Production Begins On New Creatherm U45 Radiant Floor Panel

Indianapolis, IN – October 2008 – The fourth panel from Creatherm is ready for market and combines benefits of its first three radiant floor panels into one product. The U45 Floor Panel is a half-inch thicker version of the S45 and one and a half-inch thicker version of the T45 Floor Panel. The thicker profile makes the snap-tight grid ideal for those requiring a greater “R” value.

The U45 floor panel is 2’ x 4’ x 3.3” thick and features a staggered snap-tight grid for optimal tubing spacing. On-center points exist every three inches. The U45 Floor Panel can support the installation of ½”, 5/8” or 3/4” PEX Tubing. This newer panel offers greater “R” Value due to its thickness. This makes the product ideal for colder climates or new construction. The new panel will be manufactured as existing Creatherm production facilities as well as Aptco, LLC on
the West Coast. Customers now have the ability to split orders between the T45, S45 and U45 by bundle quantity.

All Creatherm radiant floor panels are manufactured out of BASF Styropor® EPS. Styropor®, an expandable polystyrene (EPS) was invented by BASF in 1952 and today is a classic among the raw materials employed for cost-effective construction, as well as efficient and reliable packaging. The most important properties of Styropor® EPS include: excellent thermal insulation capacity, high compressive strength, outstanding impact absorption, low weight, and flexible design capabilities. The foam panels are also quiet, resistant to insects and mold, and virtually allergen free.

Headquarted in Indianapolis, Ind., Creatherm offers expanded polystyrene foam products to the
building industry. Building on a design alliance with Createc Corporation, manufacturers of ICF panels, Creatherm’s Radiant Floor Panels were their first product to reach market. Creatherm
is also a proud member of the Radiant Panel Association.

About Createc Corporation
For over 30 years, Createc Corporation, as a second-generation family owned business, has been a leader in the beaded foam industry, providing everything from protective packaging to automotive, component and specialty foam products. Strengths include in-house product design, quality manufacturing, and a large production capacity backed by timely delivery and attentive customer service. The ability to solve design problems offers Createc Corporation distinction as a valued business partner to companies nationwide.

Creatherm TM and (US Design Patent No. D541396) are registered to Creatherm TM. The T, S and U45 Floor Panel design is patent pending.