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VersaFlex Expands Its Regional Sales Force

Polyurea coatings and linings technology to be presented to construction engineers, architects, and specifiers.

Todd Gomez, PCS with over 20 years of coating and construction management experience has been promoted to Sales Manager for VersaFlex's new regional sales program. Full Story

Latest Issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Published Digitally, In Print

The Jan/Feb 2014 Issue will be featured in print at the 2014 SPFA Show.

The Jan/Feb 2014 Issue will be featured in print at the 2014 SPFA Convention and Expo. Full Story

Foam Week TV Premieres Twelfth Episode of the Season sponsored this week's episode.

This week's episode features Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine, SPF Depot, and ISOPA. Full Story

SPI to Host Informative Event In Chicago

The Expand Your Business Lunch & Learn Event will take place at SPI's facility on November 15, 2013.

The event will take place on November 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at SPI's facility Full Story

Demilec USA Interviewed Couple Featured on Designing Spaces About Spray Foam Insulation

Demilec SPF provided a more quiet, comfortable, and healthy living environment for the Kitfield family.

Demilec USA was able to have a follow up interview with Andy and Anitra Kitfield six months after their house was insulated with Demilec spray foam insulation. Full Story

United Subcontractors, Inc. Announces New V.P. of Sales and Marketing

Jim Tipperreiter named Vice President of Sales and Marketing

United Subcontractors, Inc named Jim Tipperreiter their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Full Story

Spray Foam Restores Roof of Geodesic Dome Home

After wind uplift damaged the roof shingles, the owner opted for an advanced roofing system.

The geodesic dome roof of a home was strengthened with spray foam application after the structure had been damaged by wind uplift over the years. Full Story

Huntsman Publishes White Paper Addressing Wind Uplift and Spray Polyurethane Foam

The Paper Cites Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation in Hurricane-Prone Regions

The Paper Cites Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation in Hurricane-Prone Regions. Full Story

SWD Urethane Announces SPF Roofing Certification Training

The training is designed to offer hands-on training, including spray technique, troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance.

The training is designed to offer hands-on training, including spray technique, troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces 10th Anniversary Cruise To Cozumel, Mexico

The cruise includes a Super Bowl viewing party.

To celebrate American WeatherStar’s 10th anniversary, the company has scheduled a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico for its Dealers on the Elation cruise ship, which departs the port of New Orleans, Louisiana on January 30, 2014 and returns to port on Februa Full Story

Spray Foam Systems Announces New Website

The new website showcases several types of rigs designed to satisfy customers' needs.

'We want to be able to better service the industry as a whole by making a simple and easy to use site' Full Story

Registration Open For Free Annual ASHRAE Webcast

Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, “Assessing Building Energy Performance – From Principles to Practice.” Full Story

Quest Specialty Chemicals Launches Redesigned Quest Construction Products Website

The firm unveils a new Quest Construction Products brand and consolidates all QCP industry-leading coatings product lines in one online destination.

The firm unveils a new Quest Construction Products brand and consolidates all QCP industry-leading coatings product lines in one online destination. Full Story

25-Year-Old Spray Foam Roof Rehabbed, Given New 30-Year Warranty

A complete tear-off would have been costly and would have required asbestos abatement.

NV Energy, a power and utility company servicing northern Nevada, was convinced their older operations building needed a new roof, but soon discovered that their existing one was a good candidate for rehab, thanks to Roof Crafters, Inc. Full Story

Water Tower At Explosives Factory Insulated With Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

The water from the new tower will be used for the sprinkler system in the explosives factory.

The facility was expanding its operation and needed to install a new water tower to accommodate its sprinkler system. Full Story

Farmer Entrusts Equipment, Retains Heat With Spray Polyurethane Foam

The new building will house the owner's expensive farming equipment.

The owner recognized that installing spray foam insulation would not only help protect the machines, but also prevent heat from escaping during cold winter months, so he contacted Kohls Foam Systems, Inc. to get the job done right. Full Story

Demilec APX Receives ICC Evaluation Report Evidencing Compliance With AC-377 Appendix X Building Code

Demilec APX is the new open-cell foam insulation from Demilec (USA).

Demilec APX is the new open-cell foam insulation from Demilec (USA). Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces Updated Foam Kit 15FR Polyurethane Foam System With New, Easy-To-Use Features

The Foam Kit 15FR is a portable, self-contained dispensing system for two-component polyurethane spray foam. Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Group Provides Equipment, Materials, and Training at Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The building is considered to be one of the most haunted in America.

Waverly is slated to have spray foam installed on the underside of the decking between the floors of the building. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine’s Latest Issue is Now Available

The March/April 2013 Issue takes readers 'behind the foam.'

The March/April 2013 Issue takes readers 'behind the foam.' Full Story

Brothers Bring Industry Experience to Florida-based Spray Foam Supply Company

Spray Foam Gear's user-friendly site offers daily SPF maintenance supplies at competitive prices.

Spray Foam Gear's user-friendly site offers daily SPF maintenance supplies to accommodate contractors' spray foam needs. Full Story

Huntsman Acquires Stake in Japanese Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Company

Nippon Aqua is the SPF market leader in Japan, with business operations in over 30 locations across the country.

Nippon Aqua is the SPF market leader in Japan, with business operations in over 30 locations across the country. Full Story

NREL Hits Mark on Energy Efficiency, Misses Mark on Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Energy efficient measures were promoted in Washington, though there was no explicit mention of SPF.

Building energy efficient structures is perhaps the most critical strategy NREL put forward, claiming that buildings account for roughly 40% of the country's energy consumption. Full Story

Principia Releases Comprehensive Report Focusing on Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry

The 2013 report is an update to the company’s well-received 2009 report.

In response to the surge of interest in the spray foam insulation and roofing, Principia is offering a report about the industry. Full Story

University Housing Complex Roofing System Restored with Polyurea Coating Application

Oak Ridge Coatings worked with RIT to install a polyurea membrane over an existing damaged EPDM system.

'The existing EPDM membrane roofing had failed, resulting in water leakage into the apartments' Full Story

Improperly Insulated Oil Tanks Rehabbed With Spray Polyurethane Foam

The mil-thickness of the previous coating application was inadequate.

The existing insulation and subsequent coating was not applied at the proper thickness. So, the company contacted SPRAYtight, Inc., a contractor with experience insulating tanks who had worked with them before, to re-insulate the tanks and give them Full Story

Flood-Damaged Home Restored and Re-insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The homeowner connected with the SPF contractor through

When the job was completed, the walls were rock-solid and every nook, cranny, crack and gap in the house's building envelope was filled with spray foam insulation. Full Story

Aging Industrial Park Rescued By Spray Foam Insulation and Polyurea Coating

Water entered through first-floor facade window frames and heat escaped through uninsulated walls.

Green-Tech decided to apply polyurea and spray foam to their own building to see if it would successfully alleviate the problems and be an option for the rest of the complex. Full Story

Hertz Car Rental Kiosk Installed With Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing System

The roof had to be durable enough to withstand frequent maintenance worker traffic.

Since many of the kiosks are located inside airport parking garages, insulating them can be a challenge. The structures are typically 10 to 11 ft. high and the roof can be just feet from the parking garage ceiling. Full Story

Kansas Home Destroyed By Tornado Rebuilt And Insulated With Spray Polyurethane Foam

The homeowner wanted his new home to be more energy efficient.

A homeowner in the town of Goessel lost his entire house during a tornado. The home was rebuilt. He opted to have spray foam insulation installed to the new residence and contacted Optimum Spray Foam to do the job. Full Story

Icynene Rated First For Quality Third Consecutive Year

U.S builders rank Icynene number one as the best quality insulation brand surpassing traditional insulation brands.

More than 2,850 builders have rated spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, number one for product quality across all insulation types for the third consecutive year, solidifying the manufacturer's position as the insulation industry leader. Full Story

Comfort RX Training Programs Achieve Building Performance Institute, Inc. Approval

Marketing, Application and Product Training Courses Approved for 2.75 Continuing Education Units

The program is designed to take your contracting business to the next level with air sealing products, training, marketing and technical support. Full Story

The Jury Is In: Dow Ordered To Pay $400 Million In Price-Fixing Class Action Lawsuit

Dow was the only defendant not to settle in the case.

A seven-member federal jury in Kansas City has decided that Dow Chemical Company conspired with other corporations to fix urethane product prices. Full Story

Graco Announces Top Distributors For Industrial Coatings And Foam Equipment

The distributors were selected on the basis of annual sales during 2012.

Graco, Inc. (NYSE:GGG) Graco's high-performance coatings and foam (HPCF) business unit recently announced its Top 20 HPCF North American distributors for 2013. The distributors were selected on the basis of annual sales during 2012. Full Story

Novomer Completes World’s First Large-Scale PPC Polyol Manufacturing Run

The product opens up commercial-scale testing in the polyurethanes industry.

Novomer, Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced the world's first large-scale manufacturing run of polypropylene Full Story

2013 RESNET Building Performance Conference To Take Place February 27th to March 1st, 2013 In Orlando

A half-day pre-conference HERS 101 training course will be offered on February 26th.

The 2013 RESNET Building Performance Conference will be held February 27th to March 1st in Orlando, Florida. Full Story

Amtech's Robb G. Smith Awarded Field Examiner Certification by Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

An eight-hour training course was required to complete the certification process.

SPFA's Professional Certification Program is the most comprehensive training for spray foam professionals. Full Story

NCFI's AgriThane Spray Foam Helps Cut Propane Cost Of Cage-Free Pullet Starter House

Baby chicks need a well-regulated and consistent thermal comfort zone.

Greg Fortkamp, a third-generation poultry farmer in Fort Recovery, Ohio, used AgriThane high performance spray foam insulation by NCFI Polyurethanes on his metal, cage-free pullet house to ensure his pullets would survive. Full Story

Historic Church Updated With Spray Foam Retains Aesthetic Charm

The church could not stay open year-round due to uncomfortable temperatures.

The First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg, located in the middle of Monument Terrace, was built in 1924 as a memorial to citizens who fought and died in American wars. The church wanted to retain its historic aesthetic, but lacked insulation to keep it Full Story

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. Updates Testing Matrix for DC315 Intumescent Paint

DC315 has passed more than 36 full-scale code-compliant tests.

DC315 has passed more than 36 full-scale code-compliant tests. Full Story

Tuff-Gard Waterproof Coating Designed To Achieve Roof Longevity At Economical Price Point

Tuff-Gard was designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Tuff-Gard is an asphalt emulsion product with polymers and a blend of latexes. It has been designed to withstand harsh weather and to provide a waterproof coating to desired surfaces. Full Story

2013 SPFA Convention & Expo Underway in Jacksonville

A record 86 exhibitors are attending this year's show.

A record 86 exhibitors are attending this year's show. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Applied To Ohio High School’s Unique Football Stadium Ticket Booths

Spray foam insulation was used to prevent heat escape, ensuring the comfort of the ticket takers.

Northwest High School, located outside of Akron, wanted to create a new entrance for their football stadium, so plans were made for a complete renovation. Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Group Introduces ‘SPF Series’ Turnkey Mobile Spray Foam Rig

The rigs incorporate PMC's new PH-20 proportioner.

The SPF Series has two models: the SPF-16, a 16 ft. tag-along unit, and the SPF-12V, a 12 ft. V-nose unit. Full Story

Building Envelope of Mother-In-Law Suite Insulated With Spray Foam

The contractor opted for the foam because it was rated to almost a three-inch pass, meaning he could spray more, faster.

When a homeowner added a new mother-in-law suite to their existing residence, it received nothing but the star treatment. Full Story

Foam Week TV’s Season 4 Finale Previews the Upcoming SPFA Convention & Expo

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

This year, the web series is sponsored by American WeatherStar. Full Story

This Old House Star Renovates His Own Historic Santa Fe Home with Help of “Super Insulation”

After roofing the home with NCFI's SPF roofing system, EnduraRock, Southwest Spray Foam insulated the rest of the home.

The house needed just about everything—new roofing, thermal protection, air sealing, waterproofing—to meet Santa Fe's stringent code. Full Story

CPI And Spray Foam Coalition To Offer Industry Insight And Discuss SPF At SPFA Convention in Jacksonville

The groups' two breakout sessions will cover manufacturers' support the SPF contracting community and SPF for unvented attics.

The groups' two breakout sessions will cover manufacturers' support the SPF contracting community and SPF for unvented attics. Full Story

FTC Enforces ‘Green Guides’ By Fining Home Insulation Marketer For Deceptive Product Claims

According to the FTC, it is the largest penalty awarded in a home insulation case to date.

Edward Sumpolec of Palm Bay, Florida, who conducted business under three different entities, was found in violation of the FTC's rule requiring sellers to provide an accurate R-value for their products. Full Story

American WeatherStar Promotes Scott Gayle To National Sales Manager

Gayle brings a lifetime of sales and marketing experience to his new position.

American WeatherStar (AWS) has announced the promotion of Scott Gayle to the position of National Sales Manager for all its roof coatings, spray foam, and single-ply roofing materials divisions. Full Story

Polyurea Coating Earns Highest NSF/ANSI Approval Rating for Potable Water Application

VersaFlex AquaVers Pure Polyurea for Potable Water Achieves Highest NSF Temperature Approval Rating.

VersaFlex's 'AquaVers' Line of Pure Polyurea Systems for Potable Water Application qualified as a Polyurea Interior/Lining Barrier System for Tanks, Vessels, Storage Containers, and Pipes that are used for Potable/Drinking water. Full Story

New Home's Unique Roof Makes Job Interesting/Challenging For Applicators

The homeowner wanted the roof to resemble a circus tent.

The homeowner, who works on television and theater productions, designed the house and constructed it with the aid of a contractor. When it came time to insulate the roof, he contacted Cutting Edge to create a spray foam roof. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Announces Special Limited Print Edition

The publication will be available exclusively at SFIRM’s booth at the 2013 SPFA Show

The publication will be available exclusively at SFIRM’s booth at the 2013 SPFA Show Full Story

2013 International Roofing Expo To Kick-Off In San Antonio February 5th

The Expo is being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The International Roofing Expo is scheduled to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from Tuesday, February 5th through Thursday, February 7th. There will be 430 companies represented in 960 booths in the show ro Full Story

SoyThane Technologies, Inc. Opens New Location in Hurricane, Utah

The new location will provide the same services and products as SoyThane's Jacksonville facility.

SoyThane Technologies, Inc. opened their new location in Hurricane, Utah on January 1st of this year in order to better facilitate customers in the western part of the country. Full Story

The Spray Foam Industry to Convene on the East Coast at the 2013 SPFA Convention & Expo

The trade show will take place along the waterfront of Jacksonville, Florida.

This year's convention venue is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, centrally located in the city's downtown area. Full Story

New Hudson Harbor Development Thrives After Demolition Of GM Plant

The development offers views of the water and the Tarrytown Lighthouse.

After the demolition of a General Motors plant that conducted its operations on the property next to the Hudson River from 1914 through 1996, construction of new luxury townhomes and condominium flats, known as Hudson Harbor, began. Full Story

Spray Foam Industry Measures Up to Recent Trends in Remodel and Retrofit Construction

Spray Foam Leads shows clear evidence of NAHB’s nationwide construction index.

NAHB's Remodeling Market Index (RMI) takes the pulse of nationwide retrofit efforts on a quarterly basis and is tabulated in four regions–Northeast, Midwest, South, and West–before calculating a national average. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience's In-field Applicator Information Program Coming to 2013 SPFA Show

Bayer is hosting the classroom portion of the In-Field AIP for customers who need to complete their Contractor Accreditation Requirements.

For those attending the 2013 SPFA Convention and Expo in Jacksonville, Florida, Bayer will be holding the classroom portion of the In-Field AIP for customers who need to complete their Contractor Accreditation Requirements. Full Story

Foam Week TV Returns for Final Two Episodes of Season Four

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Dudley Primeaux Earns Prestigious 'Coatings Education Award' at 2013 SSPC Conference

Primeaux received the “Coatings Education Award” for work in developing the Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings Course.

Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI was presented the 'Coatings Education Award' at the 2013 SSPC Conference and Exhibit this week in San Antonio, Texas. Full Story

Demilec Donates Insulation To Help Make Hope Elephants' New Classroom A Reality

The organization cares for retired elephants and provides educational programming about elephants and wildlife conservation.

The company partnered with Blue Sphere Energy Solutions, LLC to insulate a new classroom addition to the Hope Elephant Facility located in Hope, Maine. Full Story

Polyurethane Machinery Corp to Debut New Hydraulic Proportioner at SPFA 2013

The new machine brings affordable performance to PMC's PH line of proportioners.

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is planning to unveil an exciting, new addition to their industry leading product line at this year’s SPFA Convention & Expo, Booth #408, being held in Jacksonville, FL February 12-15, 2013. Full Story

Elementary School Opts For Closed-Cell Foam Insulation For New Additions

Closed-cell spray foam was applied over the additions' CMU walls.

Sand Hill Elementary School opted for spray foam when constructing two new additions. Green Earth Services was brought on board to apply closed-cell spray foam to the exterior of the structures' CMU walls. Full Story

More Than 30 CertainTeed® Products Take Center Stage At The 2013 International Builders’ Show

'The Builder Resource Center is fortified with experts that collectively represent more than 100 years of building industry experience.'

The CertainTeed Corporation exhibit (#C2126) at the 2013 International Builders' Show will serve as a valuable hub for building professionals looking to maximize their businesses and wow customers in the year ahead. Full Story

Icynene, Inc. Opens First European Offices

The new offices opened January 7th in Brussels.

Leading spray foam manufacturer, Icynene, Inc., is positioned for sustained long-term growth across Europe as it formally opens its first European offices, Icynene Europe S.P.R.L., in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Full Story

Just Published: Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine’s First Issue of 2013

The magazine's January/February issue focuses on spray foam equipment.

The magazine's January/February issue focuses on spray foam equipment, as well as a special SPFA exhibitor preview. Full Story

International Builders' Show to Feature Education Session on Spray Foam

CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone to Discuss SPF Stewardship and Good Practices

'This education session will be an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about SPF or already works with the product' Full Story

New Firehouse Insulated With Open-Cell Foam After First Contractor Calls It Quits

The project's original insulation contractor failed to deliver on the promise of installing spray foam in the building.

The general contractor who the county hired to install the insulation, wiring, and drywall filed for bankruptcy and left the site without completing the job. So Innovative Spray Solutions, Inc. was contacted to address the problem with spray foam. Full Story

Residential Development Insulated with Open-Cell Spray Foam During Two-Year Project

The project required insulating numerous homes and a historic schoolhouse.

'We proposed spray foam to them as an option to build more energy efficient homes and they liked the proposition,' said Josh Johnson, Eco Tec's owner. Full Story

Canadian Condos Topped with Multi-Tiered Spray Foam Roofing System

Canadian builders are transitioning to spray foam for their roofing solutions.

Northern Spray Solutions was recently asked to apply closed-cell spray foam to the roofs of two side-by-side, five-story condominium buildings. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors Of New England Are Sponsoring First OSHA Seminar For Spray Foam Applicators

The informal discussion will inform attendees of what OSHA will be looking for when they visit a jobsite.

Spray Foam Distributors of New England is pleased to announce they are sponsoring the first OSHA seminar for spray foam applicators. This informal discussion will inform all attendees of what OSHA looks for when visiting a job site. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Issues Updated Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Evaluation Report

The report includes new data on spray polyurethane foam insulation performance, code compliance and material savings.

The report includes new data on spray polyurethane foam insulation performance, code compliance and material savings. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Announces New CCMC Two-Component Class I Fire Retardant Spray Foam

The foam acts as a Class I fire retardant and provides air sealing, thermal insulating, and sound attenuating capabilities.

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch 'n Seal insulating foams and sealants, announces the availability of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) Two-Component Class I Fire Retardant Spray Foam. Full Story

AWS New Product Announcement Coincides With 2013 Dealer Conference

AWS is introducing three new products and will be hosting their annual Dealer Conference.

American WeatherStar (AWS), a national supplier of roof coatings, wall coatings, spray foam insulation, and single-ply roofing system materials, is announcing three new metal roofing systems to coincide with its 2013 Dealer Conference. Full Story

BPI Launches Building Science Principles Certificate For Home Performance And Energy Upgrade Industry

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) launched its Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge and companion Reference Guide January 7th, responding to strong demand for a method of verifying basic building science knowledge i Full Story

New Graco Sprayer Provides Ratio Assurance For Fireproofing Coatings

Data reporting technology lets contractors confirm that epoxy intumescent coatings were sprayed accurately and on-ratio.

The new Graco XM™ PFP Plural-Component Sprayer, built specifically for epoxy intumescent coatings, offers data reporting technology so users can confirm that coatings are sprayed on-ratio, at parameters set by the material manufacturer. Full Story

Circle D Sprayfoam, Inc. Insulates New Maine Residence With Spray Foam

The unique home resembles a duplex from the outside.

One homeowner invited his extended family to move to Maine to share his experience by building them a new home. When it came to insulating it, he knew Circle D Sprayfoam, Inc. was the contractor he would hire to get the job done. Full Story

Quadrant Announces ES Reports

Robert E. Jamieson, President of Quadrant stated 'the IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services ESR provides assurance for architects, builders, contractors, owners and building inspectors that Quadrant Spray Foam Insulation Products meet or exceed the Full Story

VersaFlex Launches Polyurea University

Protective Coatings and Linings Training School Sets a New Industry Standard for Global Polyurea Industry.

Polyurea training classes combine to achieve up to four (4) certified polyurea training degrees for sales, spray application or inspection qualifications. Full Story

New Addition at Animal Shelter is Insulated, Strengthened With Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The new addition will house overflow animals from the city kennel.

IntegrityTexas Construction Ltd. (ITC) was asked to apply closed-cell spray foam to a shelter's newly constructed addition. Full Story

Coastal Insulation Corp. Helps Restore Historic Building For Battery Park Pier A Project

The existing building needed new roofing, gutters, and insulation.

After sitting empty and exposed to the elements for more than a decade, a 126-year-old landmark building on New York City's Battery Park Pier A is undergoing a $10 million restoration and renovation project. The rotting landmark is located on the old Full Story

Keane Insulation Secures Outer Banks Home With Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The home is located in a vulnerable area along North Carolina's coastline.

Keane Insulation recently applied closed-cell spray foam to a newly constructed home, ensuring it could withstand even the harshest environment Mother Nature has to offer. Full Story

Central Florida Spray Foam Helps Turn Steel Storage Units Into Entertainment Mecca With Spray Foam

The once-empty structures now house amenities including a theater, disco, recording studio, full kitchen, and an arcade.

Two non-descript steel storage buildings were turned into an entertainment mecca and Central Florida Spray Foam LLC was brought on board to insulate them with spray foam. Full Story

CPI Releases Free Low-Pressure Spray Foam Training

The online health and safety training program is available in English and Spanish.

The Low-Pressure SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training provides information for weatherization professionals, applicators or helpers who work with one-component SPF or two-component, low-pressure SPF kits for sealing and insulating. Full Story

SWD Urethane Names Alison Scott-Bull VP of Sales

Alison joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving the Vice President of Sales for Icynene in Canada.

She joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving as Vice President of Sales for Icynene in Canada. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal And Tensar Join Forces To Improve Mine Safety, Protect Underground Workers

The new patent-pending process helps protect miners from falling debris in mine tunnels.

Two major suppliers to the mining industry, Touch 'n Seal and Tensar International Corporation, have teamed up to offer a better and safer way to protect miners from falling debris in mine tunnels. Full Story

DARPA Foam Could Increase Survival Rate For Victims of Internal Hemorrhaging

Technology developed under DARPA’s Wound Stasis System program resulted in 72 percent survival rate at three hours post-injury in testing.

Wound Stasis performer Arsenal Medical, Inc. developed a foam-based product that can control hemorrhaging in a patient's intact abdominal cavity for at least one hour, based on swine injury model data. The foam is designed to be administered on the b Full Story

Church's Inadequately Applied Spray Foam Roof is Given Much-Needed Facelift

Water was pooling on the roof and the existing foam had turned yellow.

The insulation was yellowing due to sun degradation and water continued to pool in one section. Full Story

Commercial Fishing Boat Insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Foam, Protected with Polyurea

The cargo hold needed an insulation upgrade to prevent the ice from melting.

GreenStar Foam Insulation applied spray foam to an aging scallop boat's cargo hold to help ensure this wouldn't happen. Full Story

Elite Insulation & PolyPro LLC Applies Spray Foam To Create Air and Vapor Barrier for Hot Yoga Studio

The studio had to maintain a temperature of 105 degrees and a humidity of 40 percent.

Hot yoga studio owners are often faced with the challenge of maintaining a 105-degree temperature and 40 percent humidity in their studio, the desired climate for their 90-minute yoga sessions. Moisture from the humidity can potentially lead to mold Full Story

CPI Releases Polyurethane End-Use Data on Individual Markets for Sale

Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam & CASE Markets Explored in Individual Volumes of the 2010 End-Use Market Survey

Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam & CASE Markets Explored in Individual Volumes of the 2010 End-Use Market Survey Full Story

Rhino Linings Corporation Announces Acquisition Of BioBased Insulation

BioBased Insulation® enables Rhino Linings Corporation to expand spray foam product offerings.

Rhino Linings Corporation ('Rhino Linings'), a global provider of protective polyurethane, polyurea, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings is excited to announce the acquisition of BioBased Insulation®, a division of BioBased Technologies® LLC. Full Story

Foam Week TV Airs Final Episode of 2012

The web series will resume in the weeks leading up to the SPFA Show.

The web series will resume in the weeks leading up to the 2013 SPFA Convention & Expo. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Withstands Storm Surge and Floodwaters

Smart Energy Spray Foam revisits a customer's crawlspace following Hurricane Sandy.

After Hurricane Irene destroyed a residential crawlspace in 2011, Smart Energy gave it new life with spray foam. When Hurricane Sandy came along, the insulation held strong. Full Story

Demilec Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Robert Naini began his career at Demilec in 2004.

The company is proud to announce that Robert Naini, former Demilec (USA) Director of Engineering, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Full Story

Certified Electric Applies Spray Foam To Exterior Of New High School

CEI is applying spray foam to the building's exterior block walls.

Rather than using a more traditional air barrier method for the exterior walls of a new high school, Certified Electric, Inc. (CEI), a general contractor also providing electric, HVAC and other insulation services, was contacted to tackle the job wit Full Story

Acumen Insulation & Coatings Takes On Spray Foam Business

Acumen's Owner got his start in cellulose insulation.

Although Troy Gilchrist, Owner of Acumen Insulation & Coatings, got his start in cellulose retrofit work for weatherization programs in New York State he has wanted to be involved in the spray foam industry for the past 10 years. Full Story

Foam Week TV’s Latest Episode of its Fourth Season Currently Airing

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Francis Construction & Woodworking LLC Uses Closed-Cell Spray Foam To Create 'Spa Cave'

The owners home was undergoing a complete renovation.

When homeowners were in the process of insulating their existing home with spray foam, they spontaneously decided to convert their basement into a cave-like spa made of closed-cell spray foam. Full Story

Flame Seal Offers Qualified Applicators Program

The unique program covers topics relating to intumescent coatings and proper application.

Flame Seal Products, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of certified thermal and ignition barrier Flame Seal-TB™, has established a Qualified Applicators Program that focuses primarily on intumescent coating applications. Full Story

Beverly Hills Recording Studio Topped With Spray Foam Roof by AM Construction

The studio was especially interested in spray foam’s soundproofing qualities.

Installing a spray foam roofing system was a no-brainer, considering the sound-sensitive nature of the studio's operation. Full Story

Cool-Roof Systems Ranks 42nd In ENR California's 2012 Top Specialty Contractors Report

ENR is a weekly magazine providing news, data, and opinion for the construction industry worldwide.

Cool-Roof Systems, a commercial spray foam contractor, ranked 42nd in ENR California's 2012 Top Specialty Contractors report. Full Story

Special Edition of Foam Week TV Highlights Spray Foam Roof Restoration

An American WeatherStar Spotlight on Excellence Award Winner is featured in the episode.

An American WeatherStar Spotlight on Excellence Award Winner is featured in the episode. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Announces Redesigned Website

The newly revamped website is an online catalogue and archives for SFIRM.

The newly revamped website is an online catalogue and archives for Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine. Full Story

ASHRAE To Hold 'Breaking News' Standards Update At 2013 Winter Conference

The technical program features more than 200 sessions and offers credit-earning opportunities.

The technical program features more than 200 sessions and offers the opportunity to earn a year's worth of PDHs, NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits and runs Jan. 27-30. Full Story

HMI Announces New Fusion Gun Front-End Replacement for Polyurethane Concrete Lifting

The “FusionPro” is a new front-end retrofit for the Graco Fusion Gun to simplify polyurethane concrete lifting and leveling

The “FusionPro” is a new front-end retrofit for the Graco Fusion Gun that simplifies polyurethane concrete lifting and leveling. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV’s Ninth Episode of the Season

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

British Urethane Foam Contractors Association Announces Managerial Change

Peter Bristow brings his industry experience to lead the BUFCA Committee.

Peter Bristow brings his industry experience to lead the BUFCA Committee. Full Story

New York Spray Foam Sees Increase In Demand For Closed-Cell Spray Foam In Hurricane Sandy Aftermath continues its coverage of Hurricane Sandy's affects on the spray foam industry.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, spray foam contractors in the Northeast, like New York Spray Foam, are continuing to see closed-cell spray foam get the notoriety it once only received from hurricane-prone areas like the Southeast. Full Story

Icynene Launches Classic Max™ Approved For Use Without Ignition Barrier

Classic Max™ can be sprayed throughout the entire residential structure without an ignition barrier, including unvented attics.

Leading spray foam manufacturer, Icynene Corp., is pleased to announce the launch of its new Icynene Classic Max (LD-C-50v2™), which has been approved by ICC-ES for use without an ignition. Full Story

JobPro Technology, Inc. Provides Web-Based Service To Track Leads, Create Bids, And Manage Jobs

A significant amount of JobPro's clientele are spray foam contractors.

JobPro provides web-based services that allow contractors to waste less time tracking leads, creating bids, and managing jobs all in a secure, centralized, online environment. Full Story

Saint-Gobain & Its North American Businesses Showcase Sustainable Building Products at Greenbuild 2012

A new carbon calculator developed by CertainTeed Building Scientist Lucas Hamilton will make its debut at the show.

A new carbon calculator developed by CertainTeed Building Scientist Lucas Hamilton will make its debut at the show. Full Story

Foam Week TV Airs Special Edition Episode

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

The Special Edition episode covers spray foam's role in the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort. Full Story

Former NFL QB Terry Bradshaw To Highlight Benefits of Icynene Spray Foam on 'The Environmental Report'

Icynene was chosen for the segment to help educate homeowners about the benefits of spray foam.

Former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw will highlight the benefits of Icynene spray foam insulation this week on the Fox Business Network's 'The Environmental Report.' Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam is Part of the Rebuilding Effort After Hurricane Sandy

Contractors are receiving numerous phone calls from customers educating themselves about closed-cell spray foam.

After Hurricane Sandy barreled her way across the Northeast last week damaging buildings and homes with ferocious winds and intrusive floodwaters, many people have been inquiring about the benefits of spray foam insulation. Full Story

Fomo Products Awarded with GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and Children & School Certifications

Fomo’s low-pressure spray polyurethane foam, sealants and adhesives now certified for low-emissions.

GREENGUARD Certification is the trusted standard for low-emitting products and is recognized or referenced in over 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, procurements policies and rating systems. Full Story

Polyurethanes Industry Creates Strong Economic Impact with Indirect Job Creation in the U.S.

A new economic study from CPI shows the industry is evolving post-recession.

In 2010, the industry created 37,700 jobs and indirectly supported nearly 165,000 additional jobs in companies that depend on polyurethanes. Full Story

IAL Consultants Launches Global Polyurethanes Database

The online database puts IAL’s research at their clients’ fingertips.

The database delineates polyurethane production by application and country, raw material consumption by application and country, and market and technical trends. Full Story

CPI Issues Call for Papers and Posters for the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Phoenix

Abstracts are due Feb. 1, 2013 for the conference in Phoenix next fall.

Papers may address innovations and developments involving polyurethane chemistry or uses, including new polyurethane products or applications; raw material or additive innovations; or breakthroughs in equipment design or operation. Full Story

Nationwide Foam Adhesive Insulates Crawlspace at Clearwater Home

Lack of insulation caused mold issues leading to odor and cold wood floors.

Nationwide Foam Adhesive was recently called in to insulate a residential crawlspace, which suffered from moisture issues, with spray foam. Full Story

Foam Week TV’s Eighth Episode of 2012 Now Airing

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

November/December Issue of Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine is Now Available

The new edition profiles exterior spray foam applications and is the final issue of 2012.

The new edition profiles exterior spray foam applications and is the final issue of 2012. Full Story

Gaco Western Celebrates Groundbreaking of 85,000 sq. ft. Expansion

The expansion will more than double the size of the Waukesha facility.

Gaco Western, a technology leader in waterproofing and insulation products, celebrated the company's new 85,000 sq. ft. expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 31st, at their facility located at 1245 Chapman Drive in Waukesha. Full Story

Pinnacle Insulation Services Insulates 100-Year-Old New Hampshire Farm House With Spray Foam

The crawlspace had inadequate existing fiberglass insulation.

