News Release – Premier SIPs introduces PREMIER PLATINUM

Premier SIPs Now Offers Structural Insulated Panels with 20% Higher R-Values

PREMIER PLATINUM is the next generation of SIPS with graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulated cores which create an even more energy-efficient panel.

Puyallup, Washington, September 13, 2016 – Recognized for its leadership in developing advanced, energy-efficient building products, Premier SIPs introduces PREMIER PLATINUM structural insulated panels (SIPs) that offer 20% higher R-values than traditional SIP panels. The next generation of high performance SIPs is made with the new Insulfoam Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation. GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The graphite reflects radiant heat energy like a mirror, increasing the material’s resistance to the flow of heat – or R-Value.  In fact, testing has shown Platinum cores can increase the panel’s overall R-Value by over 20%.

Premier’s Platinum core SIPS are used in building enclosures which demand high performing and stable R-values – which notably increase as the temperature decreases. In some cases, PREMIER PLATINUM, with GPS cores, can result in the need for a thinner panel while still meeting energy code requirements. This, in turn, can reduce freight costs and reduce the size and thickness of accessories such as fasteners and lumber (if needed).

“From superior whole wall airtightness to significant reductions in thermal breaks, SIPs are the most energy-efficient structural system available,” said James Hodgson, General Manager for Premier SIPs. “With the added thermal efficiency of Platinum GPS, we’ve made a high-performance product even better.”

About Premier SIPs by Insulfoam

Premier SIPS by Insulfoam leads the construction industry in the research, development and manufacturing of high-performance, energy-efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs) and related materials. One of North America’s largest SIP manufacturers, the company is a leader in working with design professionals, contractors and code officials on innovative SIP applications. For more information about Premier SIPS, call (800) 275-7086 or visit