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SFWW Continues to Connect the SPF Industry

Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry

By Juan Sagarbarria  While working in the spray foam (SPF) trade means holding a piece of a growing enterprise, it is a piece that is not obtained without hard work and dedication. On a daily basis, applicators, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers deal with numerous challenges that are unique to their roles and functions, but their individual efforts to overcome these ...

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Home for a Hero

Home for a Hero

Several entities unite to build an energy-efficient home for U.S. Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson By Demilec  Jennifer Nelson was six months pregnant with her first child when she received news that her husband was severely injured from a rocket blast during his third tour in Afghanistan in 2013. More than 7,000 miles away from his wife and soon-to-be baby ...

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Making a Mark on Whiskey

Maker's Mark Whiskey Spray Foam Magazine

Esteemed whiskey curator, Maker’s Mark, ensures the highest quality of their latest concoction with the help of SPF By Jourdan Porter Raise your hand if you fancy a glass of your select spirit after a hard day of work, to celebrate a win of your favorite sports team, or to enjoy just because you damn well feel like it. Surely if ...

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Containment and Ventilation

Containment and Ventilation: Two Key Concepts for a Safe Application of SPF By Stephen Wieroniey, Spray Foam Coalition It is critical for applicators, helpers, and adjacent workers who may enter the spray foam application area before foam is fully cured, to follow good work practices in order to avoid potential exposure to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) component chemicals. Potential health ...

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Ahead of Winter

Spray Polyurethane Foam Game of Thrones Ahead of Winter

World-renowned author puts energy efficiency, sustainability first By Juan Sagarbarria  There’s a cold, howling breeze currently traversing through the rusty, Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the dead of the southwestern night. It encapsulates New Mexico’s oldest city, Santa Fe, which glistens beneath this vast mountain range. At a 7,000-foot elevation and with virtually no humidity entwined, the desert chill is ...

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An Energy-Efficient Marriage

Photovoltaic Panels and Spray Polyurethane Foam

How spray foam roofing and photovoltaic systems maximize energy savings Talk about a partnership made in energy-efficient heaven: Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and photovoltaic (PV) systems. As green, sustainable construction maintains a steady, inclining line of progression with LEED designations and net-zero building as the main drivers, the unification of SPF and PV presents a direct solution for promotion of ...

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Waterproof Your Roof

A pharmaceutical company avoids a complete re-roofing project with a spray foam solution By Jourdan Porter For those living in California, you are no stranger to the subtropical temperatures that are present in the state all year-round. Air conditioning is the savior for all of the dry, heat-infused summer months and has become a necessity in order to live comfortably. ...

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A Conversation with Pat McHale of Graco

Graco President and CEO Pat McHale

President and CEO of Graco, Inc. By Jourdan Porter We spoke to Pat McHale, president and CEO of Graco Inc., about the innovations and benefits of their products and how they have impacted the spray foam market. Dedicated to his customers, McHale invites us to learn about the inner workings, ethics, and future of the company. » Spray Foam Magazine: ...

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Hot Work: Attic Fire Control

SES Foam Attic Fire Control Spray Polyurethane Foam

Attic Fire Control – What’s The Point? By SES Foam  Both the International Residential Code and the International Building Code require separation of spray polyurethane foam from the living space by a 15-minute thermal barrier. The gypsum board installed at the ceiling plane of the house or building usually serves as a thermal barrier, but foam sprayed within the attic ...

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A Watertight, Fighting Lady

USS Yorktown spray polyurethane foam insulation

The USS Yorktown’s (The Fighting Lady) engine room receives a facelift with the help of spray foam providing optimal insulation and water barriers By Jourdan Porter  Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is widely recognized as an insulating material that keeps water out of any building structure to which it is installed. But what if the structure itself is on the water? ...

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