United States Patent Office Awards Second Design Patent to Creatherm

Indianapolis, IN – February 2009 – CreathermTM , announces the receipt of their second United States Design Patent (D587,358) on their “Walk-It-In” radiant floor panels.

The Radiant Floor Panels which are ideal for installing PEX hydronic tubing with considerable time savings.

The S45 floor panel is 2’ x 4’ x 2.8” thick and features a staggered snap-tight grid for optimal tubing spacing. On-center points exist every three inches. The S45 Floor Panel can support the installation of ½”, 5/8” or 3/4” PEX Tubing. This newer panel does not support installing tubing at 45 degree angles but offers greater “R” Value due to its thickness. This makes the product ideal for colder climates or new construction.

CreathermTM Radiant floor panels are now 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 TM 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 TM is a proud member of the Radiant Panel Association & USGBC.


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.

About BASF Corporation
BASF Corporation, headquarted in Florham Park, N.J., is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Our product portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/usa.