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ACC Welcomes Senate Hearing on Energy Efficiency Legislation in Washington

The ACC issued a statement in response to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, which was held on April 30th.

The ACC issued a statement in response to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, which was held on April 30th. Full Story

BPI's Building Science Principles Now Available in Spanish

Earning the BSP certificate is based on passing a 100-question online exam that verifies a basic knowledge of building science.

The Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge exam and companion Reference Guide are now available in Spanish for purchase through a new section of BPI's website. Full Story

Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Material Insulates Homes in Canada

Ontario-based Elastochem is the first to use Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent in spray foam wall insulation in Canada

Elastochem Specialty Chemicals is using Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in its Insulthane® Extreme spray foam insulation system for residential walls. Full Story

The Most Effective and Most Cost Efficient Way to Fix Roof Ice Buildup and Ice Dam Problems

IAER warns homeowners away from heat wires, roof ventilation, and other solutions that simply cover up a problem that tears homes apart.

IAER highlights the cause of nationwide ice dam problems. Full Story

NRCA Partners with GAF to Launch a Website Dedicated to Safety for Roofing Workers

The website will provide on-the-job safety measures for spray foam roofing contractors.

Spray foam roofing contractors can learn more about low-slope roofing safety through the website. Full Story

ICC 2015-2017 Code Development Cycle Begins

It will be the first full cycle to use cdpACCESS to develop the Group A Codes.

The 2015/2016/2017 code development cycle will include areas such as international building, existing building, and residential-mechanical and plumbing. Full Story

Clean Crawls Advocates Spray Foam for Optimal Home Energy Efficiency

In their recently released article, Clean Crawls describes how poor insulation can cost homeowners extra money.

In their recently released article, Clean Crawls describes how poor insulation can cost homeowners extra money and how investing in crawl space and attic repairs can protect against damage and save money. Full Story

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approves DuPont's Foam Expansion Agent

New DuPont™ Formacel® 1100 reduces greenhouse gas emissions through lower GWP and improved energy efficiency

Formacel® 1100 will meet the growing demand for a low global warming potential (GWP) solution with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) that improves energy efficiency in polyurethane foam insulation. Full Story

Isocyanate Market Worth Nearly $40 Million by 2019, Report Says

The construction industry is the major user of isocyanate-based products including rigid foams, coatings, sealants and adhesives.

The report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. Full Story

Huntsman Installs New Specialty Polyol Reactor at Houston Site

Construction on the new reactor began in late January 2014, and it is now fully operational.

The new aromatic polyol reactor has significantly increased the site's annual production capacity, enabling the Company to serve its customers future growth in demand. Full Story

Landsea, BASF and Partners Build First Passive House in China's Yangtze River Delta Region

Passive House “Bruck” is first to be designed and built by Chinese developer for hot summer/cold winter climate of Yangtze River Delta region.

BASF provided advanced solutions for insulation in the first locally developed Passive House in China's Yangtze River Delta region. Full Story

New Home Scores Points for High Energy Efficiency

The HERS index produced by Buildings Alternatives for this home was a 39.

The design and selection of systems and materials helped this new home achieve its high energy performance. Full Story

Spray Foam Specialist Puts Customers First

San Antonio-based spray foam contractor Geo-Insulation exemplifies customer service with dedication beyond the application.

Geo-Insulation’s Tom Porter reveals that customer dedication is a key element for a successful spray foam enterprise. Full Story

China Becomes The World's Biggest PU Product Maker

The association estimates the insulation panel sector will bring an additional 380,000 metric tons of demand in China for rigid PU foam by 2015.

In 2013, China accounted for over 40 percent of the global volume, manufacturing 8.7 million metric tons of PU products, up 12 percent from 2012. Full Story

Polyurethane Producers Launch Campaign to Celebrate the Innovation Enabled By Polyurethane

'Versatile. Durable Incredible. Polyurethane.' will highlight products made possible by polyurethane.

'Versatile. Durable. Incredible. Polyurethane.' will employ a website, social media, advertising, and event marketing to highlight the ways polyurethane touches lives everyday. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry Growth Increases Blowing Agent Demand

New study shows trends and forecasts of the blowing agent market.

New report 'Blowing Agents Market - Trends and Forecasts to 2019' was released. Full Story

Smithers Apex Discusses Key Factors Affecting The Sustainable Insulation Market

According to Smithers Apex, the use of thermal insulation materials is expected to pick up over the years.

The report 'The Future of Sustainable Insulation to 2018' analyzes the main trends and drivers in the global sustainable insulation market. Full Story

New Beginnings for Demilec, Inc.

Demilec’s recent announcement of management changes was complemented today by a new logo with a very thoughtful meaning.

Spray polyurethane foam manufacturer Demilec Inc. is changing their image by updating their company logo. Full Story

Zero Net Energy Homes Under Construction in Arizona

MZ Development features modern design, redefines urban living.

The homes are expected to average $0 in annual energy costs. Full Story

Nominations Sought for Polyurethane Innovation Award

This award recognizes visionary technologies in the global polyurethanes industry and commercialized the previous year.

The Center for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council announced that they are currently accepting entries for its 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Full Story

OSHA Announces Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

The stand-down will take place from June 2-6.

During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction, and discuss topics like ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety. Full Story

Innovative Foam Cutting Saw Facilitates On-The-Job Spray Foam Trimming

The Super Shear cuts through open and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam.

The Super Shear, manufactured by Sharemy Sales & Service, can trim excess spray foam excess with ease. Full Story

Spray Foam Shores Up Historical Gloucester Building

The landmark building formerly known as 'The Paint Factory' has been turned into an oceanographic institute.

Spray foam contractor The Green Foam Guy took command of the SPF retrofit of the building made famous in the movie “The Perfect Storm.” Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience Raw Materials Help Polyurethane Coatings with Improved Weatherability

As coatings continue to be enhanced, spray foam roofs can only to stand to benefit from them.

Spray foam roofs will benefit from these improved coatings. Full Story

BASF Promotes Construction Insulation Solutions to Facilitate Sustainable Construction in China

Spray foam is among the insulation solutions that BASF will demonstrate at the 2014 IGEBC

Spray polyurethane foam will be showcased for its energy-efficient properties in sustainable construction. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors of New England To Host Bayer AIP Training Sessions

The training sessions will be held at SFDONE's facility in Woodstock, New Hampshire.

There will be a monthly training session during the next three months. Full Story

Lightweight Products From Bayer MaterialScience Get On Board Futuristic Aircraft

The new Solar Impulse ultralight plane is unveiled.

Innovative products and solutions from Bayer MaterialScience were utilized to make the plane lightweight and energy-efficient, including a novel insulating material for the cockpit. Full Story

Revised ASHRAE Standard Helps to Compare Building Energy Performance

Standard aims to make it easier to compare efficiency of buildings

The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, supports commonality in reporting the energy performance of existing or proposed bui Full Story

Demilec Presents SPFA Assistant and Installer Level Prep Course Seminar

The event will run through April 10-11 in Georgia.

The exam prep seminar is designed to help SPF contractors and installers certify under the SPFA Professional Certification Program. Full Story

Icynene Announces New Quebec-based Territory Sales Manager

Eric Guilbert brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked with contractors, building officials, and architects.

Eric Guilbert joins the Canadian-based spray foam manufacturer as Territory Manager for Quebec to grow the brand within the province. Full Story

Genius Gun Is the Revolutionary New Reusable Polyurethane Foam Applicator

Genius Gun combines foam and handheld applicator in one.

Genius Gun’s expanding polyurethane foam has high form stability and adheres to nearly all building materials. Full Story

The U.S. Green Building Council Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building

llinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland, and Virginia tops list

The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Full Story

Polyurea Spray Rig Goes to the Caribbean Islands

Spray foam and polyurea contractors are constantly choosing the new line of SFS ProPAK XD Series Mobile Spray Rigs.

A St Maarten-based contractor opted for SFS' ProPAK XD3 spray rig. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Keeps The Heat Inside New Residential Construction

The SPF application considerably improved the indoor climate during a harsh Pennsylvania winter.

Green Dog Foam Insulation was brought in to apply closed-cell spray foam. Full Story

Standard Test Methods Bring Consistency and Reliability to One-Component Foam Market

Prior to the publication of these test methods, there had been no official standards for the verification and comparison of OCF products.

FEICA developed a new range of standard test methods which deliver realistic, reproducible results for OCF products. Full Story

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

Dow Lends A Helping Hand To Habitat For Humanity By Donating Energy-Saving Products

Additionally, Dow employees will log an estimated 10,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity in 2014.

Since 1983, Dow has been instrumental in the construction of almost 41,700 Habitat homes in the United States and 26 other countries. Full Story

Huntsman Corporation Publishes Spanish Product Stewardship Materials

Spanish version of “Storage, Handling, Distribution, and Use of Polyurethane Chemicals” outlines best practices for global customer base .

This manual is the latest in Huntsman Polyurethanes’ extensive line of product stewardship guidance documents and manuals. Full Story

SprayWorks and PMC Design and Build New Demo-Oriented Spray Rig

The spray rig is set up to accommodate a variety of PMC spray equipment.

The new spray rig can be easily outfitted with a variety of PMC spray equipment. Full Story

SucraSeal Spray Foam Achieves UL Approval

SES Foam has achieved Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval for SucraSeal™ spray polyurethane foam insulation for exterior wall coverings..

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the universally accepted certification mark for electronics, lightning suppression, and fire protection. Full Story

Demilec Releases Innovative Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

DEMILEC APX® conforms with state and local building code requirements and also complies with stringent VOC standards for homes, offices, and schools.