For the first time since its construction over 100 years ago, a farm house in rural Weare, New Hampshire has finally been properly insulated. Full Story

United Thermal Systems Insulates Dome Roof At Aquarium of Niagara

Lack of insulation caused condensation, which was dripping onto visitors heads

The Aquarium of Niagara, known for offering guests a look into the aquatic life of the surrounding Great Lakes and beyond since 1965, desperately needed insulation for their dome roof when condensation began falling on their customers heads. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine's Verified Readership Tops 20,000

The publication has been consistently exhibiting double-digit growth in readership from issue to issue.

The publication has been consistently exhibiting double-digit growth in readership between the release of every issue. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces New Firestop Sealants

The sealants are approved for use to stop fire, smoke and toxic gasses from spreading through HVAC, electrical and plumbing voids.

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch 'n Seal insulating foams and sealants, has added two fire rated sealants to the product line: FireStop Gun Foam and FireStop 814 Sealant. Full Story

Foam Week TV Launches Season’s Seventh Episode

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Spray Foam Systems ProPak 300i Spray Foam Rig Is Put To The Test

The ProPak 300i spray foam rig comes with the new Graco Reactor E-30i, free foam promotion, and two-day training session.

When Sam Edwards, Owner of A-1 Performance Insulation, Inc. (A-1), wanted to purchase the right rig for his new spray foam business, he turned to Spray Foam Systems LLC (SFS) for guidance. Full Story

Gaco Western and IFTI Successfully Re-Test 183M Closed-Cell 2.0 lb. Foam For Alternative Thermal Barrier

The successful re-test can mean reduced labor and product costs for applicators.

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. (IFTI) and Gaco Western successfully passed an NFPA 286 full-scale room corner test on Gaco Western 183M CC foam at the Intertek testing facilities in Elmdorf, Texas. Full Story

Mac Leads Meets Spray Foam Contractors' Growing Demand

More spray foam contractors are turning to sales lead providers for new business.

If you run a spray foam contracting business, you know it can be difficult to find the extra time and resources to find new customer leads. In this day and age, more and more businesses are reaching out to sales lead providers like Mac Leads for help Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Group Details Development of Barrel Blazer Heater System

The Barrel Blazer heater system is a serviceable unit designed to heat products from the bottom of the drum where the barrel pumps.

The professionals at SprayWorks Equipment Group have come up with a cost-effective solution, the Barrel Blazer drum heater. Full Story

Elkhorn Insulation Applies Spray Foam to Renovated Montana High School

The high school was completely renovated and an addition was added.

When school was out in summer of 2011, Elkhorn Insulation took their spray foam rig to the project site at a high school, which was undergoing a total interior renovation, plus a new addition. Full Story

Demilec Launches Teaser Website For New Appendix X-Compliant Open-Cell Spray Foam

Demilec APX can be sprayed in attics and crawlspaces without the need for an additional ignition barrier or coating.

Demilec (USA) LLC is pleased to announce the launch of a teaser website for its new open-cell spray foam insulation product, Demilec APX™. Full Story

Sixth Episode of Foam Week TV Now Showing

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Fomo Products, Inc. Releases Handi-Foam® Fireblock in a Higher-Volume Cylinder

The cylinder is a more convenient option in Fireblock for contractors.

The sealant is designed to seal, fill, bond and stop air infiltration and is used to block the passage of flame and smoke in concealed penetrations from room to room and floor to floor in residential construction. Full Story

American WeatherStar to Hold 2013 Dealer Conference at Beau Rivage

AWS wants their dealers to build their road maps for success.

American WeatherStar will be conducting its annual dealer conference, which will focus on best practices from sales force design to signing contracts. Full Story

Premium Spray Products, Inc. Featured In Home Energy Makeover Video

The video focuses on upgrading a home to make it more energy-efficient.

Premium Spray Products, Inc. was featured in an 'edu-tainment' video produced by Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative, Inc. Full Story

Episode Five of Foam Week TV Now Showing

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

aRctic Spray Foam Insulates Cathedral Ceiling in Mansion at Porters Lake

The homeowner wanted to utilize an unvented attic for dry storage.

When a newly constructed mansion in picturesque Porters Lake needed insulation for its large cathedral ceiling, aRctic Spray Foam was called in to tackle the job. Full Story

Technical Foam Corp. Enlisted to Rehab Merck Pharmaceutical's Lab Roof

The existing roof of the lab had significant hail damage.

Merck Pharmaceutical enlists Technical Foam Corporation to repair a roof for lab building in Boulder, CO. Full Story

Polyurea Training Program Announced for Early November 2012

VersaFlex Announces Fall 2012 Polyurea Training Schedule

VersaFlex Inc.'s 2012 Polyurea Training Series will continue this fall with the first three levels of the program scheduled from November 5-9. Full Story

Foam Week TV’s Fourth Episode of Season Now Live

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

2012 ICAA Conference and Trade Show Convenes in Dallas

This year's attendance was record-setting.

'A Home for All Seasons' is the theme for the three-day event, which is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Full Story

Specialty Products, Inc. Announces 71st Advanced Polyurea Training Class

Classes provide hands-on, in-depth training on using and troubleshooting plural component spray equipment.

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) has just announced its 71st advanced applicator training class. Full Story

Building Performance & Comfort Announces New Website

Building science is an emerging industry.

Building Performance & Comfort, Inc. has recently unveiled its newly designed website. Full Story

Smart Energy Spray Foam Insulates Liquor Store With Spray Foam

The building utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system.

When energy efficiency was a top priority for a newly constructed liquor store, Smart Energy Spray Foam, Inc. was called in to insulate the building with spray foam. Full Story

Visit Icynene at 2012 ICAA Convention and Trade Show

Icynene will be showcasing the new formula for LD-C-50, among other products.

Leading spray foam manufacturer, Icynene Corporation, welcomes all insulation contractors to visit the upcoming 2012 ICAA Convention and Trade Show, which is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX. Full Story

Aging Geodesic Dome Exterior Retrofitted by Smart Choice Insulation & Roofing

The existing structure previously had a conventional shingle roof.

Geodesic dome houses, which became popular in the 70s, are not only unique looking (think Epcot), but may also offer the key to increased energy efficiency and protection from the elements. Smart Choice Insulation & Roofing, Inc. recently retrofi Full Story

AM Construction Repairs Improperly Installed Spray Foam Roofing System in Beverly Hills

The homeowner was experiencing leaks from the roof, via skylights, every time it rained.

The homeowner was experiencing leaks from the roof, via skylights, every time it rained. Full Story

Foam Week TV’s Third Episode of the Season Now Live

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

HMI Announces Las Vegas and Orlando Training Seminars in February 2013

HMI is offering coast to coast polyurethane concrete lifting training in vacation destinations in February of 2013.

HMI will be presenting training seminars on lifting and leveling concrete with polyurethane and mud jacking equipment in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 11th and 12th, 2013 and in Orlando, Florida on February 18th and 19th, 2013. Full Story

Energy One America Applies Open Cell Spray Foam to Polo Horse Barn

Considerations were taken for living space above the barn.

When a stable owner wanted to insulate a barn housing his prized polo horses, he called on Energy One America to tackle the job. Full Story Founder Takes on New Role for Polyurea Supplier

Doug Commette Joins VersaFlex as Director of Marketing

Commette was one of the founding directors of the Polyurea Development Association (PDA) and co-developed and instructed their acclaimed Polyurea Applicator School. Full Story

CPI's 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference Kicks Off Today in Atlanta

The opening ceremony keynote speech was given by ACC CEO & President Cal Dooley.

The opening ceremony keynote speech was given by ACC CEO & President Cal Dooley. Full Story

Foam Week TV Premieres Second Episode of the Season

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Aldo Products Named Distributor for IFTI's DC315

The thermal barrier is a leading spray polyurethane foam application.

DC315 is a thermal barrier coating specially formulated for application to polyurethane foam insulation. Full Story

WS Enterprises Introduces Newest Line of GEN AER Power and Air Units

New Power Ranger series provides a total self-contained power and air source.

Spray foam rigs consist of several mechanical components that take up a great deal of space within a trailer or box truck. The GEN AER 'Power Ranger' unit, by WS Enterprises, LLC, goes a long way in doing away with that concept. Full Story

Advanced Insulation Solutions Rehabs Leaky Roof Over Antique Car Collection

Inadequate pre-existing installation lead to deteriorating conditions.

A commercial metal building housing a personal antique car collection desperately needed a roof rehab. The owner wanted to protect his investments, some of which had very expensive paint jobs, from a failing, aging metal R-panel roof. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience Spray Foam Insulation Evaluated by Canadian Construction Materials Centre

The closed-cell SPF conforms to the Canadian standard as a Type 2 insulation.

Bayer's EcoBay CC CAN and EcoBay CC Arctic CAN are among a very limited group of Type 2 medium-density SPF with CCMC evaluation listings. Full Story

Sharemy Sales & Service Offers Unique Spray Foam Insulation Cutoff Saws

Sharemy's spray foam cutoff saws are convenient and efficient.

If you are in the market for a spray foam cutoff saw that is more comfortable, convenient, and efficient, Sharemy Sales & Service says look no further. Full Story

SoyThane Technologies Unveils New Streamlined Website

The new site simplifies the user experience of the company’s customers.

The new site simplifies the user experience of the company’s customers. Full Story

TarHeel Roofing Rehabs Aging Roof with Spray Foam in Hollywood Beach

The roofing project was plagued by bad weather, including Hurricane Isaac.

While the setting was ideal, the shop's old roofing system was performing in a less-than-desirable manner. Full Story

Advanced Registration for 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference to End Soon

More than 775 polyurethanes professionals have already registered for the conference.

More than 775 polyurethanes professionals have already registered for the conference. Full Story

Foam Week TV Debuts Fourth Season

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year.

American WeatherStar is sponsoring the web series this year. Full Story

Home Energy Retrofit Guys Apply Spray Foam at Alligator Exhibit in Ontario

The animal exhibit houses a five-foot long alligator.

A comic shop specializing in superhero memorabilia was being re-located when Mike Cerqua of Home Energy Retrofit Guys was asked to spray foam their new alligator pool and animal attraction. Full Story

AAA Foam Insulation Technology Insulates Steel and Concrete Masonry Building With Spray Foam

New construction required spray foam application to roofline and walls.

When new construction of a steel and concrete masonry building required insulation, AAA Foam Insulation Technology (AAA) answered the call.– Full Story

HMI Brings Polyurethane Concrete Lifters Innovative Technology with New iPad App

The project estimating app is currently available on HMI’s website.

'It is the first app of its kind and will really revolutionize the way contractors present their estimates.' Full Story

Spray Foam Innovations Rehabs Deteriorating Commercial Roof in Louisiana

The downtown riverfront is undergoing a rehabilitation initiative.

Downtown Monroe is undergoing a facelift and Spray Foam Innovations ('SFI') was called upon to contribute to the riverfront city's restoration project by repairing a deteriorating commercial roof. Full Story

Energy One America Highlights Importance of Insulated Crawlspaces with Photo Contest

A compromised crawlspace area can be a potential threat to your home.

Although often ignored, the crawlspace beneath your home can be the cause of many unnecessary household threats. Full Story

Tennessee Chill Box Advocates High-Airflow Respirators for Spray Applicators

The company’s Chill Box respirator exceeds airflow standards by several factors.

The confined space of a respirator hood concentrates the presence of CO2, which is itself produced at a higher rate due to the strenuous nature of spray applications. Full Story

Site Spray Foam Rehabs Alberta Commercial Roof with Spray Foam and Polyurea Roofing System

The roof previously had a leak jeopardizing the electrical system in a mechanic shop.

When a leaky roof was jeopardizing the electric system at a mechanic shop, Site Spray Foam was there to answer the call. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine Announces Latest Issue: Spray Foam Around the World

The publication's readership continues to expand at home and abroad.

This internationally-focused edition also marks the publication's one year anniversary. Full Story

Builder Confidence Continues to Improve in August, Announces NAHB

This gain builds on a six-point increase in July and brings the index to its highest level since February of 2007.

This gain builds on a six-point increase in July and brings the index to its highest level since February of 2007. Full Story

Icynene Profiles International Spray Foam Application with Acoustical Benefits

A Northern Ireland film studio used spray foam insulation to improve its building acoustics.

The Linen Mill Film and Television Studios in Northern Ireland's Bann Valley recently contacted spray foam insulation experts to apply the solution throughout their 32-acre site. Full Story

Garden State Insulation Completes Spray Foam Application at Lake Front Home

Closed-cell foam was applied to the building envelope.

When a professional woodworker was building his home and needed insulation, Garden State Insulation was brought on board. Full Story

Mid-America Coating Systems Re-Roofs Aging Church Dome with Spray Foam

The roof was deteriorating and had developed leaks, allowing water to enter the structure.

“They realized that installing a single-ply system or shingles on this dome would not be practical, nor would it look good.” Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Announces New In-Line Chemical Filter for Spray Foam Dispensing System Hose Sets

The new filter improves delivery of spray foam insulation, reduces waste

The lightweight in-line filter is easy-to-install, reusable and can be easily disassembled for cleaning with Touch ‘n Seal’s zero VOC Poly-Clean polyurethane foam cleaner. Full Story

United Subcontractors Incorporated (USI) Appoints New President and CEO

Varner brings over 30 years success in manufacturing and service sector businesses

United Subcontractors Incorporated (USI) is pleased to announce that L.W. Varner, Jr. joined the company July 30th, 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Varner will also serve as a member of the Company's board of directors. Full Story

SprayWorks Introduces New Line of Heavy-Duty Mobile Spray Foam Rigs

The rig is built for major spray foam and polyurea applications

'This thing was built for one purpose and one purpose only: production.' Full Story

AM Construction Insulates Coastal Home on Seal Beach with Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The homeowners wanted insulating, soundproofing and vapor/moisture barrier benefits.

'The exterior walls were done with closed-cell foam because of the moisture. We did a lot of open-cell for a sound barrier.' Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Revises Evaluation Report for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

The revision eliminates the need for prescriptive ignition barrier or thermal barrier.

Bayer's revised ESR 2072 covers Bayer's residential spray polyurethane foam insulation. Full Story

PMC Promotes New AP-2 Spray Gun with Whip Hose Deal

The promotion runs through mid-October 2012.

The AP-2 is the lowest-priced, US-manufactured air purge gun on the market. Full Story

CPI Releases New Guidelines for Polyurethane Freight Loading and Securement

These guidelines are available for free on CPI’s website.

The document, which is intended for transportation professionals that ship or receive polyurethane related materials, contains basic principles and examples of good practices. Full Story

Leading Industry Website Taps Dudley Primeaux to Host Polyurea Coating and Lining Technical Forum

Primeaux will monitor the technical forums and provide answers and guidance to any polyurea-based questions and job situations.

Primeaux will also host a new forum called “Ask Dudley - Polyurea Q&A,” a technical forum for the world to ask technical questions about polyurea coating and lining technology. Full Story

PMC Will Showcase New AP-2 Spray Gun at ICAA 2012

PMC will also have on display several other items that exemplify their complete product line.

PMC will also have on display several other items that exemplify their complete product line. Full Story

Bayer Accredited Contractors Receive Discounted JobPro Insulation Sales and Management Tool

Bayer believes it is a good resource to further the use of SPF insulation.

JobPro software helps SPF contractors track leads, develop bids, generate customer proposals, and assess job profitability and material usage data. Full Story

New York Spray Foam Manufacturer Supplies Material for Unique Applications

The company’s spray foams are highly renewable and eco-friendly.

“The big thing that’s unique about us is our bio-renewable content is particularly high.” Full Story

Deadline Approaching for 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

The conference advance program highlights cutting-edge technical presentations.

Attendees have an opportunity to learn from the industry's top experts during this unmatched education and training opportunity. Full Story

Invista to Expand Production of Terate Polyols

The expansion will help meet growing global demand.

The chemistry that forms the basis for the Terate® HT polyols platform is the culmination of several years of research and development, customer trials and feedback. Full Story

Fomo Products’ Handi-Foam Approved for Residential Duct Work

The low-pressure spray polyurethane foam seals duct joints without ignition barrier.

Based on this successful testing, Handi-Foam E84 Class 1 can be used in residential duct joint sealing applications without a thermal or ignition barrier coating. Full Story

Latest Spray Foam Data Shows Growth in Sales

The Spray Foam Coalition’s statistical data is available for purchase.

 This data includes the total amount of spray foam sold quarterly, broken down by open-cell, closed-cell and roofing spray foam. Full Story

IAPMO Report Confirms Improved R-Value for Icynene MD-C-200 Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The Evaluation Report confirms a tested R-value of 6.75 per inch of the medium-density, closed-cell spray foam at four inches.

Leading spray foam manufacturer, Icynene, is pleased to announce that IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service has issued a UES Evaluation Report (ER-0255) for Icynene MD-C-200 in meeting code requirements. Full Story

Robin Farver joins INTECH Equipment & Supply

We are very excited to announce that Robin Farver has joined Intech Equipment & Supply as Regional Sales Manger. Robin brings with her 8 years experience working in the Spray Foam Market. Full Story

Lapolla Announces New ABAA Evaluated Product “FOAM-LOK AB 2000”

While contributing to the building envelope by providing the best R-Values, durability, comfort, sustainability and air quality, FOAM-LOK AB 2000 also provides the best alternative when choosing an ABAA approved air barrier. Full Story

VersaFlex 2012 Polyurea Training Program Scheduled for Early September

The classes consist of the first three levels of the seven-level program.

Because of the parallels in equipment for polyurea and SPF applications, the course will be of interest to spray foam applicators as well. Full Story

Austin Spray Foam and Coatings Perseveres to Finish High Profile Military Job

High standards demand perfection from experienced sprayers.

The project is a 35,000 square foot building called the Family Life Center. It was built to be a recreational facility for soldiers and their families; complete with a gymnasium and full size stage. Full Story

CertainTeed Insulation Honored As Supplier Of The Year By Insulate America For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Insulate America Inc., an association of independent insulation contractors, has honored CertainTeed Corporation with its Supplier of the Year Award for 2011. Full Story

SoyThane Announces New Entry-Level Spray Foam Rig

The company aims at lowering barriers to entry for prospective spray foam applicators.

“If you have ever wanted to get in the spray polyurethane foam business, but felt you could not afford it, SoyThane Technologies Inc has made the impossible possible.” Full Story

Applegate Insulation Introduces New Quality Control Equipment for Foam Installers

Applegate R-Foam announces an improvement in quality control technology for onsite mixing of foam insulation. Full Story

ICAA Urges Spray Foam Industry Stakeholders to Support the Extension of 25c Tax Credit

Extending the tax credit will benefit will benefit both homeowners and the industry as a whole.

The bill includes an extension of the Section 25c tax credit, Energy Efficiency Improvements to Existing Homes. Full Story

Polyurea Coatings Company Expands Into New Production Facility

VersaFlex Opens New Production Facility and Technical Center

VersaFlex Inc, a leading supplier of polyurea coatings, linings and joint fill materials recently expanded its operations into a larger, more modern facility. Full Story

The Spray Market Celebrates Open House Celebration

New facility aims to contribute to the spray foam demand in the tri-state area.

The Spray Market will be celebrating its opening, Thursday August 2. The open house party will be hosted at the new facility: 162 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Full Story

Polyurethane Professional Development Program Returns at 2012 Technical Conference

The program offers unmatched education and training opportunities for industry professionals.

Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Full Story

TarHeel Roofing Inc. Completes Hurricane Resistant Roofs on GSA buildings

TarHeel Roofing completed its fifth SPF roofing project for Procacci Development.

It was Pope who convinced Procacci that the soon to be “Hurricane-proof” office buildings would not be complete without spray foam roofs. “We were at a trade show and Phil Pracacci walked by our booth,” said Pope. “That’s when I asked him to check ou Full Story

Gaco Western Introduces GacoFlex WalkPad

As Part of a Complete Solvent-Free Silicone Roofing System, GacoFlex WalkPad provides an innovative replacement for conventional walkway mats.

As Part of a Complete Solvent-Free Silicone Roofing System, GacoFlex WalkPad provides an innovative replacement for conventional walkway mats. Full Story

AM Construction Spray Foam Co. Receives Authorization from Henry Company

The authorization involves the application of spray foam insulation and roofing products.

'It's very tough to get, and not too many contractors can actually comply with it.' Full Story

CertainTeed Insulation Products a Key Component of National Parks Service’s First LEED® Platinum Multifamily Development

The 64-unit apartment complex, consisting of eight octaplex buildings, is the first National Parks Service (NPS)-owned multifamily development to achieve LEED Platinum, as well as the first multifamily development in Arizona to do so. Full Story

Cave exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center Sports Foam Walls and Ceiling

Washington Roofing and Insulation teamed with Split Rock Studios to create life-like cave exhibit.

The project was a new cave exhibit created by Split Rock Studios, for the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Tim McGannon of Split Rock Studios decided that spray foam would be perfect for creating the natural look of an underground cave. Full Story

cfiFOAM’s Newest Injection Foam Product Helps Homeowners Save Energy and Money

A California injection foam project is a prime example of InsulSmart MH's benefits.

“We thought the melamine chemistry offered significant advantages over phenolic chemistry.” Full Story

HMI Stresses the Importance of Particular Properties for Effective Lifting Foam

Properties include reaction time, adhesion, density, pliability and aggressiveness.

“There are special characteristics you need to look for when deciding what foam to use for lifting and leveling concrete.” Full Story

Eastern Contractor Services Applies Spray Foam to Residential Camelot

Eastern Contractor Services contributes to New Jerseys largest facade restoration project yet.

The 22 story residential building, known as Camelot, needed restoration due to moisture damage in the curtain wall system. Moisture buildup required a complete steel and curtain wall replacement. Full Story

Product Diversity Key to Spray Foam Polymers’ Success

The company provides material, equipment and training.

The company provides material under the ThermoSeal brand, as well as equipment and training. Full Story

Fomo Products Inc. Announces New Handi-Stick Architectural Foam Shapes Adhesive

The new adhesive compatible with all polystyrene applications.

The pre-pressurized portable, one component foam adhesive is applied in bead form and dries tack free in under three minutes. Full Story

Houston Bros. Spray Foam Insulation Caps Off 'Green' Home with SPF Roof

The Virginia home is built into the side of a hill.

An application of spray foam was deemed to be the optimal roofing solution by the homeowners. Full Story

West Coast Insulation Fort Meyers Receives 2012 Best of Fort Myers Award

The award is given to companies that exhibit a positive image within the community.

Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fort Myers Award Program and data provided by third parties. Full Story

Colorado Weather Coatings Re-Coats Fire-Damaged Roof

The damage came as a result of the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010.

It took three days for a crew of three to complete the roughly 1,000 square foot application. Full Story

South Texas Insulation Tackles Recovery Project at Hornsby Bend Waste Water Treatment Facility

It will take a projected 2 years for South Texas Insulation to spray the remaining digester-tank covers.

The Hornsby Bend Waste Water Treatment Facility is being completely rehabbed and recovered through federal funding of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As each sludge-filled digester tank is pulled from the ground, it is rehabbed or replace Full Story

Iglesia EL Sinai Church Gets 'Sprayover' by Alpine Foam

The large church was nothing more than an empty shell before Alpine Foam sprayed foam insulation on its roof and walls.

“The peak of the roof was 26 feet high, so all work the roof work had to be done off of a scaffolding,” said Hoehn. “The walls had to be scraped and cut even, and all the roofline and most of the walls had to be coated with a thermal barrier since dr Full Story

Michigan’s Sault Chippewa Tribe Modernizes Housing with U.S. Made InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation

The SPF applications preserve tribal cultural tradition and provide for future savings.

So far the Housing Authority has constructed over 400 housing units and now owns and manages just over 510 units in the Upper Peninsula of MI. Full Story

Enhanced Capital Provides $4.4 Million in Financing To Lapolla Industries, Inc.

Investment provides for working capital and strengthens balance sheet.

“We are very pleased with Enhanced Capital further supporting Lapolla’s growth and Green job creation in Texas over the past seven years.” Full Story

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation’s AP-2 Spray Gun: From Test to Market

SprayWorks Equipment Group was integral in testing the new spray gun.

“When we set up a new or established business with equipment, we want the best the industry has to offer because our name is on it.” Full Story

Building Material and Spray Foam Manufacturer Henry Company Acquired by Graham Partners

The company will keep its current leadership in place.

Henry manufactures building materials for insulation, roofing, air and vapor barriers, waterproofing, sealants, driveway products, and performance adhesives. Full Story

Huntsman Polyurethanes Introduces Online AIA Continuing Education Course

The course reviews open- and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam and best practices for energy efficient building design.

In addition to covering SPF basics, the program also analyzes the differences between open- and closed-cell SPF, and explains the benefits associated with the use of each product. Full Story

ICAA Convention and Trade Show to Convene in Dallas

This year's theme is A Home for All Seasons, which signifies insulation contractors providing building occupants with consistent, year-round comfort.

The ICAA Trade Show is a once-a-year opportunity for suppliers and contractors to network and talk business. Full Story

Ozark Utility Credits Touch ‘n Seal with Help Getting Refrigerated Trailers Back on the Road in Record Time

Outstanding customer service played a major role this success story.

Mike Loveland, Service Manager at Ozark Utility, is committed to getting damaged refrigerated trailers back on the road as quickly as possible. Full Story

SPEC Technologies Focuses On Simple, Reliable, American-Built Spray Rigs

The company also provides a full range of equipment and material.

SPEC's top-to-bottom attention to detail and focus on quality, American manufacturing have been a boon for its trailer building business. Full Story

LEED Insulation Rehabs South Florida School with Spray Polyurethane Foam was on the job site to cover the project.

'The whole system was just reaching its age, so they took it upon themselves to invest in the building.' Full Story

Diamond Liners, Inc. Presents Demo Day 2012 for Spray Application Equipment

The event will feature several pieces of equipment from Graco.

This year's Demo Day will feature the Graco equipment. Full Story

International Fireproof Technology Now Listing DC315 as an Alternative Barrier

DC315 as alternative thermal/ignition barrier over GacoGreen spray applied polyurethane insulation.

“The addition of DC315 to Gaco Western’s GacoGreen 052 & 052N ESR – 2478 is a welcome addition to our full array of Certified Testing of DC315 on Gaco Western spray applied foam.” Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine Announces Industrial Applications Issue

The publication's global circulation is closing in on 16,000 readers.

Spray Foam Magazine is growing steadily, with an exact readership of 15,678 as of writing, which stands as a 17% increase from the tally at the release of the previous issue. Full Story

Mid-Atlantic Urethane Rehabs DC-Area Commercial Roof With Spray Foam

The roof previously had a leaky built-up roof (BUR) system.

“The owner’s main interest was making the building watertight without spending a lot of money.” Full Story

Central Florida Spray Foam LLC. Battles the Heat of Central Florida

Spraying polyurethane foam for a typical retrofit in Florida is no easy task.

'This job would make a billy goat puke and most people run for the hills.' Full Story

Spray Foam Polymers Rebrands Image, Logo and Website to Further Web Presence

The initiative positions SFP as a leader in the spray foam industry.

The company has achieved a new level of success in the industry and has transitioned from a regional player to a major brand on a national level. Full Story

Open-Cell Spray Foam Included in New California Energy Efficiency Standards

The California Energy Commission approved the standards on May 31, 2012

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved new energy efficiency standards for new homes and commercial buildings, in which spray polyurethane foam will play an important role. Full Story

VersaFlex Inc. Employees Participate in New Underwriters Laboratory of Canada Standard

The new standard addresses the use of spray-on-type liner systems, including the polyurea technology.

The new standard addresses the use of spray-on-type liner systems, including the polyurea technology. Full Story

EnergyWise Solutions Provides Energy Efficiency With Consulting, Contracting and Manufacturing

The company combines sustainability and affordability for its clients.

EnergyWise Solutions utilizes its experience in design, engineering and auditing to find the best energy efficiency solution for each and every one of its clients. Full Story

TarHeel Roofing Specializes in High-Rise Spray Foam

Experts at TarHeel Roofing specialize in high-rise work as “second generation” spray foam roofers.

TarHeel Roofing Inc. has been in the roofing business for more than 30 years, over the last 18 years TarHeel has added spray polyurethane foam to its list of roofing services. Full Story

Gaco WallFoam Open-Cell Spray Foam Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report

GacoGreen 052/052N Half Pound Open Cell Foam is a Class 1 fire rated.

GacoGreen 052/052N Half Pound Open Cell Foam is a Class 1 fire rated foam and meets the requirements of ICC-ES AC377 Acceptance Criteria for Foam Plastic Insulation. Full Story

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Announces Innovative AP-2 Spray Gun

The compact AP-2 Spray Gun weighs nearly a pound less than other spray guns on the market.

The AP-2 Spray Gun demonstrates superior performance and is the latest addition to the emerging line of PMC products. Full Story

American Weatherstar Announces Third Winner of Spotlight on Excellence 2012

KC Roof Care completed a spray foam and silicone roofing system in Kansas City.

On this project, KC Roof Care installed Premium Spray Products 2.7 lb. Roof Foam and AWS Silicone 410 to insulate and seal this tired old roof. Full Story

Air Conditioned Respirator from Tennessee Chill Box Published in US Utility Patent Application

The Tennessee Chill Box air conditioned respirator protects your workforce and increases productivity.

The Tennessee Chill Box supplies fresh air for personal breathing protection when needed. This device can supply cool air, as much as 40 to 50 degrees lower than the ambient temperature, for two workers operating up to 100 feet from the unit. Full Story

VersaFlex 2012 Polyurea Training Program Set for June

The classes consist of the first three levels of the seven-level program.

Because of the parallels in equipment for polyurea and SPF applications, the course will be of interest to spray foam applicators as well. Full Story

DC315 Passes Testing Over BioBased Insulation

Passes thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing over Biobased open cell .5 pound spray foam

'We welcome BioBased to our ever growing family of manufacturers who will settle for nothing less than certified code compliant testing of their SPF brands.' Full Story

VersaFlex Supplies Polyurea to Industrial Coating Application at LiOH Manufacturing Plant

The application was completed in March 2012 by Osborn Contract Services.

Osborn Contract Services of Greer, South Carolina was contacted to complete this flooring project utilizing a suitable, complete polyurea system. Full Story

Gulf Coast Insulation Enhances Customer Quality of Life with Spray Foam

Full service insulation installation company has a mission for quality living; spray foam has helped them achieve that mission.

Gulf coast Insulation, NAHB Aurora Winner and insulator of green certified homes, works to enhance customer quality of life through spray foam insulation. Full Story

Montana-Based Spray Applicator Specializes in Polyurea Projects, SPF Roofing

Polytech International also does SPF roofing applications.

While polyurea applications represent a majority of Polytech's business, the company has completed numerous SPF roofing applications. Full Story

Spray Foam Systems Rolls out a Full Line of New Spray Foam Rigs for Summer 2012

Designed with the contractor in mind to make spraying foam simple and easy.

Spray Foam Systems releases two brand new rigs, designed with ease and simplicity in mind. Both rigs feature Graco Reactors and are now available for immediate order. Full Story

Ultimate Insulation Completes SPF Application at Riding Arena in Saskatchewan

Premium Spray Products Canada supplied the material and connected with Ultimate Insulation via the Spray Foam Canada network.

Ultimate used Premium's Foamsulate ECO 2 lb. spray foam and applied to a thickness of 2', with a resultant R-value of 13. Full Story

CertainTeed Hybrid Insulation System Helps Achieve Ultra-Efficient Building Envelope for YouthBuild.

CertainTeed Corporation, and West Chester Insulation, teamed up to help renovate a home in Philadelphia for YouthBuild rehab.

The renovation at 4620 Greene Street is part of a three-year national partnership between CertainTeed, its parent company Saint-Gobain, and YouthBuild USA in support of the organizations Green Initiative. Full Story

IAL Consultants Updates Report on Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Europe, Middle East and Africa

The EMEA report is currently in its 9th edition.

The report is presented in five volumes, containing over 1000 pages of market information. Full Story

cfiFoam Insulates the Walls of the Music City Convention Center in Nashville

The company’s Core Foam Masonry Foam Insulation now fills the building’s concrete masonry units.

Core Foam Masonry Foam Insulation enhances the life-of-structure energy efficiency of concrete masonry walls. Full Story

New Guidance for Schools Installing Spray Foam Now Available from CPI

Summer is the best time for schools to upgrade facilities.

Summer is the best time for schools to upgrade facilities. Full Story

Keane Insulation Completes Spray Foam Application at Outer Banks Beach House

The home had spray foam applied to the underside of the roof decking, the walls, and underside of the floor decking.

Keane opted for Premium Spray Products' Foamsulate 210 2 lb. SPF for this application. Full Story

Paint to Protect's DC315 Thermal & Ignition Barrier Passes 34th Full-Scale Room Test

Tests including open and closed cell foams as a code complaint alternative

DC315 has passed testing on Arnette, BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, DOW, Icynene, Lapolla, NCFI, Gaco Western, Johns Manville – Corbond, Quadrant, SWD, CertainTeed, and Henry SPF. Full Story

Carolina Aire & Mold Solutions Achieves Success with Touch ‘n Seal’s Constant Pressure Spray Foam System

The company found out about Touch 'n Seal's CPDS via

A self-contained, portable spray foam system, the CPDS dispenses twice as fast as foam kits. Full Story

EnviroFoam Insulates Cedar Home With Spray Foam in Nova Scotia

The single family home was nearly 16,000 square feet in area.

