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Spray Foam Insulation for an Annealing Factory

Redeveloped factory specializing in automotive high-tensile annealing gets insulated with spray foam By Juan Sagarbarría A challenging feat, it was: To apply 492,664 square feet of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation to the interior of an abandoned steel mill. Installation thickness consisted of two inches on the walls and three inches on the ceiling, requiring approximately 1,363,342 board feet of ...

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Spray Foam Insulation Helps Depression-Era Building Go Platinum

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Spray polyurethane foam insulation brought a 1930’s building into the 21st century and enabled the redeveloped Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to educate tomorrow’s leaders in research, technology, and business. By Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations Manager, Commercial Manager, Covestro LLC For more than seven decades, Pittsburgh’s Connelley Trade School trained students in a diverse range of vocational skills needed for building, ...

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Leakproof: A Polyurea Installation

Global Coat installed a polyurea liner to Louisiana town's water tank

A polyurea installation repairs structural damage of a steel water tank located in a small Louisiana town. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA While Pollock, Louisiana might not resonate with folks from nearby or outlying states as much as the characteristic jazz music and Cajun-inspired cuisine of New Orleans or the famed bayous around the eastern banks of the Mississippi River around Baton ...

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Spray Foam Canada: Insulating the Big Box Store’s Big Box

Actually insulating the 460,000 square foot Costco distribution turned out to be the easiest part of the job

When Costco opened a massive new distribution center, they turned to spray foam to keep the building insulated. By Jen Kramer Just north of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, is the city of Vaughn. According to the 2011 Canadian census, Vaughn was Canada’s fastest growing city for the years 1996 to 2006, experiencing an 80 percent growth rate. A ...

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Insulating Antarctica with Spray Foam

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Commercial air barrier creates a safe haven within an architectural landmark. By Jen Kramer The “Evening in Antarctica” grand opening had all the hallmarks of a gala bash. Local dignitaries in black tie applauding, camera flashes strobbing, and 80 “tuxedoed” guests of honor waddling down a blue carpet to splash into a frigid 40°F pool inside a 37°F enclosure. No. ...

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