DEMILEC APX® is a low-density spray foam used to insulate and air seal homes, schools and buildings. Full Story

Air Barrier Industry Gathers in Orlando for the 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show

The event is featuring sessions and workshops, as well as their own Exhibit Hall and ABAA Accredited Contractor Awards.

The 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show is taking place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Full Story

Spray Foam Safety in New England

Second Massachusetts-based safe spray foam and intelligent insulation workshop to be held in April.

Following the first event's success, members of the Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA) put together a second workshop. Full Story

NCFI Gold Star Applicator Receives Boston Angie’s List Top Five Percent “Super Service Award”

The award recognizes the top five percent of contractors in a given category within a defined market.

Closed Cell Structures, a Massachusetts-based insulation contractor, received the award for second year running. Full Story

Protect Spray Foam From Those Final Winter Freezes

Heat blankets are the ideal solution to keep spray polyurethane foam materials at an ideal temperature.

Low-heat flux blanket-style heaters maintain spray polyurethane foam at an ideal temperature. Full Story

Spray Foam Systems Hires David Chwalibog As National Account Manager

Chwalibog brings in a strong sales background and business expertise to his new position.

Chwalibog will bring sales and customer service expertise to growing spray foam company. Full Story

Leave Winter Behind With Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine’s Latest Issue

The March/April 2014 Issue says hello to spring with a green roof project.

The March/April 2014 Issue says hello to spring with a green roof project and a wide variety of other spray foam stories. Full Story

Newly Launched Website Provides Information On Thermal and Ignition Barriers for Spray Foam

SprayFoamThermalBarriers.com offers know-how to homeowners and contractors about code-compliant fire-retardant coatings.

The recently launched SprayFoamThermalBarriers.com provides information about fire retardant coating applications, codes, and testing, as well as a list of fire protective coating distributors. Full Story

ACC Comments on Release of CA DTSC ‘Priority Products List’ Draft

The draft is part of new state regulations involving unreacted diisocyanates.

The draft is part of new state regulations involving unreacted diisocyanates. Full Story

Green Builder Takes Spray Foam Company To The Next Level

Since its new ownership, EcoTech Spray Foam is seeing consistent business growth.

EcoTech Spray Foam's new owners Richard and Sita Spoto help grow the SPF contracting company within months of its acquisition. Full Story

Huntsman Polyurethanes Signs New Spray Foam Coalition Code of Conduct

The SFC Code of Conduct serves as a framework for Coalition members to further demonstrate their dedication to the health, safety and product stewards

The SFC Code of Conduct is the first of its kind and includes commitments to leadership, hazard communication, applicator training, education and research. Full Story

SPF Roofing and Coatings Robot Improves Spray Application Efficiency

SprayWorks’ Spraybot continues to push the envelope of efficiency.

SprayWorks’ Spraybot continues to push the envelope of efficiency for SPF roofing, polyurea, flooring, bridge, and other coating applications. Full Story

University of Missouri’s Historic Memorial Union Gets New Life with TerraThane Geotechnical Foam

The Memorial Union was built to commemorate victims of WWI.

The building had been subject to erosion damage that caused the concrete slabs beneath it to become uneven. Full Story

Northern Canada's New Attawapiskat First Nations School To Include Icynene Spray Foam Insulation

Specially formulated for cold climate applications, Icynene MD-C-200® is a one-step insulation and air-barrier material that provides an LTTR of 1.94

The closed-cell, medium density spray foam insulation, Icynene MD-C-200®, will provide students and staff a comfortable and air-sealed space to teach and learn. Full Story

UTECH North America Announces Packed Conference Program for Polyurethanes Industry

The conference will take place June 4th-5th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developments in the world of polyurethanes. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Anline Facility

Aniline is a primary feedstock used to manufacture methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI).

Latest investment fully integrates Baytown facility along the MDI value chain, reinforces Bayer’s ongoing commitment to the North American polyurethane industry Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Is The Key Component In Successful Home Retrofits

New York-based Dr. Energy Saver specializes in indoor comfort and efficiency

Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley provides comfort for homes using spray foam insulation. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Introduces Slow Rise Formula

New formulation will increase flowability of the foam.

The formulation of the 1.75 PCF Slow Rise spray foam allows increased flowability, allowing it to fill complex cavities. Full Story

Three Weeks Until The ABAA Conference & Trade Show

The event kicks off on March 25 in Orlando, Florida.

The three-day conference will be comprised of different facets such as different sessions and workshops, training, the exhibit hall, outdoor live demonstrations, the ABAA Contractor Wall of Fame, and the ABAA Accredited Contractor Awards. Full Story

Leading Japanese Company To Use Honeywell's Blowing Agent For Spray Foam Insulation

Foam blowing agents allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam's excellent insulating properties.

Achilles Corp., a leading Japanese manufacturer of industrial products, has adopted Honeywell's next-generation Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) for use in its line of spray polyurethane foam building insulation Full Story

Conference Program Announced for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference

The High Performance Buildings Conference takes place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California.

Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the Conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment. Full Story

Era Polymers Scores A Goal With GAMA Proportioner

The GAMA G-50H was selected for the polyurea application in World Cup soccer stadium.

The GAMA G-50H was the machine selected for the Polyurea application of the Maracana Stadium in Brazil for the Soccer World Cup and Rio Olympic Games. Full Story

BPL and Bullet Liner Returned To NASCAR

In addition to Foametix spray foam insulation products, Burtin Polymer Labs manufactures Bullet Liner protective coatings.

Burtin Polymer Laboratories and Bullet Liner teamed up with Red Horse Racing and sponsored the No.7 Toyota and Brian Ickler during the Daytona truck race. Full Story

BUFCA Announces New Spray Foam Website

The website covers all things SPF, from product benefits to applications.

BUFCA looks to inform and promote high standards within the polyurethane foam industry. Full Story

Graco Announces Top Distributors for Industrial Coatings and Spray Foam Equipment

The distributors were selected based on the total of their equipment purchases from Graco during 2013.

The top 20 distributors for protective coatings and the top 20 distributors of spray foam and polyurea equipment were selected. Full Story

Tennessee Chill Box Expands Innovative Air-Conditioned Respirator Supply Systems

TCB introduced an air-supply, mask, and hood system designed to expand the industry-reach of their Air Conditioned Respirator Supply Systems.

TCB's new comprehensive system will supply cool, breathable air to a respirator mask or hood for two men operating up to 200 feet away from the system. Full Story

Demilec Spray Foam Supports The SFC Code of Conduct

Demilec's CEO Zain Mahmood is an advocate of the SPF Code of Conduct.

Demilec was one of the leaders in the development of the SFC Code of Conduct Full Story

Interest in Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Thriving Across Atlantic Canada

MJM Energy says that interest among homeowners and local businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency and comfort has skyrocketed recently.

According to MJM Energy, the region’s largest Icynene spray foam insulation partner, spray foam insulation and home building performance is flourishing. Full Story

Polyurethanex 2014 to Reflect the Achievements of PU Materials and Highlight Latest Technologies

Polyturethanex will be held from February 25 - 27, 2014 at the leading exhibition center of Moscow - Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center.

Polyurethanex is a unique international specialized exhibition event in Russia dedicated to polyurethane materials and equipment being a current reflection of achievements in sphere of materials technology, assisting exhibitors in establishing new Full Story

Agricultural Applications Highlight Spray Foam's Versatility In Challenging Environments

Critchfield Spray Foam's business is driven by agricultural applications.

Critchfield Spray Foam is an expert in SPF agricultural applications. Full Story

NCFI Polyurethanes' TerraThane Spray Foam Solves Erosion Problems At Popular Rock-Climbing Site

NCFI's TerraThane Geotechnical Foam was foamjacked to fill in voids in the soil caused by erosion.

NCFI's TerraThane polyurethane foam was used to fill in the voids in the soil caused by erosion at Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. Full Story

NRCA Releases 2014 Manual and Boxed Set

The new volume updates the 2010 version under the same title, serving as a reference for contractors, architects and roof consultants.

The 2014 manual provides best industry practices and standards for the design, materials, installation and repair of roof systems through information gathered by NRCA from knowledgeable, practicing roofing contractors throughout the U.S. Full Story

ASTM Invites Papers for SPF Insulation Symposium

The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas from SPF manufacturers and others.

The symposium will be informative toward future development of standards for measuring emissions from SPF insulation. Full Story

Wedge Roofing Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Wedge Roofing honored with highest Customer Satisfaction Rating Award.

Already well-respected in 37 years of reliable and safe construction, Wedge Roofing was rated at the highest level in customer satisfaction by the Houzz Community. Full Story

Special Episode of FoamWeekTV Recaps the 2014 SprayFoam Show

The convention took place in Palm Springs, CA with record attendances.

The convention took place in Palm Springs, CA with record attendances. Full Story

ICC-ES Issues New EPA Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR® Certifications

Products from The Dow Chemical Company and Johns Manville received the certifications.

The Dow Chemical Company’s FROTH-PAK™ Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Johns Manville AP™ Foil-Faced Sheathing received the EPA certification. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Plays Crucial Role In Improving Home Performance

Smart Sealed Insulation has over 25 years of building science experience.

Smart Sealed Insulation's expertise is to improve the overall performance of buildings. Full Story

Icynene ProSeal Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Sets New Benchmark In Performance

Icynene ProSeal™ offers an impressive R-value of R-7 per inch.

Icynene ProSeal™ will set a new standard in optimal thermal performance for commercial and residential construction across North America. Full Story

SFC Members Approve Code of Conduct

The code promotes commitment to the continuous improvement of health and safety when using SPF products.

The SFC Code of Conduct includes commitments to leadership, communication, applicator training, education, and research. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces New Recipient of Their 2014 'Spotlight On Excellence' Program

Diversified Coatings was recognized for their work on an industrial project involving the installation of a polyurethane roof system.