'When we arrived to do our estimate, we saw key areas in the home that just could not be insulated with fiberglass.' Full Story

Spray Tight Foam Insulators Honors Veterans

Spray Tight Foam Insulators gives military persons 10 percent discount

Eric Qualls, owner of Spray Tight Foam Insulators, gives military person discount in honor of his father who served in the Vietnam War Full Story

EnergyWise-Specified Home Insulated From Lightning Strike Damage

Foam Insulation in the attic slowed the fire caused by a lightning strike.

The fire marshal was confident that they were able to save the building only because the foam insulation slowed the burning. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine Announces New Managing Editor

Ryan Spencer becomes the Managing Editor of and Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine.

'It’s been a great experience to have contributed to the unique positioning and rapid growth of the spray foam industry’s most successful and widest read magazine.” Full Story

The International Code Council Promotes Building Safety Month 2012

The safety awareness campaign runs through the month of May.

This public awareness campaign focuses on promoting modern, sustainable and safe building code practices in a way that it relevant to individuals, families and businesses. Full Story

Flame Seal Promotes Database Upgrade With New Offer

Answer four simple questions and get 10 percent off your next order

Flame Seal TB is updating its database. You can get 10 percent off your next order by updating your information. To do so, click on the link in the text to answer a few simple questions. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Announces Largest Issue Yet

The publication's global readership is expanding daily.

In just four issues, Spray Foam Magazine's circulation has steadily risen to well over 13,300 readers in over 100 different countries. Full Story

Tom Meyer Presented with Leadership Award

Meyer is the 28th recipient of this prestigious award.

“ The Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association. The award is presented annually to an individual selected by his or her peers.' Full Story

Nationwide Overspray’s ISO Certification Reflects Quality Customers Expect

The company earned its certification in 2009.

Doing business with a company that is ISO 9001:2008 certified gives a customer confidence that said company will deliver what they promise on a consistent basis. Full Story

DC315 Passes Its 30th Full Scale SPF Fire Test at Intertek

DC315 spray applied coating, passed over GacoGreen 052 - 0.5 lb. open cell foam as an ignition and thermal barrier. Full Story

SSP Builds SPF Rigs, Careers at Georgia Facility

SSP brings in customers from all over the US and Canada.

'They can really just pull up to their first job and start spraying.' Full Story

Bruce Schenke Joins Premium Spray Products

Schenke has been in the SPF industry since 1977.

“We’re very excited about our growing team of respected industry professionals,” said Mac Hess, Premium’s CEO. Full Story

James Lambach of Bayer MaterialScience LLC Joins EEBA Board of Directors

Jim brings to the EEBA Board of Directors his knowledge of spray polyurethane foam insulation. Full Story

Dow Chemical Lists IFTI’s DC315 as Alternative Thermal Barrier for Wall Assemblies

DC315 is listed for use on THERMAX 4.25” and 3.0” Insulation Boards. Full Story

SPF Applicator Aims to Insulate Northern Idaho & Surrounding Region

'We want the safest, healthiest and highest performing insulation systems available today.' Full Story

1950s Pennsylvania Home Gets New Life with LEED, Energy Star and American Building Products Like InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation

The house essentially became a teaching lab for sustainable building.

“We love the fact that NCFI is one of the only U.S. companies making high performance spray foam.' Full Story

VersaFlex Supplies Polyurea Coating for Rehab of Power Station Water Cooling System

The rehabilitation was completed in March 2012, though additional pipe lining work is planned.

Roughly 3,000 gallons (11,400L) of material was used over the course of the application. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Approved for Florida Residential Code Wind Uplift Requirements

Bayseal CC and Bayseal CC X meet the Florida requirements when applied as only a fillet at the junction of the roof deck and along both sides of the roof rafter/truss top chords. Full Story

DC315 Passes Ignition Barrier Testing on Henry PERMAX 0.5lb Spray Foam

The new success adds to IFTI's industry-leading catalogue of testing.

DC315 is a one-coat, water-based latex paint that offers superior fire protection over foam. Full Story

Earthfoam and Coating Holdings Team Up to Host Spray Foam and Polyurea Open House

The event will cover all things spray foam and polyurea, from equipment to material.

A wide variety of products will be on display, from material to equipment to entire spray rigs. Full Story

TPR2 Corporation Proud to Introduce Fireshell BMS-TC

The product is new single-pass thermal barrier coating exclusively for use over Bayseal CC and OC spray foam insulation.

BMS-TC is a low-odor, one-part, water-based latex coating that can be applied with standard 0.75 g.p.m. paint sprayer--half the size required by other thermal barrier products. Full Story

Huntsman’s Auburn Hills Facility Receives OSHA'S CET Platinum Award

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes Huntsman for its exemplary safety and health record.

The Auburn Hills facility’s emphasis on environment, health and safety (EHS) is reflected in a strong history of workplace awards and recognition. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC introduces web-based applicator program in Spanish

Free, interactive program provides introduction to spray polyurethane foam insulation and specialty coatings.

“Our contractors have been asking for a Spanish version of the Applicator Fundamentals Program ever since we released the original English program.” Full Story

Louisiana-Based CISI Provides Spray Foam and Polyurea Solutions From the Bayou

The company has tailored solutions for clients nationwide.

CISI has been a nationwide provider of spray foam and polyurea coating applications since 2006. Full Story

Iowa-based SPF Insulation Company Boosts Business With Niche Spray Foam Applications

Caleb DeFord has been in the industry since 2006.

The company specializes in agricultural projects and what DeFord refers to as spray foam foundation applications. Full Story

New Gen-Air-Ator Big on Power & Air, Light on Weight

Next Generation Power announces it’s new patent-pending equipment package.

Weighing just 1,460 lbs., the Gen-Air-Ator pairs a 35 kW Stamford Newage generator with a 10 hp Hydrovane rotary vane compressor producing 35 cfm @ 150 psi. Full Story

VersaFlex to Host Polyurea Spray Training Class in May

The class will be held in Houston and focus on spray guns.

Next on the docket of VersaFlex Inc.’s 2012 Polyurea Training program is the Level 7 Class, the Spray Gun Extravaganza. Full Story

Flame Seal Completes Move Into New Facility Just in Time for Sales Growth

'We completed the move to the new facility just in time, as planned.' Full Story

Historical Mansion Salvaged by Wedge Roofing, Inc.

An excellent photo diary shows how spray foam rendered the structure’s chimney leak-free.

An excellent photo diary shows how spray foam rendered the structure’s chimney leak-free. Full Story

Report: Global Overview of SPF & One Component Foam (OCF) Markets

IAL Consultants is now offering its third edition report on the spray polyurethane foam industry.

IAL Consultants is now offering its third edition report on the spray polyurethane foam industry. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors of New England Partners With Bayer for Applicator Instruction Program

The informational program will be held from April 10-12, 2012.

The programs are designed as informational sessions with integrated hands-on learning experiences. Full Story

Regional Ohio Training and Technical Center Makes Healthier Indoor Air Quality a Priority with SPF

The school was recently outfitted with NCFI’s InsulBloc spray polyurethane foam.

The school was recently outfitted with NCFI’s InsulBloc spray polyurethane foam. Full Story

Air Seal Insulation Systems Announces New Sales Executive

The new appointment will meet demand for spray foam insulation in northern New Jersey.

Mr. Fortgang brings over 10 years of successful sales, business development, and construction experience to the Air Seal team. Full Story

Spray Foam Job Completed on Ranch to Coincide With Calving Season

CRC Insulation provides a comfortable home for livestock in Kansas.

The calving season occurs in springtime, so the application was completed just in time last month. Full Story

Polyurea Expert From China Gives Presentation at SSPC

Professor Weibo Huang covered a high speed railway project in Beijing, the largest polyurea project to be completed in the world.

Professor Weibo Huang covered a high speed railway project in Beijing, the largest polyurea project to be completed in the world. Full Story

Oregon Spray Foam Contracting Company Perfects Applications, Champions Industry

Smart Choice Insulation & Roofing shows why spray foam is exactly that.

'I was impressed by the quality of work and the ease and honesty of the business relationship.' Full Story

Deadlines Approaching for EPA Grant Proposals

The potential grants will go towards small business innovation, or environmental workforce development.

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a request for proposals regarding two substantial grants that are fair game to many in the spray foam industry. Full Story

SPF Equipment Manufacturer Polycraft to Exhibit at UTECH Europe 2012

The polyurethanes convention will be held in mid-April in The Netherlands.

UTECH is touted as the leading international event for the polyurethanes industry, with the most recent attendance numbers showing over 100 exhibiting companies and over 3,000 attendees from 85 countries. Full Story

“Polyurethane Products and Chemicals in South America” Report Available

IAL Consultants explains why polyurethane is on the rise in South America in 4th edition report

Demand for polyurethane in South America has increased overall in line with rising living standards particularly in Argentina and Brazil. Full Story

Next Gen Introduces Innovative New Machine to Spray Foam Industry

Next Generation Power Engineering and its “Gen-Air-Ator”, a generator and air compressor combo.

The 'Gen-Air-Ator' is the only 1800 RPM diesel generator and rotary vane compressor on the market. Full Story

Keane Insulation Bolsters NC Air Base With Spray Foam

The company partnered with Premium Spray Products for the project.

The base looked to upgrade the facilities to a more energy efficient level of operation and realize a return on investment. Full Story

MacGyver Services Announces New PMC Equipment, Promotional Offer

MacGyver adds to its extensive product lineup with more spray foam equipment from PMC.

These units feature an enhanced, more durable electric control system, all new solid state reversing system and an automatic usage calculator. Full Story

March/April Issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Released

The next installment of the world-wide read digital magazine focuses on all things roofing.

Readership of the magazine has reached over 10,500 readers in 90 countries. Full Story

Ohio Mansion Renovation Exemplifies WRI’s SPF Skill

The home’s renovation involved utilizing SPF insulation in place of fiberglass.

The initiative to renovate the property included upgrading the home’s insulation, which had previously been fiberglass. Full Story

DC 315 Continues to Pass Testing as an Ignition and Thermal Barrier

IFTI’s product was approved for use with Gaco’s GacoGreen foam.

'If you are not using DC315 you may not be complying with the codes!' Gary Wolfe said. Full Story

NCFI’s InsulStar Becomes First and Only Wind Uplift Resistance Polyurethane Foam to Test for Florida Building Code Using OSB

Exceeds 190 psf design rating of testing on plywood with a score of 200 psf on OSB with no additional fasteners holding the deck in place.

The independent testing by Certified Testing Laboratories, Orlando, FL, proved InsulStar exceeded their 190 psf design rating of testing on plywood with a score of 200 psf on OSB with no additional fasteners holding the deck in place. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment and Manufacturing Touts Equipment Toughness, Ease of Use

The company supplies a wide range of SPF equipment and technical support.

“They’re simple and easy to use with no complicated computer boards,” said Spillers. “They also have more efficient heaters and pump systems.” Full Story

Flame Seal Products Moves Into New Facility

The intumescent coating manufacturer will relocate to Houston at the end of the month.

Currently the company is operating with staff members at both locations during the transition. Full Story

Texas-Based “Roof Busters” Fights Dilapidation With Spray Foam Insulation

The spray foam contracting company also serves Oklahoma and Kansas.

Texas Based Spray Foam Roofing, nicknamed “The Roof Busters,” originally evolved from a farm repair business. Full Story

Polyurethane Grout Resolves Highway Settling

A case study from Prime Resins analyzes how Prime Flex 920 helped a pipe contractor sturdy up a sinking highway surface.

The reason for this settlement was most likely due to existing voids created by decaying biodegradable materials in the soft, sandy substrate that collapsed during the blasting portion of the tunneling operation. Full Story

Deadline to Register for Building Professionals Training Program is March 16, 2012

Coastal Insulation Corp in New Jersey will host the 5-day all-new training program.

This comprehensive 30+ hour program is designed to give individuals the skills required to be a professional and productive installer. Full Story

New Housing Development As Green As it is Affordable

C and R Insulation provided the spray foam for a new affordable housing development.

The community was built around the belief that high-quality design should make homes less expensive to purchase and more economical to live in. Full Story

EnDiSys to Host Event for New Facility in Windy City

The company aims to serve the SPF industry in Greater Chicago and beyond.

The new facility will function as a sales and service center for customers not only in Illinois, but also Wisconsin and even Indiana. Full Story

Nationwide Overspray Heralds Necessity of Contingency Planning for SPF Industry

The company facilitates SPF contractors in proactively addressing overspray concerns.

“A contingency plan keeps the company focus where it should be, which is completing the project on time.” Full Story

“Insul-Owl” Saved due to Compassion of Florida Spray Foam Applicator

A screech owl, accidentally sprayed with foam, got emergency care and was nursed back to health.

Leed Insulation’s David Turner took immediate action in a humanitarian move that ultimately saved the creature’s life. Full Story

HMI to Host Seminar for Instruction of Concrete Lifting With Spray Foam Equipment

Spots will be limited for the daylong event, which will be held in Wisconsin.

The seminar will be a hands-on training experience at the HMI Campus Indoor Training Facility in Manitowac, Wisconsin Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Surpasses 10,000 Audited Readers

The fourth issue of the record-breaking digital mag hits computer screens and mobile apps later this month.

This widespread geographic adoption is greatly facilitated by the magazine’s 100% digital circulation and readership. Full Story

Kohls Foam Systems Recruited Twice by Hometown for Public Utility Projects

The Norwood Young America-based contractor roofed a water treatment facility three years after servicing a waste treatment facility.

The Norwood Young America-based contractor roofed a water treatment facility three years after servicing a waste treatment facility. Full Story

Performance Foam Tech Adds Applegate R Injection Foam to Repertoire

The contractor that paved the way for the California SPF market is expanding its horizons.

Owner, Michael Morgan, who has been in the construction business for 35 years, brought spray foam to the state of California and was the first to ‘legally’ insulate with a certified product back in 1999. Full Story

Florida SPF Equipment and Material Supplier Eyes Elevation of Entire Spray Foam Industry

Source of Supply in Polyurethanes offers both equipment and training.

For nearly two decades, SSP has made its mission center around improving the spray foam industry as a whole. Full Story

Award-Winning Community Hospital Implements InsulBloc Spray Foam Insulation

The Kentucky hospital envisioned ecologically responsible and energy efficient design.

CRMC’s new hospital facility promotes a healthy experience through “ecologically responsible, energy efficient design.” Full Story

Midwest Equipment Supplier Makes Most of Spray Market

EnDiSys provides fluid delivery solutions throughout the world.

The Minnesota-based company has provided innovative solutions to fluid delivery challenges since 1998. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Training School - First of its Kind in U.S. - Comes to New Jersey

Building Professionals' SPF training school will include mock-up walls, ceilings and crawl spaces to learn foam application in real-world setting.

This comprehensive 30+ hour program is designed to give individuals the skills required to be a professional and productive spray foam installer. Full Story

Comfort RX’s SM Mobile Magnum is Contractors’ Prescription for a Better Business

The Mobile Magnum with Handi-Foam® System 8 provides contractors with a portable product solution.

The refillable systems are low maintenance, offer fast and easy setup and teardown, and require a minimal equipment investment. Full Story

Green Earth Services and Foametix School Atlanta-Area K-5 Construction in Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

An overlooked type of spray foam application was implemented in place of an ISO installation.

'The spray foam application process was much faster, cleaner and easier to work with for all of us.' Full Story

CertainTeed® Receives Approval for Use In ABAA-Specified Projects

The CertaSpray® Closed Cell SPF completed an evaluation process by the Air Barrier Association of America.

Air barrier materials, such as CertaSpray, are used to reduce the flow of air into and out of buildings and construct tighter building envelopes. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces New Long Barrel Spray Foam Applicators

The applicator provides extended reach for low and high areas.

'The new applicators reduce operator fatigue and increase applicator safety by eliminating the need for ladders in many hard-to-reach areas,' said Michael Sites. Full Story

Case Study: Prime Flex Seals Up Leaky Tunnel That Caused Contamination

A case study examines how Prime Resins came to the rescue in a tunnel repair job that was discovered to be more difficult than estimated.

A case study examines how Prime Resins came to the rescue in a tunnel repair job that was discovered to be more difficult than estimated. Full Story

Mac Leads: 20 Years of Custom, Tailored Sales Prospects

The company owner and two satisfied contractors talk about the successful lead-generation service.

The company owner and two satisfied contractors talk about the successful lead-generation service. Full Story

PMC Announces Sweepstakes Winners and a New Promotional Offer

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation offered an equipment giveaway to attendees of the SPFA show in Dallas.

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation offered an equipment giveaway to attendees of the SPFA show in Dallas. Full Story

Fresh Foam, Fresh Perspective From South Florida Attic Insulation Project

Spray foam contractor applies foam and industry experience in Jupiter.

'The biggest thing is looking at the savings in energy,' said Willie Jackson, owner of Anytime Insulators, Inc. 'Spray foam pays you back. It's really an investment.' Full Story

OSHA Releases New Videos on Proper Use of Respirators

Topics include OSHA's Respiratory Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing, and detecting counterfeit respirators.

There are nine videos in English, and eight in Spanish. Full Story and Prime Resins Present Webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 22

The webinar will introduce the Precision Lift system for lifting concrete slabs.

The webinar will introduce the Precision Lift system for lifting concrete slabs. Full Story

American WeatherStar Honors Client for Superior Work

DMGC Weathertight received the first “Spotlight on Excellence” profile from AWS.

DMGC Weathertight received the first “Spotlight on Excellence” profile from AWS. Full Story

Intech Breaks Into New Territory in Texas

The equipment supplier is opening a new location near Houston.

The equipment supplier is opening a new location near Houston. Full Story

Ultra-Aire Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifier Line Gets Green Seal of Approval

The line earned the “green approved product” label from NAHB for a National Green Building Certification.

The line earned the “green approved product” label from NAHB for a National Green Building Certification. Full Story

CertainTeed Launches New Online Tool to Simplify LEED Documentation for Products

EcoDocs reinforces CertainTeed’s commitment to the green building movement.

EcoDocs reinforces CertainTeed’s commitment to the green building movement. Full Story

Company Spreads Spray Foam Gospel in South Florida

Therma Seal envisions every building realizing the benefits of spray foam insulation.

The company, which is based in North Palm Beach, contracts on spray foam insulation projects throughout South Florida, with about half of the company’s business coming solely from Palm Beach County. Full Story

Spray Foam Vet Lends Expertise to Challenging Project

Dennis Davidson of Mid-America Coating Systems explains how he turned “impossible” into reality.

The tricky nature of the substrate called for both applicator expertise and creativity. Full Story

CertainTeed® CertaSpray® Meets Industry Approval

The closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is approved for use in non-combustible commercial construction.

CertaSpray Closed Cell SPF products can be utilized both within the stud cavities and on the exterior side of wall sheathing. Full Story

Diesel-Powered Rotary Vane Compressors Handle Punishing Environments

The new compressors are powered by Kubota Diesel engines.

Next Generation Power direct-couples a rotary vane compressor to a Kubota industrial diesel engine for a package that further stands up to outdoor abuse.  Service vehicle owners and equipment operators will appreciate the long service life this rugge Full Story

Spray Foam Systems’ New Web Site Reflects New Focus

With handy tools and detailed information, the spray foam equipment provider and support center aims to be “your one source for everything spray foam'

Never has product information been so meticulously organized and placed into one convenient link. Full Story

Western Pacific Roofing Takes Home Industry Excellence Award at SPFA

The project involved a model home which educated homeowners on the benefits of spray foam insulation.

The model homes featured cut away roofs and walls so buyers could see inside to the workmanship of Western Pacific Roofing. Full Story

ICAA Endorses Bipartisan SAVE Act

The bill would spur 80,000 construction and renovation jobs.

The SAVE Act has been endorsed by a broad-based coalition of business, energy, and environmental advocates. Full Story

PMC Forms Strategic Alliance with MVP

The companies are jointly focused on new opportunities in the Composites Industry.

With over 100 years of engineering and design experience, the two companies will work together to introduce new foam delivery systems to the Composites Industry. Full Story

Elite Insulation & Polypro Wins Specialty Application Award at SPFA

The fascinating project involved the application of spray foam to the largest equatorial telescope on the planet.

The Specialty Application is a particularly interesting category, because it highlights offbeat jobs that undoubtedly require extra creative resources on behalf of the contractor. Full Story

PU Magazine Delivers Global Spray Foam Market Review for 2011

Consulting Editor Angela Austin spoke about the global SPF industry at the 2012 SPFA Convention.

Overall her presentation was marked with considerable positivity, particularly against the rather dreary current economic backdrop. Full Story

Spray Foam Contractor Beats Heat in Utah Desert Insulation Project

The project involved the re-insulation of a warehouse facility.

The company was contracted to apply spray foam on the interior surfaces of a 38,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The facility, which functions primarily in a food storage capacity, had previously been insulated with fiberglass material. Full Story Catches Up With Touch ‘n Seal

Michael Sites was on hand at the 2012 SPFA Convention & Expo to talk about new products and the status of the industry.

When not talking shop, Sites said his favorite part of the convention is the breakout sessions, particularly one given by the Center for the Polyurethane’s Industry (CPI). Full Story

Mac Leads: 20 Years of Custom, Tailored Sales Prospects

The company owner and two satisfied contractors talk about the successful lead-generation service.

Mac Leads targets selected zipcodes of the contractor’s choice, and contacts all homes via telephone. Full Story

No Hard Time at County Jail Spray Foam Roofing Project

The roofing project is the largest yet for the Alabama insulation contractor.

D&C employed a crew of five to complete the project, which took about three weeks to complete. The jail had been previously roofed with layers of butyl rubber lining. Full Story

First Phase Completion of Copper Mine Project Announced by VersaFlex

Completion of the second phase is expected by the end of February.

VersaFlex Incorporated has recently announced the completion of Phase 1 of a polyurea coating project at a copper mine in the southern Arizona desert. The project involved spraying the interior of a large leach tank with several coats of polyurea mat Full Story

VersaFlex Announces Upcoming Training Classes

VersaFlex, Inc. will hold polyurea training courses from March 12-14, 2012

Courses will be taught by industry experts and will cover topics for novice and advanced professionals. Full Story

Premium Expands Product Line With Addition of Silicone Roof Coatings by GE

Silicone coatings by GE have been used on spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofs for 40 years.

The alliance between Premium, a major player in the manufacturing of spray foam systems, and Momentive will prove logical and beneficial for both parties. Full Story

2012 SPFA Convention & Expo is Underway in Dallas

The event’s first full-length day features Afterburner keynote, breakout sessions, awards luncheon and expo.

The event’s first full-length day features Afterburner keynote, breakout sessions, awards luncheon and expo. Full Story

Premium Spray Products, Inc. Serves Up Hot Leads to Contractor Base

The spray foam manufacturer recently added to its lead-generation network, which it uses to bolster the business of its customers.

Premium recently added to its roster, a massive network that includes 74 separate, regional roofing Web sites. Full Story

SWD Urethane Hires Ian Wheeler as New Head Chemist

Key hire brings wealth of experience to rapidly growing polyurethane manufacturer.

SWD Urethane announced the recent hiring of Ian Wheeler as its Head Chemist. Ian Wheeler has an extensive background as a SPF chemist. Full Story

Third issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine is Live Online

The newest installment of the 100% digital ‘zine offers a guide to cold weather SPF application, and more.

The magazine’s readership has been growing steadily since its September 2011 launch and has now reached 7,263 global readers as of January 25, 2012. Full Story

Application Deadline Looming for 2012 Polyurethane Technical Conference

Abstracts of paper submissions to be reviewed

Submissions of paper abstracts for the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference are due February 1, 2012. Full Story

Air Conditioned Respirator System Increases Spray Foam Productivity

Creator Mike Asbra talks about the ambient A/C air supply unit’s genesis.

Creator Mike Asbra talks about the ambient A/C air supply unit’s genesis. Full Story

Going Above and Beyond is Everyday Business at MacGyver Services

Industry veteran talks about the transition from spray foam contractor to supplier.

MacGyver Services offers a variety of products, including closed and open cell foam, spray foam and proportioning equipment, foam packaging equipment and mechanical purge guns. Full Story

FOAMETIX®/Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Returns Ready and Prepared for Historic Running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona

No. 17 FOAMETIX/Burtin Racing Porsche GT3 uses solid data from test to set strategy for 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“The race has so many layers of what happens, the ebbs and flows, and how it goes through the night. It’s like that Western movie Lonesome Dove,' said Baldwin. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Global Circulation on the Rise

The third issue of the widely-circulated digital magazine focuses on cold weather.

The magazine’s readership has been growing steadily since its September 2011 launch and has now reached 7,263 readers as of January 25. Full Story

Expert in Roof Coatings Joins Premium Spray Products

John Linnell will bring over 30 years of knowledge to Coatings Business position.

For the last 16 years, Linnell has been responsible for coatings at Everest Coatings, which was purchased by Bayer in 2005. Full Story

Prime Resins Stops Leaking Water Tank from Literally Draining Money Out of Treatment Facility

A Prime Resins case study examines how Prime Flex 900 XLV & Prime Flex 920 work.

Engineers estimated the cost of water being lost each day as $4,000 - $6,000, for a total of $130,000 per month. Full Story

Palmer International, BioBased Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance

New family of bio-based polyols for use in rigid foam systems to be developed

BioBased Technologies® will be responsible for research and development of the new polyol in rigid foam systems, marketing and sales of the final product. Full Story

Spray Foam Contractors and Suppliers Can Now Get Real Job Leads Online

Search for real spray foam jobs submitted daily by homeowners and builders

Using the powerful Spray Foam Local marketing channels, maintains an exclusive online feed to all surplus insulation and roofing leads for contractors to purchase directly and immediately. Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over QuadFoam Spray Foam Passes Testing

IFTI's DC 315 passes NFPA 286 over QuadFoam 2.0 LB. closed-cell spray polyurethane foam

This testing satisfies the requirements of the ICC regarding acceptable testing certification requirements to be used in lieu of the requirement for a 15 minute thermal barrier when applied over QuadFoam 2.0 LB. closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. Full Story

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Announces New Vice President

Bill Hrynkiewicz has been promoted to the position of Vice President for Polyurethane Machinery Corporation

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) manufactures polyurethane spray foam machines and peripheral equipment for the spray foam Industry. Full Story

Demilec's Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Passes Testing

Demilec's SEALECTION® 500 passed AC 377 Appendix X test

“This advance in technology shows Demilec USA’s commitment to finding the most cost effective means of meeting the intent of the code” said Dave Feitl, National Sales Manager of Demilec USA. Full Story

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry at Spray Foam Convention & Expo

CPI will host a booth & speak on several topics at the Dallas event at the end of this month.  

Come by CPI’s booth, number 714, for free information from CPI about spray foam stewardship, SPF application training and the new low-pressure SPF application video. Full Story

Coastal Finishes Up Monumental Church Project

The East Windsor, New Jersey-based spray foam contractor gave the brand new church a building envelope to last.

Construction began several years ago, and Coastal returned intermittently throughout the entirety of last year to apply spray foam insulation. Full Story

Lapolla’s Insulation 101 Class Now Accredited by SPFA

Lapolla will hold the course in its new 16,000 square-foot facility in Houston.

This new training facility, along with the newly achieved accreditation, allows Lapolla to offer its customers first in class training. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Continues Vigorous Pursuit of Anti-trust Claims Against Graco, Inc.

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) filed antitrust claims against Graco in the US District Court of New Jersey in 2008.

The FTC has expressed nearly identical concerns regarding the possible consequences of allowing Graco’s acquisition of ITW’s industrial liquid finishing equipment business to proceed. Full Story

Premium Canada Expands Lead Generation for Customers and Adds Training Dates

CEO Darren Watson talks about the company’s customer support system and state-of-the-art training facility in Atlanta.

“You can provide great service and great materials, but if you can provide a little extra on the marketing side, customers appreciate that as well,' said Darren Watson. Full Story

Spray Foam Rotary Planer is Truly “Cutting Edge”

The CI Cutter, manufactured by Schmidt & Dirks Designs, Inc., works for both roof and wall.

Schmidt & Dirks’ CI Cutter is a professional grade cutter for spray foam insulation designed to smoothly trim excess foam from a wall without damaging the studs. Full Story

2012 SPFA Convention & Expo Draws Near

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance will host the event in Dallas at the end of the month.

The Convention’s emphasis on training and best practices will make every professional SPF contractor the best they can be. Full Story

Building Science & Construction, Inc. Completes Massachusetts School Project

220,000 square-foot Natick High School is being built from the ground up.

The 65-million-dollar school is being built from the ground up, and upon completion with stretch across over 220,000 square feet. Full Story

Roger Ervast Joins Lapolla Industries, Inc.

The industry professional will take up the position of Director of Research & Development.

Mr. Ervast will oversee the entire laboratory facility in the Lapolla Corporate Center in Houston, Texas. Full Story

Massachusetts Spray Foam Company Rises To Success With Outstanding Work And Customer Service

Closed Cell Structures President Paul Dion talks with about Closed Cell Structures' origins and recent projects.

For the last four years, Closed Cell Structures has been working on several new construction and remodeling projects for high-end homes in northeastern Massachusetts. Full Story

ICAA Convention and Trade Show Convenes In Dallas

The Insulation Contractors Association of America’s annual event will run October 4-6.

Insulation industry suppliers and contractors from across the country network, weigh in on new technology and products, review federal regulations, and explore industry trends and opportunities. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Spray Foam Insulation Passes NFPA 286 Room Corner Fire Test

The foam is code-approved for exposed roof/wall junctures.

The code approved, two-component polyurethane foam can be left exposed in commercial roof/wall junctures at a maximum of 6” high and 2” deep with unlimited length. Full Story

Michigan Contractor Takes Quality on the Road

Spray Tight, Inc.’s good reputation has brought in business from all over the world.

Spray Tight specializes particularly in commercial flat roofs, due to his long history with such projects in Florida. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Contracting Company Completes Insulation Project for Greek Orthodox Church

Coastal Insulation Corp. recently wrapped up a yearlong spray foam insualtion project.

Stubborn Aquarium Tank Leak Calls for Unique Solution

A case study examines how a Prime Resins product came to the rescue.

Prime-Flex 900 XLV is a hydrophilic, liquid polyurethane injection resin designed to seal leaks in concrete and masonry structures. Full Story

West Coast Insulation Receives Best of Orlando Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque honors the achievement.

The USCA 'Best of Local Business' Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Full Story

Imperial Sugar Partners with SES Foam to Develop SucraSeal Sucrose-Based Spray Foam Insulation

SucraSeal is sustainable, energy-efficient and naturally fire-retardant.

SucraSeal is one of the greenest spray foam products on the market with a finished foam green content of 25%. Full Story

Open Cell Spray Foam Now Officially Recognized by California Energy Commission (CEC)

Open cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is now eligible for Quality Insulation Installation (QII) compliance credits in California

Any home or low-rise residential building insulated with open-cell spray foam installed to the new SPF QII standard is eligible for a variety of state energy tax credits and utility rebate programs. Full Story

Burnham Insulation & Shelving Receives 2011 Best of Woodinville Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s award plaque honors the achievement

The USCA 'Best of Local Business' Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply to Open Branch in Houston

The branch location is just north of Houston, Texas, and will open in early 2012.

Intech Equipment- Houston will remain focused on the commercial roofing and spray foam insulation markets. Full Story

Bayer Challenge: How Does Your Home Rate?

Bayer MaterialScience LLC joins with RESNET to promote solid building science for more energy efficient homes

Bayer will work jointly with RESNET to promote whole building science principles as an effective way to achieve home energy efficiency. Full Story

Compressor/Gen-Set Combo Saves Weight and Space

A product update from Next Generation Power Engineering, Inc.

Next Generation has provided unique and innovative power solutions to both the marine and industrial markets for over 10 years. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer's Latest Acquisition is Halted by FTC

Antitrust Regulators File Complaint to Stop Graco Inc's Planned Buy of Rival ITW Finishing LLC

Graco purchased both Gusmer Corporation and Glasscraft Inc several years ago to form the world's largest spray foam equipment manufacturing group. Full Story

Hydrophobic Vs. Hydrophilic—Knowing Which Type of Grout is Right for Your Repair Project

A Prime Resins representative offers important advice on polyurethane injection resins.

Two thirds of our planet is made up of water, and many times that water ends up going places we don't want it to. Full Story

Oklahoma Contractor Finds Perfect Business Combination

Cody Hickman added spray foam insulation services to his successful door operation, CRC Overhead Door Co.

“The overhead door business and SPF are a great combination, especially in this large agricultural area,” Hickman said. Full Story

Michigan Spray Foam Contracting Company Completes Lakeside Housing Project

Lakeshore Insulation recently completed a 4,200-square-foot job for a house located on the banks of Lake Michigan.

Lakeshore Insulation recently completed a job that involved the application of spray foam insulation onto the walls of a three-story, 4,200-square-foot lakeside house in Ludington, Mich. Full Story

California Spray Foam Contracting Company Completes 22,000 Square-Foot Project for Notable Sports Club

Thermal Roof Systems recently completed a project that involved the application of spray polyurethane foam for Millennium SportsClub

Millennium hired Thermal Roof Systems to experiment with spray foam insulation to see if the material would be the best product in preventing roof leakage. Full Story

California Spray Foam Contracting Company Completes 460,000-Square-Foot Project for Data Storage Company

Thermal Roof Systems recently completed a project that invovled the application of spray polyurethane foam for RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Tom Schaal, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Thermal Roof Systems, talked with about his company's recent project with RagingWire Enterprises Solution, Inc. Full Story

December Issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Released

The interactive, digital-format magazine focuses on open-cell SPF in its second issue.

