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    • Demilec Joins Other SPF Cos. in GeoTech Market
      November 17, 2014
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      ARLINGTON, TX – November 7, 2014 – Demilec, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has introduced two new products – Geolok and MaxGuard SLAM 250 – to make oil and gas pipeline construction, containment and industry processes easier, more durable, and safer. “Demilec is actively creating innovative products Read More

    • CertainTeed at 2104 GreenBuild LivingHome.
      November 17, 2014
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      VALLEY FORGE, PA – November 12, 2014 – A cadre of innovative wallboard and insulation products from CertainTeed is delivering a perfect blend of performance and sustainability to the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome. Designed and developed by LivingHomes and in partnership with Make It Right, the LEED Platinum net-zero home will serve as a showcase of Read More

    • Icynese Makes Magazines “100 Best New Products of 2014″ List
      October 8, 2014
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      Icynene Classic Max™ (an open-cell, ignition barrier free spray foam) was selected as one of the 100 Best New Products for 2014 by readers and editors of Professional Builders magazine. It is the second year running the publication has honored Icynene’s product innovation. Icynene ProSeal Eco™ the world’s first 100% water blown closed-cell medium density Read More

    • Bayer to Spin Off Spray Foam Business
      October 8, 2014
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      According to a recent press release, The German company, Bayer, “intends in the future to focus entirely on the Life Science businesses–HealthCare and CropScience–divide the US organization into two separate companies: LifeSciences and MaterialSciences” Bayer plans to “float” the MaterialScience business on the stock market as a separate company within the next 12 to 18 Read More

    • Spray Foam Contractors Center Stage at 2014 ICAA Show in Florida
      August 12, 2014
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      Insulation Contractors Association of America Annual Convention and Trade Show SEPTEMBER 18 – 20, 2014 Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida For more informationL: http://www.insulate.org/convention/2014-ICAA-Convention-Program.pdf

    • US Ranks 13th Among World Economies for Energy Efficiency-EDC mag.
      July 29, 2014
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      Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings this year are four nations: India, Mexico, Read More

    • New Class of Sustainable Foams First to Receive USDA BioPreferred Approval
      July 21, 2014
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      First ever BioPreferred® Certification of PU foam A new class of sustainable bio-renewable foams developed by Natural Foams Technology became the first in June to be accepted into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred® Program and approved into its labeling and government purchasing system. The first of these newly certified foams, developed with the UK-based Read More

    • CertainTeed Offers Six Ways to Boost Building Knowledge at the 2014 AIA National Convention
      July 2, 2014
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      (Valley Forge, Pa.) – As North America’s largest building products manufacturer with a 100-plus year track record in the industry, CertainTeed Corporation is well equipped to help architects tackle some of their toughest challenges. At the 2014 AIA National Convention, June 26-28 in Chicago, the company will have a dual presence at the show with Read More

    • VA Company Uses NCFI’s TerraThane Geotech Foam System to Save Parking Lot, Time, and Money for NC Municipality
      June 24, 2014
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      June 24, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615, dm@seachangeglobal.com MOUNT AIRY, NC—Concrete Jack, Inc. of Williamsburg, VA, a company specializing in concrete leveling and foundation repair along the Eastern Seaboard and the South, used TerraThane Geotechnical Foam system to help save the parking lot of a Wake Forest, NC auto repair Read More

    • Demilec Introduces Barnseal® SPF For Use in Agricultural Applications
      June 24, 2014
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      ARLINGTON, Texas, June 23, 2014– Demilec introduces Barnseal® polyurethane spray foam for use in agricultural applications. Barnseal® is a high R-Value insulation and air-seal developed for use in poultry, dairy, equestrian, farm and ranch applications where high performance is required at a lower cost than foam traditionally used in homes and non-farm buildings. “We now Read More