Diversified Coatings was recognized for a project involving the installation of a polyurethane deck coating system to the roof of a major water treatment plant's facility. Full Story

Rhino Linings Expands Building Product Lines

Leader in sprayed-on bed liners finds growth opportunities in new market

In recent years, the company has expanded its focus to include the building and construction market. Full Story

Polyurea Expert Elected to CPAA Board of Directors

Roy Harvey elected to concrete polishing Association of America (CPAA) Board of Directors.

VersaFlex's National Sales Manager Roy Harvey was formally appointed Board of Director on January 20, 2014. Full Story

Last Day of Action for 2014 SprayFoam Expo

The annual convention is being held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The annual convention is being held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Full Story

Papers Invited for ASTM International Roofing Symposium

The Eighth Symposium of Research Roofing and Standard Developments will be held in Tampa, Florida.

The symposium will center on the influence of both laboratory and field investigations in the development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems. Full Story

2014 SprayFoam Expo Heats Up in the Desert

The annual SprayFoam Convention & Expo is taking place in Palm Springs, CA.

The annual SprayFoam Convention & Expo is taking place in Palm Springs, CA. Full Story

IFTI Issued WH Mark For DC315

The 'WH Listed' mark represents DC315's compliance with fire test standards and quality control.

DC315 passed the product listing criteria, including fire test standards and quality control, to be labeled with Warnock Hersey's 'WH Listed' mark. Full Story

New SPF App Improves Job Estimation Process

Spray Foam Systems' SFS ProAPP will debut at the 2014 SPFA SprayFoam Convention & Expo.

Spray Foam Systems' SFS ProAPP provides spray foam calculation tools and business class estimation software. Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Hits One Million

The publication has passed two key readership targets.

The publication has passed two key readership targets. Full Story

The 2014 ICAA Convention Will Be Held in Orlando

The ICAA Convention & Trade Show is set to kick off on September 18, 2014.

The three-day ICAA Convention & Trade Show features educational programs that target new technology, essential business skills, and ever-changing industry regulations and opportunities. Full Story

Expertise in Cold Storage Spray Foam Applications Is Key to Contractor's Success

Larry McRae has over 20 years of experience in the SPF industry.

McRae Foam & Coatings' owner Larry McRae utilizes know-how of SPF and thermodynamics keeps his contracting company in the game. Full Story

The Green & Bio Polyol Market Projected to Soar by 2018

PU foams, which are currently the biggest application for green & bio polyols, are expected to significantly increase in consumption.

Spray polyurethane foam and other PU rigid foams are currently the biggest application for green & bio polyols. Its consumption is expected to increase to 456.8 kilotons by 2018. Full Story

2014 International Roofing Expo Convenes In Las Vegas

The event will provide showcase new trends and technologies of the roofing industry.

The IRE is a roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals, which include spray foam roofing contractors, come together to acquire information about the latest innovations, technologies, products, and ideal practices within t Full Story

Insulation Levels in Reroofing Projects to Comply with Requirements for New Construction

New IECC language clarifies roof thermal requirements for existing building reroof.

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code includes new language that applies to roof repair, roof recover, and roof replacement. Full Story

Gaco Western Introduces GacoFireStop2 Open-Cell SPF

GacoFireStop2 is AC377 Appendix X approved and contains high bio-renewable content for sustainability.

Unlike other open-cell foams, GacoFireStop2 has the ignition barrier built into the product itself. 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

Liquid-Component Injection Foam Provides Advantages Over Dry-Mix Alternatives

Core-Fill 500 touts a UL listing and end-to-end ingredient quality control.

Tailored Foam of Florida explains why Core-Fill 500 is the superior choice for injection foam applications. Full Story

Low-Cost Home Projects Can Help Save Energy And Money This Winter

Plastics Make it Possible offers DIY energy-saving tips using modern plastic insulation

Plastics Make it Possible offers some tips on low-cost, do-it-yourself projects to help cut down on wasted energy this winter—and all year round. Full Story

Two Weeks Until the 2014 SPFA Convention & Expo

The event will feature education, information, networking, and SPF industry recognition.

The 2014 SPFA SprayFoam Convention & Expo will be held in Palm Springs, California from January 27-29. Full Story

FLIR Unveils the First Personal Thermal Imaging Device for Consumers

World leader in infrared cameras puts powerful imaging technology in consumers' hands with FLIR ONE.

FLIR ONE one places thermal imaging technology in the hands of consumers. Full Story

Student-Made Spray Polyurethane Foam Float Captivates Audience At Rose Parade

Arnco Construction Products supplied SPF to create the base of the float.

The Cal Poly Rose Float was showcased at the parade on New Years Day. Full Story

VersaFlex Celebrates 20 Years as Leader of Polyurea Technology

VersaFlex's Tagline: The Polyurea People® Says it All.

The Polyurea People continue providing the best performing and widest selection of pure polyurea products available. Full Story

SSPC Releases Paint 45 Standard for Polyurea

SSPC-Paint 45 is a new standard that describes performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings

Developed by C.1.9, Polyurea Coatings Committee, SSPC-Paint 45 is designed to establish performance criteria for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings. Full Story

Honeywell’s Solstice LBA Achieves Growing Global Commercial Success

The new liquid blowing agent has had a successful year according to Honeywell's Sanjeev Rastogi.

Sanjeev Rastogi, Honeywell's Director of Marketing and Innovation, affirms that Solstice LBA has had a successful year. Full Story

JobFLEX Announces Mobile App For Insulation Contractors

The JobFLEX app saves time, streamlines operations, and boosts revenues with cutting-edge mobile technology.

JobFLEX provides unmatched mobile flexibility. Full Story

Foam Insulation To Gobble Up Market Share by 2017

Foamed plastic insulation demand is projected to nearly equal fiberglass insulation by 2017.

Foamed plastic insulation demand is forecast to grow seven percent annually to $4.6 billion by 2017. Full Story

PPI Introduces New Compact Chemical Storage and Transfer Stations

The system enables manufacturers to condition and automatically feed chemicals to their blending OR processing equipment.

Each storage and transfer station is designed for use with 275 to 330-gallon plastic chemical totes, or intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Full Story

Wedge Roofing Outlines 2013's Top Roofing Trends for Gingerbread Houses

Wedge Roofing takes a lighthearted approach to construction trends with a holiday tilt.

Wedge Roofing puts a holiday spin on gingerbread roofing trends. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Adds Dennis Alter To Their Team

Dennis Alter joins Intech as Southeast Technical Service Manager.

Alter brings over 15 years of experience in the insulation and spray foam markets to his new position. Full Story

Research and Market Releases Global Polyurethane Foams Market Report for 2013-2018

The global market revenue was estimated to be worth $40.1 billion in 2012, and is expected to reach $61.9 billion by 2018.

The global market is driven by the diverse range of applications for polyurethane foams in multiple industries. Full Story

Rhino Linings Acquires San Diego-Based Expo Stucco

Asset acquisition expands Rhino Linings line of building products.

This acquisition expands Rhino Linings line of building products, which already include waterproofing products, spray polyurethane foam insulation, decorative concrete and epoxy flooring systems. Full Story

USA Insulation Alerts Homeowners That Time is Running Out on Energy Tax Credit

The Taxpayer Relief Act, which was passed at the beginning of the year, is due to expire on December 31st.

The Taxpayer Relief Act, which was passed at the beginning of the year, is due to expire on December 31st. Full Story

Henry and IFTI Successfully Pass Alternative Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing

DC315 was tested over PERMAX 1.8 lb. closed-cell SPF and PERMAX LV 0.5 lb. open-cell SPF.

DC315 spray-applied coating passed certified NFPA 286 tests over PERMAX 1.8 lb. closed-cell foam and PERMAX LV 0.5 lb. open-cell foam. Full Story

New Study Shows Air Sealing is Essential for All Insulation Types

The study showed that sealed walls of the same R-value perform equally well regardless of the type of insulation used.

The study entailed a baseline set of seven test walls using various insulation types, including spray foam cellulose, fiberglass, and extruded polystyrene. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors of New England Adds Warehouse Wing To Their Facility

The addition will be used to store a larger inventory of SPF equipment and materials.

The new wing is a 2,800 sq. ft. addition that will be used solely as warehouse space. Full Story

Foam Week TV Premieres Twelfth Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

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

EOA Adopts a New Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Program

The program supports their commitment to the community and energy efficiency

The new fuel-efficient vehicle management program will enhance EOA's current fleet program. Full Story

CertainTeed Expands Webisode Series to Include Industry-first AirRenew Drywall and CertaSpray SPF

Webisode viewers are taken through the process of selecting the right insulation and ensuring proper indoor air quality for a home.

The videos feature the Pohl family of Pewamo, Michigan, as they continue the journey of renovating their home. Full Story

White Paper Looks At SPF Application Near Lighting

Published by NEMA, the paper offers SPFA installation practices while testing various types of luminaires with spray foam.

NEMA's Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment provides information regarding application of spray polyurethane foam insulation that may come into contact with luminaires in various building applications. Full Story

DC315 Passes Thermal Barrier Testing Over Spray Foam Polymers/ThermoSeal USA's Open and Closed-Cell SPF

ThermSeal 500 (open-cell) and ThermoSeal 2000/2100 (closed-cell) passed multiple NFPA 286 tests.

