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Batting Thousands… In Energy Savings

Spray Foam Insulates and Provides Energy Efficiency to Retired Baseball Player’s Home By Juan Sagarbarria We cannot reveal the identity of the owner of the home. What we do know about this individual is that he’s a former professional, World-Series-winning baseball player, enjoys the views and weather of the state of Colorado, and appreciates energy efficiency in his abode. How ...

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Durable Patented Polyurea Liner Creates New Markets

Robotically Applied Polyurea Significantly Improves Quality Of Traditional Field Applied Geotextile Liners Unlike field spraying, application of polyurea in a controlled environment using automated robots assures a consistent mil thickness to meet job specs, improves performance quality, and rapidly increases speed of installation. For coating contractors, the use of geotextile liners sprayed with polyurea has shown tremendous promise for applications ...

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Executive Outlook: Preferred Solutions Inc.

John and Jack Stahl

A Conversation with the John and Jack Stahl, owners of Preferred Solutions Inc. By Juan Sagarbarria  Spray Foam Magazine: After over three decades in business, Preferred Solutions Inc (PSI) is an absolute reference in the spray foam industry. Why would you say so many choose to attach themselves to the PSI brand? John: I believe our products and services provide ...

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R-tistic Value

Spray Foam Veteran, Carlos Moreno, Converts His Career Into Visual Art To Share With The World By Jourdan Porter If you are in the spray foam industry, own a computer or smartphone, and have a Facebook account, then you have most likely heard of the page Spray Foam World Wide (SFWW)—a Facebook group where contractors in the spray foam business ...

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Biosecurity: Protecting the Piggies

Spray Foam Insulation Creates A Sealed Envelope and Biosecurity Inside a Barn By Juan Sagarbarria Biosecurity. By definition, a procedure intended to protect animals or humans against harmful biological agents. This is extremely important for farmers who raise livestock that will ultimately be diverted for consumption. Rightly so, since no member of the vast, ageless group of bacon lovers or ...

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Campus Curation

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine And Health Turns To Spray Foam For A Roofing Solution on Campus By Jourdan Porter Best known for sundrenched skies and fiery calefaction, Arizona residents are no strangers to the imperative need for insulation in Southwest temperatures to keep cool while indoors. Since 1993, the arid climate of Tempe, Arizona has been home to ...

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A Conversation with Chris Novogratz, Vice President, IDI Distributors


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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