In just a couple of months, the first issue was read in over 74 countries and had over 65,000 pages read. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Company Completes Large Community Project

Coastal Insulation Corp. recently completed a 60,000-square-foot project for the Clinton Avenue Urban Renewal Project

Coastal Insulation Corporation, in conjunction with HELP USA and the Make It Right Foundation, recently completed a project that involved the application of spray polyurethane foam for the Clinton Avenue Urban Renewal Project in Newark, N.J. Full Story

Maryland Spray Foam and Roofing Contracting Company Rises To Success With Experience and Customer Satisfaction

Bob McFadden, president of Bel Air Foam & Roofing, talks with about his company's past, as well as its future.

Bob McFadden got his start in the spray foam insulation business by working as a hose dragger in 1978. Full Story

Montana Builder Uses Only American-Made Materials, Boosts Economy

ABC News covered the builder’s efforts as part of the network’s Made in America Challenge.

If every builder bought only 5% more American-made building products, it would create 220,000 jobs. Full Story

Louisiana Spray Foam Contractor Completes Roofing Job

Bill Marmande, president of Duralite, shares his story on how his company recently completed a roofing job for a 4,500-square-foot apartment building.

Bill Marmande, president of Duralite, talks with about his company's recent job that involved the application of spray foam on the roof of an apartment unit for a New Orleans-based apartment managing company. Full Story

Maine Contracting Company Completes Ship Hangar Project With Positive Results

A two-man crew from High Efficiency Foam recently completed a job that involved the application of spray foam insulation on three ship hangar doors.

Daniel Bahr and his team from Westbrook, Maine-based High Efficiency Foam, recently completed a job in Harpswell, Maine that involved the installation of spray foam insulation on the doors of a shipyard hangar. Full Story

VersaFlex Adds Director of Education and Development

Dudley J. Primeaux II brings years of polyurea expertise to the manufacturer.

In his new position, Mr. Primeaux will lead the extensive 14-level training program offered by VersaFlex. Full Story

Connecticut Injection Foam Company Gets Official With Spray Foam Certification

Good Life Energy Savers, LLC recently became certified to work with spray foam insulation.

Good Life Energy Savers, LLC, an injection foam installation company located in Dansbury, Conn., recently became certified to work with spray foam insulation. Full Story

Contractors Show JobPro Technology Some Love

The spray foam contractor management tool helps keeps facts straight and business moving.

Energy One America describes how JobPro has made a significant impact on their individual offices, as well as their effort to consolidate all data and process into one corporate tracking system. Full Story

Energy Shield, Inc. Updates 30-year-old Spray Foam Roofing System, Saves Client Large Sum

The 35,500 square foot SPF roof in Grand Blanc, Michigan, was originally installed in 1983.

An engineering firm suggested that the roof be completely removed and replaced to the tune of half a million dollars. Full Story

Customer Input Drives Bayer MaterialScience LLC Roofing Sector Realignment

New resources and realigned Bayer team emphasize Whole Building Science.

Recent developments in Bayer’s Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials division have centered on the integration of design, building systems, and products to optimize building performance and yield improved energy efficiency. Full Story

Insulright offers free spray foam application training to Job Corps students

The Pittsburgh contractor teamed up with the Dow Chemical Company for the initiative.

Job Corps helps economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Praised by United Coatings

United Coatings, a Quest Company, chose Intech as preferred supplier in North America.

Quest selected Intech based on Intech's broad base of experienced technicians, its nationwide coverage with 5 branches, and technicians strategically located across the United States. Full Story

Touch 'n Seal Taps Into Several Markets To Reach Success in the Spray Foam Industry

Established in the 1970s, Touch ‘n Seal has been in the business of manufacturing spray foam materials for nearly 30 years.

Michael Sites, Touch 'N Seal's Marketing Manager of Industrial Building Materials, talks with about the company's origins and rise to success. Full Story

Connecticut Spray Foam Company Completes Project For 200-Year-Old Government Building

Bohdan Lonevsky, and his team from BRP Spray Foam Insulation, recently applied spray foam insulation into a 200-year-old town hall.

Ridgefield is home to a 200-year-old town hall that recently underwent a three-day insulation installation job headed by BRP Spray Foam Insulation Owner Bohdan Lonevsky and his eight-contractor, two-machine team. Full Story

SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Submission Deadline is December 9

There is still time to submit spray foam projects for the chance to be recognized nationally.

The awards luncheon is a part of the annual SPFA Spray Foam Conference & Expo, this year being held in Dallas, Texas from January 30 to February 2, 2012. Full Story

Iowa Spray Foam Contractor Sees Positive Results When Advertising Online

Lynn Mether from Mether Spray Foam Inc. shares his experience of transitioning from radio to online advertising.

Since working with, Lynn Mether and his spray foam contracting company have seen business increase by $160,000 in the last six to eight months. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Announces New Polyurethane Foam Cleaner for Applicator Guns, Tools and Hands

Poly-Clean, an EPA Zero VOC cleaner, is environmentally safe and easy to use.

The new EPA non-VOC product is designed to easily clean wet foam from hands, tools and foam applicator guns. Full Story

Huntsman Publishes Sandwich Panel Construction Book in South America

'Metodos Constructivos Con Paneles Sandwich' brings sandwich panel construction expertise to Latin American countries.

Huntsman Corporation's newest publication, titled Metodos Constructivos con Paneles Sandwich, is now available. The Spanish-language textbook is dedicated to advancing the use of sandwich panel construction in Latin American countries Full Story

Georgia Spray Foam Contractor Completes University Stadium Job

Yoder's Roofing recently completed a job that involved the application of spray foam insulation at the Allen E. Paulson Stadium at Georgia Southern.

Yoder’s Roofing, a roofing contracting company located in Montezuma, Ga., recently completed a job that involved his team to spray the Paulson Stadium for the Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Insulation Passes Fire Testing

DEMILEC (USA) LLC®’s SEALECTION® 500 passes fire testing when covered with No-Burn® Plus XD.

No-Burn Plus XD is a low VOC ignition barrier manufactured in the USA; meeting both International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) specific requirements for spray applied foam plastic insulation. Full Story

Chinese Bridge Sprayed with Polyurea Coatings Makes Forbes Most Notable List

The 26.4-mile bridge made a Forbes ranking of the world’s “most incredible bridges”

The application was completed successfully under the supervision of Dr. Weibo Huang. Full Story

Gaco Western Introduces GacoSeamSeal

The new product is ideal for sealing seams, fasteners and other roof features.

A unique thickening agent in the silicone gives it the sealant properties of regular roof tape as it dries. Full Story Announces New Website

The world’s largest spray foam industry news portal, which serviced nearly 750,000 visits this year, has a fresh new look. received more than 3 million page views this year and services over 73,000 visits every 30 days.  Full Story

Cellulose Manufacturing Company Aims To Shine New Light On Injection Foam

Applegate Insulation has recently expanded its business into three new areas.

Applegate Insulation is the largest privately owned cellulose insulation manufacturer in the world with seven plants in the United States and serving over 21 countries. The company recently expanded their business in three areas. Full Story

Spray Foam Roofing Featured in Dow YouTube Video

The video is part of a larger campaign showcasing Dow’s commitment to energy efficient innovation across the globe.

A key component of 'green roofs' is to use the right insulation to minimize the amount of energy being used. Full Story

CertainTeed Launches New Online Resource

The Web site will showcase the diverse capabilities of the manufacturer’s Machine Works Group

Formerly known as Unisul®, CertainTeed Machine Works has been a leader in the technology, design and manufacture of machinery used to install insulation and fireproofing materials since 1936. Full Story

New York City Contractor Cools Off Fresh Fruits and Veggies With Spray Foam

Borbey Contractors applied spray foam to 105,267 board feet of produce refrigeration units

The project is eligible for large rebates from Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the largest energy companies in the United States. Full Story

Supplier Offers Dealers and Contractors Edge in Market

American WeatherStar provides its own client base with jobs through lead generation network

American WeatherStar received 64 calls from the network in October, all of which were handed off to its contractor base as leads. Full Story

Prime Resins Announces New Concrete Slab Lifting System For Foam

The polyurea coating manufacturing company recently announced its newest concrete slab lifting system featuring the Equalizer Gun and Revolution Pump

Unlike piston pumps, the simplicity of one continuous rotary motion will result in less energy use, less wear and quieter operations. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors of New England Stresses the Importance of Training

The distribution company opened up a 7,000 square foot equipment warehouse and support facility earlier this year

Located in Woodstock, New Hampshire, the site functions as a hybrid of office, warehouse and training center. Full Story

Spray Foam Contractor Helps Renovate Coast Guard Station

Fortune Insulation contributed to the project on a century-old building in New Jersey

Foam will not only help to thermally insulate the building, but will also protect it from coastal weather elements for years to come. Full Story

Spray Foam Industry Veteran Joins Premium Spray Products

Ridge Stockdale will bring nearly 40 years of insight to strategic marketing position

He has served as treasurer of the SPFA, on the spray foam committee in the NRCA, on the National Roofing Advisory Board, and been an RCI member since 1984. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces Class I Fire Retardant Spray Foam

2.0 PCF Foam Offers Increased Structural Strength & Support, Superior Sound Control and Thermal Insulation

FR Two-Component Class 1 Fire Retardant Spray Foam is available in disposable chemical cylinders (CP660) as well as 17-, 60- and 120-gallon refill systems. Full Story

DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Johns Manville Foams

IFTI's DC 315 is an acceptable alternative to thermal barriers over Johns Manville open and closed-cell spray foam

DC 315 is a one-coat, water-based latex paint that offers superior fire protection over foam. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Supply Company Will Hold Accreditation Training Program

Intech Equipment & Supply will be holding a five-day, accreditation-training program at the ARCA facility in Phoenix, Ariz.

At the completion of the program, the SPFA will award Certificates of Completion to those who pass the final exams. Full Story

IAL Consultants Announces 2011 Directories

The publications provide up-to-date information on polyurethane systems houses in Europe,  Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific

The publications bring together in one convenient source the most up-to-date information available on more than 70 systems houses in EMEA and 120 in AsiaPacific. Full Story

Burtin Polymer Laboratories Finalizes NASCAR Sponsorship

The Bullet Liner® / Foametix® No. 82 Dodge Challenger R/T race car joins the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 2011 season championship stretch

The remaining races of the 2011 season are the WYPALL 200 and the Ford 300. Full Story

Michigan Spray Foam Company Completes Project for Large Steel Manufacturer

Stony Creek Services recently completed a 120,000 square foot warehouse project for the Severstal Steel company.

The project was estimated to be 120,000 square feet of metal panel walls and concrete roof deck. Full Story

Nashville Home Earns ENERGY STAR and LEED for HOMES Certification

Belle Meade project incorporates spray foam insulation from E3 Innovate, WaterFurnace geothermal and ventilation from Precision Air.

A Nashville home was recently awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and ENERGY STAR qualification by the Environmental Protection Agency. Full Story

CPI Now Accepting Abstracts for 2012 Conference

Paper and poster abstracts are ready for review for the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Atlanta.

Paper and poster presenters will have the opportunity to reach hundreds of leaders and innovators in the polyurethane field. Full Story

DC-315 Continues To Set The Bar In The Alternative Barrier Coating Market

IFTI recently announced that they have successfully passed the Food Equipment, Materials- Formulation Review and Extraction Testing using DC-315

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. and Paint to Protect recently announced that they successfully passed the NSF/ANSI 51(2009) Food Equipment, Materials-Formulation Review and Extraction Testing using DC-315 Water Based Fireproof Paint. Full Story

Lapolla Spray Foam Used for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' TV Show

The episode featuring an open-cell spray foam application in Ottawa, Kansas, will air on November 4.

The main focus of the job was to reduce sound transmission into the home along with overall energy savings. Full Story

Insulation Opportunity Spurs Purchase of Touch ‘n Seal’s Portable Spray Foam System

Constant Pressure Dispensing System Provides Affordable Alternative to Costly Spray Foam Dispensing Trucks

Homeland Builder’s opportunity with the townhouse cooperative involved insulating more than 300 townhome entryways with spray foam insulation. Full Story

Massachusetts Building Materials Company Attributes Success to Quality Customer Service

John Wills, owner of Sterling Building Material, talks about company’s rise to success.

Located in eastern Massachusetts, Sterling Building Materials is a family-owned building materials distribution company. John Wills, owner of Sterling Building Materials, recently spoke with about his company. Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Group Announces Brand New Heating System

The Barrel Blazer A101 and A102 Drum Heating Systems arrive just in time for winter.

The Barrel Blazer safely heats your material at the bottom of the drum where the materials are being pumped from. Full Story

Spray Foam Coalition Launches New Spray Foam Benefits Website [DONT POST]

The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) has launched a new public website.

The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC), a new self-funded group within the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, has launched a new public website. Full Story

Spray Foam Manufacturer Oversees Home Weatherization

Insulating a 100-year-old home with Fomo Products significantly improved its air exchange rate.

Government rewards programs are handing out rebates right and left for homeowners that perform energy improvements. Full Story

First and Only Spray Foam Gains ICC Approval Based on 2012 Building Codes

NCFI’s top residential and commercial SPF insulations, InsulStar and InsulBloc, take the lead with International Code Council approval

Mitch Clifton, manager at NCFI, said, “We’re an American company that cares about the future of American buildings.' Full Story

Fire Resistant Technology Company Announces Availability of New Ignition Barrier Coating

No-Burn Plus XD Approved as an Ignition Barrier at Further Reduced Thickness over ICYNENE LD-C-50.

No-Burn's Plus XD will provide Icynene Inc. and its dealers with increased savings and more productive installation rates with the availability of an innovative coating solution to meet International Code Council requirements. Full Story

Georgia Spray Foam Equipment Supply Company Backs Success With Excellent Customer Service

Jennifer Shurling talks with about Urethane Supply Inc.'s history as well as the services the company provides

Located in southeastern Georgia,Urethane Supply Inc. is a spray foam insulation equipment supply company that prides itself not only on the construction of quality spray foam rigs, but also for its commitment to quality customer service. Full Story

Modern Updates From a Spray Foam Equipment Distribution Veteran

SprayWorks Equipment Group talks about the new Eco-1620 Mobile Spray Rig and using the Internet as a marketing tool.

SprayWorks' Dave Penta stressed the importance of participating online to get a piece of the pie. Full Story

NCFI Named Top Product by Florida Code

Florida Building Codes Product Approval finds that InsulStar offers highest wind resistance

The testing showed that InsulStar used in triangular wedge-shaped fillets sprayed between the rafters and roof deck, without additional fasteners, provided a wind uplift resistance design pressure of 190 PSF. Full Story

Pennsylvania Spray Foam Company Contributes to Home Makeover Project

PA Spray Foam recently contributed closed-cell spray foam to a winner of FirstEnergy’s Energy Efficiency Home Makeover Contest.

The spray foam insulation is expected to cut the home's energy bill in half. Full Story

Flame Seal Announces New Marketing Campaign and Results From Trade Show

The fire retardant technology company recently announced their newest marketing campaign at ICAA Convention & Trade Show.

Flame Seal Products, Inc. new marketing strategy will eliminate a middle man and sell directly to contractors. Full Story

Estimating Software Company Makes Information Management Easier for Contractors

Robin Reavis talks with about how his company's software will make handling leads, bids and job proposals easier for SPF contractors.

Robin Reavis, president of North Carolina-based software company JobPro Technologies, talks with about the software his company offers to insulation contractors Full Story

Louisiana Spray Foam Company Completes University Decking Project

Alpha One Spray Foam and Coatings, LLC recently completed a 23,000-foot polyurea / urethane deck-coating project at Northwestern University.

While working in winds that reached up to 20 miles per hour, the job was finished in half the projected time. Full Story

New Jersey Lt. Governor Takes Tour of Spray Foam Equipment Company

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation recently hosted Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno at the company’s facility in Lakewood, N.J.

The Lt. Governor’s visit aimed at informing companies, including PMC Machinery, that the State of New Jersey Governor's office actively supports and promotes manufacturing in the State of New Jersey. Full Story

Convenience Products Incorporates U.S. Patented Non-stick Valve Technology

Non-Stick Valve Available on One-component Straw Foam and Gun Foam Products

Convenience Products now incorporates the first and only U.S. Patented non-stick valve on all of its one-component straw foam and gun foam products. Full Story

Polyurea Company Announces Record Breaking Quarter for Machine Sales

SoyThane Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it will offer free freight for 'The Foamer' and 'S-24/32' equipment to customers.

SoyThane Technologies Inc., celebrates their record breaking quarter with free freight in the United States during the month of October for its famous “The Foamer' high-pressure spray foam equipment and the new S-24/32. Full Story

CPI Announces Innovation Award, Paper and Poster Winners from the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference

Albemarle Corporation Wins 2011 Innovation Award with New Spray Coating Technolog

Albemarle Corporation’s ETHACURE® 90 has been named the winner of the 2011 Innovation Award at this year’s Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Full Story

Lead Generating Company Turns Its Sights on Spray Foam Contractors

Bill MacHale, current president of lead generation company Mac Leads, talks with about his company’s origins.

Prior to establishing Mac Leads, MacHale worked in insurance generating leads for clients. In 1991, MacHale decided to open his own lead generating side project that would later become known as Mac Leads. Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Icynene Spray Foam Passes AC 377 Appendix X Testing

International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s DC 315 sets new SPF Industry standard by passing a barrier test at an incredible 400 sqaure feet gallon.

Fireproofing technology company, International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), recently announced that its spray applied coating, DC 315, passed over Icynene's LD-C-50, 0.5 pound, open cell foam at 400 square feet per gallon. Full Story

First Ever Spray Foam Magazine Apple and Android App

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine hits Androids and iPhones as the first ever application for a spray foam publication.

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine hits Androids, Apple iPhone and iPads as the first ever application for a spray foam publication. Full Story

Maryland Spray Foam Contractor Completes Project for Historical Home

Brad Justice of Carroll Insulation secured the contract to apply spray foam insulation to the 24 feet by 42 feet wall of a 1920s house.

Brad Justice of Carroll Insulation secured the contract to apply spray foam insulation to the 24 feet by 42 feet wall in a historical house in Ellicott, Md. Full Story

New Bucket Warmers Ideal for Spray Foam Cylinders

Reasor Companies developed a warming wrap that solves cold weather application problems.

The heat wraps plug into a 120V AC or 12V DC inverter, require only 50 watts of power, have a convenient cord storage pouch on the front and the internal temperature is thermostatically controlled. Full Story

On-Site: Foam Insulation for a Good Cause joins Leed Insulation for an insulation job on a Habitat for Humanity home

Indian River County's Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated reaching 500,000 homes built worldwide. Full Story

ICAA Convention Convened in Orlando

The Insulation Contractors Association of America 2011 Convention and Trade Show Had Record Attendance.

ICAA, the Insulation Contractors Association of America, held its annual Convention and Trade Show at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida from September 22 to 24, 2011. Full Story

University Takes Top Prize in Solar Decathlon for Spray Foam-Insulated Home

The University of Maryland won first place at the U.S. Department of Energy competition with a home insulated by spray polyurethane foam.

The University of Maryland recently took home first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon with their spray foam-insulated home model. Full Story

Energy Efficient Home Helps Family in Need

Gaco Western, in conjunction with Fortkamp Foam, donates equipment and labor to build a home for a family in need.

Gaco Western recently collaborated with local Ohio spray foam contracting company Fortkamp Foam to donate equipment and labor to build a home for a family in need. Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Has Industry Record

International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s DC 315 sets new SPF industry standard with 400 sq. ft. per gallon

International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), recently announced that its spray-applied ignition barrier coating, DC 315, is an industry best at 400 square feet per gallon. Full Story

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. Expands Production Capabilities

The fire retardant technology company recently announced an expansion in its production capabilities.

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. recently announced that the company has increased its production capabilities to meet high customer demand for DC 315. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC to Showcase Green Products at Expo

Bayer's sustainable building solutions will be showcased at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto

Bayer's sustainable building solutions will be showcased at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto Full Story

Energy Efficiency Is Top Priority At Louisiana Spray Foam Company

New Orleans-based Star Spray Foam Insulation Offers Free Energy Audit Services

Star Spray Foam is currently offering free energy audits to residential homes and commercial buildings in the New Orleans area and nearby regions. Full Story

Honeywell Introduces New Blowing Agent for Spray Foam Formulations

Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is a low-global-warming, energy efficient product

Honeywell recently introduced a new liquid blowing agent in the company’s family of low-global-warming materials, Solstice™ Liquid Blowing Agent. Full Story

Arizona Roofing Contractor Finds Success Online

Circle G Roofing in Arizona has two exclusive lead generation websites.

Joe Gordon of Circle G Roofing never thought he would put his business online, but now has two successful lead generation Web sites. Full Story

Energy Company Launches New Home Improvement Contest

FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities Launch Home Energy Makeover Contest

First Energy Corp. in conjunction with Pennsylvania Electric Company and Pennsylvania Power Company recently launched a contest that will provide thousands of dollars in energy efficiency improvements and prizes to three customers. Full Story

Failing Kansas City Airport Roof Restored Using GacoFlex S-20

A crew from Clarks and Associated applied GacoFlex S-20 roof coating to restore a failing roof at a Kansas City, Mo. airport.

In order to remove 22 years of pollution on the top of a roof at the General Aviation Airport in Kansas City, Mo., Signature Flight Support hired Jim Clark and his team from Clarks and Associates to apply GacoFlex S-20 over the entire roof. Full Story

Concrete Lifting Company Releases New Polyurethane Foam Product

HMI recently released its latest RR401g concrete lifter, capable of lifting concrete in the presence of water.

HMI company recently announced that its newest polyurethane foam product, RR401g, is capable of setting up, lifting concrete and maintaining its compressive strength when pumped under slabs in the presence of water. Full Story

FOAM WEEK TV Debuts Third Season

The weekly spray foam industry news broadcast is aired Globally on YouTube and

FOAM WEEK TV, the popular weekly news broadcast produced by, will air the first installation of its 3rd season this Friday. Full Story

Spray Foam Attic and Roofing Application to be Featured on Lifetime's Designing Spaces

BASF spray foam helps Liberty Manor keep a safe roof over veterans’ heads to protect from high-wind protection and save energy

Approved by Miami-Dade County Building and Neighborhood Compliance (BNC) Department as a wind mitigation application, BASF qualified installers sprayed three inches of BASF’s COMFORT FOAM® closed-cell spray foam under the home’s roof deck, increasing Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Passes Test With Surprising Results

International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s DC 315 sets new SPF Industry standard by passing a barrier test at an incredible 400 sqaure feet gallon.

Fireproofing technology company, International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), recently announced that its spray applied coating, DC 315, passed over Lapolla's FL 500 .5 pound open cell foam at 400 square feet per gallon. Full Story

New England Spray Foam Contractor Opens New O-Ring Supply Company

Charles Seder, owner of a New England spray foam application company, recently established an o-ring supply company.

Charles Seder, the owner of a New England based spray foam insulation company, was not satisfied with the money he was spending on brand name o-rings for his spray foam guns. Full Story

Polyurethanes Technical Conference Highlights Spray Foam Industry Advancements

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) 2011 Conference started today in Nashville, TN.

New products, trade groups, and over 3000 people trained online highlight spray foam insulation and roofing industry successes. Full Story

Touch 'n Seal Introduces Ignition Barrier Coating

The fire-retardant coating is approved for use over spray polyurethane foam.

The intumescent, fire-retardant, latex-based coating acts as a shield over the substrate by covering the treated material with a protective char-barrier from the exposure or spread of flame. Full Story

VersaFlex Announces Upcoming Training Classses

VersaFlex, Inc. will hold polyurea training courses from December 5-9, 2011

VersaFlex Incorporated will hold polyurea training courses from December 5-9, 2011. Full Story

BioBased Technologies Names New Chief Operating Officer

The BioBased Insulation company recruits Sam Kratzner for position

Sam Kratzer has joined BioBased Technologies® as the company’s new chief operating officer. Full Story

ACC / CPI To Develop New Online SPF Training Program

The Center for the Polyurethane Industry will develop a new spray polyurethane foam training and education program with $48,000 grant.

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently received a $48,000 dollar grant from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop new SPF training and education programs. Full Story

Huntsman Corporation to Speak at Conference

The chemical manufacturer will participate in several sessions at the CPI Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference

Huntsman Corporation will participate in several panel and technical sessions at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Full Story

NCFI Product Meets New ICC Code

Sealite Spray Foam is the first product to receive approval based on new 2012 code

A new International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Service report on NCFI’s open-cell spray foam insulation, Sealite, makes the product the first and only to meet new 2012 building code. Full Story

Brand New Digital Spray Foam Magazine Released

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine targets building professionals and contractors

With a target audience of over 435,000 building professionals, Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine™ is the largest spray foam informational and promotional medium in industry history. Full Story

Connecticut Spray Foam Company Completes Waterfront Project

Beacon Spray Foam recently completed a project for a waterfront home in Darien, Conn.

Connecticut Spray Foam contracting company, Beacon Spray Foam, recently completed a project that involved the spraying of a floor deck at a waterfront home in Darien, Conn. Full Story

Insulation Industry Trade Show Hits Florida in September

The Insulation Contractors Association of America will host the annual convention & trade show in Orlando

The annual Insulation Contractors Association of America Convention & Trade Show will take place from Sept. 22-24, at the Contemporary Resort at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Full Story

Polyurea Company Releases New Color Stable Product

SoyThane Technologies, Inc. recently announced that the company's ExpandoThane product is now available as a color stable product.

Using new proprietary chemistry, ExpandoThane Ultra is now a standalone product and is currently available in a variety of color-stable colors as well as non-degrading polyurea, according to a recent press release from SoyThane Technologies. Full Story

Spray Foam Contractor In Conneticut Completes Residential Project

Beacon Spray Foam recently completed a project for a large residential home in Stamford, Conn.

Connecticut-based spray foam contracting company, Beacon Spray Foam, recently completed a 6,000-square-foot residential home project in Stamford, CT. Full Story

Open Cell Spray Foam Passes Ignition Barrier Test (DONT POST)

CertainTeed's CertaSpray open cell foam recently passed International Fireproof Technology, Inc.'s AC377 Appendix X test.

The certified ignition barrier test was performed at Intertek’s San Antonio facility where DC-315 passed at an industry best spread rate of 400 square feet per gallon. Full Story

Thermal Imaging Camera Manufacturer to Host Conference in Las Vegas

FLIR Systems presents InfraMation 2011, focusing on energy efficiency and other building investigation matters

InfraMation 2011 will be held in Las Vegas in November and feature presentations and clinics on building technology. The conference is hosted by FLIR systems and has been held for over a decade. Full Story

Former CEO Leads Spray Foam Company To Success

John Guffey, current owner of Energy One America, tells about the origins of his company.

After acquiring the company, Guffey moved Energy One to new headquarters in Bluffton, SC. He talks about their rapid expansion throughout the southeast. Full Story

Minnesota Spray Foam Company Collaborates With Homebuilding Charity

Minnesota Spray Foam Insulation is currently collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County to build energy efficient homes.

According to a local Minnesota news source, Habitat for Humanity is collaborating with Minnesota Spray Foam Insulation to built much more energy efficient homes with spray foam insulation applied within the envelope of the homes. Full Story

Spray Foam Manufacturer's Products Pass Stringent Weather Tests

Demilec (USA) recently passed hurricane uplift testing with open cell and closed cell foams

Demilic USA's SEALECTION Agribalance® and HEATLOK SOY® 200 have passed the TAS 202 Static Air Pressure Test making them eligible for use as a hurricane adhesive, as well as a high R-value spray foam insulation. Full Story

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Passes Test With Surprising Results

International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s DC 315 sets new SPF Industry standard by passing a barrier test at an incredible 400 sqaure feet gallon.

International Fireproof Technology Inc. recently announced that its spray applied coating, DC 315, passed over Lapolla's FL 500 .5 pound open cell foam at a rate of 400 square feet gallon during a ignition barrier test. Full Story

National Insulation Company Collaborates with Spray Foam Website on New Marketing Program

United Subcontractors Inc. recently embarked on a new joint marketing program with with strong results.

Jon Day, Regional Vice President for USI, recently spoke with about the company’s past history and their recent collaboration with the leading spray foam industry website. Full Story

Bullet Liner® Scores High Finish In NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series

The Bullet Liner / Foametix® No. 51 Ford Race Truck Now Sets Its Sights On Atlanta Motor Speedway

Burtin Polymer Laboratories is planning on continuing their support and involvement as the primary support of the No. 51 Bullet Liner / Foametix Ford F-150 in this year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Full Story

CertainTeed CertaSpray® Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Certified in Wind Uplift Resistance

The adhesion strength of CertaSpray can help reduce building damage during tropical storms and hurricanes.

CertainTeed recently announced that their CertaSpray closed-cell spray foam has met the Florida Building Commission's 2007 Building Code Performance Standards for wind uplift resistance. Full Story

United States Navy Uses Spray Foam Insulation to Protect Radar Dome

Brazos Urethane, Inc. recently completed a 15-day project spraying a radar dome for a USN ship.

When the United States Navy needed an insulation system and waterproofing for a radar dome mounted aboard a ship, Brazos Urethane was chosen to take care of the job. Full Story

Flame Seal Announces Major Change In Marketing and Distribution of SPUF Coating Flame Seal TB

The fire retardant technology company recently announces changes in their marketing and distributions for new products

Flame Seal TB, the nationally recognized, ICC Certified Intumescent coating is being sold directly to the Spray Foam Industry by the company. Full Story

New Spray Foam Industry Magazine Launched

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine™ will e-mail to a building professional near you in September 2011

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Digital Magazine will e-mail to over 435,000 building professionals in September 2011. The magazine will also be available for download from iTunes and Android Marketplace. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces Storm Bond Roof Tile Adhesive

New Adhesive Meets Miami-Dade County’s Stringent High Velocity Hurricane Zone Requirements

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal insulating foams and sealants, has introduced Storm Bond™ Roof Tile Adhesive. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Will Showcase Sustainable Building Solutions At 2011 EEBA Conference

Bayseal® CC and OC spray polyurethane foam insulation and the Bayer MaterialScience High Performance Residential program to be featured

Bayer will showcase its residential spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and its High Performance Residential Program during the EEBA Excellence in Building EXPO. Full Story

Federal Judge Signs Final Decision in Thermal Barrier Case in Favor of Flame Seal

Flame Seal recently wins lawsuit against ITFI earlier this month.

On August 12, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled in favor of Flame Seal and entered a final judgment that IFTI will recover nothing from their initial lawsuit. Full Story

New LEED Standard Library Building at Historically Black University Protected by Spray Foam Insulation

NCFI Polyurethanes contributed their InsulBloc spray foam insulation to the construction of the library.

The library was designed by Moseley Architects and built by S.B. Ballard Construction to LEED standards to reduce energy and water use, improve indoor air quality and promote the wise use of materials. Full Story

Florida Spray Foam Company Recently Completes School Job

North Florida Spray Foam reveals details about their most recent job as well as the history of the company.

Neil Autrey, current owner and president, recently spoke with about the company’s origins as well as the recent completion of a school project. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Contractor Establishes a 'Monster' of an Insulation Company

Brien Crosby, owner of Green Monster Insulation, talks about the establishment of his brand new insulation company.

Crosby and his team have extensive backgrounds in insulation (blown in cellulose, spray foam, fiberglass), plumbing, and construction. Full Story

GacoFireStop Receives IAPMO Certification

New Evaluation Service Report for GacoFireStop is Now Available

Gaco Western's GacoFireStop 5500 recently passed the industry flammability test for the second time last month. The report indicates that the GacoFireStop meets the building code performance requirements based on third party laboratory testing. Full Story

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Uses Spray Foam to Fix Radio Telescope

Ken Wells and his crew from Elite Insulation & PolyPro LLC recently sprayed the 43 Meter Radio Telescope in Green Bank, WV.

To solve the issue of the expanding metal, Ken Wells and his team applied 1½ inches of 2.8 density, Lapolla closed-cell foam and Lapolla's TF-1000 quick set elastomeric coatings. Full Story

New Non-Heated Spray Foam System Allows Use of More Lightweight and Compact Equipment

Burtin Polymer Laboratories (BPL) Announces the Release of the New Room Temperature Foam System

Burtin Polymer's new Room Temperature Foam (RTF) is the first foam of its kind and is currently available in 0.5-pound density open-cell and 2-pound density closed-cell formulations. Full Story

Tennessee Homebuilder Takes Aim At Constructing Energy Efficient Homes

Spray foam insulation and other green tools are now being employed to lower energy bills in homes.

The new homes A Better House is currently building are constructed using spray foam insulation, insulated concrete forms, and krypton gas efficient windows, among other green tools. Full Story

Gaco Western Roof Foam Weathers The Storm

According to the tests, Gaco Western RoofFoam will not blow off a substrate during a category 5 hurricane.

Gaco's spray foam carries the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance, certifying that the foam will protect the roof at design wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour when applied over concrete, steel, or a smooth-surface BUR roof deck. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Company Talks About Involvement With Hit DIY Television Show

Steve Richards and Henry Helfman, owners of FOAMpeople, talk about the origins of their company as well as their involvement with DIY's 'Man Caves.'

Steve Richards and Henry Helfman have been lifelong friends and are currently the owners of FOAMpeople. They recently spoke with about their involvement with a television show. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Releases Closed-Cell Foam Trimmer Demonstration Video

Schmidt & Dirks released a video demostrationg their closed-cell C I Cutter.