DC315 spray-applied coating passed certified NFPA 286 tests over ThermoSeal 500 open-cell foam and ThermoSeal 2000/2100 closed-cell foam. Full Story

Increased Investments in Polyether Polyols Facilities Reinforce Bayer's Commitment to Polyurethane Market

Bayer's investment on these sites is vital to supporting growing demand in the NAFTA market

Bayer's investment strategy for two facilities reinforces their commitment to the growth of the PU industry in the North American and global markets. Full Story

Foam Week TV's Eleventh Episode of the Season is Now Showing

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features Coating & Foam Solutions, IPM, The National Roofing Contractors Association, and OTA. Full Story

Huntsman Launches New Website for Polyurethanes Insulation Business

Improved, user-friendly site features greatly expanded products section

The new website breaks out the pages by products (board stock, spray polyurethane foam, insulated metal panels, structural insulated panels, appliances and commercial refrigeration, pipe insulation and one component foam) and by applications (residen Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Releases Inaugural Readership Report for 2013

The findings indicate the reach and demographic penetration of digital magazines outperform other channels in every metric.

The report's findings indicate the reach and demographic penetration of digital magazines outperform other channels in every metric. Full Story

SPFA Safety Committee Releases Bi-Lingual Jobsite Safety Signs for Members

The signs meet OSHA requirements for hazard communication.

The SPFA Safety Committee has recently developed two new bi-lingual (English and Spanish) jobsite safety signs, exclusively for SPFA Contractor Members. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Equipment and Material Supplier Receives Award and Recognition

SPF Depot is named best small business of Northwest Louisiana

Louisiana-based SPF Depot is named Best Small Business in Northwest Louisiana. Full Story

Intech Equipment & Supply Expands Phoenix Facility

Completed expansion adds 20,000 cubic feet of space to existing warehouse.

To better meet operational requirements, the facility’s space was increased, which more than doubled the existing warehouse space. Full Story

ISOPA's Polyurethane Passive House is Constructed

The energy-efficient building's construction was completed on early November, 2013.

Over 12,000 passive houses have been constructed throughout Europe since 1991. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience helps Beazer Homes achieve recognition as 2013 ENERGY STAR® leader

To achieve this certification, each Beazer home was inspected, tested and verified to meet EPA standards.

The Houston Division of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. received a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Full Story

DeFelsko Releases Air Leakage Detection Device

The new PosiTest AIR Leak Tester can test for air penetrations on different substrates.

The PosiTest AIR Leak Tester can test for air leakage in building envelopes and air barrier systems. Full Story

Safe Spray Foam and Intelligent Insulation Workshop To Be Held In Massachusetts

The event will feature two sessions on spray polyurethane foam and other building insulation options.

Representatives of the State of Massachusetts will host event to promote safe spray polyurethane foam application. Full Story

Foam Week TV Presents its Tenth Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features American WeatherStar, Rhino Linings, and Concrete Corrections. Full Story

CFS’ Products Achieve NSF Certification

Coating & Foam Solutions' Poly-Sil 2500 and Poly-Sil 2200 were certified.

Poly-Sil 2500 and Poly-Sil 2200 of CFS' Roof-Tek line were certified. Full Story

New IPM Pump Features to Debut In Early 2014

Leading piston pump manufacturer will display new pumps at SPFA Convention & Expo.

International Pump Manufacturing (IPM) will be displaying their new pumps, which can be used for spray foam applications, at the 2014 SPFA Convention and Expo. Full Story

NRCA Releases Program to Help Train Employees on the Globally Harmonized System

NRCA's Hazard Communication Program: Know the Signs offers complete compliance with OSHA and HCS.

NRCA's Hazard Communication Program: Know the Signs offers a complete compliance program that will assist roofing contractors in providing the training required by OSHA for the new HCS. Full Story

Bayer Provides Building Professionals with Energy-Efficient Materials for Sustainable Construction

These materials and technologies will be highlighted at Bayer’s booth during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Bayer MaterialScience will spotlight several of its wide-ranging raw materials for coatings and sealants for the architectural and construction market during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Full Story

TrustedConsumerReview Announces Best Spray Polyurethane Foam Brand

Foam it Green's DIY Spray Foam is recognized as the best home insulation product.

Foam it Green's DIY Spray Foam as the best home insulation product, according to TrustedConsumerReview. Full Story

Foam Week TV Debuts Ninth Episode of 2013

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine, Lycoming Spray Foam, and Paint Overspray Removal of Texas. Full Story

Polyurethane Foamjacking Fixes Georgia Homeowner's Driveway

The driveway had a had a huge void where water was washing the soil out from underneath.

Concrete Corrections was brought in to inject foam to fill in a significant void under the driveway. Full Story

Rhino Linings Acquires Advanced Coating Solutions

Acquisition expands company's coatings systems and product development capabilities.

The acquisition brings Advanced Coating Solutions' products and personnel in house, and gives them the resources necessary to focus on new product development based on technologies pioneered by the company. Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Publishes Massive New Issue, Final Edition of 2013

The November/December 2013 Issue features unique SPF projects.

The November/December 2013 Issue features unique SPF projects. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces New Recipient of Their 2013 'Spotlight On Excellence' Program

Galt Construction of Houston, Texas scored a 10 out of 10 on project performance.

Galt Construction was recognized for their work on a roof restoration project for an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Full Story

Icynene Product Innovation Recognized by Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry Peers

Recent achieved accolades recognize Icynene's leadership position in the development of SPF materials.

Icynene’s product innovation continues to be singled out for recognition by industry peers following a recent spate of accolades from several major architectural, building, and home design publications. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Eighth Episode of the 2013 Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features Innovative Spray Solutions, SPI, Diysprayfoamsupply.com, and Polyurea.com. Full Story

Rising Housing Market Bodes Well for the SPF Industry

New housing through 2017 is projected to increase 3.3 percent annually worldwide.

Study reveals that there is a projected surge in the housing market of 3.3 percent annually worldwide through 2017. Full Story

Overspray Removal Specialist Explains Technique for Removing SPF Overspray

Jeff Suggs shares his method of properly clearing away SPF overspray from vehicles with SprayFoam.com

Jeff Suggs reveals SPF overspray removal method to SprayFoam.com Full Story

Closed-Cell SPF Creates Comfort Inside Creekside Cabin

SPF insulation helped contain moisture and air infiltration issues.

Lycoming Spray Foam was specifically brought in to apply SPF. 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

Arkema Announces New, High Performance, Low GWP Blowing Agent for Polyurethane Foams

Arkema announces commercialization in 2014 of Forane® 1233zd, a new molecule for use as a low global warming potential blowing agent for PU foams.

Arkema has patented the use of Forane® 1233zd as a blowing agent in the manufacture of polyurethane foams. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Seventh Episode of the 2013 Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features Tennessee Chill Box, Skyline Industries, and Icynene. Full Story

SPF Equipment Distributor Offers New Do-It-Yourself Spray Foam Gun

FastKick guns provides reliability and a quality product.

The FastKick dual cartridge spray gun enables DIY SPF contractors to apply spray foam insulation without the need for electricity or bulky equipment. Full Story

Polyurea.com Launches Linked-In Technical Group

Polyurea.com Launches New Technical Forum

The group will be used as a technical forum. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam and Polyurea Help Turn Aging Train Into Scenic Rail Car

The 'Brittany' is now ready for scenic railway excursions in North Georgia.

Innovative Spray Solutions was brought in specifically to apply SPF, polyurea, and polyurethane enamel coatings. Full Story

American WeatherStar Announces New Director, Business Development Center

Kristin Dixon will be in charge of AWS' roof coatings, spray foam, and single-ply roofing materials divisions.

Kristin Dixon is promoted to Director, Business Development Center for all of American WeatherStar's roof coatings, spray foam, and single-ply roofing materials divisions. Full Story

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation to Be Featured in New NextGenHomeTV series

Designer Jillian Harris will host the series.

Icynene’s open-cell light density spray foam insulation, LD-C-50, will be featured in NextGenHomeTV series. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Sixth Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The current episode features the introduction of SprayWork's TC temperature controller and Foamrite USA's measuring pins, as well as unique shipping container project where BayerMaterialScience SPF was used. Full Story

Tennessee Chill Box To Receive GSA Certification

The certification will result in a substantial business expansion.

The certification is in the process of being finalized. Full Story

Honeywell Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent Receives VOC-Exempt Status From U.S. EPA

New, environmentally preferable technology for foam insulation allows manufacturers to meet federal regulations.

The exemption further demonstrates the environmental benefits of Solstice LBA. Full Story

New Ohio Home Is Insulated with Open-Cell SPF

The new construction overlooks a valley and catches wind from all directions.

Skyline Industries was brought in for the SPF project on the new construction. Full Story

USP Partners With Super Anchor to Offer Fall-Arrest OSHA Compliance, While Reducing Tripping Hazards

USP’s MAX X-Line Incorporates a pneumatic air hose into its lifeline to reduce tripping hazards.

The MAX X-Line fall-arrest system is designed to keep contractors safe in work locations that require protection, while helping them comply with OSHA’s new stringent fall-arrest regulations. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Fifth Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

This week's episode features two unique SPF projects and a Demilec USA feature in Designing Spaces. Full Story

South Street Seaport: Popular New York City Destination Gets a Facelift

Bayer MaterialScience LLC supplies spray polyurethane foam insulation for unique shipping container project in historic seaport.

Bayer's Bayseal closed-cell SPF was used for a unique shipping container application. Full Story

Gaco Western Commits to 300 New SPFA Certifications

The GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program will facilitate the additional certifications.

The SPFA Professional Certification Program and the GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program are committed to make sure that 300 additional SPFA Certification Exams are completed by October 1, 2014. Full Story

Huntsman Corporation Purchases Canadian Polyurethanes Systems House Site

The PEEL facility houses specialty formulation technology, warehousing, and a quality assurance lab.

Huntsman's Polyurethanes division purchased a 20,000 square foot site that will be their polyurethanes system house in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Full Story

Foamrite USA's Measuring Pins Add Color to Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications

The pins set an industry benchmark for precisely determining foam thickness.

