High-Performance XPS Insulation
Introducing Foamular® NGX™
Build above the rest
Canada and a growing number of U.S. states have committed to eliminating the use of high-Global Warming Potential (GWP) HFC blowing agents, an important contributor to climate change. Owens Corning celebrates this important step by introducing FOAMULAR® NGX™ (Next Generation Extruded) insulation, produced with a proprietary blowing agent that goes well beyond most regulations. The new formulation and production process meets or exceeds new, more stringent regulatory standards without sacrificing product performance. FOAMULAR® NGX™ is available across the entire U.S. and Canada.
MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE. MINIMIZE GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL.
Owens Corning® FOAMULAR® NGX™ insulation offers all the performance and ease-of-use you expect from Owens Corning® FOAMULAR® insulation with industry-leading sustainability:
FOAMULAR® NGX™ XPS Insulation
DESIGN WITH PURPOSE
You can feel confident specifying FOAMULAR® NGX™ insulation in the same places you’d specify legacy FOAMULAR® XPS – like wall assemblies, below-grade foundation walls and slabs, and vegetative roof assemblies – because FOAMULAR® NGX™ has the same performance profile you know and trust.
Science & Sustainability in Sync
More than six years of R&D and the evaluation of over 100 blowing agent formulations by Owens Corning’s polymer scientists took the industry-leading sustainability of FOAMULAR®NGX™from the lab to the worksite.
Make Every Project A Sustainable Project
The savings in CO₂ emissions is equal to removing one car from the road for a year with every 10 boards of FOAMULAR® NGX™installed.² Check out our emissions savings calculator below to see the GWP reduction potential on a commercial scale.
EPD Optimized: Qualifies for Option 2 Optimization Credit in LEED 4.1
A greater than 80% reduction in GWP³ qualifies FOAMULAR® NGX™ as 1.5 products towards LEED 4.1 points for Options 1 and 2.
Manufacturing and material composition matter when it comes to sustainability.That’s why we continue to invest in efficient manufacturing. FOAMUAR® NGX™ is GREENGUARD Gold certified, reusable, made with 100% wind electricity, and contains a minimum of 20% recycled polystyrene, as certified by Scientific Certification Systems.
Smart Material Performance Qualifies for U.S. Green Building Certifications
With zero ozone depletion potential, specifying and installing FOAMULAR® NGX™ helps builders achieve applicable LEED credits.
NGX™ Fun Fact
DID YOU KNOW?
It only takes 1 installed board of FOAMULAR® NGX™ to reduce CO₂ emissions--and for every 10 boards installed, it’s like removing one car from the road for a year.²
On January 1, 2021, Canada and several US states enacted new environmental regulations to lower the GWP levels of blowing agent formulations. See below map or Download the PDF to see the effective dates of when regulatory changes will roll out in North America, as well as proposed effective dates for those states where the regulations have yet to be finalized.
Final Laws and Regulations in Place
Canada, California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Washington
Proposed Laws and Regulations
Proposed Effective Date of 1/1/2022:
Hawaii, Maine, Virginia, Rhode Island
This map is current to March 2021. See PDF for latest updates.
Owens Corning Introduces FOAMULAR® NGX™ Insulation
Owens Corning introduces FOAMULAR® NGX™ Insulation with an innovative blowing agent blend that delivers 90% reduction in Global Warming Potential.
Green Building News
Owens Corning Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Frank O’Brien-Bernini discusses Owens Corning’s leadership position regarding the regulatory changes for XPS Insulation set to take effect on January 1, 2021.
1. Impact measured over 100-year time horizon, as compared to FOAMULAR® blowing agent formulation.
2. Compared to the leading competitor's XPS insulation. Data extracted from Dupont™ North American Grey Reduced GWP Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Products Environmental Product Declaration, Declaration Number: 4789559274.102.1, Issued January 1, 2021.
3. Compared to FOAMULAR® XPS insulation
4. Calculations computed using data provided by Natural Resources Canada's Greenhouse Calculator (April 2021 edition). To learn more, visit: https://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/corporate/statistics/neud/dpa/calculator/ghg-calculator.cfm#results
5. Building scale figures obtained from the U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Modelsof the National Building Stock. https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/46861.pdf
6. Board feet of product calculated assuming XPS insulation is used on the entirety of the building.