    • NCFI Polyurethanes’ 50th Birthday. Founder Worked on Manhattan Project, Discovered Urethanes.
      June 17, 2014
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      June 17, 2014
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 Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 NCFI Polyurethanes, a NC-Based International Company, Turns Fifty. Founders Included Chemist from Manhattan Project and Pioneer of Urethanes, and Charlotte-Based Cotton Company. MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes, an international manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foams turns 50 this year. The Mount Airy-based company Read More

    • OSHA June 2-6 National Safety Stand Down
      June 5, 2014
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      What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety, this year we are focusing on “Fall Hazards” and to reinforce the importance of “Fall Prevention.” How to Conduct a Safety Stand-Down and FAQ’s Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break Read More

    • Premium Spray Products Hits Worker Safety Milestone
      June 4, 2014
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      The American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is proud to recognize Premium Spray Products for achieving a key worker safety milestone. Premium Spray Products – a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications – has achieved 100 percent employee completion of the CPI’s High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Read More

    • CertainTeed Introduces New “Elite Spray Foam Insulation Contractor Program”
      May 28, 2014
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      CertainTeed Credentialed Contractors™ (C3) Stand Apart With Unmatched Training, Marketing Support and Exclusive Incentives 

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed has introduced a new credentialed contractor program for installers of its CertaSpray® spray foam insulation, offering a professional badge of honor and access to advanced training and resources that will establish members as the most knowledgeable Read More

    • Hybrid Coating Technologies Enters US SPF Market with Nonisocyanate Polyurethane
      May 24, 2014
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      San Francisco CA, May 9, 2014 — (MARKET WIRE) – Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. (HCTI: OTCBB) is pleased to announce that it is entering the global insulation market, which, according to a report by the research group Freedonia, will exceed $60B by 2016. Hybrid has acquired the exclusive global rights to Hybrid Nonisocyanate Polyurethane (HNIPU) Read More

    • DuPont Announces Production Plans for New Formacel® Foam Expansion Agent with Low Global Warming Potential
      May 15, 2014
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      WILMINGTON, Del., April 10, 2014 – DuPont Fluorochemicals (DuPont) today announced significant progress in delivering a new foam expansion solution based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, which offers breakthrough reduction in global warming potential (GWP) as well as energy efficiency benefits. DuPont has established firm plans to start-up small-scale production in 2014 of HFO-1336mzz, which will Read More

    • BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry
      May 9, 2014
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      Malta, NY, May 9, 2014 – Today the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced the launch of the BPI Product Listing Program, a system that will evaluate and list the home performance tools, products and materials that meet product specification industry standards. Manufacturers whose product has met the relevant standard will be listed on BPI’s Read More

    • Icynene Unveils Classic Plus for Canadian Building Codes
      April 22, 2014
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      Canadian spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, has unveiled its latest product innovation – Icynene Classic Plus™ – designed to help meet the stringent Canadian building code requirements. The 11.2kg/m3 (0.7lb/ft3) open-cell spray foam insulation product offers one of the best thermal resistance values in the market, at 0.72 (m2•K)/W at 25.4 mm or an R-Value of Read More

    • U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners
      April 16, 2014
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      Washington, D.C. — (April 10, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall Read More

    • SPFA Sponsors 2014 AGC Contractors Environmental Conference
      April 16, 2014
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      Special Offer for SPFA Members: AGC Contractors Environmental Conference 
June 12-13, 2013 | Arlington, Virginia   From leadership in sustainability to compliance with environmental requirements, this year’s Associated General Contractors of America’s Contractors Environmental Conference provide invaluable resources for environmental professionals in the construction industry.  As an Industry Partner for this conference, SPFA Members receive Read More

    • Lapolla Industries Named Top 20 Distributor of Graco Coatings and Foam Equipment
      April 13, 2014
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      Houston, TX, March 21, 2014 – Lapolla Industires, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB: LPAD), a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets for both new construction and retrofit applications, was recently named a Top 20 Distributor of Graco’s Read More

