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Blowing Agent Spray Foam

A spray foam application in the Chicago suburbs is highlighted by the benefits of a cutting-edge, blowing agent technology By Joyce Wallace, Chemours & Benjamin Brown, Natural polymers Changing regulations are catching up with the benefits of closed-cell spray foam. Benefits that Shawn and Ellen Malone, two homeowners hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, were able to witness first-hand. ...

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The River Bear


Polyurea shores up “Brazos Bear” double-decker sternwheeler to continue its journey down the river By SPI Polyurea  The Brazos Bear (formerly known as The Spirit of the Rivers), a brightly painted green and yellow recently re-constructed 70-foot double-decker sternwheeler, with its roaring bear proudly displayed on the side, paddles its way up and down the Brazos River, drawing interest along ...

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Energy Code Compliance At A Glance

By Robert Nani The 2015 IECC offers three methods for building envelope and energy code compliance: The prescriptive requirements, the performance method, and the energy rating index method. The prescriptive requirements are the code minimums that are documented in the building code. These are the specific requirements, broken down by climate zone. When you install a specific R-Value or U-Value, ...

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Photo By Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sections Of Notre Dame Football Stadium Get Insulated With Spray Polyurethane Foam By Juan Sagarbarria Notre Dame Stadium: Home of the “Fighting Irish,” the 87-year-old football stadium that came to be with heavy influence from Coach Knute Rockne in the late 1920s, and in popular culture, it is the principal setting for climactic scenes in the movie Rudy. It is ...

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Code Compliance: Go With The Most Approved

Evaluation Reports Verifying Code Compliance Helps Ensure That Intumescent Coating Products Over Spray Foam Are Properly Vetted Editorial Contributions by International Fireproof Technology Inc. September 15 is right around the corner, and if you didn’t know about any significant changes impacting you as a member of the spray polyurethane foam industry—you have definitely not been in the know. If you ...

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Is Oxygen Depletion a Safe and Reliable Method of Fire Control?

By SES Foam The Appendix-X Fire Protection Protocol is one of the spray foam industry’s greatest achievements. Our Appendix-X standard was developed through industry consensus and has been widely adopted by building officials, architects, and builders across the country. Spray foam manufacturers have tested dozens of products and assemblies to this standard and every SPF manufacturer has Appendix-X spray foam ...

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Shrinking Foam & Dimensional Stability

How Incorrect Dimensional Stability Can Prevent SPF From Performing Correctly By Mason Knowles  One of the more common issues I run across in my consulting business is shrinking or contracting closed-cell spray foam (ccSPF).  This is where the foam shrinks from a stud creating a gap between the stud and the foam.  This gap can prevent the spray foam from ...

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Grow Your Business By Offering Fast Set Coatings

How The Addition Of Protective Coatings To Your Business Can Provide An Advantage Over The Competition By Alan Cain, Group Leader/Senior Research Chemist, Chemline Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is widely used in residential and workplace walls and ceilings to insulate and reduce air leakage. Why? Because as much as 40 percent of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. ...

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How to Not Fall Down on the Job

New Fall Protection Solutions To Look Out For By Leah Shook, Micheal Seman, Ted Hershey of Honeywell Industrial Safety Most spray foam workers are probably familiar with a variety of four-letter words. But one doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: “fall.” It’s a word worth talking about, however, because blowing foam into building spaces often means working at a ...

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New Beginnings in a Timeless Town

New SES’s Nexseal 2.0 Closed-Cell Spray Foam Featuring Honeywell’s Solstice LBA Creates A Top Of The Line, Environmentally Friendly System That Will Blow Others Away By Jourdan Porter On the coast of South Carolina, lies the effervescent historically enriched town of Charleston. In the midst of the downtown area resides the Pacific Box and Crate Development, a project in the works ...

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