Schmidt & Dirks recently released a YouTube video demonstration of their new closed-cell C I Cutter. The video aims to show customers that the cutter will be able to cut through the tough closed-cell spray foam; leaving a fine trim on a tough surface Full Story

Alabama Spray Foam Contractor Assists Warehouse Owner With Roofing Problem

Jason Forrester, owner of Finishing Solutions, assists a Georgia building owner with restoring his roof.

Upon arriving at the scene, Forrester discovered that he and his team would have to scarify the 5,000 square feet of roofing that was already worked on. According to Forrester, the roof did not have any work for about 20 years. Full Story

Highlights from Day One of Multifamily Buildings 2011: The Energy Efficiency Edge

A summary of Day One of Multifamily Buildings 2011.

The opening plenary featured a keynote address from Karen Weigert who told the assembly of over 500 attendees about the city's programs and plans for enhancing the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings. Full Story

Spray Foam Manufacturing Company Launches New And Improved Website

Demilec USA recently released their new and updated website.

Realizing that the standards by which websites are judged change rapidly, Demilec set out with the goal of creating a modern site that educates and informs all audiences including homeowners, building professionals and spray foam contractors. Full Story

Alabama Roofing Company Restores Automobile Dealership Roof With Positive Results

Kiker Corporation, a Mobile-based roofing company, was hired to help the owner of an automobile dealership change restore his aging roof.

Kiker Coroporation helped restored the aging roof with the application of American WeatherStar Acrylic 211 roof coating. Full Story

New Non-Heated Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation Product Is Announced

SWD Urethane Announces Quik-Shield 106 ZH, a ½ pound, open cell spray foam insulation.

SWD Urethane announced the development of a new no-heat spray foam that is specifically designed to work with the new Graco E-8p Reactor. The new foam, identified as Quik-Shield 106 ZH, is a ½ pound, open cell sprayfoam insulation product with a 4.0 Full Story

Southern California Spray Foam Contractor Builds Success Through Hardwork and Integrity

Akiva Sherman talks to about the history of his company as well as his success.

Since the company’s establishment, Sherman has executed a successful stream of jobs as well as received positive customer satisfaction. Much of this success can be attributed to his work ethic and integrity. Full Story

Missouri Spray Foam Manufacturer Announces New Product Meets Flotation Requirements

Touch ‘n Seal's 2.0 PCF Spray Foam Meets Requirements For Marine Applications

Touch ‘n Seal’s 2.0 PCF Spray Foam has been approved for use in marine applications requiring flotation foam. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Company Insulates University Academic Building

Coastal Insulation sprays an academic building at Rider University.

Coastal Insulation was recently hired to insulate a new LEED certified academic building at Rider University. Full Story

Leading Spray Foam Equipment Supplier Set To Launch New Website This Fall

Pinnacle West Enterprise Inc. recently revealed details for the launch of their new online website.

In a recent meeting held by internal representatives of Pinnacle West Enterprises, the creation of a new website was green lit with an expected release date this fall. Full Story

Oklahoma Spray Foam Company Owner Talks About Insulation Jobs interviews Cory Boehs of Kool Foam about his entry into the spray foam industry.

With a five-man crew, Kool Foam currently services in the northwest Oklahoma area while also working in a number of other locations throughout the southern United States. Full Story

Leading Insulation Supplier Announces New Technical Support Team for Spray Foam

CertainTeed Strengthens Technical Support for CertaSpray (TM) Foam Insulation

Over 12 applications, building science and compliance experts will make up the newly enhanced technical support team. Full Story

Styrofoam™ Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Now Available In Canada

Introduction makes Dow total solutions supplier for sealing the building envelope

Dow Building Solutions is expanding coverage to Canada with the introduction of STYROFOAM™ Brand Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) CA Insulation. Full Story

New York Spray Foam Company Combines Experience And Integrity With Energy Efficiency

New York State Foam & Energy, a BPI accredited and participating contractor, has made a name for themselves while working with numerous clients.

Mapping the structure into advanced modeling software allows the company's clients to be eligible for NYSERDA energy cash incentives up to 50% of the total cost as well as government backed 3.49% financing with credit scores as low as 550. Full Story

Canada Spray Foam Company Announces Partnership With Marketing Program

Premium Spray Products Canada announced their newest marketing program for their spray foam contractor base.

Premium Spray Products Canada, a leading manufacturer of spray foam insulation, roofing materials and roof coatings in Canada, announced their newest marketing program for their spray foam contractor base. Full Story

Department of the Army Certifies Latest Spray Foam Insulation Products from Burtin Polymers

Burtin Polymer Laboratories Spray Foam Insulation Products Approved for Use On All Military Tents, Shelters and Other Temporary Shelters.

Burtin Polymer Laboratories BPL 1445 Series Resin and BPL 1445 Series Iso - Toxicity Clearance is Approved for use on All Military Tents, Shelters and Other Temporary Shelters. Full Story

Indiana Spray Foam Company Talks About Origins and Recent Job

John Shockney, current owner of Airpro Spray Foam, talks with about how he established his spray foam company.

For the last eight years,John Shockney, current owner of Airpro Spray Foam, has worked and sprayed with great success. He talks with about how he established his company. Full Story

Huntsman Publishes White Paper Addressing Proper Design of HVAC Systems Using Spray Foam

Paper Advocates a “System-Wide” Approach to HVAC design in Homes Insulated with Spray Polyurethane Foam

Huntsman Corporation today announced the publication of a white paper titled, “Proper Design of HVAC Systems for Spray Foam Homes.” The paper highlights the role spray polyurethane foam insulation plays in significantly reducing a home’s energy use. Full Story

1880's New Orleans Home Restored Using Spray Foam

Tom Harlan, a New Orleans local contractor, restores broken-down historical home with spray foam playing a large part in energy savings.

New Orleans has showcased a home built around 1880 that recently underwent a series of renovations to improve its energy efficiency. Full Story

A Lifetime of Value

CertaSpray™ Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Helps Deliver Annual Energy Savings of $1,162

An in-depth look into the energy saving benefits of spray polyurethane foam insulation. Full Story

Lapolla Achieves EU Approval and CE Marking for Spray Foam Insulation

Breaks Through Qualification Barrier For Product Entry Into European Markets

Lapolla Industries, Inc. recently announced achieving the European Technical Approval and CE Marking for its low density open cell spray foam insulation. Full Story

36 Years In Business: A Lousiana Insulation Company Talks About Origins

Jody Fontenot, current owner of Southwest Insulators, speaks with on the origins of the company.

Southwest Insulators, a family-owned insulation company, has made a name for itself in customer satisfaction as well as a long tradition of good quality work. Full Story

Canada Warm Polyurethane: Profile of an Up-and-Coming Spray Foam Company

Welechenko speaks about the creation of his spray foam company and their success

Combined with his interest in building Dome homes as well as an interest in spray foam insulation, Welechenko moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to establish himself in the spray foam industry. Full Story

Biobased Soy Spray Foam Insulation Protects in Flood-Prone Areas

United Soybean Board's Soy Biobased Spray Foam proves displays how to help buildings fight against floods.

Indian Creek Nature Center staff found that the soy biobased spray foam insulation meets FEMA/National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and it is a superior insulation in every way. Full Story

New Jersey Spray Foam Company Donates $8,000 Towards Green Home Project

Green Life Energy Solutions teams up with Habitat for Humanity in the construction of Atlantic City's first energy efficient home.

Green Life Energy Solutions, a spray foam company based in New Jersey, collaborated with Atlantic County Habitat in the construction of a energy efficient home. The company donated $8,000 in closed-cell foam insulation for the project. Full Story

Spray Foam Applicator is Awarded NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award

Spray Foam Insulation is robotically and hand applied to the Space Shuttle’s main fuel tank.

Michoud Assembly Facility contains one of the largest production buildings in the nation, which includes a vertical assembly building for stacking external tank components for the space shuttle program. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Supplier Releases Job Site Management Documents

SprayWorks Equipment Group, LLC releases documents aimed at assisting contractors in the field.

In attempt to further educate and maximize the profits of contractors, SprayWorks Equipment Group released two documents that they hope will make managing activity on job sites and equipment management much easier for contractors. Full Story

Gaco Western Offers Huge Promotion On New GacoFireStop

Fire-resistant spray foam promises to save time and money

Gaco Western's GacoFireStop spray foam insulation meets all code requirements for attics and crawl spaces and eliminates the need for any additional coatings. Full Story

Fire-Resistant Spray Foam Passes Test for Flammability For the Second Time

GacoFireStop open-cell foam passes AC 377 Appendix X in alternative configuration.

GacoFireStop showed no tendency to burn beyond the minimum 4:18 time span and passed the flammability test without any major trimming. Full Story

North Dakota Design Company Creates Plan For Flood Resistant Home

Lance Cayko and Alex Gore from F9 Productions took to the drawing board to design a home that has the potential to be flood resistant.

A flood-resistant home may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but one company is contemplating such a house, according to a report. Full Story

Spray Foam Marketing Team Complete SPF Training Program

The sales and marketing team for Graco High-Performance Coatings and Foam recently completed the SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training Program

New York Spray Foam Company Holds Annual Foam School Training

Chrsitian Fabrication recently held a two day training seminar at their Westfield, NY facillity.

Christian Fabrication recently held their second annual Foam School with a student attendance rate of 26. The two-day classes covered a wide array of topics including health and safety, spray foam equipment troubleshooting, and material handling. Full Story

North Carolina High Performance Spray Foam Adhesive Used In Luxury Home

Dan Maxwell of Mawell Urethane talks about his recent job spraying a multi-million dollar home in the Florida Keys using NCFI foam.

Dan Maxwell of Maxwell Urethanes gets excited talking about the home his company insulated in Key Largo, FL. Why shouldn't he be proud of their work on a multi-million dollar mansion in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the U.S. Full Story

Home Builders Use Spray Foam During Construction of New Homes, Stress Long-Term Cost Benefits

Energy upgrades will save home owners in the long run.

As Americans look to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency, they are turning to companies that can make retrofits to homes and cut costs. Full Story

No Challenge Too Great For Tennessee Spray Foam Roofing Company

In business since 2006, Monolithic Systems LLC is willing to travel and take on unsual jobs.

Monolithic Systems LLC in Murfreesboro, TN. has handled challenging jobs and produced high-quality work for its clients. Full Story

Spray Foam Used In Flood Resistant Home's Design used in flood resistant home's design

Lance Cayko and Alex core of F9 Productions constructed a flood resistant home using spray foam as the house's main source of insulation.

A flood-resistant home may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but one company is constructing such a house, according to a report. Full Story

VersaFlex Continues Commitment To Polyurea Training

Levels 3-5 of VersaFlex's training to be held July 12-15 in Houston, Texas

Dudley Primeaux, a leading expert in the polyurea industry will teach VersaFlex training classes. Full Story

From Race Cars to Spray Foam Rigs: The Story of a New York Spray Foam Manufacturing Company

Christian Fabrication talks about their transition from building racecar equipment to spray foam rigs.

Christian Fabrication talks with about their past involvement with the race car industry and their transition to a spray foam equipment manufacturing business. Full Story

New England Spray Foam Distributing Company Opens New Training Facility

Spray Foam Distributers of New England recently opened their new offices in Woodstock, NH.

Spray Foam Distributors of New England, Inc. recently announced their plans to now offer 3-day BaySeal spray foam certification and training programs at their new office in Woodstock, NH. Full Story

Spray Foam Coalition Announces New Leadership Team

Group plans to be leading voice in spray foam insulation industry

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council says the team, formerly known as the Systems House Group, aims to continue its works in product stewardship, industry research and advocacy efforts. Full Story

Company touts spray foam for energy efficiency

Government and businesses praise spray foam for its cost-cutting benefits

Energy efficiency measures are being touted by the government and businesses alike for their cost-cutting benefits, and recently one company that specializes in insulation said that spray foam insulation can help to cut costs. Full Story

Homebuilders - and owners - increasingly turn to spray foam

The benefits of spray foam offer attractive incentives to apply it to their homes.

According to a recently published report, spray foam is becoming more popular as homeowners realize its myriad benefits. Full Story

Maine Couple Uses State Loan To Finance Spray Foam, Other Insulation Upgrades

Home improvements are estimated to slash energy costs by 30 percent

A state program in Maine aims to help residents heat their homes more efficiently during the cold winter months, and improving insulation is a major component of it. Full Story

New Chicago condos built to enhance energy efficiency

Engineers called on a firm to apply spray foam throughout the buildings

New housing units in major cities like Chicago can be exceedingly difficult to find as many potential home buyers are drawn to the newest models that feature the latest in energy efficiency upgrades. Full Story

Spray foam can boost value of home, cut energy bills

Home owners are opting for energy upgrades instead of selling their homes

With consumers still wary of spending huge amounts of money, however, contractors have been using spray foam insulation and other tools that provide quick results and are relatively inexpensive. Full Story

Spray Foam’s Role in Reducing Military Energy Consumption Presented by Huntsman

Huntsman Polyurethanes to Speak at Army Corps of Engineers 2011 Infrastructure Systems Conference

Spray foam insulation can increase air tightness and help decrease air infiltration, moisture and even sound in military, commercial and residential buildings. Full Story

Spray foam's environmental, financial benefits on display at Texas housing community

Homes were designed to prevent air leaks by using spray foam insulation

More and more, home builders are working to ensure newly constructed houses are as energy efficient as possible, reducing the need for costly heating and cooling costs. Full Story

Study aims to put dollar value of energy efficiency upgrades

Deparment of Energy is funding project on 100 Kentucky homes

While energy efficiency improvements to a home can help to reduce cooling and heating costs, there is not much information available about the actual dollar amount they can help save. Full Story

Energy efficiency upgrades including spray foam insulation could reduce energy costs

Wisconsin offering incentives to improve energy efficiency in homes

In Wisconsin, incentives are spurring residents to improve the energy efficiency of their homes with a variety of products. Full Story

Former official contends spray foam could help military cut its huge energy use

Past spray foam use reduced military's energy consumption by 80 percent

With high energy costs eating into the U.S. military's budget, the government is urged to consider additional use of spray foam in its air conditioned tents and temporary structures. Full Story

Hot weather fuels energy efficiency awareness in Texas

Among booming businesses are companies that apply spray foam

In Texas, the recent dry spell has helped fuel business for a number of industries, including those that specialize in the application of spray foam insulation. Full Story

Spray Foam Company Receives $35,000 Loan From NY Government

Loan will allow company to establish its operations in Madison County

In New York, the state is moving forward with a plan to fuel small business growth by offering low-interest loans to promising businesses, including one that specializes in spray foam insulation. Full Story

Spray foam insulation company emphasizes quality training

Insta-Insulation has seen the demand for spray foam increase rapidly

Insta-Insulation has focused on training its staff for the past 20 years. The company is one of the biggest experts in spray foam insulation in Canada, and it has seen its business grow at a fast pace over the past few years. Full Story

Spray foam insulation to improve energy efficiency of new houses in Naples, Florida

Home builders hope energy upgrades spark housing sales

In an effort to woo new buyers, contractors are building new homes with the latest in energy efficiency technology like spray foam insulation. Full Story

Spray foam insulation, energy efficiency measures improve home value

Owners hope energy upgrades make their homes more attractive to buyers

As homeowners look to improve the chances that their houses will sell amid a tepid housing market, they are increasingly turning to energy efficiency upgrades to improve their value. Full Story

Spray Foam Crew Helps Spray Eco-Friendly Home

Ken Wells and his crew from Elite Insulation & PolyPro recently sprayed an off-the-grid home in Rockbridge County.

Ken Wells and his team from Elite Insulation & PolyPro LLC recently completed a job that involved the application of spray foam insulation into a environmental friendly home in eastern Virginia Full Story

Spray Foam HVAC Training Program Launches

Lapolla Industries launches a new program to better educate those in the HVAC industry about the correct application of spray foam insulation

Lapolla Industries has been a leader within its sector for years, and according to a press release from the company, it has long sought to educate those in the HVAC industry about the correct application of spray foam insulation. Full Story

Maine Spray Foam Company Owner Talks About Origins and Future Plans

Skip Doodson, owner of Circle-D-Spray Foam talks to about starting up his company and his future plans.

Some of the more unique jobs that Doodson and his team have encountered throughout their involvement with the spray foam industry include the application of spray foam to a home from the outside. Full Story

Experts Recommend Homeowners Prepare Houses for Hurricane Season

Hurricane experts believe that one way to strength the home of homeowners includes the application of spray foam.

As hurricane season begins to intensify as the summer months go on, homeowners in U.S. states that are affected by the weather events are working to prepare their homes for potential damage. Full Story

Canada Spray Foam Supplier Holds End of Seminar Event With Special Appearances

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. held their 'Bear-B-Q' with the conclusion of training courses.

PFSI held a week long training course on the education of spray foam application. At the conclusion, the company held a 'Bear-B-Q' event with special guest Bill Lassaline coming in with the #22 racecar. Full Story

Texas housing community features energy efficiency updates

Spray foam among upscale ammenties of hot-selling properties

In Texas, the state's housing market was badly hit by the recession, but it is steadily rebounding thanks to a jump in energy efficiency updates that construction companies are including in many of their new housing projects. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment and Materials Distributor Launches New e-Commerce Website

Macgyver Services recently launches their new e-commerce website for spray foam professionals.

MacGyver Services launches their new e-Commerce website devoted provide spray professionals an easy way to purchase spray foam and plural component coating supplies. Full Story

Spray Foam Website and Industry Portal Celebrates Ten (10) Year Anniversary proves its value to the growth and success of the global spray foam insulation and roofing markets.

Doug Commette talks about the origins and reflects on the past ten years as CEO of Full Story

Spray Foam Company Announces New Marketing Program Partnership

Premium Spray Products announces new partnership with a national marketing program.

Premium Spray Products has teamed with Spray Foam Local, a national marketing service specifically focused on promoting spray foam to the consumer marketplace. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Unveils New Spray Foam Rig

SprayWorks Equipment Group unveils their newest spray foam rig.

SprayWorks Equipment Group, LLC announces their new spray foam rig: The Master Series Mobile Spray Foam Rig. The Master Series is a fully equipped mobile spray foam rig carrying the barrel blazer heating system and the Spraybot. Full Story

Spray Foam Manager Talks About Company's Origin and an Interesting Spray Foam Job

Aaron Gehman, General Manager of AAA Foam, talks with Spray Foam about his company and his recent spray foam job.

AAA Foam, a spray foam application company located in southeastern Pennsylvania, talks with about their origins as a company and also of their recent spray foam job. Full Story

Thermal Barrier Manufacturer Announces New Partnership With National Distributer

United States Fireproofing announces new partnership with Insulation Distributor Inc.

Amerrock Products, LP in conjunction with United States FireProofing recently announced a national distribution partnership with Insulation Distributors Inc. (IDI). Full Story

A Great Year: The Story of an Idaho Spray Foam Cutter / Trimmer Manufacturer

Schmidt & Dirks Designs has garnered nation-wide acclaim for both products and customer service.

With over 100 units now on the market and a very high customer satisfaction rate, Schmidt & Dirks Designs, Inc. is an upcoming brand achieving nation-wide acclaim and is looking to make their name known all around the Spray Foam industry. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Announces New Machine Ready for Shipment

PMC has their new PMCA 20 Air Driven Proportioner in stock and ready for shipment.

The “Classic” PMCA 20 is designed with many tried and true operating characteristics along with innovation for the current generation of spray contractors. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Named Qualified Remodelers Choice 100 Award

Qualified Remodeler Magazine Names DEMILEC’S HEATLOK SOY 200 a trendsetting and innovative product.

The award is a reflection on DEMILEC’s determination to provide customers with best high-efficiency spray foam insulation products through its pioneering advancement in spray foam manufacturing. Full Story

Alaskan Insulation Company Cuts Costs with Touch ‘n Seal Portable Spray Foam System

Insulation Co. utilizes Touch n' Foam's Constant Pressure Dispensing System

The Touch n’ Foam CPDS is a self-contained, portable spray foam system that dispenses Class I fire retardant, thermal insulating and sound attenuating 2-component polyurethane spray foam – twice as fast as foam kits. Full Story

Green Life Energy Solutions Sees the Benefits of Insulating with Spray Foam

Spray foam has elicited the most positive responses from customers

Ed Ryan founded Green Life Energy Solutions in 2007 after having worked with spray foam for a number of years, he recently said in an interview. Full Story

Maxwell Urethane Roofing Favors Closed-Cell Spray Foam for its Waterproofing Abilities

Maxwell Urethane Roofing specializes in foam roofing projects

Dan Maxwell of Urethane Roofing in Fort Meyers, Florida has moved over the years to separate his company from the competition. Spray foam has helped him to accomplish that. Full Story

Spray Foam Can Cut Costs, Boost Home's Efficiency

This week the Environmental Protection Agency released guidelines to help Americans improve their home's efficiency and slash their energy expenditures. Full Story

Spray Foam Used In New Habitat For Humanity Home Project In California

Spray Foam Energy Solutions teams with Demilec USA to apply Sealection 500 spray foam insulation.

Habitat for Humanity helps build homes for struggling families, and one of the houses it recently worked on was built to perform to the highest energy efficiency standards, according to a published report. Full Story

Various Insulation Efforts Efficient, Ecofriendly and Lead to Cost Savings

Numerous insulation companies are now looking for ways to be more ecofriendly

The movement toward green technology has been widely discussed by looking for ways to become more ecofriendly. Evergreen Insulation is one company who offers a more advanced type of insulation system. Full Story

Customer Appreciation Month Yields Discounts on Spray Foam Equipment at SoyThane Technologies

Free Freight will be offered on 'The Foamer' spray foam machine

Throughout June, SoyThane will be offering free freight in the continental USA on “The Foamer” high-pressure spray foam equipment, which may also be used to spray many of today’s Polyureas. Full Story

TTU Chemical Engineering Alum Comes “Full Circle”

cfiFoam Founder Launched the Injection Foam Insulation Company Thanks to TTU Education

Richard Porter is the founder of cfiFOAM, a privately held company serving the niche market of injection foam insulation products. Full Story

Free Mask Fit Tests at First Spray Foam Insulation Safety and Awareness Day

DEMILEC (USA) LLC® will be holding a Safety and Awareness Day at their facility in Arlington, TX

Demilec (USA) will be providing free SPF mask fit tests from 9am-5pm! This educational session can provide an opportunity for you to hear a thorough explanation of, as well as ask questions regarding changes to the SPF Acceptance Criteria. Full Story

Spray foam used to quiet skate park

Noise complaints from area residents in Newton Township, Pennsylvania, forced the closure of a public skate park a few months ago, but crews have worked to quell noise from the park, and it will soon reopen. Full Story

U.S. Senator Pushes Energy Efficiency Tools to Cut Costs

Spray Foam was applied to help insulate the building, improve building's energy efficiency

Recently, U.S. Senator Jeane Shaheen toured a building renovated using a number of clean energy techniques, affirming that the facility should serve as a model for other businesses. Full Story

Spray Foam Helps Turn Shipping Container Into Must-Visit Dining Destination

BioBased Insulation® closed cell spray foam insulation was selected for the job

In a town known for its quirky, eclectic culture, using spray foam insulation to transform a shipping container into one of the best food trailers in town can still get people talking. Full Story

Single Application Thermal Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Passes NFPA 286 Test

Bayseal® CC approved with Fireshell® BMS-TC coating as a thermal barrier solution.

The full scale room corner test was performed to the more stringent 2011 NFPA 286 revision, 2009 IBC 803.1.2, and meets NFPA 101 life safety code. Full Story

Texas Couple Builds Energy-Efficient Dream Home Using Gaco WallFoam

GacoFireStop Passes the Test with Inspectors and Contractors

Austin Spray Foam and Coatings advised the couple on their project and to spray the foam. Healey chose to use GacoFireStop for the project, citing its one-step technology as readily accepted by code inspectors. Full Story

Next Generation Power Provides Cost-Effective Engines for Spray Foam Operators

Next Gen's two basic generator and compressor units target mobile spray foam operators of all sizes

Seeing an opportunity in the market, Gino Kennedy of Next Generation Power moved to shift his own business to better serve the mobile spray foam businesses with all-in-one generator-compressors. Full Story

Registration Open for CPI of the American Chemistry Council's Polyurethane 2011 Technical Conference

Premier Technical Conference for Global Polyurethanes Industry coming to Nashville

The conference runs September 26 – 28, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. and provides leaders and professionals with an opportunity to hear about latest innovations, developments and issues in the industry. Full Story

Western Spray Foam Specializes in the 'Right Kind' of Spray Foam Application

Starting in mold remediation helped Western Spray Foam owner see the benefits of SPF insulation

Craig Schmidt of Western Spray Foam witnessed spray foam's popularity surge over the years in his work on residential remodels as well as the new construction projects he's currently working on. Full Story

Applegate Insulation Announces Spray Foam Seminar

The seminar will take place Lakewood, Colorado on June 21 and 22, 2011

The information packed seminar will feature information on the fine line of Applegate products which includes cellulose, Applegate R- Foam, and our new cotton batt line, Mr. Insulate. Full Story

FireStop TB™ Provides Fireproof Coating and Thermal Protection Over Foam

A True Thermal Barrier for Spray Foam Insulation

Amerrock, LP completes testing with FireStop TB™ to become an equivalent to drywall and to become one of the most competitively priced thermal barriers over spray foam today. Full Story

Experts Recommend Spray Foam for Crawlspaces

DIY Home Insulation Foam can help to improve energy efficiency

According to a recently published report, homeowners can cut utility costs and boost their homes' energy efficiency by using spray foam to fill in cracks and leaks. Full Story

Cool Roof Coatings and Polyurethane Foam Supplier Launches Educational Website Network

American WeatherStar launches the regional website network to educate local buyers of commercial foam roofing and roof coatings.

One of the more marketing savvy foam roofing suppliers, American WeatherStar (AWS) invests heavily in their growing national dealer network. Several of the regional foam roofing websites have been designed specifically for their dealer’s use. Full Story

Coastal Uses Spray Foam to Cut Costs, Improve Building Integrity

The New Jersey-based company is adept at working on insulating projects of every size

Coastal routinely works on large projects on bigger buildings. Spray foam presents a myriad of benefits, including increased stability, the ability to create closed off spaces and increased r-values. Full Story

Spray Foam Used To Improve Energy Efficiency of Luxury Apartment Complex

Insulation choice is key to prestigious Kanata Lakes Apartments’ greener way of life

Spray foam was a critical component in the construction of the Kanata Lakes luxury apartment complex in Ottawa, Canada. Full Story

The Sustainable Workplace Alliance to Conduct Free Spray Foam Health & Safety Training Classes

Five classes are scheduled to take place between June and September

The free classes will provide in depth information about the hazards found in the Spray Foam industry and how to protect the health and safety of employees working in that field. Full Story

Additional Dates Announced for Materials and Equipment Applicator Information Program

Bayer MaterialScience offers spray foam materials and equipment program from June 14-16

Bayer MaterialScience will be teaming up with Central Spray Systems in Springdale, Arkansas to offer this spray foam materials and equipment course on June 14-16, 2011. Full Story

Huntsman Polyurethanes Launches Enhanced and Redesigned Spray Foam Website

Redesign Encourages Knowledge Sharing with Builders and the Spray Foam Industry

Enhanced website elements include a showcase of spray foam applications in military, residential and commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Full Story

Spray Foam Critical Part of U.S. Military's Long-Term Energy Plan

Huntsman's white paper explores the role of spray foam in the military's efforts to reduce its energy consumption

In an effort to meet the aggressive renewable energy goals mandated by the federal government, the military is increasingly using spray foam in its building designs both domestically and abroad. Full Story

Macsimum Ventures' Thacker Touts Spray Foam's Environmental, Efficiency Benefits

Using more efficient tools may enable workers to quickly apply spray foam

With 20 years of experience working with spray foam, Dave Thacker of Macsimum Ventures asserts that spray foam is a superior product to standard insulation methods. Full Story

Foam Connection Witnesses Surging Demand for its Spray Foam Services

SPF can be used to augment a building's structural integrity, cut utility costs

Damian Altman, the president of Foam Connection Inc., has witnessed his business surge over the past few years as businesses and homeowners alike realize the cost savings they can achieve through energy efficiency upgrades. Full Story

New HVAC Program to Assist in the Education of the Value of Spray Foam Insulation

Lapolla Signs Agreement with HVAC Industry Guru Ron Smith

Spray foam and HVAC are two critical Building Science Components that will relate to efficiency and comfort in one’s home and most importantly reduce energy bills up to 45%. Full Story

New ICC Report Issued for BioBased 501w® Spray Foam Insulation

BioBased Technologies tested Flame Seal TB as the intumescent coating over its open cell spray foam insulation

The updated report includes information from a new industry test procedure focusing on the use of spray-applied foam plastic insulation in attics and crawlspaces without a prescriptive ignition barrier. Full Story

Arizona Students Use Spray Foam During Green Building Educational Program

Students from various schools learn about spray foam insulation for buiding construction.

According to a newly published report, students in Arizona who want to go into the field of sustainable industries were recently educated about environmentally friendly tools like spray foam insulation. Full Story

Coastal Hosts Successful Spray Foam ABAA Training Program in New Jersey

The New Jersey Spray Foam Contractors offer hands-on spray foam training

Coastal, which specializes in spray foam application, recently held a training course for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). Full Story

Northeast Spray Foam Conference Unveils New Equipment, New Foam and Trains SPF Applicators

SprayFoam Distributors of New England Hosts 4th Annual Training and Marketing Conference in New Hampshire

New England’s best spray foam industry event delivers SPF applicator training, new product demonstrations and guest speakers to foam contractors. Full Story

Customizable Gen-Sets Provide Dependability to Spray Foam Contractors

Next Generation Power's Customizable Gen-Sets are EPA Tier 3 and 4 compliant

The prime attribute of a superior generator is dependability. Whether on a spray foam rig, truck or worksite, in a factory or at home during a storm, downtime is unacceptable and can be dangerous. Full Story

TV Personality Mike Holmes Awards Homes Built Using Spray Foam

Homes profiled by 'Holmes Approved Homes' tend to feature energy efficiency measures and are built to strict environmental standards

'Holmes Approved Homes' celebrates builders who go above and beyond industry standards, according to a recently published report. Full Story

Spray Foam Acts as a Critical Component in Net-Zero Home Construction

U.S.-based homebuilder recently unveiled its first net-zero home community in Arizona

Builders of net-zero homes, as they're known, employ a variety of techniques to achieve their energy independence, including the use of spray foam during construction. Full Story

Arizona Apartment Complex Built with Spray Foam Saves Residents Money

Contractors are increasingly focused on improving the energy efficiency of new homes

Contractor David Carpenter's used spray foam during the construction of his latest condominium project, increasing the units' energy efficiency. Full Story

Tornado Ravaged Home in Raleigh, Mississippi Uses Spray Foam Insulation to Rebuild

Airtight Insulation of Mississippi and Lapolla Industries Donate Foam Insulation to Family In Need

Phil and Deana Johnson are happy for the rebuild and re-insulation of their home after their roof was ripped off within one swoop of a mighty tornado. Full Story

Frank Sica is Voted Spray Foam Customer Service Rep of the Year

The 2011 Technical Service Rep of the Year Award Goes to Frank Sica of Polyurethane Machinery Corp (PMC)

Mason Knowles awards Frank Sica the 2011 Spray Foam Technical Service Representative of the Year. Frank has decades of experience in the spray foam and polyurea equipment industry and a very loyal and happy customer base. Full Story

Gaco Western Launches Gaco University Training School

Gaco University Offers Spray Foam Safety, Materials, and Equipment Accreditation

Gaco Western Trains Certified Spray Polyurethane Foam Roof Applicators at Gaco University in the company's state-of-the-art research and development and manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Full Story

KY Architects Designing Greener, Healthier Schools with InsulBloc Spray Foam

NCFI's InsulBloc Spray Foam Insulation Contributes to High-Performance Schools

KY has a formula for building better, high-performance schools: Reduce overall energy use, include smarter products that provide for and protect higher energy efficiency, design in more natural lighting, and improve overall air quality. Full Story

DEMILEC’s Line of Spray Foam Insulation Recognized by NAHB as Green Products

The spray foam insulation products manufactured by DEMILEC (USA) are eligible to earn points toward certification

Demilec USA's SEALECTION 500, SEALECTION Agribalance, HEATLOK SOY and HEATLOK SOY 200 spray foam insulation have all been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center’s Green Approved Product program. Full Story

Styrofoam™ Spray Foam Receives Miami-Dade Approval for Hurricane Damage Mitigation

Building and Neighborhood Compliance Department Issues Notice of Acceptance for the Dow's Styrofoam™ SPF Insulation

STYROFOAM Brand RS Series SPF Insulation from The Dow Chemical Company was awarded a Notice of Acceptance from Miami-Dade for hurricane damage mitigation when used to attach roof plywood decks to rafters on residential wood framed construction. Full Story

EPA Announces Actions on Two Chemicals to Reduce Harm to People

The action plans are part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance EPA’s chemical management program.

“There has been an increase in recent years in promoting the use of foams and sealants by do-it-yourself energy-conscious homeowners, and many people may now be unknowingly exposed to risks from these chemicals,” said Steve Owens, assistant administr Full Story

Spray Foam Helps Students Insulate the First LEED Registered House in Greene County Virginia

Elite PolyPro, LLC Donates Spray Foam Insulation to the students of Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) Carpentry Program.

