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Home | Tag Archives: January/February 2017

Tag Archives: January/February 2017

Canadian Spray Foam Fix, Eh?

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Spray foam fully restores a high-end home in picturesque Kelowna, British Columbia. By JUAN SAGARBARRÍA Kelowna, British Columbia is synonymous with mountain ranges, lakes, and green pastures. A picturesque city with several spots of interest, numerous visitors that travel to the city for vacation constantly exceed Kelowna’s local population of approximately 123,500. Bordering Kelowna is Okanagan Lake, which is one ...

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Spray Foam Canada

ISO Certification CUFCA, Morrison Hershfield

The Importance of ISO Certification What the S718 standard means for you. In Canada, industry standards are in a constant state of update, involving different CAN/ULC SPF task groups made up of manufacturers, certification bodies, and other industry stakeholders that strategically set these rules to ensure safety and efficiency in product use and workplace practices. This directly applies to spray ...

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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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Downstream Business Management: The Key to Business Success

Spray Foam Business Solutions from SES Foam

In downstream business management there are two options: Managing your business from within or from without. By Charles Valentine There are two ways of looking at all aspects of your business – “market pull” and “market push.” Imagine you are a spray foam insulation supplier. In a market pull stance, your company looks to develop what the market is requesting. ...

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Ty Pennington Chooses Spray Foam

Ty Pennington opted to use the latest in spray foam technology in his own home.

When insulating his own home, Ty Pennington selected spray polyurethane foam with the latest NextGen improvements. By Jen Kramer Famed for hollering, “Move that bus!” to reveal beautifully made-over homes to deserving families on his Emmy-Award-winning television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington recently had the chance to yell his famous catchphrase to reveal his own home. Actually, the ...

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Spray Foam Canada: Insulating the Big Box Store’s Big Box

Actually insulating the 460,000 square foot Costco distribution turned out to be the easiest part of the job

When Costco opened a massive new distribution center, they turned to spray foam to keep the building insulated. By Jen Kramer Just north of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, is the city of Vaughn. According to the 2011 Canadian census, Vaughn was Canada’s fastest growing city for the years 1996 to 2006, experiencing an 80 percent growth rate. A ...

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Reducing Liability Through Compliance

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Applying the right code compliant thermal barrier coating reduces fire hazards and job burdens. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA Spray foam insulation is a highly effective insulation material, however it is also known to be combustible without careful adherence to fire codes. No good deed goes unpunished if you, as a foam system manufacturer or an installer, are not making sure the ...

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Ultra-Low Density Foam

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Elevating the Industry By Jen Kramer A disruption is taking place in the spray foam industry – and it has changed the open-cell insulation market forever. A new technology, Ultra-Low Density spray foam, represents significant reductions in labor and expense for the contractors who have been front runners of early adoption. But what exactly is this technology and how is it ...

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Executive Outlook: Peter Davis

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A Conversation With Peter Davis – Chairman and CEO, Gaco Western By Jen Kramer Always mindful of his family’s legacy, Gaco Western’s Peter Davis relentlessly pursues innovation. He shares his enthusiasm about shaping business, the industry, and technology with Spray Foam Magazine. Spray Foam Magazine: Yours is a true family-built company. How did your family come to be involved in ...

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