:

  • Compressive strength (to EN 826) at 10% deformation: 500 kPa.
  • Compressive creep (over 50 years at <2% deformation, to EN 1606): 165 kPa.
  • Thermal conductivity (after 25 years, to EN 12667): 0.035 W/m·K.
  • Thermal resistance (after 25 years, to EN 13164): 1.29 m²K/W.
  • Long term water absorption by immersion (to ΕΝ 12087): 0.7%.
  • Water absorption by diffusion (to ΕΝ 12088): 3%.
  • Reaction to fire (to EN 13501-1): Euroclass E.
  • Global warming potential (GWP, to EN 15804): <5 kg CO2 (Eq).

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