Following the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED guidelines for sustainably-built homes, students used new materials and worked with different construction techniques to build a home that was more ecologically friendly and energy efficient. Full Story

GacoFireStop Provides Spray Foam Contractors with Easy-to-Use, Technically Advanced Product

GacoFireStop fuses high-performance, open-cell spray foam with an ignition barrier in a single application formula

GacoFireStop can be applied to any attic or crawl space with the same sprayability and coverage as any of Gaco's other foam insulation products, and it cures within an hour. Full Story

Huntsman Publishes White Paper Addressing Military Standards and Spray Foam Insulation

The white paper addresses three components of improving air quality and energy efficiency via an improved building envelope

SPF is being used on temporary structures forward operating bases in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan to save fuel and energy. In many cases, insulation is about more than keeping soldiers comfortable. Full Story

Philadelphia Phillies' Pitcher Using Spray Foam to Update Home

Madson and his wife are currently constructing an environmentally friendly home in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Ryan Madson of the Philadelphia Phillies is currently building his own energy efficiency home with tools like spray foam, the MLB team reports on its website. Full Story

Christian Fabrication to Host 2nd Annual Foam School

School for spray foam contractors to take place on June 29th & 30th

The 2nd Annual Foam School is an ideal course for new contractors and distributors getting into the spray foam industry as well as experienced distributors and contractors who would like a “refresher”. Full Story

Foam and Coating Distributors from 16 Countries Represented at Global Summit

Lapolla Industries, manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, announced results of First Lapolla Global Summit

The first Lapolla Global Summit was held from April 14, 2011 to April 16, 2011 in Amsterdam. The Summit consisted of Foam and Coating Distributors representing 16 countries from Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East and South America. Full Story

Virginia Insulation Company Helps Homeowners Slash Utility Costs with Spray Foam

In Virginia, homebuilders and contractors alike are employing the latest in green strategies as they work to boost the value of homes

Increasingly, new homes are built to adhere to the strictest environmental guidelines, and more contractors are using spray foam to help increase the energy efficiency of new homes. Full Story

EnduraTech Roofing System Keeps Your Favorite Breakfast Cereals From Getting Soggy

NCFI Polyurethanes Spray Foam Roofing System used to Restore Historic Grain Mill

Knappen Milling Co is one of the largest providers of grains for the Post Foods family of cereals: Fruity Pebbles, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat and Grape Nuts, to name a few. Now they have built-up polyurethane foam roof. Full Story

Roof Coating Project in Florida Receives Award

Southeastern Coatings & Waterproofing installed American Weatherstar's Elastomeric Coatings and TPO Single-Ply System to a 48,000 square foot Healthca

American WeatherStar announces Southeastern Coatings & Waterproofing as the second recipient of the 2011 'Spotlight On Excellence' award for their work on a roof coatings project in West Melbourne, FL. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Buys Illinois Tool Works Inc.'s Finishing Businesses

Graco®, Inc Buys ITW Business Units For $650M

Graco’s Acquistion of ITW’s finishing business will allow for new products and technology, international geographic expansion, and new markets. Full Story

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) to Present CUFCA Training Course

Spray foam training course scheduled for June 13-June 17, 2011

PFSI will be holding spray foam training course from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, 2011. Presented in conjunction with CUFCA, the training will be held near the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. Full Story

Top 2011 Solar Decathlon Finisher Chooses InsulStar® Spray Foam Insulation

2011 Solar Decathlon Lights the Way to Ultra-Energy Efficiency in U.S. Building Industry

InsulStar SPF insulation by NCFI is widely acknowledged by sustainable building experts for its superior R-Value and its closed-cell structure that provides a superior air and moisture barrier. Full Story

US DOT Confirms Safe Transit Status of Spray Polyurethane Foam

Petition by National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to classify PU foam and certain finished products containing PU foam as hazardous mate

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to classify polyurethane (PU) foam as a nonhazardous material for purposes of commercial transportation. Full Story

DC 315 Thermal Barrier Passes Over SWD Spray Foam Insulation Products

Two of SWD’s most widely used foams were tested with DC 315 as a thermal barrier at Intertek

International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s (IFTI) thermal barrier coating DC 315 has passed NFPA 286 tests over SWD spray foam insulation products - specifically Quik-Shield 106 and Quik-Shield 112. Full Story

JM Corbond III® Spray Foam Insulation Approved for use in Canada

JM Corbond III insulation is a spray-applied, medium-density closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation

The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a national evaluation service for construction materials, products and services, confirmed JM Corbond III spray foam insulation meets its standards for use in commercial and residential buildings. Full Story

Lapolla Delivers Sales Growth in Insulation Foam Business

Lapolla Reports Record 2010 Year Results - 43% Sales Growth

The Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, cool roof coatings and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets announced positive 2010 sales results. Full Story

Air Seal Your Home for a More Comfortable, Energy Efficient Home

Touch 'n Foam provides tips on sealing air leaks using DIY (Do-It-Yourself ) Spray Foam Insulation

Air sealing a home with Touch ‘n Foam DIY insulating foam sealants is an easy and inexpensive way for homeowners to improve energy efficiency and home comfort year-round. Full Story

Spray Foam Can Help Lower Energy Bills, Prevent the Spread of Allergens

Spray foam can be employed easily by contractors to seal up such leaks and prevent your energy bills from soaring

According to experts, the best way to see whether your home could use spray foam insulation is to have an energy audit performed. Full Story

Polyurea Application Sparks Excitement in New Zealand

GatorHyde manufacturers an extensive line of polyurea coatings for OEM, manufacturing & contracting industries

Applied Conveyor, the exclusive Dealer/Applicator for GatorHyde products in New Zealand just completed the first phase of installing GatorHyde DLX to the inside of 3 massive steel holding tanks at a major Gold Mine. Full Story

Seattle Homes built with Spray Foam Given LEED Platinum Certification

Coates Design Architects in Washington state recently finished the construction of a group of homes outside Seattle

How were new LEED Platinum homes made to produce such significant cost savings? According to Coates Design Architects, they used insulating spray foam to shore up the cracks and leaks that sprung up around doors and windows, and in the foundation. Full Story

Insulation Technologies to be Highlighted at National Convention

Bayer MaterialScience LLC will present innovative window, glazing and roofing systems; EcoCommercial Building initiative

Bayer Material Science will showcase their high-performance materials, technologies and initiatives for eco-friendly, economical building design and construction, including spray foam insulation. Full Story

New Comprehensive Spray Foam Training Course Launched

Building Professionals Training launches new training program in spray foam across North America

The first program will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on April 25th – 29th, 2011 at Red River College. Further program offerings will take place across North America in strategic locations in eastern, western and central Canada and Full Story

Northeast Spray Foam Conference Scheduled for May 9th-May 12th

Fourth Annual Event is Presented by Spray Foam Distributors of New England, Inc.Spray Foam Distributors of New England, Inc. will present the Fourth A

The event offers four days of informative presentations, hands on training and SPFA Accreditation courses. The conference typically draws over 40 attendees travelling from all over the Northeast and beyond. Full Story

Pennsylvania Net-Zero Home Designed Using Spray Foam

S&A Homes partnered with Integrated Building and Construction Solutions to construct the facility.

In Pennsylvania, a near-zero energy lab home was recently built that will serve as an example for homebuilders looking to construct a home that is environmentally sound as possible. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Distributor Launches Educational Websites

SprayWorks Equipment Group launches regional website network to educate local buyers of foam equipment.

Find links to several spray foam online training courses, such as an information packed online module that teaches basic spray foam techniques and procedures. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation is Thriving in the Bahamas and Caribbean

Thanks to Island Spray Professionals and Toio Mazzoni the construction market in the Bahamas is learning a much more effective way to insulate.

With insulation codes that barely exist, extremely warm weather year round, the insulation business in the Bahamas has never been more important for builder’s and homeowner’s, until now. Full Story

Home Expert Recommends Spray Foam for Basement Renovations

It is important to make sure your walls can withstand the changes in temperature as the seasons change

Often, contractors will use cheap insulation that allows for air movement and leakage and can cost money in the medium- and long-term. One expert recommends using spray foam insulation to ensure that air and water leaks do not occur. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Donated to Rebuild Lodge Destroyed in Fire

Touch ‘n Seal’s CPDS Series 2 Constant Pressure Dispensing System was used to complete the job

Touch 'n Seal donated almost 4,500 board feet of spray foam insulation to aid in rebuilding Elks Lodge 1721 in East Central Missouri. Full Story

SWD Urethane Demonstrates Extreme Cold-Temp SPF Insulation

At the SPFA in Reno, SWD Urethane demonstrated their Quik-Shield 112-XC spray foam insulation

Back in February, SWD Urethane demonstrated their Quik-Shield 112-XC spray foam insulation at the SPFA convention in Reno, NV. SWD Quik-Shield 112-XC may be applied to substrates as cold as 15 degrees. Full Story

Ohio School Recognized for Excellence in Building Materials

The National Award was presented to Energy Shield, Inc. and New Milkovich Middle School

The award recognizes the overall value and quality of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation Energy Shield installed at the New Milkovich Middle School in Maple Heights, Ohio. Full Story

At Maryland Home Show, Experts Recommend Spray Foam for Remodel Projects

Exhibitors said there was a considerable amount of interest amongst consumers for energy-efficient remodeling

At the 26th annual Home Show this past weekend in Maryland, exhibitors said there was a considerable amount of interest amongst consumers for energy-efficient remodeling. Full Story

Home Inspector: Spray Foam Best Choice for Insulating Crawl Spaces

Dwight Barnett is an expert in home repair who has seen it all; in a recent column in the Detroit News, he advised one homeowner to use spray foam when insulating a crawl space in his home. Full Story

Successful Florida Builders Use Spray Foam in Beach Construction Work

Spray foam is an ideal tool to help keep homes properly insulated and to prevent salt water from leaking in

Contractors who specialize in upscale renovations of homes near the beach recommend using spray foam. Full Story

HEATLOK SOY® 200 Spray Foam Receives Evaluation Report

Demilec's closed-cell spray foam meets code requirements from the ICC-ES

HEATLOK SOY® 200 manufactured by DEMILEC (USA) LLC, received an evaluation report (ESR#3210) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the closed cell spray foam insulation meets code requirements. Full Story

Re-occupancy Guidelines Established for Spray Foam Installation

BaySystems™ revises its building re-occupancy guidelines methodology and data

BaySystems revises its earlier findings on when it is safe to return to a building after spray foam is installed. Full Story

New Orleans Renovator Recommends Spray Foam to Cut Utility Costs in Summer Months

Spray foam insulation helps to stop air infiltration

With summer just around the corner, homeowners in New Orleans and surrounding areas are looking for ways to cut back on their utility costs as they blast air conditioners to keep the heat at bay. Full Story

Open-Cell SPF Approved for Use Without an Additional Ignition Barrier

Gaco Western's GacoFireStop™ spray foam insulation approved for attics and crawl spaces

GacoFireStop recently passed the ICC-ES AC 377 Appendix X test for spray foam insulation in attics and crawl spaces, one of the firsts for open-cell foams. Full Story

Spray Foam To Be Used In 2011 Solar Decathlon

C & R Insulation will install SPF on the University of Maryland’s entry house

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon as “an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.” Full Story

Spray Foam Used to Upgrade Century-Old Schoolhouse

Using spray foam in the remodeling will help save costs in the long-term by boosting energy efficiency

When renovating a schoolhouse that is over 100 years old, the city of Edmond, Oklahoma used spray foam. Full Story

Ireland Foam Supplier Produces Castor Oil Spray Foam

BFSI is leading the way in bio-renewable foam in the European market

While spray foam has been increasing in popularity in the US, it has also been gaining traction overseas. Bio Foam Spray Insulation (BFSI) focuses on Castor oil-based foam, a popular material in Europe due to its “green” properties. Full Story

SoyThane Technologies Announces New Mobile Spray Foam Rig

“The Foamer” is a fully-equipped, affordable trailer package

SoyThane Technologies has been developing the mobile spray foam rig for about a year and it is being marketed as a fully-equipped, complete trailer setup offered at an affordable price. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Receives Children & Schools Certification

SWD Urethane's Quik-Shield 106 and Quik-Shield 112 spray foam insulations are now certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program offers strict certification criteria for VOC's and indoor air quality. Quik-Shield 106 becomes one of only two open cell sprayfoams to be certified by GREENGUARD and Quik-Shield 112 joins 5 others. Full Story

SWD Spray Foam Wins CCMC Approval

SWD Urethane Quik-Shield 106 1/2 lb insulation formula is approved for use in Canada

Quik-Shield 106, which has been available in the United States for years, delivers an industry leading 1” aged R-value at 4.01. It also typically delivers a smooth flowing formula, with less odor and fewer gun clogs than other 1/2 lb foams. Full Story

SWD Urethane Demonstrates Extreme Cold-Temp SPF Insulation

SWD Quik-Shield 112XC spray foam can be applied to substrates as cold as 15 degrees

In February, SWD Urethane demonstrated their Quik-Shield 112 XC spray foam insulation at the SPFA convention in Reno, NV. Full Story

DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Icynene® Foams

IFTI's DC 315 is an acceptable alternative to thermal or ignition barriers over Icynene spray foam

LD-C-50 is one of Icynene’s most popular insulation products and has been the preferred light density half pound foam in residential and commercial properties for over 20 years, claims the manufacturer. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Offers 24/7 Service from Multiple Locations

Locations from New Jersey to California translates to extended business hours

An independent, full service spray foam equipment integrator and parts supplier, Intech Equipment & Supply maintains five facilities in three different time zones across the country, from New Jersey to California. Full Story

Canada Spray Foam Visitors at Record Highs

Canada has the second highest visitor base coming to

In the last year, the website has serviced over 67,000 visits from over 1,100 cities in Canada. Full Story

Lake Placid Passive Home Employs Spray Foam Insulation

The entire inside of the roof covering was sprayed with Icynene spray foam insulation

Spray foam insulation is a key component of Gary Filip's passive home in Lake Placid, Florida, reports the Highlands Today. Full Story

WeatherTight Roofing Offers Experience in Disaster Response

WeatherTight Maintains Commercial Roofing Offices in both New Jersey, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania

WeatherTight Roofing specializes in commercial roofing applications and disaster response. With 4 different locations, company experiences unique challenges in each region. Full Story

CPI Issues Call for Papers and Posters

Papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, held on September 26-28, 2011

The Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference provides an opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,000 manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products across all industrial sectors. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces 2011 'Spotlight on Excellence' Awards

AWS Coating System replaces spray foam roof on an Oklahoma silo

Using the American Weatherstar Polyurethane Coating Systems, Dorseys Roofing determined through several core cuts that the structural concrete deck was in good shape so a coating system could be applied directly to the deck. Full Story

Dow Building Solutions Supports Habitat For Humanity Initiatives

Foam insulation and air sealing product donations provided for 70-house project in Jonesboro, GA

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is donating insulation and air sealing products in support of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Full Story

Flame Seal and BioBased 501w® Pass Ignition Barrier Test

Polyurethane foam insulation system passed the new Appendix X, modified NFPA286 room corner test

The test was performed at Intertek in Elmendorf, Texas, and included a system with 11.5 inches of BioBased 501w open cell spray foam insulation in the walls and ceilings and only 4 wet mils (3 dry mils) of Flame Seal-TB intumescent coating. Full Story

Foam Comfort Owner Reflects on Being Female in Predominantly Male Industry

Jennifer Leavitt co-founded Canadian spray foam company, Comfort Foam with her husband in 2006

Foam Comfort Inc. is a Canadian spray foam contractor founded in 2006 by Jennifer Leavitt and her husband Daniel. Although Jennifer has had to face some challenges as a female in a predominantly male industry, she takes it all in stride. Full Story

Safety and Stewardship Remain Top Priorities Spray Foam Contractors

Icynene is one of the first spray foam manufacturer to conduct workshops on the new Chemical Health & Safety Training

The new Chemical Health and Safety Training was developed by the Center for Polyureathanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The training is a supplement to Icynene's extensive in-house installer training program. Full Story

DOE Funds Energy Efficiency Upgrades Across U.S.

Improving structural insulation and building envelopes can help combat surging expenses

The Department of Energy is providing federal funding which should boost domestic support for initiatives to improve the efficiency of homes and commercial structures. Full Story

Little Gen-Set from Next Generation Power Packs a Big Punch

Diesel Generator can be custom-built with a wide range of option, including spray foam applications

Diesel Generator is a versatile solution for reliable back-up and auxiliary power. Whether delivering onsite power for construction sites, or running equipment on service trucks or rescue vehicles, this compact 5.5 kW diesel gen-set is always ready. Full Story

Passive Homes Take Sustainable Design to its Limits

Spray foam insulation contributes to keeping a passive home free from burning oil, gas or wood

Sustainable building is all the rage these days - and a few pioneers of the industry are taking it to its logical extreme, crafting buildings that don't require conventional heating at all. Full Story

Owens Corning Reports Massive Jump in Earnings

The spray foam insulation and roofing materials manufacturer is recovering from a economic rough patch

With global real estate markets seeing some recovery in demand and consumer appetite for energy-efficient technologies like spray foam insulation growing daily, the company could experience a turnaround in this critical sector. Full Story

Roof Coatings and Repair Supplier Hosts Annual Dealer Meeting

American WeatherStar unveils new roofing products, powerful marketing support program and co-op materials for their applicators and dealers.

Hands on demos for current dealers and new roofing companies were the focus of the event. Special guests like SprayWorks Equipment displayed SprayBot robotic roofing application equipment. Spray foam, acrylic and silicone coatings were also shown. Full Story

The Complete Spray Urethane Foam Trailer Rig from Soythane Technologies

“The Foamer”, now with free packings for life!

With the initial purchase, SoyThane Technologies supplies an extra set for free when the customer mails the old packings back. SoyThane also allows the customer to send them the pump section back and they will rebuild it for free. Full Story

Overspray Removal Company Opens Offices in California and Florida

New locations help to better serve spray foam customers

The west coast office is located in Benicia, California, near San Francisco, and serves all of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The Florida office serves the Southeast United States with overspray removal claims. Full Story

GBCI Launches New Online Tool for LEED Professionals

Improves incentives that encourage builders to employ energy-saving technologies such as spray foam insulation

The Green Building Certification Institute has created and deployed a new web-based tool for LEED Professionals, known as the CMP Wizard. Full Story

New Sustainable Development in St. Louis Features Insulstar Spray Foam Insulation

Company Revitalizes Urban St. Louis Neighborhood with Green Modular Homes Built with NCFI's InsulStar® SPF Insulation

according to the builder, perhaps the most important green feature is one few will ever see: the house’s high-performance InsulStar® SPF Insulation made by the U.S. company, NCFI. Full Story

Saudi Arabia Emphasizes Insulation Investment

In the blazing desert climate of Saudi Arabia, spray foam insulation and other technologies are key to keeping structures cool

It may seem to be a strange concern for the nation with the world's largest proven oil reserves, but Saudi Arabia is worried about energy consumption. Full Story

Reportlinker Issues New Study on Global Insulation Market

The world's largest economies may discover the wisdom of using top-notch insulation, such as spray foam

Reportlinker has issued a new analysis of the global market for insulation products, which market research shows will increase at a rate of about 5 percent annually through 2014. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Introduces Spray Foam Applicator Fundamentals Web-Based Program

Free interactive Applicator Fundamentals program helps SPF contractors and builders promote spray polyurethane foam and specialty coatings

As spray polyurethane foam insulation is increasingly used to meet ASHRAE 90.1/90.2 standards. The proper installation of SPF is critical for its performance. The free online training provides a good overview for applicators, contractors and others. Full Story

Keep Your Spray Foam Gun Clean and Reduce Downtime

Urethane Supply, Inc. Offers Gun Cleaning Deal and Special Offer on Chemtrend Pura® Insulation Release

Help keep your gun, hoods, machines, spray rigs, etc. clean with Chemtrend Pura Insulation release. Pura® Insulation Release is designed to prevent spray polyurethane foam insulation from adhering to most surfaces. Full Story

San Francisco Green Building Ordinance Could Reduce Energy Use by 50%

Spray foam and solar panels help to boost efficiency in buildings large and small

A new ordinance in San Francisco would help drive the adoption of sustainable building technologies like spray foam insulation, potentially reducing the energy usage of commercial buildings in the city by 50 percent, reports UPI. Full Story

Spray Foam Team Joins ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Alabama spray foam contractor donates material and labor to the project

A spray foam insulation firm has joined the team for the latest project by the hit ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Full Story

Consulting Firm Sees Strong Growth in Insulation Markets, Particular for Spray Foam

The financial consulting firm Principa has issued a new report which projects that the North American market for insulation products will grow after several years of steep contraction. Full Story

Arkansas Facility Changes the Game for Green Self-Storage units

Dow's THERMAX and FROTH-PAK foam sealant products will be used to climate-control the building

A self-storage unit facility in Arkansas is stepping up its energy-efficiency game with spray foam insulation, reflective roofing and tightly controlled ventilation technology. Full Story

Meritage Homes to Display Spray Foam Installation

Meritage chooses spray foam for its practical, economical and environmental qualities

On Friday, February 11, Meritage Homes will be displaying the application of spray foam insulation at a model home project in Centennial Hills, Nevada. Full Story

Richmond Hill City Center Goes Green with Spray Foam Insulation

The Center in Georgia is now LEED Certified

One of the primary technologies that is helping the facility retain its rating is spray foam insulation, in addition to other green building materials, paint and a strong recycling program which reused about 200 tons of construction waste. Full Story

Room to Grow in the New England Green Housing Market

Spray foam insulation helps to make these homes energy efficient

The market for sustainable construction in New England is growing, reports the, and there's room for further expansion in the future. It is important to insulate a home tightly with the most efficient materials possible. Full Story

Sacramento Green Schools Initiative Gets Boost from USGBC Grant

Using spray foam insulation in the schools could help save in energy costs

An initiative to retrofit the schools in the Sacramento Unified School District is getting a boost from a U.S. Green Building Council Grant, reports the Sacramento Bee. Full Story

Polarfoam PF-7300-0 Soya Foam Insulates Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, Canada

K-Seal, a division of Kappeler Masonry in Waterloo, Ontario, received the contract to install the spray foam insulation

This work took three months with one full rig on the job at all times utilizing three sprayers as well as additional rigs sometimes being brought to the job site. Full Story

A First in Spray Foam and Polyurea Equipment Design

21st JMT Designs Two (2) Machines in One (1)

Prior to this unique machine, the only way a company could do this was to purchase two separate machines. Full Story

New Air Driven Proportioner for Spray Foam and Coatings

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) will introduce the machine at Spray Foam 2011 in Reno, Nevada

PMC has incorporated a horizontal configuration of in-line metering pumps to help eliminate uneven loading during the pumping cycle. The horizontal positive displacement pump system provides minimal fluctuations in spray pressures. Full Story

President Obama Unveils New Green Building Initiative

'HOMESTAR' aims to improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by 20%

The White House announced its new green building initiative at Pennsylvania State University last week, saying that the Obama administration is committed to supporting and promoting the cause of sustainable construction. Full Story

New Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Offers Solution Suitable for Various Applications

ICYNENE MD-C-200 expands the comfort zone with benefits

For those in flood regions, ICYNENE MD-C-200 meets FEMA Criteria for resisting water absorption. Icynene also claims it does not require a vapor retarder or ignition barrier coating in unvented attics. Full Story

David Mulkey Joins Premium Spray Products (PSP) as New Technical Director

Premium Spray Products manufactures spray foam systems for use in homes, office buildings, institutions, and agricultural structures

David has a vast knowledge of PU Foam chemistry and has developed numerous custom formulated coatings, elastomers, adhesives, both rigid and flexible PUR foams, Polyurea chemistry and Acrylic chemistry. Full Story

Demilec (USA) LLC® Reveals a New Thermal Barrier Coating

Heatlok Soy® 200 Closed Cell Foam and Blazelok™ TB 200 Solve Attic and Crawl Space Issues

This time and money saving combination will allow the foam to be installed above drop ceilings, in exposed roof decks and in metal buildings without ½ inch gypsum board. Full Story

Honeywell Announces EPA Acceptance for New Blowing Agent

Spray foam insulation can help reduce the total emissions and carbon footprint

Honeywell's Special Materials division, a major international manufacturer of specialty materials, announced that the EPA has approved a new foam blowing agent and composites. Full Story

Premium Spray Products™ Receives CCMC Listing For Foamsulate™ ECO Spray Foam System in Canada

Premium (PSP) and Hesterman (HTS) join forces to create Premium Spray Products Canada

New products, CCMC Canadian approvals, 100 years of combined SPF experience and tier one equipment service, training and technical support make for a powerful spray foam and coatings supplier/partner. Full Story

Joe Stockdale Receives ICAA Key Man Award For His Work in Spray Foam Stewardship

Spray Foam Insulation draws major attention and focus at this year’s Insulation Contractor’s Association of America (ICAA) event.

Steve Easley, building science professional and building show TV star, delivered the keynote address. His presentation focused on attic retrofits using a variety of proven techniques and insulating materials. Full Story

First Net-zero Home in San Antonio Uses Spray Foam Insulation

Helps contribute to building a strong, clean-energy economy in San Antonio

BuiltSmart Resources put the final touches on the first net-zero energy home in San Antonio, Texas, with the help of solar panels from Schott Solar. The home employs spray foam insulation as a key part of its energy-saving arsenal. Full Story

Net-Zero Home Uses Spray Foam to Eliminate Energy Costs

Home maintains a constant temperature without burning fossil fuels

A new, 'net-zero' home in Bay County, Michigan will never have to pay energy bills thanks to spray foam insulation, solar shingles and geothermal heating, reports the Midland Daily News. Full Story

Prevent Snow Dams with Spray Foam Insulation

Keeping warm during one of the snowiest winters in US history

The snow is once again piling up on homes across the Northeast, as one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memories batters the United States. Spray foam insulation can prevent snow dams, which can create damage to the roof of a house. Full Story

Spray Foam Safety: Online Training Program with Certificate of Completion Announced by CPI

Free Online Training Program for Spray Foam Application Helps Builders, Contractors Use In-Demand Product Safely and Effectively

The SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training program is an online program available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to train those using high pressure SPF on good safety practices. Full Story

Staycell ONE STEP® Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems Eliminate Need for 15-minute Thermal Barriers for Most Applications

PSI’s Staycell ONE STEP® Systems help contractors expand business and increase profit while improving spray foam application quality and safety

Staycell ONE STEP® Systems eliminate the need for 15-minute thermal barriers and intumescent coatings for most applications. Full Story

Austin 'Green Boots' Program Benefits Architects, Builders and Contractors

The project kicked off on Tuesday, January 18, and it will continue through May 2011

A joint effort between the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and Austin Energy Green Building strives to educate local building professionals on the nuances and techniques of sustainable building, reports the Statesman paper. Full Story

Bloomberg Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center

Will spray foam insulation and roofing products be represented?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the city's new Urban Technology Innovation Center last week, a partnership between the mayor's office, local businesses and academic institutions. Full Story

Building Performance Institute Sees Tremendous Growth in 2010

The number of contracting companies earning BPI Accredited Contractor status doubled for the second year in a row

The growth of the energy efficient buildings sector will continue to present new challenges to our industry to maintain standards for building performance work and for training. BPI is well prepared and positioned to meet those challenges. Full Story

Global Polymeric Foam Market Could Reach 18 Million Metric Tons by 2015

Spray polyurethane foam will also grow with the overall category.

It doesn't have quite the same ring as 'Plastics,' but polymeric foam could be the future - or a significant part of it, in any case. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation National TV Campaign a Huge Success

In the Fall of 2010, launched its 2nd annual National TV campaign. Another one is scheduled for February 2011.

Television Commercial Highlights the Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation to home owners. The commercial is formatted in 720p High Definition (HD) for the highest quality and presentation and can even be reformatted for customer use. Full Story

PFSI Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

PFSI hosted costume party and sponsored parade float

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI), Canadian spray foam and equipment supplier celebrated 10 years in the industry by hosting a costume party for their customers and sponsoring a float in the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade. Full Story

Spray Foam Could Aid U.S. Troops

General Steven M. Anderson weighs in on energy efficiency

Spray foam could potentially help American servicemen and servicewomen deployed abroad in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a retired brigadier general. Full Story 2011 Swimsuit Calendar Ships to Sponsors this Week

Call any of these calendar sponsors to get your copy early.

The most viewed news article on the site in the 30 days was the announcement of the 2011 Swimsuit Calendar. Now its Here! Call one of the sponsors to get yours. Full Story

Former Resin Technology President Joins NCFI Polyurethanes

James Doose joins NCFI, looks forward to working with NCFI high-performance spray foam insulation

Doose, former chief chemist, founder and president of The Resin Technology Company, will work with NCFI’s leadership team in analyzing and reviewing current products, and new product development - including InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation. Full Story

Lapolla Industries Announces Spray Foam System with Recycled Content

At the International Builder’s Show (IBS) last week Lapolla announced a spray foam system that uses recycled content from plastic bottles.

Lapolla also is promoting “Energy Savings for Life” through their strategic alliance with EnergyWise and the use of sustainable building materials and more energy efficient home insulation such as spray foam. Full Story

Lapolla Industries Expands Product Offerings with Addition of GE Silicone Roof Coatings

New Products Broaden Lapolla’s Suite of Leading Energy-Saving Spray Foam Solutions

Lapolla manufactures acrylic elastomeric roof coatings making GE silicone products an important and complementary line. Full Story

Burnt Home Reborn as 'Green' in Hawaii

Ceiling is insulated with Icynene spray foam insulation to keep the house cool

The first National Association of Home Builders-certified green home in Hawai'i was built on the ashes of a house that burned down last year, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. Full Story

Martha Stewart Embarks on New Green Building Venture

Spray foam insulation and solar water heater makes Florida home eco-friendly

Martha Stewart and KB Homes are embarking on a new joint venture that will see the famed businesswoman and TV personality lend her considerable (if somewhat diminished) influence to a new line of ecologically-friendly homes. Full Story

USGBC announces 2010 LEED for Homes Awards

Spray foam insulation and roofing are growing in popularity for their contribution to LEED projects.

The United States Green Building Council - the body responsible for issuing the LEED environmental ratings - today announced the winners of its 2010 LEED for Homes awards. Full Story

Outdoor Exhibits at International Home Builder’s Show Live Spray Foam Demos

See BASF’s Comfort Foam™ closed-cell spray foam live at the outdoor residential home exhibits at IBS.

BASF Corporation is yet another company with both indoor and outdoor exhibits and highlighting the many energy saving and green building features of spray foam insulation at this year’s International Home Builders Show. Full Story

Insulation Improvements Mean Real Annual Savings

Bayer MaterialScience offers a program designed to help architects and homebuilders make their houses as airtight and as energy-efficient as possible.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a household's annual bill for energy clocks in at $2,200 annually. Full Story

Mike Holmes Mentions the Use of Spray Foam Insulation at the International Builder’s Show

Real houses are built right in the parking lot displaying all the new building technologies. Most every one of them features spray foam insulation.

