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Code Compliance: Go With The Most Approved

Evaluation Reports Verifying Code Compliance Helps Ensure That Intumescent Coating Products Over Spray Foam Are Properly Vetted Editorial Contributions by International Fireproof Technology Inc. September 15 is right around the corner, and if you didn’t know about any significant changes impacting you as a member of the spray polyurethane foam industry—you have definitely not been in the know. If you ...

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Is Oxygen Depletion a Safe and Reliable Method of Fire Control?

By SES Foam The Appendix-X Fire Protection Protocol is one of the spray foam industry’s greatest achievements. Our Appendix-X standard was developed through industry consensus and has been widely adopted by building officials, architects, and builders across the country. Spray foam manufacturers have tested dozens of products and assemblies to this standard and every SPF manufacturer has Appendix-X spray foam ...

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Grow Your Business By Offering Fast Set Coatings

How The Addition Of Protective Coatings To Your Business Can Provide An Advantage Over The Competition By Alan Cain, Group Leader/Senior Research Chemist, Chemline Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is widely used in residential and workplace walls and ceilings to insulate and reduce air leakage. Why? Because as much as 40 percent of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. ...

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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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