    • Icynene Announces New Quebec-Based Territory Manager
      April 13, 2014
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      Icynene has announced that Eric Guilbert joins the Canadian-based spray foam manufacturer as Territory Manager for Quebec to grow the brand within the province. Mr. Guilbert will be responsible for driving sales efforts and increasing the organization’s market share in the province.   Mr. Guilbert brings a wealth of experience to the role, most recently Read More

    • Minnesota Church Plagued with High Energy Bills, Excessive Heat Loss, Icicles, Bats, and Mushrooms Saved by Innovative Contractor Using NCFI Spray Foam Insulation
      April 11, 2014
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      MOUNT AIRY, NC—All the signs were there for the Federated Church of Morris, MN: Icicles as long as six feet hung from the edge of the steep roof, parishioners complained of constant drafts and cold spots, and energy costs drained the church coffers. Damage from a hailstorm in 2012, and the subsequent investigation by contractor JNS Builders, uncovered the Read More

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      February 28, 2014

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    • NCFI Polyurethanes’ TerraThane Product Line Quickly and Quietly Improving Bottom Line for North American Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Businesses
      August 28, 2013
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      May 21, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 NCFI Polyurethanes’ TerraThane Product Line Quickly and Quietly Improving Bottom Line for North American Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Businesses MOUNT AIRY, NC—The distinctly American company, NCFI Polyurethanes, is known for pioneering innovative, improved, and unique uses for one of their main product offerings: polyurethane Read More

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      June 13, 2013
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    • Air quality, SPF, and why it matters more than you think
      May 31, 2013
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    • Why SPF Insulation is the Future of American Buildings
      May 31, 2013
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    • Pepsi Bottling Plant Uses TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam by NCFI to Save Spillage and Lost Product
      March 28, 2013
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      Pepsi Bottling Plant Uses TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam by NCFI to Save Spillage and Lost Product MOUNT AIRY, NC—When the ground inevitably shifts and erodes beneath concrete slab floors of factories and warehouses like the Pepsi Bottling Group facility in Nashville, TN, the slabs become uneven and the joints become mini-speed bumps. Drivers of forklifts Read More

    • Cage-Free Pullet Starter House Saves Over 80% on Propane Costs with Help From AgriThane SPF Insulation by U.S. Company, NCFI Polyurethanes
      February 19, 2013

      February 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 Cage-Free Pullet Starter House Saves Over 80% on Propane Costs with Help From AgriThane SPF Insulation by U.S. Company, NCFI Polyurethanes MOUNT AIRY, NC— Experienced pullet farmers know the first three days is the most critical time in a chicken’s life. And in Read More

    • This Old House Star Renovates His Own Historic Home in New Mexico with Help of “Super Insulation”
      February 7, 2013
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      February 7, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 This Old House Star Renovates His Own Historic Home in New Mexico with Help of “Super Insulation” MOUNT AIRY, NC—Steve Thomas, former host of the popular PBS series, This Old House (1989-2003), and Renovation Nation (2007-2009) on the Planet Green channel, is used Read More

    • Michigan’s Sault Chippewa Tribe Chooses Sustainable Building Products Like U.S. Made InsulStar SPF Insulation to Preserve Tribal Cultural Traditions and Provide for Future Savings and Comfort
      July 18, 2012

      July 18, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 Michigan’s Sault Chippewa Tribe Chooses Sustainable Building Products Like U.S. Made InsulStar SPF Insulation to Preserve Tribal Cultural Traditions and Provide for Future Savings and Comfort MOUNT AIRY, NC—The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa, or Ojibwe Indians, commonly shortened to the more Read More

    • 1950s Pennsylvania Home Gets New Life with LEED, Energy Star and American Building Products Like InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation. Becomes Teaching Lab for Sustainable Building
      May 3, 2012

      May 3, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615 1950s Pennsylvania Home Gets New Life with LEED, Energy Star and American Building Products Like InsulStar Spray Foam Insulation. Becomes Teaching Lab for Sustainable Building MOUNT AIRY, NC—The small stone colonial home on Landover Road in Bryn Mawr, PA was built in the Read More