BioBased® Foam Insulation Enters the Retail Market with Soy SealTM
Soy SealTM is a line of soy-based, canned insulating foams for consumers.
October 30, 2008 - FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. - BioBased Insulation®, the industry leader in biologically-based spray polyurethane foam insulation for buildings, has launched Soy SealTM, a line of soy-based, canned insulating foams for consumers.
Until now, BioBased® Insulation’s award-winning, bio-based insulation products have only been available through a certified dealer network. With the launch of this product, available at The Home Depot, BioBased® Insulation is applying the science behind their success to consumer products.
Soy SealTM for Gaps & Cracks, a closed cell foam insulation and sealer, is the first product available. The foam sealant is spray-applied using a straw. It expands to fill and seal gaps and cracks and to reduce energy loss. According to ENERGY STAR, air leaks are responsible for 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating and cooling a home. Stopping air infiltration is the most cost-effective way to reduce heating and cooling costs.
Soy SealTM is a more responsible choice than petroleum-based foam sealants because it uses Agrol®, a 96% pure bio-polyol to replace a portion of the petroleum. By incorporating a rapidly renewable resource Soy SealTM supports farmers, helps to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and decreases your carbon footprint.
Soy SealTM exceeds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bio-content standards, and it is the first canned insulating foam to earn the stringent GREENGUARD for Children & Schools indoor air quality certification.
Soy SealTM for Windows & Doors, will be the next product released. This low-pressure foam is formulated specifically to prevent damage or bowing to windows and doors. It also repels water to prevent moisture and mold problems common around doors and windows.
The Home Depot is offering the product with custom packaging through their Eco Options program. Every product with the Eco Options label has less of an impact on the environment than competing products. For a downloadable media kit please visit www.soyseal.net.
Jennifer Wilson, brand manager