Foamrite USA's measuring pins help builders and SPF contractors precisely determine foam thickness. Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Introduces Temperature Controller For Drum Heater System

The controller provides accurate temperature readouts.

SprayWorks Equipment Group's new Blazer TC temperature controller allows the user to know the precise in-container temperature. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Fourth Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The new episode highlights the ICAA 2012 Annual Convention & Trade Show, Graco InSite, NCFI's TerraThane, and a wine tank SPF application. Full Story

Closed-Cell SPF Utilized to Insulate Additions in Colorado Silver Mine

The owners wanted optimal insulation for workers and equipment.

AeroFoam Insulation was specifically brought in to apply SPF to two areas of the silver mine. Full Story

Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent Used In New Roof For Cleveland Airport

Spray foam system protects more than 500,000 square feet of roofing at Ohio’s largest and busiest airport; roof is rated to resist severe hail.

Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is used in SPF project to provide Cleveland Airport with a highly durable roof. Full Story

NCFI's TerraThane Exemplifies Versatility in Numerous Spray Foam Applications

The geotechnical SPF can be used for infrastructure repairs above and below ground.

NCFI's TerraThane is a versatile geotechnical SPF used in various applications. Full Story

Success of Closed-Cell SPF Insulated Home Sets Contractor On A Mission

The home had SPF applied on its exterior above and below grade and was able to withstand recent severe flooding in Colorado.

Patrick Godfrey promotes the installation closed-cell SPF to Colorado homeowners who recently experienced flooding damages. 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

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Third Episode of the Season

SprayFoamLeads.com sponsored this week's episode.

The new episode highlights three unique SPF applications. Full Story

Day Two of the 2013 ICAA Show Features Pressing Issues, Promising Strategies

The convention is taking place at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort.

The convention is taking place at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort. Full Story

Graco Introduces Remote Reporting Technology

Graco InSite allows contractors to view activity from multiple proportioners in different locations.

Graco introduced InSite at the ICAA Convention & Trade Show. Full Story

Revolutionary Spray Foam Cutting Tool was Unveiled at the ICAA Convention & Trade Show

The Magnum Tru-Cut spray foam trimmer is a fast, clean-cutting tool that slices through both open and closed-cell spray foam with minimal irritation.

Bullet Tools unveiled a revolutionary new spray foam cutting tool at the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) Annual Convention and Trade Show. Full Story

The 2013 ICAA Convention & Trade Show Kicks Off in Tucson

The show is taking place at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort.

The show is taking place at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort. Full Story

CertainTeed Launches Mobile App to Support CertaSpray Spray Foam Insulation Installers

The app's user-friendly navigation includes information such such as safety tips, required personal protection equipment, and first aid protocol.

CertainTeed has launched a new mobile app to support its CertaSpray® spray foam insulation. Full Story

CPI Congratulates 2013 Best Paper and Poster Winners

The Polyurethanes Technical Conference featured 68 papers and 27 poster presentations.

CPI's 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference was held last week in Phoenix. Full Story

Commercial Locomotive Service Shop Gets Insulated with Closed-Cell SPF

The warehouse, owned by Connecticut Southern Railroad, is used for maintenance of freight trains.

MJL Associates was specifically brought in to insulate the service shop with closed-cell SPF. Full Story

Now Airing: Foam Week TV's Second Episode of the Season

IFTI is sponsoring the web series this year.

The new episode highlights Icynene, as well as flotation foam, exterior, and theater prop applications. Full Story

IFTI Announces New Benchmarks for Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing

DC315 has now passed 45 thermal barrier tests and 19 ignition barrier tests.

DC315 has now passed 45 thermal barrier tests and 19 ignition barrier tests over 23 spray foam manufacturers. 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

One Week Until the 2013 ICAA Annual Convention and Trade Show

The three-day meeting will feature educational program that target new technology, business skills, and industry regulations and opportunities.

The 2013 ICAA Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held in Tucson, Arizona from October 3-5. Full Story

Graco Receives Silver Stevie Award for Integrated Reactor Proportioning System

The award recognized the integrated system for its unique innovations in energy efficiency and co-generation technology.

Graco's Integrated Reactor Proportioner took silver in the Best New Product or Service for Industrial Products & Services category in The 2013 American Business Awards. Full Story

Icynene Europe Unveils Regionally Specific Spray Foam Insulation Product Line

Icynene's H 2 Foam line addresses specific needs of architects and builders within the region.

Global spray foam insulation manufacturer Icynene announced today the launch of its regionally-specific European product line, H 2 Foam. Full Story

SprayFoam.com Team Member Welcomes First Child

River Jax Lardieri was born on September 18, 2013.

River Jax Lardieri was born on September 18, 2013. Full Story

Season 5 of Foam Week TV Premieres Across the Web

The web series highlights all the latest spray foam-related news.

The new episode highlights Spray Foam Magazine, NCFI, and SprayWorks. Full Story

Johns Manville Announces Higher R-value for JM Corbond III Insulation

Closed-cell spray foam insulation now offers nine percent R-value increase for U.S. customers.

The closed-cell spray foam now offers an R-value of R-7 per inch, compared to the previous R-6.4. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Application Helps Wine Tanks Maintain Optimal Temperatures

American Foam Experts applied closed-cell SPF to 98 wine tanks at a California vineyard.

A California winery was able to keep their product at optimal temperature after a closed-cell SPF application to their wine storage tanks. Full Story

Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent Receives Highest Hail-Resistance Rating

Spray foam roofing formulated with Honeywell blowing agent helps minimize roof damage from severe hail.

Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is the first SPF roofing system to receive a severe hail rating from FM Global, one of the world’s largest business insurers. Full Story

Remodeled Virginia High School is Insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Historic high school gets facelift in 17-month long project.

Floyd E. Kellam High School's new facility was insulated with closed-cell SPF. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Utilized to Create World's Largest Boiled Peanut

The giant peanut was displayed at a South Carolina festival.

Energy One America was brought in to create a giant replica of a boiled peanut. Full Story

Icynene Unveils World’s First 100% Water-Blown Closed-Cell Innovation

The Icynene ProSeal Eco™ does not include any ozone depleting agents.

Insulation manufacturer Icynene unveiled the world's first 100% water-blown medium-density closed-cell spray foam. Full Story

NCFI’s TerraThane Used on Challenging WV Transmission Station Pipeline Project

The pipeline was installed on a hillside with a 58-degree slope.

'When most companies might have thrown up their hands or declined the job, we felt right at home' Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Highlights Residential Projects in Largest Issue to Date

The September/October 2013 Issue shows SPF being put to use in a variety of residential applications.

'Our latest issue dives headfirst into the realm of residential spray foam applications and the science behind SPF's numerous benefits.' Full Story

Fomo Introduces ColorWise Temperature Warning Nozzles for Low-Pressure Applications

Patent-pending technology provides a visual indication when chemical is extremely cold.

Fomo Products, Inc. introduces its latest innovation, patent-pending ColorWise Temperature Warning nozzles. Full Story

Remote Home in Georgia Mountains is Insulated with Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

The owner wanted his vacation home to be energy-efficient.

Innovative Spray Solutions was contracted to insulate the vacation home with open-cell SPF. Full Story

OSHA Provides Training Guide for Fall Protection

The 24-page guide on fall prevention highlights lesson plans for ladder, scaffolding and roofing safety.

OSHA's Fall Prevention Training Guide provides safety information to enable SPF contractors to further train their workers on how to prevent falls. Full Story

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation to Be Featured in New Ty Pennington NextGenHomeTV Series

The series First to the Future Home is set to air in fall 2013.

'Participating in the NextGen First to the Future Home allows us to demonstrate that spray foam insulation is the evolution of insulation' Full Story

SPF Roofing Application Seals Canadian Roof From Pooling and Leaking Issues

The building's owner had not found a permanent fix for their roof for over 25 years.

Kellar Contracting was brought in specifically to apply SPF to the roof of a Canadian furniture store. Full Story

Celebs Snap Up Luxury SPF-Insulated Playhouses at Auction for Tennessee Children’s Charity

The second annual charity event auctioned off professionally designed and built children's playhouses.

The second annual charity event auctioned off professionally designed and built children's playhouses. Full Story

Huntsman Completes Acquisition of U.S. Polyols Manufacturer, Oxid L.P.

Oxid's polyols are a key component in the production of energy saving polyurethane insulation products.

Oxid's polyols are a key component in the production of energy saving polyurethane insulation products. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Utilized To Create Realistic Boat for Theater Play

The SPF-based prop was used in the production of Sight & Sound's 'Jonah.'

Foam-Tech Insulation Service sprayed Demilec foam to form the foundation for a boat prop for Sight & Sound Theatres' 'Jonah.' Full Story

Exterior SPF Application Seals and Insulates Newly Constructed Marine Base Barracks

The Camp Lejeune buildings are known as the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, OR BEQ's.

Energy One America was brought in specifically to apply SPF to the exterior of the newly constructed buildings inside the military base. Full Story

SPI Announces Advanced Applicator Training Class

Classes provide hands-on, in-depth training on how to use and troubleshoot SPF equipment, spray guns, machine hoses, parts and accessories.

Since starting the Advanced Applicator Training Class in the 1990's, SPI has trained more contractors in the industry than any other company. Full Story

Premium Spray Products and IFTI Successfully Pass Alternative Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing

DC315 was tested over Foamsulate 50 0.5 lb. OC and Foamsulate 210 2.0 lb. CC spray foams.

DC315 was tested over Foamsulate 50 0.5 lb. OC and Foamsulate 210 2.0 lb. CC spray foams. Full Story

VersaFlex Inc. Announces Polyurea Training Programs for Fall 2013

Programs are geared for attendees to obtain qualified polyurea professional and basic training/qualified polyurea applicator degrees.

