Filcor (Expanded Polystyrene) is increasingly being specified for an ever-growing range of applications. The most common applications include use as a lightweight structural fill alternative to more traditional fill materials.
The versatility of Filcor means that any shape, size or profile can be manufactured with relatively short lead times. In addition, a range of materials of increasing compressive strengths are available to meet the loading requirements of the application, whilst also providing the most cost effective solution.
Filcor can be used for a range of applications including lightweight structural fill and insulation. The product can be manufactured in standard sheet sizes or alternatively profiled to the installer’s exact requirements.
Standard sheet/block 2400mm long x 1200mm wide x required depth.
Each Filcor sheet/block can be manufactured to the required depth, with a minimum depth of 25mm and a maximum depth of 1200mm.
Additionally Cordek can supply an individual Hot Wire Cutter for hire.
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Please consult the Filcor Technical Data Sheet for details of the physical properties of the product range.
|Manufactured BS EN 13163:2012 Physical Properties||Filcor 20||Filcor 45||Filcor 70||Filcor 90||Filcor 100||Filcor 120||Filcor 140||Filcor 160||Filcor 190|
|Compressive Strength at 1% strain (kPa)||20||45||70||90||100||120||140||160||190|
|Nominal Density (kg/m3)||15||20||25||30||35||40||45||50||55|
|Thermal Conductivity Value +W/mK||0.038||0.036||0.035||0.034||0.033||0.033||0.033||0.033||0.033|
|Max Depth of Concrete (assumed 25k/N/m3) to not exceed |
Compressive Strength at 1% strain (mm)
Filcor complies with both BS EN 13163:2012 and BS EN 14933:2007
The manufacture of Filcor is a low pollution process. Steam is he key component and the water is re-used many times. There is no waste in the process as all cut offs or rejects are recycled.
Filcor is 98% air. This makes Filcor a uniquely resource-efficient material with small carbon footprint.
Filcor is HFC, CFC and HCFC free and Pentane is used as its blowing agent. Pentane has a low Global Warming Potential* (GWP) of less than five. (The EU does not register pentane as a substance hazardous to human health or environment.)
Styrene, used in the manufacture of Filcor, occurs naturally in many commonplace items including strawberries, beans, nuts, beer, wine, coffee beans and cinnamon