The International Builder’s Show kicked off yesterday with TV Celebrities and many of the industry’s big names promoting and demonstrating the benefits of spray foam insulation. Full Story

Spray Foam Contractor Donates Materials, Labor to Local Home

Foam Dogs, LLC works with an Ohio community group to renovate local home

For a tight, enclosed space like this one, spray foam insulation is the perfect solution. Foam Dogs donated both time and materials to fill the walls of the home with Henry Permax closed-cell foam insulation. Full Story

American WeatherStar Roofing Conference Scheduled for this Week

Conference will take place at the Marriott Grand Hotel & Resort in Point Clear, AL

American WeatherStar's 2011 Roofing Conference is geared toward current AWS spray foam and coatings dealers as well as companies that have an interest in becoming an AWS dealer. Full Story

Demilec (USA) LLC Presenting Spray Foam Demonstrations Live at IBS 2011

Visit Demilec's outdoor booth located at P4 in Lot D for the demos

The demonstrations will be with SEALECTION 500 spray foam insulation, a non- toxic, open-cell, water blown SPF system. Full Story

Dow Building Solutions Insulation Products Receive Cradle to Cradle® Certification Renewal

The recertification of Dow Foam Insulation products is announced at the IBS 2011

STYROFOAM Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation and SAFETOUCH™ Fiberglass-Free Insulation both recertified at the SILVER level in addition to many more Dow Building Solution products re-certifications. Full Story

New Must-Have Product for Messy Spray Foam Clean-up

New GREAT STUFF™ Work Wipes, Perfect Stuff for an Imperfect Job

Convenient, hard-working wipes are the new must-have for messy home improvement project clean-up as well as messy spray foam overspray insulation. Full Story

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) to Host CUFCA Training Course April 6-8

Course features a five day curriculum and offers CUFCA certification

PFSI will be hosting another spray foam training course from April 4-8 in Ontario, Canada. The course will feature a five day curriculum with both classroom and hands-on training. Full Story

Unique 50-Year Thermal Limited Warranty Offered for STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation

The warrenty is for the next-generation STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation products of 1.5 inches thick or greater

The new formulation has passed fire, industry-standard physical property, and application testing for both above-grade and below-grade applications. Building code qualifications are complete, and a U.S. ICC-ESR 2142 has been received. Full Story

2011 International Builder's Show Kicks Off

Spray Foam Insulation Will Be Among the Building Solutions

The northern half of the East Coast might be bracing for another heavy load of snow but in sunny Orlando, Florida, builders will be displaying their best technologies and solutions for keeping homes warm and stable in the bitter winter months. Full Story

Spray Foam Rigs to Take Your SPF Business to the Next Level

Demilec (USA) LLC Trailer Division Set To Deliver Industry Leading Spray Foam Rigs

In addition to the three rigs, Demilec (USA) LLC offers endless customizations, which are available to custom tailor your new spray foam rig to your business. Full Story

Depth Means Warmth with Foam Insulation

With freezing temperatures on the east coast, spray foam insulation is the solution to keeping warm

Foam insulation might be one of the more advanced ways of keeping houses warm - or cool- but it still obeys the basic physical laws of thermodynamics. Full Story

Green Building Trends Include 'Passive Homes' and Affordable Sustainability

Spray Foam Insulation is Ideal for These Buildings

The Earth Advantage Institute recently released its 2011 Green Building Trends report, and it contains some interesting prospects for the next year of sustainable construction. Full Story

Spray Foam Provides a Flexible and Valuable Roofing Material

SPF Roofing is Applicable for Large or Small Projects

Spray foam is good for more than just filling up the spaces in drafty walls - it's also invaluable in the construction of 'green' and efficient roofs, particularly those with unorthodox or inconvenient shapes. Full Story

Urethane Foam: Magic Material - And the Best Kept Insulation Secret

The Polyurethane Foam Book is a must-read for people with urethane foam questions

Written by David B. South, who preceded his career as president of Monolithic by organizing and managing a successful urethane foam insulating business, the book combines personal anecdotes and experiences with tried-and-true, scientific data. Full Story

Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation and Cellulose Make an Old Cathedral Church More Comfortable and Energy Efficient

Weaver Spray Foam Insulation, Inc and JM/Corbond Materials help to rehabilitate the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Albany, NY

Learn how a hybrid insulation system used over plaster construction was used in to insulate over 25,000 square feet of cathedral attic space. Full Story

New California Building Standards Present Challenges, Opportunities

CalGreen calls for reductions in water and energy usage

The new year brings a host of interesting problems for those in the construction and contracting industries - as well as some new opportunities for firms positioned to take advantage of shifting trends. Full Story

Anchorage Home Rebuilt with Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can be retrofitted into an existing building

Habitat for Humanity helps people those who have lost their homes rebuild, employing volunteer labor to raise or renovate structures for families around the country. Full Story

EnergyWise Structures and Lapolla Industries Enter Partnership

Sign Exclusive Agreement for Guaranteed Energy Savings Using Spray Foam Insulation

EnergyWise Structures of McKinney, Texas and Lapolla Industries of Houston, Texas today announced their new partnership which will see the firms working together to supply EnergyWise's customers with Lapolla's spray foam insulation solutions. Full Story

Polyurea Goes Nuclear

Dudley Primeaux Presents Nuclear Coatings Symposium in Orlando, Florida

On January 18-19, Dudley Primeaux will present information on the first use of the polyurea technology in nuclear facility in various application areas. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Can Help Buildings Reach LEED Certification

The system may be one of the most coveted markers of distinction

For many new buildings, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification is one of the most coveted markers of distinction. Full Story

Spray Foam Offers Major Savings to Commercial Buildings

Employing reflective roof coatings and SPF, builders can achieve an unbroken blanket of insulation

Commercial buildings use an enormous amount of energy - and money - in heating and cooling ever year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the annual cost of heating the nation's commercial structures is more than $150 billion. Full Story

Spray Foam Works on Projects Large and Small

SPF construction ranges from prefabricated homes to large complexes like the Superdome

On constructions ranging from compact, prefabricated homes to sprawling complexes like the New Orleans Superdome, spray foam insulation is suitable for projects of nearly any scale. Full Story

What is R-Value?

You always see it related to spray foam insulation, but what does it mean?

Insulation advertisements - including those for spray foam insulation - often cite a statistic called R-value to illustrate the effectiveness of a given solution. Full Story

SoyThane Technologies Introduces Complete Mobile Spray Foam Rig

The Mobile Rig is Fully Equipped - Just Add Foam

The trailer is large enough to carry all equipment needed with enough room left for multiple sets of foam to do a day’s work. Being able to disconnect the truck from the trailer gives you freedom to leave the equipment working and pick up other thing Full Story

IME: International Mobile Equipment is Awarded Advanced Distributor Status for 2011

International Mobile Equipment (IME) is expanding inventory daily to meet the needs of the spray foam professional into 2011.

Seasoned professional technicians from NASCAR, BMW, welding & metal fabrication shops, and merchandising specialists can construct, service, maintain, and support the SPF industry. Full Story

Permax® RT-2045 Series Spray-Applied Foam Plastic Insulation is Now ICC-ES Evaluated

RT-2045 is used in the manufacturing of PERMAX 2.0 and 1.8 spray polyurethane foam

The ICC-ES provides evidence that Henry Permax RT-2045 Series Resins, used in the manufacturing of Permax 2.0 and 1.8 Sprayed Polyurethane Foam, meet code requirements. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Announces New Branch in Arkansas

Central Spray Systems, located in Springdale, AR, joins the Intech team for spray foam equipment

Spray Foam 2011 Swimsuit Calendar Announced

Spray foam application work is hard enough these days. Finding the date for your next job or routine maintenance on your foam equipment should be easy

Back by enormous popular demand from the spray foam contractor community, announces their 2011 swimsuit calendar coming just in time for the New Year. Read more to learn how to get yours. Full Story

Spray Foam Restores Energy Efficiency in New Orleans Superdome

New Orleans Superdome Brings Luster Back

Burtin Polymer Laboratories supplies spray foam systems for what is believed to be the largest perimeter wall insulating project in the world. Full Story

DC 315 Receives Certification Over Lapolla Spray Foam

IFTI's Thermal and Ignition Barrier Hits Another Trifecta

International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) announced today that DC 315 passed an NFPA 286 and AC 377 appendix X tests as a spray applied thermal and ignition barrier over Lapolla's FL 500 .5 pound open cell foam. Full Story

Michigan Contractor Sprays Foam in Large Hospital in Wisconsin

Stony Creek Services sprayed 160,000 square feet of walls

In 2009, Stony Creek Services, of Ypsilanti, MI, completed a large scale spray foam application in a hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. The project was a 6 hour drive from Stony Creek Services’ headquarters and took 4 months to complete. Full Story

Spray Foam 2011 Swimsuit Calendar Announced

Spray foam application work is hard enough these days. Looking up the date for your next job or to perform routine maintenance on your foam equipment

Back by enormous popular demand from the spray foam contractor community, announces their 2011 swimsuit calendar coming soon. Read more to learn how to get one or become a corporate sponsor. Full Story

Polycraft Germany Announces Whip Hose Improvements

Enhancements make the spray foam gun hose more flexible, light-weight and more

With the use of Polycraft's heated whip/gun hose with integrated sensor the applicator no longer needs conventional TSU/FTS from Graco, Gusmer, Gama, PMC etc. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Keeps Homes Warm and Efficient During Winter Months

Poorly Insulated Homes Become Uncomfortable During the Cold Months

With the first blizzard and bitterly cold snap of the year setting in, homeowners are learning exactly where the leaks and vulnerabilities in their home insulation are. Full Story

Spray Foam Website Traffic Reaches All Time Record Highs in 2010’s Global Traffic is at Record Levels and Expected to go Even Higher into 2011. is the number one ranked foam insulation and roofing website in the world. The website has been visited by virtually every country in the world, is the leading contributor to Google News, and Ranked #1 in the world by for Foam Full Story

Spray Foam Insulates One of Houston's First LEED®-H Platinum Homes

Huntsman Corporation and CertainTeed Corporation Announced CertaSpray™ Spray Polyurethane Foams Selected for Houston Home

CertainTeed’s CertaSpray Open Cell and Closed Cell Foam Insulation, both featuring Huntsman’s technology, were used as the insulation products of choice in a custom home built by GradCo Structures & Homes, LLC. Full Story

DC 315 Passes Tests Over InsulStar Spray Foam

IFTI and NCFI Ran an NFPA 286 with DC 315 Fireproof Paint for Foam

DC 315 has now passed the NFPA 286 test over NCFI Sealite 0.5 lb/ft³ open-cell, as well as InsulStar 2 lb/ft³ closed-cell foams making it the preferred thermal barrier solution for NCFI Polyurethanes. Full Story

Graco® Announces Price Increase on All Equipment and Parts

Urethane Supply, Inc Announces Limited Time Rate Hold on New Orders

Urethane Supply is a ONE STOP supplier for all spray foam equipment needs. They specialize in custom mobile spray rigs, commercial single and plural component proportioning machines, Fusion, Probler and Probler P2 Spray Guns, and a full line of spare Full Story

Section 179 Tax Deduction for Spray Foam Equipment

Paratus Supply Offers Special Year End Equipment Deal on Spray Foam Machines and Trailer Rigs

If you purchase new spray foam equipment before the end of the year, “Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code allows a small business to deduct, for the current tax year, the full purchase price of financed or leased equipment that qualifies for a deduction. Full Story

Pura® Insulation Release Keeps Spray Foam Equipment Clean

SprayWorks Equipment Group Now Carries the Spray-Applied Water-Based Release Agent

The Pura Insulation Release product is simple to use and can be spray-applied to a wide range of surfaces before the spraying of any type of foam. It can help keep your gun and other equipment looking new and clean with one simple process. Full Story

VersaFlex Announces New January Polyurea Training Course

The classes will take place in Houston, Texas between January 26-28

This course is designed to give those interested an insight into what makes the polyurea technology such an effective option. It covers a range of topics on polyurea; from the chemical composition to the equipment. Full Story

CertainTeed’s CertaSpray™ Spray Foam to be Showcased in Free Webinar

Leading Building Industry Experts Address How Spray Foam Insulation Can Achieve Increased Energy Efficiency in Residential Building Projects

The event hosted in partnership with CertainTeed Corporation, will focus on the benefits of SPF insulation in residential construction and remodeling, and will discuss how to incorporate SPF in building projects. Full Story

Coating & Foam Solutions Announces New Roof Coating

Coating & Foam Solutions, LLC (CFS) Adds Poly-Sil™ 2500 Series to Roof Coatings Line

The Poly-Sil 2500 Series is a relatively new compliment to the full line of Roof-Tek foam and coating products. Full Story

New Approval of DC 315 Thermal Barrier Over Spray Foam

State of Maine Approves DC 315 as Acceptable Thermal Barrier

International Fireproof Technology Inc.’s DC 315, is one of only a few products accepted as a thermal barrier solution to be used as an equivalent to 1/2” gypsum wall board in the state of Maine. Full Story

Revolutionary New Spray Foam Rig Announced

Paratus Supply Announces the New XTR1 Mobile Foam Rig

Never before has a high-performance machine like the GH-25 by PMC been outfitted into a small and compact trailer claims Paratus Supply. Full Story

Service-Partners Teams with Leaders in the Spray Foam Insulation Industry

Air Barrier School Announced for December 2010

With over 70 locations nationwide and a team of dedicated spray foam professionals on both the east and west coast, Service-Partners is a strong solution for successful spray foam contractors. Full Story

Spray Foam Used to Create Climate Controlled Environment in Wine Cellar

Palm Desert, CA home is the fourth wine room sprayed by Western Pacific Roofing

Spray foam’s unique properties allow it to be used in a variety of applications in addition to standard insulation and roofing. One such example of an innovative use of spray foam was the insulation of a wine cellar in California. Full Story

Paratus Supply Announces New Spray Foam Rig

The XTR1 Spray Foam Rig Takes a Step Forward For What's to be Expected

The marriage of this small V-nose shell, the GH-25 hydraulic machine by PMC, and the 17.5 Kw portable gas generator allows the XTR1 to be one of the most reliable, highest performing, and easily maneuverable spray foam rigs ever built. Full Story

Knauf Insulation Offers Free Air Barrier Class

The EcoSeal Air Barrier Class Takes Place December 7

Knauf Insulation EcoSeal Water-based Elastomeric Sealant is a thin, blue option for totally energy efficient homes. It forms a tight, flexible seal to prevent air infiltration in your building envelope. Full Story

New Training Program for Spray Foam Applicators

Flame Seal Products Inc. & United Subcontractors Inc (USI) team to help SPF applicators meet fire code requirements

The goal of the training program is to inform the Sales Team and Spray Foam Applicators of the importance of meeting fire code requirements via proper application of Flame Seal's Certified Fire Retardant Coating. Full Story

Dow Named to U.S.-China Joint Energy Efficiency Consortium and to Chair Industrial Advisory Board

Dow is a global leader in building science related to foam insulation, energy efficiency and protection against wind, rain and moisture

The Dow Chemical Company has been selected by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) as a research partner for the new U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Consortium on Building Energy Efficiency. Full Story Announces New Instructional Video

Learn How Your Spray Foam Company Can Post Free News and Public Announcements on

Thousands of monthly visitors can now watch the first of many instructional videos on how to post free announcements on the world’s largest and busiest foam insulation and roofing website. Full Story

Spray Foam Retail Center Now Open in Milwaukee Area

Coating & Foam Solutions, LLC announces another Foam Depot location

In addition to the primary production materials required by the contractor, the Graco line of performance spray foam equipment and accessories is available in 'Foam Depot.' 'Foam Depot' is the retail division of Coating & Foam Solutions, LLC. Full Story


Before selecting Paramount Metal Systems as the design-build firm for the retrofit, André Desjarlais, group leader for Building Envelopes Research, ORNL, established the minimum R-values requirements, moisture migration targets, and an overall goal o Full Story

Building Achieves 75 Percent Reduction in Heat Flow with Foam Insulation

Dow and ORNL Give 50-Year-Old Building an Energy Efficiency Retrofit

The complete building envelope retrofit relies on THERMAX Insulation, FROTH-PAK Foam Insulation kit and GREAT STUFF PRO Insulating Foam Sealant from Dow to help exceed design targets. Full Story

Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Launches New E-commerce Site

21st Century JMT Launches New E-commerce Site for Multiple Manufacturer’s Spare Parts

21st Century JMT is a manufacturer of high quality spray foam and polyurea coatings equipment. In addition to e-commerce, they have moved to a new facility and are now offering repair services for other manufacturer’s equipment. Full Story

Mark Brandt Joins Spray Foam Insulation and Foam Roofing Manufacturer

Mark Brandt and Mac Hess are Back Together Again

Premium Spray Products, Inc in Marietta, Georgia manufactures spray foam systems for use in homes, office buildings, institutions, and agricultural structures. They are known for their Foamsulate™ brand of closed-cell and open-cell foam systems. Full Story

Spray Foam Material Warming Device Solves Long Time Problem

The Barrel Blazer System from Sprayworks Equipment Group warms SPF material in the cold winter months

The Barrel Blazer System heats material by placing the drum on to the highly conductive drum size heating plate. As the temperature increases at the bottom of the drum it creates a large core of warmth rising upward and outward. Full Story

Diamond Liners Brings Family Values to Their Business Operations

Full service spray foam & polyurea company puts focus on customer service & industry expertise

Family owned and operated Diamond Liners reflects “the Bender family's lifelong commitment to exceptional customer service, industry expertise, honesty and a ‘can-do, will-do’ attitude.” Full Story

Modular Home Manufacturer Builds His Own Green Home with InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation

The Schieler family manufacturers chooses NCFI's Insulstar SPF Insulation

Schieler explains, “InsulStar closed-cell spray foam is an ideal insulator. Because it’s a spray-applied foam it fills every crack, then expands and cures to provide ultra-insulation and a vapor and air barrier.' Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation National TV Campaign Announced Premieres New Fall / Winter 2010 Television Commercial Highlighting Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

The commercial is formatted in 720p High Definition (HD) for the highest quality and highest impact presentation. Full Story

NCFI Spray Foam Makes Working More Winter Days Equal More Money

Working Sub-30°F Days Can Mean More Money for Builders

Working on building projects in winter months requires products that can stand the cold. The only spray foam insulation products suited for application down to temperatures in the range of 0°F? InsulStar and InsulBloc by NCFI. Full Story

Demilec (USA) LLC® Helps Injured Soldier Insulate the 'Home of His Dreams'

Demilec has partnered with Seal Tite Spray Foam to insulate retired soldier's home

Demilec (USA) has donated it's SEALECTION 500 spray foam insulation, while Seal Tite Spray Foam, located in Victoria, TX donated the labor to make Sgt. DeLeon's dream a reality. Full Story

Louisiana Roofing Contractors Apply AWS Acrylic Maintenance System

American WeatherStar announces the 2010 'Spotlight on Excellence' Winner #3

The EPDM roof on the Surgery Center at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA was approaching 15 years old when they asked Louisiana Roofing Contractors for ideas to preserve the roof. LRC chose to install AWS Acrylic Maintenance System. Full Story

Spray Foam Roof Stops Leaks at a Virginia Dairy Bar and BBQ

Elite Insulation & PolyPro LLC Installs Foam Roof Over Metal

Spray Foam Roofing stops leaks and saves energy. Find out how the job went from a re-roofing project to a complete building envelope roofing, coating and insulation project. Full Story

Re-occupancy Guidelines Established for Spray Foam Installation

BaySystems™ is the first Spray Polyurethane Foam manufacturer to back building re-occupancy guidelines with methodology and data

A team of BaySystems™ technical and industry experts presented the methodology at the CPI Technical Conference in Houston on October 12, 2010. Full Story

Versaflex Announces Upcoming Polyurea Applicator Spray Training Class

Instructed by: Dudley Primeaux II, PCS, CCI - December 7-10, 2010

Courses are taught by the experts in the polyurea industry. The sessions include handouts containing slide presentations dealing with every aspect of polyurea technology; from the chemistry to the practical application techniques. Full Story

Huntsman to Showcase Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Technology at Pentagon Event

The Pentagon Energy Security Event 2010 will be in the Pentagon Courtyard, Oct. 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

The private event is designed to educate and promote energy improvement technologies to the Pentagon and Department of Defense community. Huntsman will demonstrate their SPF technology used in tents and buildings in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Highlighted at 2010 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), reports the business of polyurethanes is a $50.9 billion/yr industry

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), a division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), kicks off their 2010 Polyurethanes Conference Technical Conference and Exhibit in Houston Texas with some exciting new spray foam industry announcements. Full Story

FOAM WEEK TV - Spray Foam Weekly News Channel Announced Kicks Off Their 2nd Annual Season of their Popular Weekly TV News Broadcast

Fall 2009 marked the launch of’s “Around the World in 60 Seconds,” a weekly news broadcast hosted by Doug Commette. The 2nd annual season launches today on, with a new host and has been renamed to FOAM WEEK. Full Story

Record Attendance at the 2010 ICAA Convention and Trade Show

The convention for foam insulation conveened in Las Vegas from September 23 to 25

The Convention program addressed the many issues that concern insulation contractors, including hands-on opportunities to train in cutting-edge technology. Full Story

Revolutionary Product Replacing Spray Foam Contractor's Spray Sock and Coverall Hood

Provide the best Primary Facial Protection in enhancing worker’s safety and comfort

Vitaflex hoods are made of newly available latex-free elastic nonwoven fabric and offer superior barrier functionality and cost savings. They can be utilized anywhere there is a need for protection. Full Story

Free Home Energy Seminar for Insulation Contractors

What Insulation Contractors Need to be Successful in the Existing Home Market

Free Home Energy Seminar Open to ALL Insulation Contractors from October 19-20 in Tallahassee, Florida. Inquire today for more information. Full Story

Huntsman’s Spray Foam Technology Selected to Insulate Frankel Building Group Custom Homes

Frankel Building Group used CertaSpray Open Cell Foam Insulation from CertainTeed Corporation

The foam insulation is used in the walls, cathedral ceilings, attics and the underside of the roof deck to provide an effective, tight thermal and air barrier. The result is a reduction in energy loss due to air infiltration and more. Full Story

Sprayfoam Educational Institute Provides SPFA Roof Inspector Courses

Courses took place in Phoenix, Arizona

Sprayfoam Educational Institute in cooperation with the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association and the Phoenix chapter of Roof Consultants Institute provided SPFA Accreditation courses to more than 20 persons on inspecting SPF roofing systems. Full Story

Virginia Tech Uses NCFI’s InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation for “LUMENHAUS'

Wins Top European Energy Efficiency Design Competition

Virginia Tech’s LUMENHAUS chose NCFI’s InsulStar® high-performance spray foam insulation to help achieve top honors in this year’s U.S. Solar Decathlon. LUMENHAUS won third place despite an unfortunate last minute technology glitch. Full Story

Lapolla Appoints Troy Herring as Insulation Product Manager

He has spent two years in the capacity of National Sales Manager for the AirTight Division

Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of insulation spray foam and coating products targeting commercial, industrial and residential applications in the roofing and insulation construction industries. Full Story

DC 315 Passes as a 15-minute Thermal Barrier Over Icynene LDC50 Spray Foam

The NFPA 286 testing was done in San Antonio, TX with Intertek Laboratory

The newly qualified spray-applied thermal barrier provides designers and builders with new flexibility for including Icynene in ceiling plenums, exposed roof assemblies, and accessible attics connected to habitable space. Full Story

Pinnacle West Utilizes Site Sponsorship to Enhance Web Presence

The spray foam distributor also maintains various websites of their own

Pinnacle West manufactures and distributes open and closed-cell spray foam, spray-on roofing systems and protective coatings for various applications. They promote their products through site sponsorships on both and Full Story

Huntsman to Showcase Spray Foam Technology at Senate Event

The Senate’s Fall Environmental and Energy Showcase takes place September 29 in Washington, D.C

The event is designed to educate and promote green building initiatives and energy saving ideas to the Senate community. Attendees can learn how building owners can make energy improvements - i.e. by using spray foam insulation. Full Story

Spray Foam Provides Many Benefits Over Alternative Insulation Materials

Although fiberglass is many homeowners’ initial choice, SPF provides many advantages

Polyurethane foam insulation is rapidly gaining in popularity as its benefits become more widely acknowledged. While its upfront costs may be a little higher than fiberglass, foam insulation is considered to provide a better quality insulation. Full Story

Demilec (USA) LLC® Adds HEATLOK SOY® 200 to the Spray Foam Insulation Product Line

HEATLOK SOY® 200 can be left exposed in attic and crawlspaces with no ignition barrier or intumescent coating required

HEATLOK SOY 200, the second product in the HEATLOK SOY closed-cell foam insulation product line, has passed the NFPA 286 assembly in accordance with the AC 377, Appendix X using 7 ½” of HEATLOK SOY 200 in walls and 11 ½” in the ceiling. Full Story

Sprayfoam Educational Institute and BASF to Present SPFA Accredidation Courses

Five Days of SPFA Accreditation Courses from October 4-8 in Houston, Texas

These classes are required by SPFA to be a fully accredited spray foam roofing applicator. Completing these courses will provide required courses to become SPFA Accredited. Instructors are Mason Knowles and Jim Andersen. Full Story

Rhino Linings Corporation Announces New Mobile Coating & Spray Foam Application Trailers

Rhino™ Rigs are available in six job-site ready sizes

Rhino Rigs offers contractors a turnkey mobile coating and/or foam application unit complete with proportioning equipment, heated hose, generator, air compressor and capacity for drum sets of Rhino material. Full Story

Convenience Products’ Touch ‘n Seal Line Provides High Quality Foam Insulation Products

Primary objective “is to develop… value-added solutions far ahead of [spray foam] industry requirements”

Convenience Products offers a wide range of one and two component foam products under the Touch ‘n Seal brand. The primary objective “is to develop and safely manufacture unique, value-added solutions far ahead of industry requirements.' Full Story

DC 315 Passes NFPA 286 Over Lapolla Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Testing satisfies the requirements of the ICC regarding acceptable testing certification requirements

Gary Wolfe, Executive Vice President of IFTI states, “We have proven that DC 315, when applied to our specifications, per the test reports, is a low cost, easy to use solution to a building code issue.” Full Story

Roofing Season Just Beginning for Expandothane Contractors

Soythane Technologies will be blending a winter version of ExpandoThane Polyurea Roof Coating

ExpandoThaneWC is an instant cure plural component Polyurea that is manufactured directly over existing roofs after proper preparation and due to its expanding, gap filling closed cell content it will act as an insulation barrier. Full Story

IDC Architects joins Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s growing EcoCommercial Building Network

Architectural and engineering design firm to support sustainable building efforts

With a number of completed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects under its belt, IDCA is dedicated to ecological and sustainable practices at the leadership level. This vision is in tune with ECB Network's promoted design. Full Story

Home Renovations with Foam Insulation and Energy-Saving Windows and Doors May Yield Rebates

House of Representatives approved a new economic stimulus bill this May that could lead to thousands of dollars in rebates for homeowners

Besides just adding insulation in the attic, ensuring that the existing recessed lights are covered with a light cover made out of fire resistant material such as the TENMAT FF130E and FF135 will further improve the energy efficiency. Full Story

cfiFOAM Offers Training for its Injection Foam Rigs

cfiFOAM’s products are compatible with other brands of injection and spray foam equipment

cfiFOAM typically trains customers at its facility in Knoxville, TN using primarily hands-on sessions to make certain each customer is comfortable with the injection and spray foam equipment and installation technique. Full Story

No-Burn, Inc. Develops Intumescent Ignition Barrier Coating to Meet Spray Foam Code Requirements

No-Burn® Plus XD, was developed to meet market demand

No-Burn® Plus XD has met the applicable testing requirements over a variety of both open and closed cell spray polyurethane foam products supplied by the largest players in the industry. Full Story

DC 315 Passes NFPA 286 Over NCFI’s Sealite 0.5 lb/ft³ Open-Cell Spray Foam

NCFI Polyurethanes and International Fireproof Technology, Inc. (Paint to Protect) announced the test results

his testing satisfies the requirements of the ICC regarding acceptable testing certification requirements to be used in lieu of the requirement for a 15 minute thermal barrier when applied over NCFI’s Sealite spray foam insulation. Full Story

Another Champion of Polyurea Technology Passes On

Mr. Gebhard Rauter, of Fast Set Power Units there in Villach, Austria, died on Sunday, 5th of September 2010

Gebhard Rauter was active in the polyurea industry’s growth and expansion throughout Europe. In particluar, he was active in polyurea equipment development and coatings application training. Full Story

Lapolla Receives $12.5 Million Asset-Based Loan from Bank of America Business Capital

Financing Adds Working Capital and Strengthens Balance Sheet for the Spray Foam Manufacturing Company

A leading manufacturer and supplier of insulation foam, coatings, and equipment, announced receiving a $12.5 Million senior secured credit facility from Bank of America Merrill Lynch through Bank of America Business Capital. Full Story

Polyurethane Industry Organizes Spray Polyurethane Foam Product Stewardship Program

Industry associations develop new materials to address best practices, hazard communications and marketing claims

Representatives from the industry have voluntarily organized a joint product stewardship program “to support further understanding of the benefits of spray polyurethane foam and its continued safe use and handling.” Full Story

New Brunswick SPF Contractors Take Advantage of Canadian Spray Foam Local Network

Envirotherm Insulators announce

Envirotherm Insulators is the first Canadian spray foam contracting company to take advantage of the Spray Foam Local network, which often provides “highly qualified” SPF installation leads to the site’s exclusive contact and advertiser. Full Story

Southwest Building and Energy Technologies Announces

The new website is an additional source to providing spray foam industry content

As part of the network and in addition to providing spray foam industry content, helps to supply “highly qualified” SPF installation leads to the site’s exclusive contact and advertiser. Full Story

Spray Foam Manufacturing Company Gains WBENC Certification

BioBased Technologies® Certified As Woman-Owned Business

BioBased Technologies markets two product lines: Agrol, bio-based polyols for the manufacturing industry; and BioBased Insulation®, spray polyurethane insulation and sealants for the construction industry. Full Story

Learn Ways to Protect Your Home from Energy Loss

Tenmat Inc. discusses energy loss through recessed lights openings

According to the Department of Energy, every home without proper insulation, including spray foam insulation, loses costly heat and cooling through ceiling openings for recessed lights. There are several methods available to solving this problem. Full Story

Award-Winning NC Arch Firm Builds 'School of the Future' with InsulBloc Spray Foam Insulation

The North Carolina school is the firms’ first use of their innovative new “Dragonfly” prototype system

While the school uses closed-loop geothermal and is designed to use solar panels to generate electricity and heat the building’s water, the key to sustainability is how truly energy efficient they can make it. They turned to InsulBloc SPF insulation. Full Story

National Foam and Equipment Offers Industry-Leading Parts & Labor Warranties on Equipment

5 and 10 year warranties are complemented by 24 hour technical support

National Foam and Equipment (NFE), located in Rutledge, GA, is a full service (spray) foam and equipment supplier. One of the company’s biggest differentiators is their industry-leading customer support. Full Story

Lapolla Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Delivers 52.2% Overall Sales Growth and Year to Date Profit

Lapolla is a leading national manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, coatings, and equipment, focused on commercial, industrial and residential applications in the insulation and construction industries. Full Story Teams up with

A network of over 75 regional websites targeted at every state and province in the USA and Canada

Each of the 51 USA Regional websites have been live for over three years. The websites are extremely well respected for their consumer level SPF information and most are #1 ranked by the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN and others. Full Story

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) to Present CUFCA Training Course

Spray foam training course scheduled for August 23-27

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) will be holding another spray foam training course from Monday, August 23 to Friday, August 27, 2010. The training, which is already at full capacity, will be held near the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, ON. Full Story

U.S. Space Shuttle Program Honors NCFI Polyurethanes with Supplier Quality Excellence Award

NCFI manufactures polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray foam-in-place insulation

The award honors outstanding performance by hardware and software suppliers and subcontractors who support NASA Human Space Flight Programs. Steve Riddle, president of NCFI Polyurethanes, accepted the award. Full Story

Aldo Products Company, Inc Breaks into Roofing & Wall Spray Foam Distribution

The company has manufactured elastomeric coatings and fire retardant products for the spray foam industry for over 28 years

“We have serviced both roofing and insulation contractors for many years,” stated Bob Brenk, Aldo’s President. '...Our level of customer service and quick turn around with quality products has always set us apart from the competition.' Full Story

Huntsman’s Spray Foam Technology Helps Create One of the Most Energy Efficient, Sustainable Homes in America

CertaSpray foam insulation was used for the home’s interior thermal insulation

CertaSpray Closed Cell Foam Insulation from CertainTeed Corporation, which is based on Huntsman’s SPF technology, was featured in a home located in Beverly, Mass. and built by Cleantech Homes, LLC. Full Story

“Thermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers” Q&A Forum Debuts on

Mike Kiser, President of Flame Seal Products, Inc., will moderate the forum

There are many misconceptions about thermal and ignition barriers over spray foam insulation. t is Mr. Kiser’s goal to help clarify some of the confusion and misunderstanding that exists regarding fire codes, fire testing, etc. Full Story

Bayseal® CC Spray Foam Insulation Chosen for Restoration and Renovation of Historic Detroit Landmark

BaySystems™ donates to sustainable redevelopment initiative in midtown Detroit

Bayseal® CC SPF enhances the other energy-efficiency strategies used in the facility, which include solar panels, 30 geothermal wells, a white roof, and rainwater harvesting. Bayseal® CC SPF was chosen for its superior ability. Full Story

Gaco Western WallFoam 183M Passes ICC-ES AC377 Appendix X

The liquid spray foam insulation approved for use in unoccupied attic and crawl spaces without use of ignition barrier or intumescent coating

Gaco WallFoam 183M is an HFC-blown (zero ozone-depleting) liquid spray foam insulation containing polyols derived from naturally renewable oils, post-consumer recycled plastics and pre-consumer recycled materials CFCs, HCF's or other harmful gases. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces CPDS Series 2 Constant Pressure Dispensing System

Enhanced System Provides Improved Delivery of Spray Foam Insulation

Like its predecessor, the CPDS 1000, the new and improved CPDS Series 2 Constant Pressure Dispensing System uses an internal air compressor to deliver higher spray foam yield at more than twice the speed as foam kits. Full Story

Soythane Technologies Offers Foam Especially Suited for Oil Cleanup

Unique properties allow foam to salvage oil for other uses

Soythane Technologies, based in Yulee, FL, has always maintained “green” business operations, producing its urethane foam from Aliphatic Amines and “regrowable” energy. Their newest offering, foam that can be utilized to clean up oil spills... Full Story

Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Used as Moisture Barrier in Lake Front Home’s Crawl Space

New Spray Foam Rig Tackles Difficult Moisture Problem under Lake Front Home in Denmark, Maine

Daniel and Merlin Bahr from High Efficiency Spray Foam Insulation use their new state-of-the-art spray foam rig to insulate Water Front home in Maine. Full Story

Master Pack Releases New Model Portable Proportioner Foam Dispenser

This new commercial series produces 20-lbs of spray foam insulation per minute

The revolutionary “Air Mix” Foam System is considerably less expensive than the standard “mechanical mix”. a local concrete company choose to insulate their water tanks vs continuing to “chill the water” prior to dispensing into their “cement mixers' Full Story

Air Barrier Association of America Approves NCFI Spray Foam Insulation Products

Building Science Drives Increased Use of Air Barriers In High-Performance Commercial Buildings

Air infiltration is a significant cause of energy loss in commercial buildings, so U.S. building experts are paying greater attention to air barriers, which control air leakage into and out of the building enclosure, thus saving money on energy costs Full Story

Relyant, LLC Receives Contract Expansion to Apply Spray Foam Insulation in Afghanistan

Reduced fuel consumption from SPF at US military structures saves costs and lives

The US military has applied spray foam to structures in Afghanistan to increase energy efficiency at these locations. The contract expansion is an indication of the government’s continued confidence in SPF insulation as an effective solution. Full Story

Gatorhyde Protective Coatings Analyzes Polyurea Equipment and Properties

The Effect of Pressures, Spray-Guns, and Spray-Gun Mixing Chambers on the Processing and Physical Properties of a Single Polyurea Formulation

The industry has seen consolidation of polyurea equipment manufacturers as well a start-up manufacturer of new polyurea equipment and spray guns. Additionally, the market has adopted some new equipment ideas that were developed for other applications Full Story

Tripolymer Offers Three Dealership Package Options

Injection foam packages allow contractors to expand service offerings

For the contractor looking to expand their service offerings, Tripolymer, Inc. offers various dealership package options to suit every contractor’s needs. They offer a Standard Package, Full Dealership Package and Switch-Over Package. Full Story

Demilec (USA) LLC® Launches Spanish Language Approved Applicator Training Program

This all-Spanish course from the international manufacturer and distributor of spray foam insulation products is the first in the industry

Approved Applicator Training program is a three-day course for Spanish-speaking contractors and staff members who wish to learn to properly process and apply spray foam insulation in residential and commercial buildings. Full Story

Nationwide Overspray: What is 'Overspray'?

