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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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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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Don’t Get Burned By New Assembly Tests

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A Contractor’s Guide to Managing the Risks of Oxygen-depletion Fire-tested Attic Assemblies. By Juan Sagarbarría If you think back to the last time you gathered with other spray foam contractors and discussed the business of spray foam, you no doubt heard things like: Off-ratio foam can be a real problem. We need fewer dealers in our marketplaces. Finding and training ...

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Code Change: Are You Ready?

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R-Value requirements have changed. Are you in compliance? By Peter Cantone, Northeast Sales Director, Profoam The Energy Codes have changed for much of the Northeastern United States. As of late 2016, R-21 is the required R-Value in residential walls. As with all code changes, increased restrictions mean environmental protections, which leave some buildings – and some contractors – falling short. ...

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Spray Foam in Canada: Editorial Contributions by Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)

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National Research Council of Canada’s Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) Ensures Code Compliance for Non-Standardized Products By Bruno Di Lenardo, Evaluation Officer, Canadian Construction Materials Centre Editor’s Note: In response to questions generated by the Editorial Spotlight  “No Shortcuts to Safety” in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue, we offer the following information by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC). The Canadian ...

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Dressing For Success: Fall Protection & PPE

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By Jim Koch, National Roofing Manager Accella Roofing Systems Often spray polyurethane foam jobsites require that crews work at elevation. Whether this entails spraying foam onto ceiling joists in a residential attic or applying a new roofing system onto a 24-story building, there are strict rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and ...

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Should We Believe The Hype?

SES Foam: Should Believe the Hype?

BY REID MCCALL, BUILD-MARKETING Much has been mentioned recently about different supplier’s market success and their determination to support their contractors at an industry-leading level. Is there really a differentiation between suppliers and how they stand behind their commitment? Are they truly in the contractor’s corner and helping them win the market battle? We asked some of SES’s current customers ...

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Spray Foam and Intumescent Coatings

No shortcuts to safety with Flameseal intumescent coatings

No Shortcuts to Safety Why Canadian SPF contractors should use thermal barrier products that are tested under the industry standard. If there is an exact factor that distinguishes Canada’s SPF industry, that factor is safety codes. The National Building Code of Canada (NBC), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, delineates specific stringent ...

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Why Distribution Works

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Accella explains why distribution is a winning business model. By Jen Kramer In the spray polyurethane foam industry, there is a time-honored business model that is a winning proposition for both the contractor and the manufacturer: Distribution. It is practiced in other industries to great success. For example, in the industrial coatings industry, distribution companies such as Single Source and ...

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