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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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5 Ways SPF Contractors Lose Money

Have you ever noticed contractors that never seem to make money on jobs?  They bid correctly, have responsible employees, but still can’t seem to make enough per job to be comfortable.  At the end of the year they notice the material and labor costs have greatly affected their bottom line.  In my four-and-a-half decades of working in the spray foam ...

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Mold, Mildew, and SPF

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I want to tell you a story. A story about a guy in Philly, in the 30s, before insulation, before attic ventilation. So, this guy has a drafty house and it is cold. But he has an idea, he puts some stuff in his ceiling, above the plaster. Yes, this is before gypsum—some of you old guys remember plaster, right? ...

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Keeping the Rain Out of the Jain Temple

Spray foam help protect priceless religious artifacts The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) was established on September 15, 1979, in Buena Park, California, by a group of Jain families living in and around the Los Angeles area. JCSC has one important mandate — to practice, promote, and teach Jainism. Jainism is an ancient religion originating in India, and it ...

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Portable Generator Safety

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Protect yourself and your crew with these simple steps It is not uncommon to see a portable generator on spray polyurethane jobsites. After all, if the main generator on the rig fails, the entire job waits until an alternate energy source is found—unless a backup portable generator is available. Although they can save the day, they can turn it dark—quickly— ...

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