>> Honeywell Challenges Spray Foam Insulation Contractors and Builders to "Hit a Foam Run"
Honeywell announced that it will offer U.S. contractors and builders a chance to win prizes if they try new spray foam systems that contain Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) as a key ingredient.
>> The Quest for Home Utility Bills of...Zero
The bunkerlike padding is part of the company’s efforts to keep pace with a wave of stringent new regulations set to roll out across the state. By 2020, the California Energy Commission plans to require every new residential building to meet a code called "zero net energy." Under ZNE, over the course of a year a new house should consume no more energy than it generates from sources such as rooftop solar panels.
>> Builder Calls Spray Foam One of Top Emerging Technologies
A tighter envelope, better thermal performance and increased indoor air quality (IAQ) are just a few of the reasons builders are embracing spray foam insulation as an emerging technology.
>> Spray Polyurethane Foam Market will increase at a CAGR of around 7% between 2016 and 2021
Zion Research has published a new report titled "Spray Polyurethane Foam (Open Cell, Closed Cell and Others) Market for Residential Walls, Residential Roofing, Commercial Walls, Commercial Roofing and Other Applications - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014–2020." According to the report, the global spray polyurethane foam market was valued at USD 1.30 billion in 2014 and is anticipated to reach USD 1.90 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7% between 2014 and 2020. In terms of volume, the global spray polyurethane foam market stood at 530 kilo tons in 2014.
>> ASID Welcomes American Chemistry Council as Material ConneXion Library Founding Sponsor
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce and welcome the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as the Founding Sponsor of the Material ConneXion library housed within the newly opened ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Society welcomes the involvement of ACC as it showcases the impact of design materials on the human experience.
>> Covestro Provides Key Material for Arc House, Featured at 2016 Solar Power International Show
The sun is projected to shine for another five billion years. The payback time for a residential solar panel system now averages 6.9 years (per solar-power-now.com). Covestro LLC will be participating in the upcoming Solar Power International show, demonstrating a tiny, net-zero energy usage home designed by Shelter Dynamics. The home is a showcase of new concepts for efficient building and sustainability. The Arc House will be the central feature in the Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion at the show, September 12-15, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
>> Polyurethane Foam Market Worth 74.24 Billion USD by 2021
The report "Polyurethane Foam Market by Type (Flexible, Rigid, and Spray Foam), End-Use Industry (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Footwear, Packaging), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market size is estimated to grow from USD 46.05 Billion in 2015 to USD 74.24 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.4% between 2016 and 2021.