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Firestop Systems: How They Can Compliment Spray Foam Businesses

IFTI-Firestop

By Juan Sagarbarria In recent years, there has been an increased growth for firestop systems in the construction sector due mainly to increases in fire inspections. If installed properly, these materials can effectively obstruct the passage of fire, smoke, or toxic gasses from one-side of a fire-rated assembly to another by shoring up gaps created by penetrations. That is why ...

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Exceeding Current Fire Testing Standards

IFTI passes multiple CAN/ULC 9705 room corner burn tests over SPF, qualifying DC315 as equivalent to generic and prescriptive barriers over SPF. Recently, ULC published the CAN/ULC-9705 (Full-scale Room Test for Surface Products), which is a Canadian adoption of the first edition of the ISO 9705 test. This standard specifies a test method that simulates a fire that, under well-ventilated ...

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No Finer Liner

Tanks

A Polyurea Application Bolsters the Concrete Surfaces of Two Wastewater Tanks By Juan Sagarbarria Water treatment tanks provide the important function of storing wastewater and turning it into clean water that can subsequently be used for a number of different purposes. This recycling process is a vital example of how we can repurpose our resources for the greater good. However, ...

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Italian Stallion

Spray Foam Robotic Applicator By Valpolymer

The Industry’s Latest Robotic Spray Applicator By RYAN SPENCER Consistency is crucial when applying spray foam and spray-applied coatings; every step must be taken to provide assurance for the customer that a project was completed to spec. In the case of commercial SPF roofing or industrial polyurea waterproofing projects, the sheer size of the applications can be obstacles to consistency. ...

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Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

By RYAN SPENCER If you apply spray foam insulation, particularly in commercial applications, a day may come when you get a phone call, and the person on the other end will be a code official or fire marshal. Chances are, they’ll be looking for details about a project you did months or years ago–are you confident you’ll be prepared to ...

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Thermal and Ignition Barrier Coatings: Annoying Inconvenience or Profit Opportunity?

Fire protective coatings have undoubtedly aided the SPF industry’s growth, as many of the jobs available today weren’t practical before coatings–in many instances, you couldn’t competitively bid them. However, there have been growing pains as the industry has grown and the use of coatings has expanded. Specifically, it has been somewhat of a challenge to generate industry-wide compliance with building ...

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Learning First-Hand

AWS1

Getting Started in the Coatings Industry By Ryan Spencer In any business, and particularly in the construction industry, entering new territory is never easy. It’s an outright risk, albeit a necessary one, should a company hope to prevail in a competitive market. Diversification can be a key strategy to differentiate one contracting company from its competition. For roofing contractors, diversifying ...

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Protected Waters: Contractors are Utilizing Polyurea as an Effective Waterproofing Material

It stops water in its tracks.” –– That seems to be the main consensus of contractors that specialize in protective coatings when they address the prowess of polyurea. Polyurea’s seamless water barrier properties are an important component for polyurea’s preeminent track record in secondary containment, roofing, or tank liner applications. Not only can polyurea prevent leaking or infiltration, polyurea can ...

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Angle of Reflection: A Cool-Roof Coating Rehabs Award-Winning Architecture

After it was built in 1969, Sonoma State’s old University Commons, where the cafeteria was located, earned an award for “superlative achievement in total design” from the International Design Award Program due to its use of natural light that illuminated the interior space. The distinctive 14,000 sq.ft. building, now home to Sonoma State’s Wine Institute, and its trademark pyramidal steel-based ...

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Defensive Formation: Polyurea Protects Rio’S Maracanã Stadium for The 2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world, it will bring the city unprecedented global visibility. In preparation for the games, the city established a consortium that would prepare the Maracanã Stadium and viewing areas for the increase in volume and global attention. The ...

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