Programs include degrees on Basic Materials/Qualified Polyurea Applicator and Qualified Polyurea Professional. Full Story

SPF Insulation Expected to Surpass $1 Billion in 2015

According to latest Principia report, SPF insulation demand will increase 13 percent per year

Principia reports that SPF insulation demand will grow 13 percent each year to $1.1 billion in 2015. Full Story

Exterior SPF Insulation Application Keeps Canadian Weather Out of School's New Addition

Project specifications called for SPF to be installed on the outside of the structure.

Enviro-Tec Custom Foam Insulation was specifically brought in to apply SPF to the exterior of the school addition. Full Story

NCFI Engineer Exemplifies Ongoing Industry Leadership wiith Continued Building Science Testing

Jason Hoerter received the Building Science Principles certificate of knowledge from Building Performance Institute.

NCFI's Jason Hoerter recently tested and passed on the Building Science Principles, giving him a great platform from which to add value to NFCI’s engineering and scientific teams. Full Story

Coatings and Foam Solutions Powers SPF Center

Facility is used to provide spray foam, coating application and equipment training.

The SPF Center, which is located in New York, offers quarterly training sessions on proper SPF applications and correct SPF equipment usage. Full Story

Closed-Cell SPF Insulation Creates a Better Atmosphere Inside Future Restaurant

The application prevented the owner from having to replace his existing sprinkler system.

SprayDay Coating Solutions was brought in to apply closed-cell SPF to the underside of the building's roof. Full Story

Spray Foam Direct Launches Best Renovation Story Contest To Promote Inclusion In Energy Efficiency Book

Spray Foam Direct, the provider of Foam it Green insulation, is pleased to announce the launch of the Best Renovation Story Facebook contes

Spray Foam Direct launched of the Best Renovation Story Facebook contest, in celebration of their partnership with Jeff Wilson on his newly released book, 'The Greened House Effect'. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Specialist Gives Insight on Industry's Quality Standards

JJD Urethane aims to provide quality work while adhering to safety standards.

JJD Urethane's John DiNenna has been in the SPF industry for 41 years. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Alleviates Commercial Factory's Condensation Issues

The existing fiberglass system couldn't stop moisture from coming down into the warehouse.

DeFord Insulating Company was brought in specifically to apply SPF to seal pallet-making facility. Full Story

46 Years of SPF Experience Gives NCFI Customers Distinct Advantage in Selecting Proper Application Equipment

Equipment sales and service are a big part of NCFI's 360 degree customer success program.

Equipment sales and service are a big part of NCFI's 360 degree customer success program. Full Story

SprayWorks Equipment Group Introduces Affordable High-Performance Overspray Release

The overspray release can also be used to lubricate SPF and polyurea equipment.

SprayWorks Spray Foam Mechanic Overspray Release is designed specifically for use on spray polyurethane foam equipment. Full Story

Closed-Cell Polyurethane Flotation Foam Application Restores Aged Barge

Aloha Energy foam used for project powered by the New York State Canal System.

Aloha Energy's floatation foam was used to fill in aging dredging barge's floatation chambers to avoid loss of buoyancy. Full Story

Roof Coatings Industry Professionals Meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill

Tax concerns and ozone targets topped the list of concerns that America's roof coatings manufacturers have laid at the door of Congress.

RCMA members met in Washington with scores of members of Congress during RCMA's daylong 2013 RCMA Government Affairs Fly-In. Full Story

SPI Launches New Polyurea Coating and Polyurethane Foam Low Pressure Equipment

SPI is expanding its top-of-the-line low pressure polyurea and polyurethane foam equipment series with the new HVLP proportioner.

The economical HVLP™ proportioner is designed and purpose built to work seamlessly with SPI’s extensive portfolio of Synergy Series low pressure, spray and pour, polyurethane foam and polyurea coating systems. Full Story

Closed-Cell SPF Enables Resort's Pools and Hot Tubs to Maintain Ideal Temperatures

Water pipe and pump house SPF applications give Sanderling Resort's newly constructed pools and hot tubs year-round use.

Keane Insulation was brought in to apply SPF to pipes and pump house to keep North Carolina resort's pools and hot tubs warm all year. Full Story

CPI Announces Finalists for 2013 Polyurethane Innovation Award

The winner will be announced during the closing session of the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

The winner will be announced during the closing session of the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Full Story

Posh Dallas Parking Center Saves Millions with TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam by NCFI

The three-story, in-ground parking garage had silt and water infiltration and needed structural lifting and repair.

The three-story, in-ground parking garage had silt and water infiltration and needed structural lifting and repair. Full Story

Icynene Launches New Interactive, Responsive Website

The new site caters to architects, builders, and homeowners alike.

The new website has been designed to segment the information specific to the user, be they architects, builders, or homeowners. Full Story

JMU Hospital Retrofitted With Closed-Cell SPF

Rockingham Memorial Hospital and new student center are being insulated on the interior and exterior.

ThermalTec Insulation was brought in for a retrofit project on James Madison University's Rockingham Memorial Hospital and new addition. Full Story

Spray Foam Systems Launches FoamRigs.com

New website to be a source for used spray foam rigs and equipment.

Spray Foam Systems LLC launched FoamRigs.com, a source for quality used spray foam equipment. Full Story

Texas-Based Contractor Creates Cavelike Sanctuary with Spray Polyurethane Foam

The structure was built as a peaceful place of prayer inside a Vietnamese temple.

EcoFoam Insulation applied SPF to a plastic structure in the shape of a mountain and a cave to obtain a realistic rock-like look. Full Story

Solvay’s Solkane 365/227 Blends Receive EPA SNAP Approval

The foaming agents are acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances in rigid polyurethane spray and extruded polystyrene applications.

The foaming agents are acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances in rigid polyurethane spray foam. Full Story

SPF Insulation Attic Application Cools Overheated Georgia Home

The home's existing porous insulation had gradually made the home extremely hot.

Atlantic Spray Foam was brought in to apply SPF insulation to the attic of an aging Georgia home. Full Story

SWD Urethane’s Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Becomes Ignition Barrier-Free

Quik-Shield 106 has passed all of the criteria required for use in residential applications without an ignition barrier.

Quik-Shield 106 has passed all of the criteria required for use in residential applications without an ignition barrier. Full Story

IPM Announces Release of New Fluid Transfer Pumps

The OP300S and OP350 fluid transfer pumps were unveiled in July, 2013.

International Pump Manufacturing, Inc introduces the next generation of fluid transfer pumps. Full Story

Spray Foam Saves Texas Town's Landmark Building

New ownership originally intended to tear the down dome-shaped building and start fresh.

A crew from Nortex Spray Foam applied closed-cell SPF to the roof of a metal quonset hut to restore and insulate the aging structure. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Maintains Marketplace Freezer At Its Coolest

The owner wanted proper insulation in order to keep his produce as fresh as humanly possible.

Lycoming Spray Foam was brought in to apply closed-cell SPF to a marketplace freezer to keep its cooling climate constant. Full Story

Gaco Western Adds IFTI’s DC315 to ICC-ESR 2478

DC315 is Now a Code-Compliant Ignition and Thermal Barrier Over GacoGreen 052 and 052N.

'We have passed certified testing for alternative thermal barriers over GacoGreen 052 & 052N at 20 wet mils.' Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Demand Growth Creating New Investment Opportunities

Principia forecasts 15 percent annual growth through 2016.

Demand for SPF insulation's growth in North America is growing by 15 percent each year and bringing in new investment opportunities, according to Principia. Full Story

VersaFlex's New Solvent Dissolves Away Spray Foam and Polyurea Headaches

VersaFlex announces Dzolv - a fast acting, water soluble, environmentally safe way to clean your spray gun parts, equipment and PPE.

VersaFlex released Dzolv, a solvent that is designed to break down and strip away uncured polyurethane and polyurea. Full Story

SPF Wall Insulation Gives New Mexico Church New Life

The building had succumbed to harsh weather conditions and had no insulation.

SPF wall insulation was applied to the walls of the exterior of a New Mexico church building to restore its existing damaged system and provide proper insulation to the interior of the structure. Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Announces New Spray Foam eBook Collection

The eBook collection includes topics like equipment, residential applications, and marketing.

The eBook series includes topics like spray foam equipment, residential insulation applications, and marketing. Full Story

Huntsman Signs Agreement to Acquire U.S. Polyols Manufacturer, Oxid L.P.

Oxid L.P.'s polyols are energy saving polyurethane insulation products that are used in residential and commercial construction.

Huntsman Corporation signed an agreement to acquire Oxid L.P., a specialty urethane polyol business from Houston, Texas. Full Story

Energy Efficiency Interest Increases in 2013, Survey Says

The 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator shows greater interest in public goals and private finance for energy efficiency

The 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator, which is conducted by Johnson Controls, shows a spike of 116 percent in interest for energy efficiency since 2010. Full Story

Spray Polyurethane Foam Makes Connecticut Apartment Building Roofs Cooler

The apartment management company was having to maintain them weekly.

MJL Associates was brought in to apply SPF on two leaking roofs of separate apartment building. Full Story

Specialty Heating Company's Products Facilitate Spray Foam Applications

Flexotherm, a division company of Neptech Inc, specializes in the manufacturing of energy-efficient heating products.

Flexotherm's heating products provide numerous advantages for SPF applications. Full Story

Georgia-based Contractor Restores Unleveled Structure by Foamjacking Spray Polyurethane Foam

The owner was looking at a teardown and rebuilding situation.

Spray Foam USA was brought in to foamjack SPF in order to restore home addition. Full Story

Spray Foam Magazine Gets Down to Business in Latest Published Issue

The July/August 2013 Issue focuses on the business aspects of the SPF industry.