The (spray foam) overspray removal company defines the term

Overspray is the portion or amount of sprayed paint or other non water-soluble material that does not land on the intended target. It is an unintended consequence of a spray project and can vary in the extent of damage from light to heavy. Full Story

Classes Offered by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance to become a SPFA Accredited Roof Inspector

Mason Knowles and Robb Smith, RRC Instruct Four Days of SPFA Accreditation Courses in Houston, Texas

Mason Knowles is one of the leading Spray Foam Consultants in the industry and was the former Executive Director and Technical Director for the SPFA. He has more than 40 years of hands on experience in the spray foam industry. Full Story

Government of Quebec Recognizes Demilec Inc for its Ecological Spray Foam Systems

Demilec is the '2010 Quebec award recipient' of the 'PHÉNIX DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT'

'HEATLOK SOYA' is the most technologically advanced spray-applied polyurethane foam and meets the new Canadian environmental regulations. For its new generation of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation, DEMILEC embraces the ecological concern. Full Story

GAMA North America Offers New Distributor Program for Spray Foam Equipment

Program Includes Two Levels of Distributorship: Gold and Platinum

Gama NA has developed a distributor program with the goal of helping their distributors maintain strong relationships with their customers by passing on valuable incentives. Full Story

Spray Foam Technology by Huntsman Helps Create One of the Most Energy Efficient, Sustainable Homes in America

Huntsman Corporation's spray polyurethane foam (SPF) technology was used to insulate the homes

CertaSpray Closed Cell Foam Insulation from CertainTeed Corporation, which is based on Huntsman’s spray foam technology, was featured in a home located in Beverly, Mass. and built by Cleantech Homes, LLC. Full Story

Spray Foam Accidents: Are You Prepared?

Preplanning with an overspray removal company saves time and money

No matter how many precautions are taken to limit overspray during spray foam application, accidental overspray can occur. Without proper contingency planning, cleanup costs in these situations can have a negative impact on a project's profitability. Full Story

BaySystems Spray Foam Coated with DC315 Qualify as Thermal Barrier

BaySystems™ spray polyurethane foam systems and DC 315 coating assembly qualify as a fire resistive thermal barrier

Bayseal CC and Bayseal CC Polar SPF insulation systems coated with DC 315 from IFTI meet the requirement for a 15-minute thermal barrier in both residential and commercial industries. Full Story

Getting Started with Injection Foam Insulation

Tripolymer offers various considerations when deciding to offer injection foam

Once you decide to offer injection foam, you need to commit to the necessary investment, choose a supplier, participate in the appropriate training and market your new services. Full Story

Insulating Foam Sealants Can Help to Weatherize Your Home

Air Sealing Your Home with Touch 'N Seal Insulating Foam Can Also Save Money and Energy

Weatherizing a home by sealing air leaks, gaps and cracks with Touch ‘n Seal insulating foam sealants and products can reduce energy loss by up to 38%. Constant pressure dispensing system delivers more spray foam, twice as fast, saving time as well. Full Story

Work to Begin on Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Philadelphia's 'Coolest Block' Winners

Dow’s cool roof technology and air sealing products to help Philadelphia row homes stay cooler in summer

The homes will be retrofitted with Dow’s air sealing and insulation products, such as its THERMAX Sheathing, FROTH-PAK Foam Insulation, and GREAT STUFF Foam Sealant, to reduce air leakage, further improve indoor comfort and energy savings. Full Story

Gama North America - Release of Spray Foam Equipment and Blowout Sale

Providing the Original GAMA / Gampur G-30 and G50 hydraulic, high-pressure proportioners, guns and hoses

Original Gama products are commercially available in Europe, USA, Canada, China & the Middle East. Gama North America has no affiliation with any US entity, which may carry the same brand, name or likeness. Gama N.A. distributes spray foam equipment. Full Story Offers New Channel / Category Sponsor Programs

Channel Sponsor Program Adds to Already Robust Advertising Options on the Site

Adding to its already robust advertising options, recently added a “Category / Channel Sponsorship” program, allowing for increased brand exposure, along with specific, highly-targeted advertising. Full Story

DiiMON Spray Innovations Offers New Expanding Blade Agitator & New Power Unit

DiiMON is a 'one stop shop for spray foam equipment'

While the company’s primary focus is building SPF rigs, the company is a “one stop shop for SPF equipment” and is also a Graco distributor. They recently introduced a new product to their offerings: air driven expanding blade bung-mounted agitator. Full Story

E-VersiBlock™ Equipment Mounting System Simplifies Installation of Commercial Rooftop Accessories

WDG introduces sustainable alternative for mounting rooftop accessories with foam roofing

WDG’s E-VersiBlock rooftop equipment mounting system can be used in a variety of ways to support HVAC unit rails, gas pipes, electrical conduit, and walkways underneath foam roofing systems. It can also be used for solar panel mounting and more. Full Story

Injection Foam - Grow Your Business with Tripolymer

Tripolymer Injection Foam offers perfect solution for retrofit wall insulation

Whether you are an insulation, spray foam or general contractor, Tripolymer phenolic-based injection foam offers an excellent growth opportunity into a new market. Injection foam complements other contractor services and insulation materials. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Installed in the First Net Zero House in Santa Monica

Thermal Roof Systems and Henry® Company will be providing and applying energy efficient, waterproof SPF insulation

The PUNCHouse Project 234, the first energy neutral home to be built in Santa Monica, Calif. TRS and Henry will also be applying a white reflective coating to the roof to ensure a durable, weather resistant and sun reflective surface. Full Story

New Foam Depot Location Opens in New Orleans

Coatings & Foam Solutions, LLC announces the opening of its first “Foam Depot” location in the New Orleans market

The Foam Depot concept is more of a retail center designed to service all the needs of the SPF (spray polyurethane foam) insulation applicator. The New Orleans market is the first in a series of planned locations and will hold its “Grand Opening” on Full Story

PMC Training Program Certifies 'Authorized Sales and Service Centers' for Spray Foam and Polyurea Equipment

Scheduled June 23-24 Will Train New Service Centers Across US

PMC training combines extensive hands-on training with classroom work. Once a dealer has successfully completed the course, they are then certified to sell and service PMC foam and coating equipment as well as train the products' end user. Full Story

American WeatherStar Takes a Partnership Approach with Contractors

The company’s new spray foam division features co-op marketing programs

In addition to the company’s quality products and dedicated service, WeatherStar’s most notable attribute is probably the true partnership approach they take to doing business with their contractors, or “Authorized Independent Dealers.” Full Story

Purchasing Considerations for Spray Foam Equipment

International Mobile Equipment lays out some fundamental considerations for choosing equipment

Spray polyurethane foam is a rapidly growing segment of the overall insulation industry. Based on analysts’ estimates, however, SPF’s total market share is still only a small fraction of the enormous insulation market. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal CPDS 1000 Offers Affordable Business Expansion Opportunity

The CPDS 1000 is an inexpensive, low-maintenance, portable constant pressure spray foam dispensing system

Low Initial Cost Reaps Big Rewards for Kentucky Business Owner. BCL Drywall & Insulation (Richmond, KY)found Touch ‘n Seal’s CPDS 1000 Constant Pressure Foam Dispensing System as the perfect solution to adding foam insulation services to the company. Full Story

American WeatherStar Offers Incredible Co-op Marketing Services with

AWS proudly announces a lead generation program for it's coatings and spray foam insulation contractors

With most SPF contractors focusing on their jobs, AWS has delivered a live website in a matter of days. These sites are professionally pre-built and bundled with spray foam specific content to help contractors stand out amongst their competition. Full Story

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. (PFSI) to Present CUFCA Training Course

Spray foam training course scheduled for June 7-June 11, 2010

Presented in conjunction with the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association (CUFCA), PFSI's training will be held near the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. The course will offer both classroom and hands-on training. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience Continues Commitment to Sustainable Development

Inaugurates EcoCommercial Building Conference Center in Pittsburgh

Solar-powered, net-zero-energy, net-zero-emissions facility located on the company’s Pittsburgh-area campus will serve as a showcase and education center for sustainable building technologies. Full Story

Dow’s North America Residential Building Insulation Business Announces New GM

Young Named General Manager for Dow Roofing Systems

World Leader in Coatings Technology Chooses NCFI to Distribute Next Generation Coating Product

Aldo Products has selected NCFI as authorized North American distributor of it’s new ALDOCOAT 800 Ignition Barrier Protective Coating®

ALDOCOAT 800 is a breakthrough interior intumescent coating developed for use over closed-cell and open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation. These products are designed and used by the spray foam industry to meet residential building codes. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Used on a Modular Home Project

Project Provides Home for Family, Help for a Little Rock Community and Education for Architect Students

In their design, the students had planned and budgeted to use traditional insulation for the project. But Shafer agreed to discount BioBased 501® insulation, a .5 lb open cell spray foam insulation, so they could use it in the project. Full Story

What to Do Before Sending in a Deposit for Your Spray Foam Purchases

A few strategies to protect your money and your investment

Check with the various manufacturers to validate that the foam/coating/equipment business you intent to work with is indeed a qualified distributor for their particular products. Full Story

Award Winning Designer Proves Luxury and Eco-Friendly Can Live Under the Same Roof

To be efficient with the energy created, InsulStar® high performance spray foam insulation, by NCFI was selected

The closed-cell spray foam insulation from NCFI provides excellent insulation, dramatically saving on energy costs while keeping out moisture, and air pollutants: mold, and air allergens like pollen and dust. Full Story

Intech Equipment and United Subcontractors Partner to Train 28 Spray Foam Applicators.

Students learned the basics of spray foam equipment and materials and more

Material Suppliers were also brought in to present best practices on safety, PPE, MSDS, material handling and application. Also, Intech Equipment & Supply conducted an SPFA approved course on equipment which counts towards SPFA accreditation. Full Story

Winner of the Philadelphia 'Coolest Block' Contest Announced

Winning block receives energy saving ‘cool’ roof and foam insulation products donated by Dow

The contest allowed residents of Philadelphia row homes to compete to win an energy efficiency upgrade for their entire block, including an energy-saving “cool roof,” air sealing and spray foam insulation. The Dow Chemical Co. contributed products. Full Story

Gama Machinery USA Announces New Name and Re-Branding of Spray Equipment

Now known as PMC, all polyurethane equipment is still made in the USA

To define affiliation with PMC and to eliminate future brand confusion, a corporate decision has been made to drop the use of Gama and rebrand consistent with the power of PMC. The new name will be Polyurethane Machinery Corporation. Full Story

Christian Fabrication Opens Doors for Foam School

Sponsored by CertainTeed, the school will be held in Central New York State

The training will take place over a course of two full days, June 22–23. It is primarily ideal for new contractors and distributors getting into spray foam insulation as well as experienced distributors and contractors looking for a refresher. Full Story

PolyPro, LLC Applied Spray Foam to Habitat for Humanity House

PolyPro contributed labor and materials for this philanthropic project

The project was organized by the Shenandoah Valley Builders Association (SVBA) and the Green Building Committee of the Association in conjunction with the Central Valley Habitat for Humanity. Full Story

How Spray Foam Insulation Can Save You Money

Nothing between your walls, ceilings, roofs and the outdoors? You're throwing away good money!

Spray foam insulation has an ability that other types of insulation lack – the ability to seal out air. While a reduction in heat transfer is the primary objective of insulation, air leaks also let warm air out and cold air and visa versa. Full Story

Rebuilding New Orleans One Grand Restaurant at a Time with the Help of NCFI Spray Foam Insulation

The opening of the new restaurant helps the post-devastation city work towards resurrection

NCFI’s InsulStar® closed-cell spray foam was used on the building because of the way it acts as a moisture barrier that stops vapor drives which frequently causes rots and mildew in the New Orleans region. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces Expanding Contractor Services

Provides entry level and advanced training for coating and spray foam contractor base and new to the industry contractors

American WeatherStar has partnered with Sprayworks Equipment Group to provide the highest level of technical support and services available anywhere, including safety, on-site training, technical support, spray foam and coating equipment, and more. Full Story

Dow Products Receive NAHB Green Approved Mark

Dow’s line of building envelope solutions Green Approved under the new NAHB National Green Building Standard – a first in the industry

Dow Building Solutions building envelope products have received the NAHB Research Center Green Approved mark, making Dow the first to have both its energy saving insulation and air sealing products, like foam insulation. Full Story

PolyCraft Germany Announces Release of New High Quality Hoses

Continuous Heated Hoses for Spray Foam and Urea Applicators

In addition to the 50 foot heated hose sections, Polycraft Germany is now also offering continuous sections of heated hoses – ranging from 100 feet up to 300 feet and are available in Low Pressure (2000psi) and High Pressure (3500psi) versions. Full Story

Scientists Propose Geoengineering to Respond to Global Warming

White roofs cool the world

If only roofs are changed from their current dark colors to white for flat roofs and cool colors for sloped roofs, we can offset 24 billion tonnes of CO2. The offset provided by cooling urban surfaces affords us a significant delay in climate change. Full Story

University of Illinois Chooses NCFI to Help Win International Environmental Competition

NCFI’s InsulStar® high-performance spray foam insulation helped the team achieve top honors

Spray foam insulation is quickly becoming a best practice in building techniques because of its superior insulating capabilities, and this team of students and builders took full advantage of its benefits, using it as strong shield the home needed. Full Story

Pinnacle West, Inc. Announces New Head of Technical Department

Protective coatings and spray foam solutions company offers reliable support from experienced professionals

Pinnacle is a single-source solution for all of your foam and coating needs. Pinnacle distributes open and closed-cell spray foam insulation, spray-on roofing systems, protective coatings and supplies. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Launches EcoCommercial Building Program in North America

The program focuses on offering materials to provide holistic solutions to building decision makers

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is currently seeking network member organizations that can provide products and/or services for the program’s building solution areas that help to increase sustainability and reduce energy costs, including foam insulation. Full Story

Insulation: The Road from Bricks to Spray Foam

Guardian Energy Technologies evaluates the development of increasingly popular “green” types of alternative insulation

One highly fashionable method of eco-conscious modern insulation is spray foam insulation. Many people today use a combination of spray foam and other insulation that reference ancient methods of insulation which employed some of the same materials. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Offers Industry Expertise Along with Quality Products

Intech also offers SPFA accreditation courses at two of their locations

Intech provides the spray foam insulation & roofing industries with equipment, parts, turnkey mobile spray systems and expert technical assistance and is currently pursuing more energy efficient building products and processes. Full Story

Department of Energy Announces Funding to Accelerate Weatherization Innovation

DOE will provide up to $30 million for new Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program

The program is looking to fund new projects that will deliver measurable improvements in the cost, scope, and energy savings of low-income weatherization programs across the country. Spray foam insulation is among the many weatherization systems. Full Story

NCFI Launches Innovative

Design your own spray polyurethane foam or coating set-up and build a spray rig to customized specifications

NCFI's customers are not only some of the most successful trade contractors in the 'green building' movement, but are also technologically savvy. The new website allows for online purchases of spray foam equipment and supplies. Full Story

Guardian Building Products Announces GuardFoam 27

GuardFoam 27 is a low-pressure, refillable spray foam system

Guardian Building Products has developed an innovative low pressure, refillable spray foam system called GuardFoam 27. In addition to its low pressure application of 190 psi, the product is unique in that it requires no separate equipment to use. Full Story

Modern by Design Showhome Demonstrates Sustainable Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation Systems

BaySystems™ supplied the SPF insulation system for a home in San Francisco’s fashionable Pacific Heights neighborhood

Contractors used Bayseal OC & Bayseal CC spray foam to address specific challenges in the home. Bayseal CC SPF proved to be the best product due to its ability to seal the building envelope despite the varying façade materials of brick and stucco Full Story

The New ICC-ES Building Code Report Scores NCFI Polyurethanes a Hat Trick

New building code report puts NCFI’s high performance spray foam insulation in rarefied air

The report certifies NCFI as the only manufacturer with products compliant for all residential and commercial building according to the 2009 IBC, IRC and IECC, and certifies them for compliance in two additional areas. Full Story

Corbond Expands its Parts and Equipment Department

New technical support representative and expanded hours better serve spray foam contractors

With customers from Maine to Alaska to Hawaii the expanded hours of service for the parts and equipment department will allow customers increased access to technical support from Corbond’s experienced staff. Full Story

Dow Introduces Architectural and Roof Coating Innovations at 2010 American Coatings Conference

Dow Construction Chemicals showcases two new roof coating technologies

Dow Construction Chemicals will introduce two new roof coating polymers at the 2010 American Coatings Conference. One of the business’s top scientists, Dr. Willie Lau, will also present the prestigious 2010 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Full Story

15 Minute Thermal Barrier for PU Foam Now Available at Sherman Williams Paint Stores

International Fireproof Technology Inc. makes their DC 315 thermal barrier available for local pick-up

To obtain DC315 from a Sherwin Williams Store, contact your local store and tell them you need DC315 from International Fireproof Technology, Inc., Vendor number 003-003-1334. Full Story Launches New Website Design Program

Get a Live Website within Days!

Available immediately, offers spray foam specific insulation, roofing & coatings websites for the SPF Professional. Increase sales and brand exposure immediately with a Website specific to your location. Call us for more details. Full Story

American WeatherStar's Roof Coating Chosen in OSU Project

Acrylic 211 HT, AWS best coating for color retention against UV degradation on a roof beat out the competition

Oklahoma State University Tulsa campus invited several coatings contractors in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area to submit their chosen coating for a test on OSU’s main campus building to determine what product they would use to restore the roof. Full Story

Protect Your Home Against Mold with the Proper Insulation

Guardian Energy Technologies explores the ways spray foam insulation prevents mold

Spray foam is a better choice overall in fighting the war against mold than any other type of insulation currently on the market. It adheres to the shape of the space in which it is blown or sprayed, completely filling the seal against intrusion. Full Story

BioBased Insulation to Host Free Spray Foam Health and Safety Webinar

It’s Not Too Late: Sign Up for the Training Webinar!

The two-hour webinar will be held April 6 at 6:30 a.m. CST, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. CST and April 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST. The training is open to anyone, although there is a limit to the number of spaces available in each session. Full Story

New Home in Aspen Proves Green Can Be Sexy

New Aspen Home a VISION for Green, Sustainable Building Thanks in Part to NCFI’s InsulStar® Spray Foam Insulation

The VISION House Aspen is the first in a series of homes built by Green Builder Media. The Aspen home opened its doors to the public this week, and features InsulStar® spray foam insulation as the “best of the best” insulation. Full Story

Preventing Air Leaks In Your Home Using Spray Foam Insulation

Guardian Energy Technologies explains how to detect and prevent air leaks

The fastest, easiest way to seal air holes in your home is to use spray expanding foam. Guardian Energy Technologies carries all the sizes and types of do-it-yourself spray foam kits you’ll need for these projects. Full Story

New Army Housing at Fort Bragg Gets Support from NCFI Spray Foam Insulation

NCFI’s Spray Foam Helps U.S. Army Build Better, Healthier, More Comfortable Housing for Soldiers

For men and women in the military, home is any spot in which you are ordered to drop your gear. For 600 lucky soldiers, that home will be warm, safe, dry and meet the Army’s new high standards for air tightness, thanks in part to NCFI SPF Insulation. Full Story

BioBased Insulation® Offers Free Environmental Health and Safety Training Webinar

Three chances in April to get up to date on environmental health and safety aspects of spray foam

Most people in the spray foam industry are aware of the heightened interest by several federal agencies in spray polyurethane foam insulation. That interest centers primarily on the environmental health and safety of the product. Full Story

PolyPro, LLC Applies Spray Foam Insulation to Historical Home in Virginia

SPF Insulates Attic While Maintaining Aesthetic Appeal of Original Beams

For aesthetic purposes, the homeowners wanted to keep as much of the original beams exposed as possible, so they needed maximum R-value in a small space. The contractor hired to do the remodeling suggested spray foam as the perfect solution. Full Story

Polyurethane Foam Systems Inc. Offers Experience, Service and Top-Notch Products to Canadian SPF Market

Polarfoam PF-7300-0 SOYA and the Handi-Foam® Quick Cure Are Among Company’s Unique Products

PFSI is one of Canada’s leading spray foam suppliers. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company offers a wide assortment of foam products and equipment for various applications including residential, agricultural and commercial locations. Full Story

Gama Machinery USA - THE REAL GAMA

Continuing commitment to providing customers with the highest quality equipment and service in the spray foam market

Gama Machinery USA has been distributing spray foam equipment manufactured in Spain since September 2007. Gama Machinery USA will continue to service that equipment and provide spare parts well into the future. Full Story

Northeast Spray Foam Conference Scheduled for April 28th to April 30th, 2010

Third Annual Event is Presented by Spray Foam Distributors of New England, Inc.

Held in Lincoln, NH, the event offers three days of informative presentations, hands on training and SPFA Accreditation courses. The conference typically draws attendees traveling from all over the Northeast and beyond. Full Story

NCFI Spray Foam Defines What It Means to 'Go Green'

Inside the walls of a new residential development in Maryland is the key to green building

Through the use of NCFI’s high performance spray foam insulation, Baldwin Homes can build a home that uses less energy, costs less to maintain, and is healthier and more comfortable in which to live. It is the new definition of green. Full Story

DC 315- 15 Minute Thermal Barrier for Spray Foam Insulation

Now you can earn 2 LEED points for using DC 315

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems. Full Story

Dow Converts Riverside Facility to New Foaming Agent Technology

Riverside Plant in Missouri manufactures STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation

Builders can easily validate the performance of new zero ozone-depleting (ODP), no-VOC STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Foam Insulation made with the new technology by showing to code officials the ICC-ES report issued in January 2009. Full Story

Gaco Western Unveils Rapid Response Emergency Shelter Solution for Any Environment

The new GacoShelter uses spray foam insulation to protect from outside forces

Gaco Western is unveiling its newest innovation - the GacoShelter. The structure is the first of its kind to address emergency shelter needs in places like Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other areas experiencing natural disasters. Full Story

Specialty Products, Inc. Announces Synergy Series LPG™ Proportioner

The LPG™ Proportioner is smaller than traditional foam equipment and uses low pressure, heat & power

The LPG™ is a great solution for hard-to-reach spray foam job sites and small to medium sized projects or repair jobs. The highly portable nature of this machine allows the applicator to place the machine at the actual spray site. Full Story

Next Generation Power Introduces Latest Combination Unit

Next GenTakes Space-Saving Foam Equipment to the Next Level

Offering generator, welder, jump start and battery charging capabilities in one piece of equipment, the state-of-the-art, four-in-one package is designed for service vehicle applications. Full Story

BPI Included in Draft 'HOME STAR Act of 2010' Legislation

Nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work

President Barack Obama promoted the proposed HOME STAR incentive program after touring an energy efficiency workforce development program at Savannah Technical College recently as part of his 'White House to Main Street' jobs tour. Full Story

Insulating Foam Sealants Help to Weatherize Homes

Air Sealing Your Home with Touch ‘n Seal Insulating Foam Saves Money and Energy

All year long, a leaky house wastes energy and creates an often uncomfortable living environment. However, weatherizing a home by sealing air leaks, gaps and cracks with insulating foam sealants and products can reduce energy loss by 38%. Full Story

Inventor of MasterBond-SP Spray Foam Stucco Process Dies

Michael R. Belleau, 52, Died Unexpectedly Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in New Bedford, MA Shortly After Finishing His Workday.

Our prayers and best wishes go to the family Michael R. Belleau, the award winning inventor of Masterbond-SP TM system of precision application and flattening polyurethane foam for finish with stucco and various other sidings. Full Story

RICOWI’s Hurricane Ike Report on Roofing Investigations Now Available

Roofs designed and detailed according to current codes and standards for installation in high wind areas will perform satisfactorily

A logistics team was dispatched to the Houston area to conduct aerial surveillance, target sites and prepare for the seven teams. They collected specific information on each building examined, including the type of structure, roof type, roof slope. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Saving Lives & Billions of Dollars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Increased energy efficiency at US military structures reduces fuel requirements

Spray Foam has been applied to structures in Iraq to save on energy costs as well as to reduce the number of fuel trucks on the road which have been a vulnerable target for insurgents. As a result, this initiative has saved countless soldier's lives. Full Story

Elevating Awareness of Spray Foam as Energy Efficient, Viable Roofing and Insulation Option

Thermal Roof Systems & Henry® Company team up to create standard of excellence in the SPF Industry

By teaming up with the 'credible and technically skilled' company, Thermal Roof Systems, Henry Company feels that they are able to create a position of strength in the spray foam business. Full Story

Masterbond-SP Offers Unique Spray Foam Product For Use On Buildings’ Exteriors

Foam is covered in stucco, creating a moisture controlling, seamless insulation

Unlike most spray foam products which are applied to a building’s interior, Masterbond-SP, Inc. offers a unique product that is applied to the exterior of a building, planed flat and then covered in stucco. Full Story

BioBased Insulation® Teams Up with FreeGreen to Offer Free House Plans

Spray foam insulation products were offered to help make the homes more energy efficient

The floor plans come with energy reports detailing how these designs would perform in different climates. All of the homes are designed to perform 30 to 50 percent better than prescriptive building code energy performance. Full Story Launches a New Health and Safety Channel

View, print and download SPF product stewardship information

Spray Foam Industry safety information including guidance documents, Q&A's and posters are all available FREE in this new channel of Full Story

International Fireproof Technology, Inc. Passes Certificate of Compliance – VOC Emissions

DC 315, water based fire proof paint, approved for use in schools and office occupancy

IFTI Vice President feels this is just another step with DC315 to give their customers the tools and tests they need to use the “Single Coat Latex Paint 15 minute Thermal Barrier” and “Ignition Barrier” in as many markets as possible. Full Story

Dow and Philadelphia Create Contest to Find the “Coolest Block”

Contest brought to you by The Dow Chemical Company, the City of Philadelphia and the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA)

Historic row home neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA will compete to be the 'Coolest Block.' The winning block will receive energy saving ‘cool’ roof and air sealing and foam insulation products donated by Dow. Full Story

GacoSil S-20 Provides a Solvent-Free, Eco-Friendly Solution for Commercial Roofs

GacoSil S-20 is a single-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coating designed for use on sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam, metal, concrete, wood, built-up roofing and most single ply roofs. Full Story

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Issues a Call For Papers and Call for Posters

Abstracts Due March 1st – Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference, In Partnership with UTECH North America

This year’s conference will be held on October 11 – 13, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Submission instructions, paper guidelines and templates can be found on the Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference homepage. Full Story

NCFI-Lubrizol Joint Study of Spray Foam Insulation and CPVC

Two U.S. Manufacturing Companies Step Up To Help Building Industry Correct Potentially Costly Misinformation

While other spray foam manufacturers would have probably done the same, NCFI is glad we had the opportunity to work with Lubrizol to quickly and professionally head off a potentially threatening misconception. Full Story

Overspray Removal Process Goes Green

Nationwide Overspray announces the addition of water reclamation units to its mobile overspray removal service offerings

The water reclamation units are portable, can be set up in minutes and are designed to prevent the by-product of the spray foam overspray cleaning process from entering the ground water and possibly seeping into the water supply system. Full Story

Rethinking Air Sealing in Residential Home Remodeling

Fomo Products’ polyurethane foam insulation offers one-for-all solution to air sealing challenges, increases energy efficiency

Traditional air sealing methods can be costly and require extensive time to apply. Using a spray polyurethane foam, such as Fomo Products, Inc.’s Handi-Family™ product line, creates an effective barrier in a fraction of time and cost. Full Story

BaySystems Spray Foam Insulation Improves Energy Efficiency in City of Salida Housing Authority

Residential buildings retrofitted with Bayseal CC foam achieve more than 50 percent energy savings over comparable structures

Two Housing Authority buildings were retrofitted using Bayseal CC spray polyurethane foam – a closed-cell foam that seals the building envelope to create an optimal energy-efficient environment. Full Story

BaySystems™ Brings Hope to New Orleans Nonprofit with energywise™ Donation

Bayseal® OC spray foam insulation and Bayseal® CC SPF insulation systems was used to efficiently seal the building

BaySystems provided it’s energywise Energy Cost Savings Guarantee program to the home, which will result in annual savings in energy bills. energywise™ is a residential program that combines energy performance analysis, HVAC system sizing, and spr Full Story

BioBased Technologies® Begins Implementing Plan of Reorganization

BioBased Insulation® is a leader in the polyurethane spray foam insulation market

With the Federal Bankruptcy Court’s approval this week of its plan of reorganization, BioBased Technologies will get a new start in 2010. The plan allows the company to fully pay all trade creditors and ensures continued funding. Full Story

New Polyurea Coating for Roofing and Waterproofing

Fills Pinholes, Cracks, and Creates a Seamless Flexible Membrane

Foaming polyurea sprays using an easy to use air operated cartridge spray gun. Full Story

Gama Machinery USA Announces Buy Direct and Save Equipment Program

Foam Equipment Manufacturer Utilizes the Internet in Concert with a Vast Regional Network of VAR Partners

The spray foam and coatings equipment company has restructured its former sales channel of distributors into a more direct and focused program. Full Story

Gaco Western’s WallFoam 184 BIO Offers Green Upside in Down Market

High-performance, naturally renewable-based spray foam insulation is key market differentiator for builders, contractors

Gaco Western, manufacturer of the most technologically advanced elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing industries offers builders and contractors – WallFoam 184 BIO. Full Story

Foam Dispensing System Offers Cost-Effective Delivery of More Foam

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal insulating foam products, announces the new CPDS 1000

The CPDS 1000 is an inexpensive, low-maintenance, portable constant pressure spray foam dispensing system that uses an internal air compressor to deliver higher foam yield at more than twice the speed as foam kits. Full Story

New Coating Meets More Stringent ICC-ES Compliance Criteria

Bayseal IC coating provides economic and sustainable ignition barrier equivalent for spray polyurethane foams

Bayseal IC provides builders and spray foam applicators with a cost-effective and easy solution to comply with the new ICC-ES AC377 acceptance criteria approved in June 2009 and now in effect. Full Story

New Foam Industry Innovation Announced by SprayWorks Equipment

The Barrel Blazer System (material warming device) solves long time spray foam industry problem

There is a heating unit specifically designed for each type of chemical - spray foam, polyurea, coatings, etc. - so that proper processing temperatures are maintained just the way you like. Full Story

New Generator Compressor Design Saves Even More Floor Space

Next Generation Power Engineering's spray foam combination units save space and weight by combining two machines into one

Previous designs put the belt-driven compressor off to the side of the engine, keeping a low-profile, but adding width to the set. This configuration is still offered and perfect for height restricted areas, such as the front of gooseneck trailers. Full Story

Honeywell Launches Foam Sealant Line and Insulation Contractor Training Program

New Products, Marketing Support and Professional Development Training Part of New Program

The program features new Honeywell products, including energy-efficient foam insulation and sealants, as well as professional development training, ultimately helping program participants to become authorized Honeywell EnovatePRO Contractors. Full Story

Foametix Racing Returns to Daytona 24

The race will be broadcast live on SPEED on Saturday, January 30th at 3PM EST

For Foametix Spray-On Foam Insulation, the chance to run at Daytona for the third successive year is a welcome opportunity. 'The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is a true test of speed, endurance, and reliability,” stated Chris Miller. Full Story

Polyurea Development Association to Host 2010 Annual Conference

The annual conference for polyurea will be held on April 13-15 in Orlando, FL

'The World of Polyurea' will be dedicated to discussing and experiencing project profiles, the details of Miami-Dade testing and certification, and educational courses. PDA will present a dynamic line up of speakers throughout the conference. Full Story

Important Safety Guidelines for Spray Foam at Your Fingertips

Second Foam Book from BaySystems is an educational and marketing tool for builders and contractors

This second Foam Book follows the successful introduction of the original Foam Book in 2009, which highlighted the benefits of spray polyurethane foam. It was designed and produced with BaySystems' customers’ needs in mind. Full Story

'Green' Homes to be Constructed Using Principles of Building Science

Demilec (USA) LLC® Joins Environments For Living® Program

As part of the program, Masco Home Services offers a limited guarantee on energy used for heating and cooling homes. Improved Foam Insulation Systems like those manufactured by DEMILEC (USA) play a big part in reducing energy consumption. Full Story