September 19, 2012
 
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Every year in the United States over 3 billion square feet of nonresidential roofs are installed on new and existing buildings. If these roofs were installed using the best energy guidelines available today, the first-year savings in heating and cooling demand would exceed 36 trillion BTUs. The cumulative energy savings after 10 years would exceed 2 quads – the equivalent of 72 million tons of coal. In addition to significant energy savings, broad adoption of the best available sustainable roofing practices would deliver many additional benefits.
BY DR. JIM HOFF, DBA
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Industry News and Announcements
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fifth consecutive month in September to a level of 40 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This latest three-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since June of 2006.
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SPFA News and Announcements
See Statement of the Residential Energy Efficient Tax Credit Industry Coalition Co-Signed by SPFA
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SPFA Membership

New Members This Quarter
Bovio Advanced Comfort & Energy Solutions; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Illinois; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Indiana; Distinctive Roofing, LLC; Guardian Building Products; Installed Building Products; Installtec, Inc. dba; Foam-Rite Insulation; Minnick’s; North East Spray Foam; PermaDri, Inc.; Raders Insulation Express, LLC; SES Foam, Inc.; Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation

Lost Members This Quarter
Anderson Insulation, Inc.; Conservation Services Group; DAS Products, Inc.; Evergreen Insulation Inc.; Flame Control Coatings, LLC; GDA Consulting, LLC; Homeway Homes; Seward Sales Corp.; Urethane Foam Operations; Wilserv

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Federal/State Government News
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a new guidance document on freight loading and securement for intermodal domestic and international polyurethane shipments. The document, which is intended for transportation professionals that ship or receive polyurethane related materials, contains basic principles and examples of good practices. The document, “Guidelines for Freight Securement: Freight Loading and Securement for Chemical Shipments in the Polyurethane Industry,” is available for free on CPI’s website: http://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com.
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The recent article by former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman "does not depict the true state of chemical security" in the U.S., writes American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. "Over the last decade, the federal government has put several programs in place to regulate all aspects of chemical security," Dooley writes. "Pursuing a flawed approach that has been rejected time and again by policy makers across the political spectrum and that runs counter to the president's call to use the best regulatory tools is hardly good policy or politics," he adds.
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SPFA Training & Certification
Advanced Registration Savings for the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference End September 23

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Health & Safety
Increase fire and life safety with a clear understanding and working knowledge of NFPA 1: Fire Code.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will extend through Dec. 15 its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.
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SPFA Member News & Services
An SPFA member, Huntsman, was nominated for its VITROX® Composite Resins. “In the trenchless pipe repair market, cure-in-place pipe (CIPP) systems are a popular choice. Huntsman’s VITROX resin is a polyurethane-based pipe repair resin,” said Huntsman. VITROX resin provides a long handling window, fast curing time and excellent high temperature resistance properties, according to Huntsman.
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Energy & Advocacy News
As part of the Administration's effort to spark a renaissance in American manufacturing, the Energy Department announced it will invest more than $54 million in 13 projects to develop innovative technologies and materials for the industrial sector. This investment will help to provide American manufacturers with the cutting-edge tools, techniques and processes they need to compete successfully in the global marketplace.
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Did You Know
The North American spray foam industry continues to grow according to data released by the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).
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Events
September 24, 2012 — SPFA will be participating with a U.N. Roofing Coalition promoting sustainable and efficient energy guidelines for roofing at U.N. HQ in New York City.
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October 12, 2012 — SPFA will be delivering this webinar to RESNET members and HERS Raters around the country.
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October 18, 2012 — SPFA will be presenting at the Fall Meeting of the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association upon developments in the SPF industry.
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February 12-15, 2013 — SPFA's annual Convention & Expo will in be in Jacksonville, Fla.
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