The July/August 2013 Issue focuses on the business aspects of the spray foam industry. Full Story

PolyCraft Germany Announces Release of New Heated Hoses for Small Applications

New direct heating hoses designed for smaller SPF and polyurea applications.

PolyCraft Germany introduces their new line of heated hoses for SPF and polyurea applications. Full Story

Pepsi Bottling Plant Uses NCFI's TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam to Save Spillage and Lost Product

Mid-South Concrete Leveling was brought in specifically to apply the polyurethane foam.

NCFI's TerraThane was used in a project to save the Pepsi Bottling Group facility located in Nashville, TN. Full Story

IFTI and Henry Announce Passing of Fire Test for Alternative Thermal Barrier on PERMAX Closed-Cell Spray Foam

DC315 has also has passed testing on Henry PERMAX 0.5 OC SPF as an ignition barrier.

DC315 spray-applied coating passed a certified NFPA 286 test over PERMAX 1.8 lb. closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. Full Story

OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program for Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates

Through this NEP, OSHA will focus on workplaces in general, construction and maritime industries that use isocyanate compounds. Full Story

Bayer MaterialScience Announces Realignment with Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

SPFA and Bayer MaterialScience will elevate industry efforts in applicator training and certification.

Bayer will work with the SPFA to improve their current certification program, as well as expand its coverage to include contractor companies, distributors and manufacturers. Full Story

Gaco Western Expands Operation By Adding Jobs

Gaco Western has experienced record growth not only in sales, but in employee base and facility size.

Gaco Western increases number in personnel as company sale numbers continue to grow. Full Story

Polyureatraining.com Provides Online Training Videos for Spray Gun Maintenance

Polyureatraining.com is powered by VersaFlex Inc. and Polyurea.com

Polyureatraining.com provides free online videos on how to properly maintain spray guns used for SPF and polyurea applications. Full Story

Rhino Linings' DuraTite 2.0 Earns ICC-ES Report and GREENGUARD Certifications

DuraTite 2.0, a closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation recently introduced by Rhino Linings Corporation.

DuraTite 2.0, a closed-cell SPF provided by Rhino Linings, has earned GREENGUARD indoor quality certification. Full Story

VitaFlex Establishes New Benchmark for Protective Headwear with Soft-Stretch Hood

The nonwoven hood outperforms traditional headwear options for SPF applications.

The nonwoven hood offers unique characteristics that make it a superior PPE solution for SPF applicators. Full Story

Sterling Customer Service Is Key to Success For Georgia-Based Spray Foam Supply Company

A&B Enterprises specializes in custom built turn-key rigs.

The company provides customization of turn-key rigs, used equipment, and both open and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. Full Story

Wedge Roofing, Inc First In California to Achieve National Spray Foam Certification

The San Francisco-based contractor specializes in SPF roof applications.

Wedge Roofing, Inc became the first contractor in California to be SPFA certified. Full Story

Dow Building Solutions Showcases Cutting-Edge Construction Technologies in Behind-the-Scenes Facilities Tour

Research initiatives included a real-world residential study and industry-leading wall assembly center.

The tour highlighted residential and retrofit building material systems, including spray polyurethane foams and sealants. Full Story

Hawaiian Beachfront Wedding Chapel Insulated with Open-Cell Spray Foam

The foam insulation will improve the interior comfort for future wedding guests.

Future wedding guests will enjoy a more comfortable interior environment with the addition of spray foam insulation. Full Story

NCFI Geotechnical Foam, TerraThane, Helps Contractor Save Chicagoland Apartments

The building had voids beneath its concrete slabs.

NCFI's TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam was used to fill the voids of the concrete slab foundation of a Chicago apartment building. Full Story

New Florida Waterfront Home Insulated with Open and Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

The home is located in Palm Beach Island, along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Jensen Insulation was brought in to insulate a newly constructed Florida waterfront home with both open and closed-cell SPF. Full Story

CertainTeed Corp. Streamlines Green Product Specification Via Insulation Offering to ecoScorecard

The online platform provides architects and building professionals with instant access to environmental product information.

To significantly streamline green building specification and documentation, CertainTeed Corporation has integrated its insulation product line into ecoScorecard™. Full Story

Contractors Gather In New Hampshire For 2013 Northeast Spray Foam Conference

The conference promoted SPFA PCP Certification and customer appreciation.

Spray Foam Distributors of New England held a 4-day conference which featured SPFA PCP certification seminar courses and a customer appreciation day. Full Story

Damaged Roof of Fitness Center Gets Restored With Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

The owner was fixing the roof almost weekly.

Ontario-based Eco Comfort Spray Foam Insulation and Roof Systems was brought in to restore damaged roof system of gymnasium. Full Story

Connecticut Governor Vetos Bill Concerning Spray Foam Insulation Regulations

Gov. Malloy vetoed the bill despite unanimous favor in the State Senate and House.

Gov. Malloy vetoed the bill amid concerns regarding the expertise necessary to craft proper regulations. Full Story

Maine-Based Contractor Insulates Residential Cabin In Remote Location

The house is 37 miles from the nearest town.

A cabin home located way outside of a near town in northeast Maine needed proper insulation to sustain heavy winters, so the homeowner contracted Circle D Sprayfoam to apply SPF. Full Story

Registration Opens for 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

North America's Premier Polyurethanes Industry Event Coming to Phoenix 

The conference features 16 technical sessions and more than 70 technical presentations about the latest industry innovations and developments. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Applied To Theater Prop For Oregon Play

Pacific Spray Foam took charge of project for the Oregon Shakeaspeare Festival.

Oregon-based contractor used closed-cell SPF insulation to give tree stump props life-like appearance. Full Story

Kansas City Icon, the American Royal, Saves Millions by Using NCFI Polyurethanes’ TerraThane for Void Filling, Concrete Lifting and Leveling

A crew from Pro Foundations Technology used foamjacking to fill in voids.

NCFI's TerraThane spray foam was used to fill in the voids of damaged slabs under the American Royal buildings. Full Story

SprayWorks Brings SPF Industry New Benchmark for Mobile Spray Rigs

The M-16 tag-along expands SprayWorks' Master Series line of high-performance spray rigs.

SprayWorks focused on making the M-16's interior layout functional and spacious enough for applicators to work in efficiently. Full Story

Connecticut State Senate and House Pass Bill to Develop Regulations for Spray Foam Insulation

The regulations will address safety and certification standards for the SPF industry.

A bill was passed by the Conn. State Senate and House Representatives that will push regulations on safety and certifications for SPF insulation installers and consumers. Full Story

Georgia-Based SPF Equipment Supplier's Sales Spike As Demand for Spray Rigs and Parts Increase

Urethane Supply, Inc distributes spray foam equipment and chemicals.

Urethane Supply, Inc showed recent revenue success due to the high demand for spray foam equipment parts. Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Gives New Life To Aging food Storage Facility

The facility is part of an expansion effort by a Florida food bank.

Treasure Coast Food Bank was expanding its operation and needed a properly insulated facility to store and provide dry food for low-income families. Full Story

Rhino Linings Introduces DuraTite 2.0 SPF Insulation

Duratite 2.0 can be applied on substrates with a wide temperature range, which means it can easily be applied in extremely hot and cold climates.

DuraTite 2.0, a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation, is now available from Rhino Linings Corporation, a global provider of polyurethane and polyurea systems for more than 25 years. Full Story

Spray Foam Roof Restoration Project Provides Owners With Energy Savings and Incentives

A removal of the roof system would have been significantly more expensive.

All Florida Urethane (AFU) took on the project, which consisted of revitalizing the roof of a mall building without having to do a complete tear-off. AFU also facilitated the disbursement of energy incentives given by the local power company. Full Story

Study Projects Promising Growth in Global, U.S Insulation Markets

The demand for insulation is expected to be driven by the growth of construction industry.

The demand for insulation is expected to be driven by the growth of construction industry in developing countries of Asia Pacific and the growth of re-insulation market in the developed economies of the U.S. and Europe. Full Story

Newly Constructed Office Building Insulated With Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Green Foam Solutions insulated the buiding envelope, which provided indoor-temperature balance.

The application of SPF insulation was key in creating a better working environment for employees inside a new office building. Full Story

NCFI Polyurethanes’ TerraThane Product Line Benefits Industrial Applications

The product is quickly and quietly improving bottom line for North American geotechnical and geoenvironmental businessses.

TerraThane geotechnical foam is changing the way entire industries work for the better. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Enables Comfortable Atmosphere Inside Party Pavillion

This newly constructed pavillion will be used as an entertainment facility.

New Era Spray Foam Insulation took part in a project that consisted of applying spray foam insulation to the underside of a Texas homeowner's newly constructed party pavillion. 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

DC315 Passes Thermal Barrier Testing Over Quadrant QuadFoam 500 Spray Foam

DC315 was applied over the 0.5 lb. open-cell foam at a thickness of 16 wet mils.

DC315 was applied over QuadFoam 500 at a thickness of 16 wet mils. Full Story

GacoWallFoam 183M Awarded GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications

GREENGUARD Certified products contribute to the creation of healthier interiors.

'These GREENGUARD Certifications open up new markets by differentiating 183M as a more responsible choice'. Full Story

Overspray Removal Company's Expertise Restores Damaged Aston Martin

The vehicle was on the verge of being repainted after being covered in spray foam overspray.

A California resident's Aston Martin suffered spray foam overspray damage during a roofing application at his neighbor's house. A team from Nationwide Overspray successfully removed the material and restored the luxury car to normal condition. Full Story

Spray Foam Systems Expands Operation to Meet Increased Demand for Spray Rigs

ProPAK mobile spray rigs will be assembled in the company's new facility.

