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Author Archives: Spray Foam Magazine Editor

A Conversation with Chris Novogratz, Vice President, IDI Distributors

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IDI Distributors have made a name for themselves by providing diverse insulation solutions to contractors across the country. Spray Foam Magazine talked with Chris Novogratz, Vice President of IDI Distributors, about IDI’s beginnings, present endeavors, and future outlook. Spray Foam Magazine: Tell me about IDI Distributors. How have you become one of the biggest names in distribution in the spray ...

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Hurricane Resistance Ensured By Spray Foam

Hurricane Resistance Ensured By SPF How thorough testing showed that SPF can provide substantial wind uplift resistance By Jason Hoerter, Senior Product Manager at NCFI Polyurethanes At the turn of the century, homeowners in Florida were under attack from hurricanes and the ever increasing cost of home owners insurance. Several hurricanes crushed the coast of Florida in the 90s and mid-2000s that ...

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History In The Re-Making

The Royal Connaught Building is located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario in the midst of a vibrant cultural scene and a burgeoning artist community.

Spray foam plays a role in the revitalization of a 100-year old Canadian hotel into the home building of high-end condos By Juan Sagarbarría On the western tip of Lake Ontario exists one of the most unique and attractive cities in Canada. The city in question is Hamilton. Known as “Steel Town” from its heyday as a city driven by ...

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Canadian Healthcare: An Energy-Efficient Hospital

Demilec spray foam was applied to new hospital in Canada

New hospital for Baie-Saint-Paul seeks LEED Certification Written & Translated to French by George Tawil Spray polyurethane foam, Demilec’s Heatlok Soya, is playing a significant role in the construction of the new hospital for Baie-Saint-Paul, in Quebec, Canada. The Heatlok Soya insulation system has been selected for the building envelope. In a boost for the SPF industry, the architectural consortium ...

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Appendix-X: The Attic Fire Testing Protocol

By SES Foam  Spray foam has been widely used in attics for nearly 30 years as an important insulation and air-sealing option for builders and to provide homeowners with energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality.  The first code to recognize unvented attics appeared in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 the International Residential Code recognizing unvented attic assemblies and ...

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Boosting Spray Foam Sales in Canada

Accella Polyurethane Systems helps you boos spray foam sales in Canada

Editorial Contributions by Accella Polyurethane Systems In the Canadian spray foam industry, contractors understand that inherent success in their day-to-day operations can only be achieved with a great support system. Being that regulations are requirements in terms of SPF application can be stricter in the Great White North, it is important to secure the services of the right manufacturer. By ...

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Days Of Wine & Spray Foam

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Low-pressure, closed-cell spray foam helps maintain wine at its finest Spray polyurethane foam and wine. Not necessarily a combination that readily comes to mind, and yet, as one Canadian design-build firm and their clientele of discriminating oenophiles have discovered, it is an unmatched combination. The unlikely combination of spray foam and wine is very important to Robb Denomme, CEO of Genuwine ...

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A Conversation About Spray Foam Blowing Agents…

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Laura Reinhard, Global Business Manager, Spray Foam, at Honeywell Talks Spray Foam Blowing Agents By Dan Taylor Laura Reinhard is extremely active in the spray foam industry, whether at industry events discussing blowing agent technology, meeting with systems houses to gather insights about formulation needs, or visiting with contractors at job sites to see first-hand how systems are performing. Reinhard ...

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A New Spray Foam Gun In Town

A New Spray Foam Gun In Town New mechanical-purge gun available for spray, pour, and slab-jacking applications Many contractors, who require high-flow spray guns that are not air purging, find themselves challenged to justify the high-cost of mechanical-purge guns and the required spare parts, which are often viewed as negatively affecting their profit margins. Simply put, it is hard to ...

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Going for Silver… with Spray Foam

Going for LEED Silver with NCFI Polyurethanes' spray polyurethane foam

Spray foam plays a major role in a Cleveland-based school restoration that strives to obtain a LEED Silver rating. By Juan Sagarbarría The year is 1926: Robert Goddard launches the first successful liquid fuel rocket, Greta Garbo makes her silent film debut, The Great Miami Hurricane forms in the Atlantic, and a few cars are seen riding along John Steinbeck’s ...

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