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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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Executive Outlook: Doug Brady

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A Conversation With Doug Brady, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Demilec By Jen Kramer With a presence in the United States and Canada, Demilec is one of the oldest spray foam manufacturers in existence. Doug Brady, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, sat down with Spray Foam Magazine to discuss the growth of the industry, both in Canada ...

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Of Foam And Fish

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Spray polyurethane foam helps efficiently and effectively insulate an 84-gross-ton fishing vessel from the frigid waters in which she sails. By Jen Kramer One hundred thousand pounds of fish. By any measure, that is a big haul. Now imagine a ship with a fish hold large enough to contain a catch that substantial. It would have to be pretty well insulated, wouldn’t ...

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A Sweet Duet

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SPF insulation and a Tiny Home combine in a symphony of savings for a world-renowned musician. By Jen Kramer The tiny home trend is sweeping the nation. According to the U.S. Census, the average size of an American home is 2,600 square feet, while the average size of a tiny home is 500 square feet. That’s a noticeable difference. A ...

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Thinking Outside The Tank

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Constant wind, tiny isopods, a busy site, and a compressed deadline – this tank project presented multiple challenges for the unfazed foam crew. By Jen Kramer The power company knew that their 12,600-square-foot, 40-foot-tall, 70-foot-diameter, 1,000,000-gallon, service water tank was in need of exterior insulation. Although it was not yet corroded, given the elements and the location, it was just ...

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Measuring Thermal Performance

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By Robert Naini What do you think of when you hear the words thermal performance? Do you think of insulation, R-Value, energy efficiency? That’s a good start, because it’s all of them; it’s how something performs with respect to temperature. But how do you measure thermal performance? Let’s consider a simple example that many of us are familiar with, a ...

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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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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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The Best Of Spray Foam In Canada

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Spray Foam Magazine wants to thank all of the Canadian contractors who sent in photos of their standout projects. Located in Chambly, Quebec, the crew from Isolation Saint-Luc (above) insulates the walls and basement floor coving of a residence with Demilec’s Heatlok™ Soya®. Ken White of Eco Insulation in Sudbury goes to great lengths to help his customers. For the project ...

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Hybrid Cell Medium-Density Spray Foam Systems

The cell structure of the hybrid foam is much tighter, resembling closed-cell foam rather than an open-cell system.

By Jen Kramer There are some new spray polyurethane foam systems on the market that combine the best features of both open- and closed-cell foams. We recently sat down with Profoam Corporation’s president and owner, Ted Medford, to discuss the unique features of these new foam products. Spray Foam Magazine: Can you explain what the difference is between conventional SPF ...

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