Spray Foam Systems LLC added a new larger facility due to the high demand for ProPAK mobile spray rigs; the new facility will house a larger inventory, providing more equipment to more spray foam contractors. Full Story

Metal Building Retrofitted With Spray Foam Insulation After Severe Hail Damage

The Air Lock Insulation team was sent in to replace decrepit insulation with Gaco WallFoam.

SPF insulation was applied in a retrofitting project of a metal building in Mississippi, which consisted on removing the existent, worn-out insulation from the roof and spraying closed-cell foam to shield structure from hailstorm damage. Full Story

Demilec Products Featured on Designing Spaces

Demilec USA’s newest product, Demilec APX, was featured in an episode of the popular television series “Designing Spaces” on the Lifetime network.

Demilec APX was used in a spray foam retrofit project of a family’s home, along with an energy audit to show how home leakage changed as a result of adding spray foam to the attic and the band joist in the basement. Full Story

NCFI’s InsulStar Spray Foam Adhesive for Roof Decks Scores Highest in Approval for Miami-Dade High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ)

InsulStar enhances the connection strength of the existing roof system, which helps mitigate the effects of wind uplift pressure.

InsulStar enhances the connection strength of the existing roof system, which helps mitigate the effects of wind uplift pressure. Full Story

Spray Foam Distributors of New England Announces 2013 Northeast Spray Foam Conference

The conference will be held in New Hampshire from May 21-24, 2013.

The 5th Annual Conference will incorporate curriculum prep and examinations for the SPFA Professional Certification Program. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation Improves Interior Enviroment of Canadian Town's Entertainment Venue

Cold Guard undertook the project to restore Delburne Arena using closed-cell SPF.

By use of closed-cell SPF insulation, Cold Guard Roofing and Insulation Systems managed to fix thermal bridging issues and leaking damage as well as improve the acoustics and insulation of the entertainment venue. Full Story

Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015 Through GacoUniversity

Through GacoUniversity, Gaco Western will help contractors achieve certification.

Through GacoUniversity, Gaco Western will help contractors achieve certification. Full Story

Lapolla Announces Strategic Partnership with HOUZE, Global Launch of ZERO Foam

The companies’ partnership is geared toward “insulating the future.”

HOUZE's signature ZERO Foam locks in energy savings by adding an exceptionally high R-value insulation system to the comprehensive building envelope. Full Story

Texas-Based Spray Foam Equipment Distributor Gives Perspective On Industry Training

Southwest Air Equipment has been operating for almost six decades

Southwest Air Equipment covers the spectrum from contractors who are experienced with spray foam insulation to newcomers with an interest in the spray foam market. Full Story

Isocyanate Industry Showcases Commitment to Research, Best Practices at Isocyanates & Health Conference

Approximately 160 people attended the conference, including numerous representatives from the American Chemistry Council.

The conference offered an opportunity for the industry to present its ongoing research and product stewardship activities related to the safe use and handling of isocyanates. Full Story

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Announces The Coatings Issue

The May/June 2013 Issue focuses on various kinds of coating materials and applications.

The May/June 2013 Issue focuses on various kinds of coating materials and applications. Full Story

New Handi-Foam Fireblock West for Low Humidity, High Temperature Climates

Fomo provides a solution for fireblocking in extreme temperatures.

The fireblock sealant is designed to effectively seal, fill, bond and stop air infiltration in even hottest and driest climates of the Western United States. Full Story

Energy Efficient Foam Coalition Applauds ICC for Rejecting Proposals to Side-Step Fire Safety Test

The council’s actions highlight the important role of flame retardants in foam insulation.

The council’s actions highlight the important role of flame retardants in foam insulation. Full Story

ASHRAE to Hold Annual Conference in Denver

The conference offers a technical program, learning courses, technical tours, and opportunities to network.

The conference offers a technical program, learning courses, technical tours, and opportunities to network. Full Story

DC315 Passes Ignition Barrier Testing on Bayseal Open-Cell Spray Foam

The coating was applied at 4 wet mils (400 sq. ft. per gallon) over the 0.5 lb. foam.

The coating was applied at 4 wet mils (400 sq. ft. per gallon) over the 0.5 lb. foam. Full Story

Interest Rises in Polyurethane Concrete Lifting After Spray Foam Show

SPF contractors look to expand service offerings with new applications.

SPF contractors are looking at foam lifting as a means of providing a wider array of services and establishing a larger customer base. Full Story

Spray Foam Used as Insulation in Green Roof Assembly Project in Santa Monica

AM Construction was brought on board specifically to apply SPF.

AM Construction was brought on board specifically to apply SPF. Full Story

Energy Efficient Foam Coalition Opposes Building Code Proposals That Would Side-Step Fire Safety Test

The E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test has helped to ensure building fire safety for decades.

The E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test has helped to ensure building fire safety for decades. Full Story

Graco, Inc. Settles FTC Charges Stemming from Gusmer and GlasCraft Acquisitions

The charges had stated that the company's acquisitions illegally harmed competition in the U.S. market for fast-set equipment.

The charges had stated that the company's acquisitions illegally harmed competition in the U.S. market for fast-set equipment. Full Story

Touch ‘n Seal Raises Roofs in Florida with Storm Bond Roof Tile Adhesive

The one-component polyurethane adhesive is used for attaching clay and concrete roof tile to approved substrates

The one-component polyurethane adhesive is used for attaching clay and concrete roof tile to approved substrates Full Story

Building Professionals Announces New Historic Quality Assurance Program

The program is designed to be the biggest change to improving quality in the building industry in a century.

The program is designed to be the biggest change to improving quality in the building industry in a century. Full Story

Comfort RX to Exhibit at 2013 ACI National Home Performance Conference

Contractors can add air sealing capabilities to their business and earn CEU credits.

Contractors can add air sealing capabilities to their business and earn CEU credits. Full Story

Flame Seal Products, Inc. Announces 90% Growth In First Quarter Sales

Strong growth trends continue in spite of winter slowdown in construction and shipping

The growth trend which began in December is continuing, primarily in the spray foam insulation market with the company's premier product, Flame Seal-TB. Full Story

VersaFlex Inc. Announces Polyurea Training Program for April 2013

Courses include the fundamentals of polyurea technology and spray applicator training.

Classes include the fundamentals of polyurea technology and spray applicator training. Full Story

Fomo Products’ Experts to Present Polyurethane Foam Adhesive and Sealant Seminar at 2013 ASC Convention

The seminar will focus on OCF adhesives & sealants and low pressure SPF sealants.

The seminar will focus on One Component Polyurethane Foam (OCF) Adhesives & Sealants and low pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) sealants. Full Story

Inject-It Foam Expands Service Area, Opens New Location, Makes New Hires

The company provides services within a 100-mile radius of their new central location.

The company provides services within a 100-mile radius of their new central location. Full Story

Million-Gallon Water Tank Insulated With Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

The water tank was part of a fire suppression system at a refinery.

The application on the new stainless steal one-million-plus-gallon water tank was the first tank project Ohio Valley had ever done. Full Story

Oklahoma Machine Shed Structurally Enhanced With Closed-Cell Spray Foam

The shed is located on a farm IN Tornado Alley

'He wanted to not only protect the building, but to have a more comfortable environment in the winter and summer for his guys to work in.' Full Story

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Used to Create Dover's Monstrous Mascot

The speedway commissioned the monstrous statue back in 2006 as part of an ongoing makeover.

Foam-Tech sprayed Demilec foam to form the foundation of Miles the Monster. Full Story

Polyurethanes Industry Seeks Nominations for Innovation Award

CPI to Recognize Achievements at Annual Technical Conference

Award entries in polyurethane chemistry may include finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment. Full Story

Connecticut Legislature Moves Forward With Bill to Enact Regulations for Spray Foam Insulation

The regulations will address safety and certification standards.

The committee voted unanimously on March 12 to continue with House Bill No. 5908, which was subsequently filed on March 26. Full Story

Tennessee Chill Box Announces New Air Line Hose Assembly for Air-Conditioned Respirator System

The new hose assembly is extremely light and durable.

The new hose assembly meets or exceeds all requisite OSHA and NIOSH standards, and the hose manufacturer is ISO 9001:2000 corporation as well. Full Story

Home's Fifty-Foot Dome Feature Insulated With Spray Polyurethane Foam

Foam It insulated the home's envelope and dome feature.

Foam It Spray Foam Insulation, recently insulated a newly constructed 20,000 sq. ft. home. The project called for installing SPF insulation to the structure's building envelope, which included a dome that reached 50 feet in height at its apex. 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 SprayFoamRig.com 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 SprayFoamFlorida.net.

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 SprayFoam.com-produced 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

SprayFoam.com 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

SprayFoam.com 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

Spray Foam Industry Partner Website is Acquired

Polyurea.com is Acquired by Sector Media Strategies, LLC to Promote Polyurea Development

Sector Media Strategies LLC, will manage and operate Polyurea.com with many new exciting improvements geared at helping the entire polyurea coating industry to benefit. 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

SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com

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 SprayFoam.com 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

SprayFoam.com 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

SprayFoam.com 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 USAFoamRoofing.com 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, SprayFoamLeads.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com, 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

SprayFoam.com 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. 

SprayFoam.com 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 USAFoamRoofing.com

American WeatherStar received 64 calls from the USAFoamRoofing.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SparyFoam.com 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

SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com

FOAM WEEK TV, the popular weekly news broadcast produced by SprayFoam.com, 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com with strong results.

Jon Day, Regional Vice President for USI, recently spoke with SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 Sprayfoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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

Sprayfoam.com 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 Sprayfoam.com 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 Sprayfoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 Sprayfoam.com 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 Sprayfoam.com 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

SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 SprayFoam.com 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 USAFoamRoofing.com 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 U.S.markets 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 USAFoamEquipment.com 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