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Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season

2017's storm season was marked by several devastating hurricanes

By Mason Knowles Harvey, Irma, Maria—2017 brought large and dangerous hurricanes that wreaked havoc on places from Barbuda, to Port Aransas,Texas with Florida and Puerto Rico thrown in for good measure. It brought to mind that SPF has been underutilized as a valuable tool to minimize damage that can be caused by strong winds. Hurricane field research investigations coupled with ...

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MDI and Respirator Safety

always wear a respirator

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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The Proper Care and Cleaning of Equipment

keeping equipment clean is important to job success

By Murphy Mahaffey, Director of International Sales, Polyurethane Machinery Corporation with contributions by Tom Rivera,  Director of Technical Services; Mike Burke,  Senior Technician Every profession has its associated tools – the carpenters have their saws, planes, and hammers; the spray foam applicators have their spray system – pumps, hoses, and guns. While the tools are different, the tasks cannot be completed ...

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Adhering to Chemical Processing Guidelines

SES Discusses the Importance of Adhering to Processing Guidelines

By Ryan Spencer Chemical processing parameters are essential for the proper application of spray polyurethane foam, ensuring that installation performance is maximized and the end product is installed as specified. When it comes to disseminating guidelines for the chemical processing of their products, manufacturers use a few different avenues: affixing processing parameters on chemical drums, providing technical data sheets that ...

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