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Spray Foam Myth Busters

The most common SPF myths are easily busted with the common sense presented in the article

Spray foam insulation is a very interesting industry. By Robert Naini It has expanded from a small niche market that was custom home-builder-centric, and has seemingly exploded to over a billion-dollar industry in a relatively short 15 years or so. Now, don’t get me wrong, spray foam has been around for more than 15 years, but in the past 15 ...

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Spray Foam Safety: Respiratory Fit Testing

Fit test kits provide convenient and efficient means for testing your crew

Still Required, Sill Necessary By Anne Osbourn, MSA Industrial and Utilities Marketing Manager & Leslie Mitchell, MSA Creative Writer Decades have passed since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began requiring employers to provide respirators for employees who must work within contaminated environments. Use of tight-fitting respirators in the workplace necessitates annual employee fit testing to help ensure that ...

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Sausalito Luxury Hotel Gets a New Spray Foam Roof

Sausalito Hotel Gets New Spray Foam Roof

ROOF ABOVE THE TIDE Luxury boutique hotel in Sausalito gets a new spray foam roof. By JUAN SAGARBARRÍA If you’ve ever driven through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and kept heading North through Marin County towards Napa or Sonoma Valley or on to Oregon, you missed a crucial stop at one of the world’s finest little towns: Sausalito. An eight-mile-long ...

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From The Editor

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Life On Mars Is there life on Mars? The question has enthralled us since Mars was discovered. From H.G. Wells’ novel, “The War of the Worlds,” to David Bowie’s song, “Life on Mars,” to Ridley Scott’s film starring Matt Damon, “The Martian,” the Red Planet has been celebrated in popular entertainment for generations. NASA has even landed two robotic exploration ...

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The Best Of Spray Foam In Canada

Habitat Insulfoam Icynene

Spray Foam Magazine wants to thank all of the Canadian contractors who sent in photos of their standout projects. Located in Chambly, Quebec, the crew from Isolation Saint-Luc (above) insulates the walls and basement floor coving of a residence with Demilec’s Heatlok™ Soya®. Ken White of Eco Insulation in Sudbury goes to great lengths to help his customers. For the project ...

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Hybrid Cell Medium-Density Spray Foam Systems

The cell structure of the hybrid foam is much tighter, resembling closed-cell foam rather than an open-cell system.

By Jen Kramer There are some new spray polyurethane foam systems on the market that combine the best features of both open- and closed-cell foams. We recently sat down with Profoam Corporation’s president and owner, Ted Medford, to discuss the unique features of these new foam products. Spray Foam Magazine: Can you explain what the difference is between conventional SPF ...

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A Canadian Milestone

The proof is in the testing.

CCMC Confirms IFTI’s DC315 Qualifies as Equivalent to Generic and Prescriptive Barriers Over SPF By Gary Wolfe After spending much of 2015 and 2016 developing criteria and testing DC315, a fire-protective intumescent coating, as well as working in tandem with the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and several other well regarded accredited fire ...

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Protecting Workers From Heat Illness

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free from known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat.

OSHA provides considerations to prevent heat-related tragedies to spray foam crewmembers in heated conditions By Dean McKenzie, OSHA Director of Construction If you work outside performing various commercial and residential building and construction activities, and you do not follow some simple precautionary measures, you could be at risk for heat exposure. Each year thousands of workers develop heat-related illness on ...

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Expand Your Business Using Intumescent Thermal Barriers

Adding intumescent to your business? The first step in this plan is to understand the regulations and code requirements.

By Dylan Nowak Any business owner will tell you, you must grow or die. The success of a corporation hinges on its ability to offer unique and innovative solutions to the marketplace. Technical advances in spray foam, and code-compliant intumescent thermal barriers have drastically expanded the applications and opportunities for spray foam applicators. Drywall is no longer the only choice. ...

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SPF Goes To The Dogs: Petco Roof

Spray Foam Petco Roof

One of 2015’s largest roofing projects encompassed a single roof and a quarter of a million pounds of foam. By Jen Kramer One of the largest spray polyurethane foam (SPF) projects of 2015 was a roofing project that required almost a quarter of a million pounds of foam. Believe it or not, it wasn’t a series of roofs, but rather ...

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