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Tag Archives: Volume 2-2012

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The FTC Revises Green Guides to Better Help Consumers

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Among the most significant advantages, not to mention selling points, of spray foam is its ability to significantly cut down on a building’s energy requirements. Additionally, the foam itself can be made with renewable content. Both of those environmentally conscious aspects of the material are highly touted throughout the SPF industry to prospective homeowners and business owners. While it’s important ...

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Topping It Off: A Gas Station’s Compromised EPDM Roof is Revitalized with an SPF System

Before winding through the Inland Empire and making a gradual eastward turn toward Las Vegas, Interstate 15 slices through Escondido, California. On the southern edge of the city, which is just north of San Diego, a heavily trafficked gas station adjacent to the highway was in need of a roof rehabilitation in early 2012. It was a classic case of ...

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Roboliner: The Evolution of the Polyurea Secondary Containment Market

The robot made one pass and then another, back and forth, as the entire machine methodically lurched along a length of geotextile fabric. “It doesn’t get tired; it doesn’t get hot; it doesn’t think about lunch; it doesn’t have a girlfriend; it keeps on running,” Mike Whitener said, over the noise emanating from the machine. “It just works.” Standing on ...

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The Real Seal: Fomo Shows Why Low-Pressure Spray Foam is Ideal for Weatherization

One of the more heralded benefits of spray polyurethane foam is that it performs as an air and vapor retarder in addition to functioning as insulation. This is unparalleled in the insulation industry, as competing insulation materials like fiberglass and cellulose simply cannot deliver such additional performance characteristics. In order to provide the same level of air and moisture blocking, ...

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Hands-Off: 3M’s Auto Calibrator Takes the Guesswork Out of Refillable Low-Pressure Systems

For spray foam applications, properly maintaining the A and B material in a 1:1 proportion, also known as being “on-ratio,” is one of the most significant factors affecting application quality. Low-pressure spray foam kits, including refillable units, have long endured the tedious, wasteful and time-consuming process of manual calibration to maintain on-ratio material. The Auto Calibrator, the new proportioner component ...

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Co-Generation Technology Brings a New Level of Efficiency to Proportioning Systems

An improvement in energy efficiency is perhaps the most effective selling point for spray foam contractors trying to communicate the benefits of SPF insulation and roofing to their customers. However, efficiency isn’t relegated to just the final product of a spray foam application; the process itself can benefit from efficiency-improving initiatives. Graco had that notion in mind when designing a ...

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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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Join the Club: Hilton Head Island Country Clubs Go Green With Spray Foam Insulation

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Hilton Head Island is a top travel destination in the United States. For more than 50 years, people have traded the big city life for the wide sandy beaches and meandering marshes of the southern coastline. Over the years, residential developers have created vacation paradises, complete with world-class golf courses, top-notch tennis facilities, and lavish clubhouses. As time marches on, ...

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New Skin: A Century-old Residence is Uniquely Applied With Spray Foam

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Editor’s Note: The manufacturer and distributor for the spray foam in this story had previously been cited NCFI and Polymaster, respectively. This was inaccurate and has since been revised. The spray foam used in the application, Insulthane 200, is manufactured by Elastochem Specialty Chemicals and distributed by Winroc. Lethbridge, Alberta is located toward the western edge of the Canadian Prairies. ...

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Tanked: A Massive Liquid Fertilizer Tank is Insulated With Spray Foam

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The Corn Belt has consistently been one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, due in part to the efficient transportation of not only the harvested crops, but their precursor: fertilizer. Scattered about this Midwest region are fertilizer production and distribution centers that feed the plants that in turn feed the United States. One such facility, which supplies ...

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