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Exciting Readi-Board News

We are proud to announce our two new premium content series; Test Tuesday and Readi to Craft.

Ever wonder how well wood glue works on Readi-Board foam board? Have a project that needs a little more color but not sure what paints will do the job? Each week in Test Tuesday we will explore how materials ranging from glue to paint react with our foam board.

If you follow us on Twitter you’ve probably already seen some of the interesting things that can be created with foam board. With our Readi to Craft video series we will show you exactly how to make some of those crafts at home.

Connect with us on Twitter to stay up to date on all our crafts and product announcements.

Not on Twitter? No problem, follow the links to connect with us on additional social media.

Enhanced R-Value: POLYCORE 5000

R.L. Adams Plastics is pleased to announce our latest product innovation – POLYCORE 5000 with an improved R-value….R2.5.  The increased R-value offers more opportunities in the residing and new residential markets.

POLYCORE 5000 is a ½” x 4’ x 24’ bundle (equivalent to three 4’ x 8’ sheets) and can be carried by one contractor over their shoulder verses the cumbersome movement when trying to carry just one 4’ x 8’ sheet typically found in today’s market. This product also does not contain fire retardants.

We expect contractors will find many benefits for using POLYCORE 5000 for their residing and new residential projects.

POLYCORE 5000 R2.5 is only available in gray colored foam.

Find out more here!

RL Adams Plastics Introduces House Wrap Alternative

Why do typical Building and House Wraps have to be made from flimsy, paper-like materials? Why does installation have to be a hassle? Why can’t typical house wraps offer the contractor and homeowner more than simply being a paper-thin “barrier”?POLYCORE Building Wrap

RL Adams Plastics continues to change the conversation with innovative ways of improving outdated products and techniques.  We are introducing POLYCORE Building Wrap, part of the new Adams Home Barrier System. POLYCORE Building Wrap offers the benefits of a premium house wrap, and enhances it with more strength, 1.0 R-value, gasket formation around doors and windows, and single-person installation. POLYCORE Building Wrap lays flat and won’t tear and flap in the wind.  It doesn’t require the added time, money, and hassle of bringing in an additional sub-contractor to install.

Click here for a COMPARISON CHART comparing POLYCORE Building Wrap to the competition.

 

Tri-Layer Make-up

  • Foamed polystyrene sandwiched between two layers of polystyrene films
  • Thickness: nominal ¼” with actual of 0.210”
  • 4’ x 48’ bundles, folded into 4’x 2’ x 5” units for easy single-person carrying and installation
  • Bundle weight: approx. 11 lbs.

Contact us for more information and to increase your quality offerings for 2016!

Readi-Board Now Available on Amazon.com!

Our world-renowned Readi-Board foam board is now available for purchase on Amazon.  After much intensified interest for single case, direct-to-house shipment for Domestic and International consumers, we are happy to be able to better serve these users.  Readi-Board is eligible for Free Shipping as well as Amazon Prime free two-day shipping.

Product offerings available on Amazon are:

  • 20” x 30” x 3/16” in white, black, and 11 colors in 25 count boxes
  • 36” x 48” x 3/16” Tri-Fold Presentation Board in white and black in 18 count boxes

Thanks for your continued support of Readi-Board, and happy crafting! Order Here!

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Industry News: RL Adams Plastics introduces the new Home Barrier System

RL Adams Plastics introduces the new Home Barrier System….the Builder & Remodeler’s Choice for house wrap alternative.

 

PC 2000 New Construction

 

Recently Eco Homes in Indiana used the new POLYCORE 2000 Home Barrier fanfold in lieu of standard house wrap, and the results were pleasing not only to the home owners eyes but also labor savings realized by the contractor. This new approach offers less cumbersome installation typical of 9’ house wrap rolls and eliminates the need for a subcontractor associated with the installation and purchase of house wrap on a job site. The additional benefits range from offering an R-value and creates an air/water gasket performance at penetration, as well as around windows and doors during installation. Please visit the RL Adams Home Barrier System tech sheet for more details, and see what the future holds for exterior home barrier systems.

 

R.L. Adams Plastics Inc. Rewarded for Energy-Efficiency

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R.L. Adams Plastics Inc. Receives $63,000 Rebate

 for Energy-Efficient Company Expansion

WYOMING, Mich., June 12, 2015 – A family owned Wyoming manufacturer is saving energy and money with improvements to its expanded warehouse, resulting in an energy efficiency incentive payment of more than $63,000 from Consumers Energy.

Karl Adams, general manager of R.L. Adams Plastics Inc., received a ceremonial $63,272  rebate check this week from Consumers Energy during a presentation at the company’s new 100,000-square-foot warehouse, part of its complex at 5955 Cross Roads Commerce Parkway.

 

“Using energy-efficient building materials and processes, our new warehouse will save us tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs annually,” Karl Adams said. “It has been great working with Consumers Energy to achieve these savings.”

R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc produces state of the art foam products for retail, distribution, and professional sales channels.  Its three main industries include food service, building products and arts and crafts.

“Helping companies like R.L. Adams Plastics save money while growing their business is our Promise to Michigan, and we’re pleased they have been an active participant in the energy efficiency program,” said Teri

 

VanSumeren, Consumers Energy director of energy efficiency solutions. “Using less electricity helps customers save money, promotes economic development and allows Consumers Energy to fulfill our Promise to Michigan.”

Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs have helped Michigan homes and businesses save more than $855 million since 2009.

 

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

 Media Contacts: Roger Morgenstern, 616-530-4364 or Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394

 

The Bucket Test: XPS vs EPS Fanfold

Below is the second video in our polystyrene fanfold education series. This video illustrates the benefits of using extruded polystyrene (XPS) over expanded polystyrene (EPS). We invite you to try the simple test on your own as the effects of water on each product may be difficult to see in this video. Remember- water permeation can turn into mold.

 

Fanfold Comparisons with RL Adams Plastics, Inc.

Below is an educational video for homeowners, contractors, and buyers to properly understand the characteristics of the various polystyrene fanfold offerings available in the marketplace. We provide the facts, and you make the decisions! Curt VanDyke is our Director of Product Development and Building Products.

 

Industry Announcement

R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company is pleased to announce our newest product offering, POLYCORE 5000. This new product will offer several advantages in the residing and new residential markets.

POLYCORE 5000 is our first 1/2″ product offering and comes in a 1/2″ x 4′ x 24′ bundle faced on both sides with a special polyethylene blend film. Designed to be the equivalent of three 4′ x 8′ sheets, one bundle can easily be carried over the shoulder by a contractor. Comparing this to the task of carrying one cumbersome 4′ x 8′ sheet illustrates the convenience and efficiency POLYCORE 5000 will provide.

This product does not contain fire retardants and is not targeted for use in the commericial side of the industry. We expect contractors will find many benefits for using POLYCORE 5000 for their residing and new residential projects. POLYCORE 5000 is available in Dow blue or POLYCORE beige colored foam.

Orders are now being accepted.

Did You Know?

Did you know that our Black Readi-Board works great with chalk? Try it out! It can be an inexpensive way of adding flare to any project or keeping your kids busy for hours.

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