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Who’s In Your Corner?

Who's In Your Corner? SES Foam

By Reid McCall & Charles Valentine It’s rarely a good idea to go it alone, and success is seldom achieved solely through individual efforts. Spray foam contractors know this all too well, as success in this industry is influenced by factors before and after the job, as much as during. Make no mistake, SPF applications are battles: against time, against ...

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3 Signs You Chose The Right Supplier

The Key to Global Energy Reduction

All spray foam manufacturers claim high R-values and promise optimal energy efficiency, which comes as a result of all leading spray foam insulations being superior to other available solutions like fiberglass and cellulose. To consumers, architects, and builders, the leading brands of spray foam may appear to offer the same intended result of insulating and air sealing a home or ...

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4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

By JUAN SAGARBARRIA SPF equipment distributors stake their reputation on the sale of each proportioner from the industry’s most trusted brands. With new contractors entering the spray foam industry, the buying process can be complicated because they most likely lack the technical knowledge involved in buying the right machine. It can be complex, because proportioners have an array of available ...

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Best of Both Worlds: SucraSeal Open-cell Foam Saves Time and Resources

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The spray polyurethane foam market is saturated with myriad types of foams, often being only slightly different from one another. SES Foam poses the question: are these foams truly differentiated in any significant ways? In a de facto answer, the company has positioned itself as an inustrystandout with the introduction of SucraSeal, a sucrose-based (sugar-based) open-cell foam insulation. While there ...

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Global Glance: A Worldwide Look at SPF Market Trends

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In 2011, the global production of SPF was estimated at 460,250 tons, with the largest producers being the U.S., China, Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg), Canada, and Japan. These five markets account for more than 77% of the total demand, and that demand may be rising. With a forecasted annual growth rate of 6.1%, the demand could reach as high as 617,800 tons ...

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Spray Foam 2012 Exhibitor Preview

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the largest gathering of spray foam contractors in the U.S. The SPFA 2012 Conference & Expo will be held from Jan. 30 – Feb. 2,2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas. The four-day conference offers a schedule packed with accreditation courses and seminars, breakout sessions, industry awards and ...

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Evolution: A Look at the History of Proportioners and Heated Hoses for Spray Foam

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In the early 1960’s, in response to the emerging opportunities created by the development of polyurethane foam formulations, Fred Gusmer adapted an epoxy machine to demonstrate the feasibility of spraying urethane foam directly onto a substrate. The initial tests were encouraging to the point that Gusmer developed the famed air operated FF Proportioning Unit complemented by the Model D-Gun and ...

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Calculating Yield in Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications

Calculating Spray Foam Yield

A common question among spray foam contractors is “how much yield can I get from my spray foam?” Obtaining good yield from your spray foam can lead to a better bottom line. In many cases, a spray foam contractor will base their purchasing decision on the yield they expect to obtain from a nominal low density, medium density or high ...

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