Rebranding of Dow Chemical Styrofoam XPS Products to Ravatherm XPS

In December 2018 Ravago Building Solutions acquired Dow Chemical’s European XPS business.

Ravago Building Solutions, Europe’s largest extruded polystyrene insulation (XPS) manufacturer, has relaunched its market-leading range of XPS. Ravatherm XPS X will be the new name for the UK’s best-performing range of XPS insulation boards for roofs, floors and fabricated products all with exceptional thermal values.

With a strong heritage and UK manufacturing stretching back 60 years, Ravatherm XPS X offers architects and building specifiers a wide range of thicknesses and compressive strengths which ensures that the most creative of design specifications can be met.

Ravatherm XPS X is moisture resistant and is blown with CO2, achieving a global warming potential score of less than five. Products in the roofing range were the first to secure a coveted Green Guide rating of A+ from BREEAM. Ravatherm XPS is manufactured locally in King’s Lynn, Norfolk to further minimise environmental impacts and shipping delays.

Panel Systems Ltd has been a distributor of Dow’s range of building products for over 30 years and now, following the acquisition, will continue to supply the range under the new brand names.

Please see details of the new product names below:

Current NameNew NameSheet Size (mm)Thickness (mm)
Dow Floormate 300ARavatherm XPS X 300 SB2500 x 60050, 75, 100, 125*, 150*
Dow Floormate 500ARavatherm XPS X 500 SB1250 x 60050, 75, 100, 120*, 140*, 160*
Dow Floormate 700ARavatherm XPS X 700 SB1250 x 60050, 100, 120*
XEnergy SLRavatherm XPS X 300 SL1250 x 60050, 80, 100, 120, 130, 140,
160, 180, 200, 205
XEnergy MKRavatherm XPS X MK1.5 x 50 / 3 x 100-
XEnergy RTM PlusRavatherm XPLUS RTM2500 x 600**25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60,
75, 80, 90, 100, 120
XEnergy HD300Ravatherm XPLUS HD3002510 x 600100
Hot-Wire Cut XEnergy Sheets and BlocksRavatherm XPS XH LBVarious sheet sizes available
from 2500 x x600 – 3050 x 1220
Cut to thicknesses from 5mm to 155mm
in increments of 0.5mm
Hot-Wire Cut Styrofoam Sheets and BlocksRavatherm XPS H LBVarious sheet sizes available
from 2500 x x600 – 3050 x 1220
Cut to thicknesses from 5mm to 155mm
in increments of 0.5mm

*Limited Availability I **Other sizes may be available, please call for further details

New data sheets have been produced under the new brand and are available upon request or can be downloaded from our website. The brand name changes do not affect the physical/mechanical properties, manufacturing processes, level of quality of the products or their availability in any way.

Panel Systems bespoke fabrication services will also remain the same, with Ravatherm XPS available for hot-wire cutting and CNC machining. We will also continue to supply from our state-of-the-art facility, which is ideally located just 5 minutes from J31 of the M1 motorway.

Ravago Building Solutions is a division of Ravago, a fast-growing multinational company with a culture based on family values. Founded in Belgium in 1961, the company is committed to ethical and sustainable business practices and forges strong relationships with its 7,000-strong workforce and 49,000 customers.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the changes detailed above, please contact our sales team on 0114 275 2881 or email sales@panelsystems.co.uk.