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Shrinking Foam & Dimensional Stability

How Incorrect Dimensional Stability Can Prevent SPF From Performing Correctly By Mason Knowles  One of the more common issues I run across in my consulting business is shrinking or contracting closed-cell spray foam (ccSPF).  This is where the foam shrinks from a stud creating a gap between the stud and the foam.  This gap can prevent the spray foam from ...

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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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Batting Thousands… In Energy Savings

Spray Foam Insulates and Provides Energy Efficiency to Retired Baseball Player’s Home By Juan Sagarbarria We cannot reveal the identity of the owner of the home. What we do know about this individual is that he’s a former professional, World-Series-winning baseball player, enjoys the views and weather of the state of Colorado, and appreciates energy efficiency in his abode. How ...

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Biosecurity: Protecting the Piggies

Spray Foam Insulation Creates A Sealed Envelope and Biosecurity Inside a Barn By Juan Sagarbarria Biosecurity. By definition, a procedure intended to protect animals or humans against harmful biological agents. This is extremely important for farmers who raise livestock that will ultimately be diverted for consumption. Rightly so, since no member of the vast, ageless group of bacon lovers or ...

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Hurricane Resistance Ensured By Spray Foam

Hurricane Resistance Ensured By SPF How thorough testing showed that SPF can provide substantial wind uplift resistance By Jason Hoerter, Senior Product Manager at NCFI Polyurethanes At the turn of the century, homeowners in Florida were under attack from hurricanes and the ever increasing cost of home owners insurance. Several hurricanes crushed the coast of Florida in the 90s and mid-2000s that ...

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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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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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Specifying Green To Save Green

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Collaboration between Chemours, BASF, and eleV8 Design+Build leads to a Five Star house in the Lone Star State By Jen Kramer Austin, Texas is known for being a little “unconventional,” perhaps a little more cutting-edge than the rest of the state – sometimes more than the rest of the nation. The city’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin weird” and predictably ...

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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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MDI and Respirator Safety

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Are you wearing the correct respirator? By Mike Bennett The Spray Foam Coalition of the ACC Center for the Polyurethanes Industry defines spray polyurethane foam (SPF) as a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air-sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. Simply described, the process is this: Mixing and reacting unique liquid ...

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