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Murus introduces jumbo format SIPs and fully automated production line

SIPA manufacturer member The Murus Company now offers jumbo-sized structural insulated panels (SIPs). The company recently added a fully automated, computer controlled production line that went online at its Mansfield, Pennsylvania factory on March 15, 2013. The new equipment can produce SIPs in widths up to 9 feet, lengths up to 24 feet, and thicknesses up to 17 inches.

According to General Manager Jamie Jenkins, “industry and customer demand encouraged Murus to add jumbo SIP manufacturing capability. Jumbo SIPs will further complement our leading lineup of products and services. There is an ever-growing segment of the construction industry that prefers building with SIPs and wants to increase time and labor savings even more through the use of jumbo panels.”

Large-format SIPs speed up construction for builders and result in fewer gaps to seal against air infiltration.

Jenkins added that Murus’ new production line can supply jumbo panels made with expanded polystyrene (EPS), BASF NEOPOR® EPS, and extruded polystyrene foam cores. Murus will continue to offer polyurethane-core SIPs in four-foot widths.

“The new line can produce up to 50,000 square feet of product per day and will enable Murus to meet the industry’s ever-increasing demand for energy-efficient SIPs,” said Jenkins.

For more information on The Murus Company, visit www.murus.com

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