November 19, 2014
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The winter issue SPRAYFOAM Professional has been released! If you want to be sure your inbox is on our email distribution list, sign up for the digital version below. Some of the topics in this issue include:
>>SPRAYFOAM AROUND THE WORLD -- Results of Global Research
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Intumescent Coatings and SPF
>>WORLDWIDE REGULATIONS -- A Manufacturing Maze of Intricacies
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY -- Recoating & Renewing SPF Roofing Systems
>>SAFETY FIRST – Manufacturers Study Health and Safety Guidance for Application of SPF
>>ASK THE EXPERT – SPF Density: Laboratory Core vs. In-Field Overall
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The deadline to submit a project for the Contractor Industry Excellence Awards was extended to December 5! These awards recognize SPFA contractor members’ exceptional accomplishments for the quality of their work, the uniqueness of the project, speed of application, superiority of polyurethane, ability of foam to conform to unusual/irregular surfaces, and special safety considerations.
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Industry News and Announcements
>>ACC Names New Board Officer
>>Registration for the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Closes Dec. 15
>>EPA Calls for Nominations for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award - Due Dec. 31
>>NREL, Army Validate Energy Savings for Net-Zero Energy Installations
>>The Lapolla Ty Pennington Sweepstakes
>>CPI Announces Major Milestone for Safety in the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry
>>A "Seal" to Publicize the Spray Foam Coalition’s Commitment
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Schedule
>>Golf Sponsorship Options Added... and Going Fast!
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics
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>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA's Kurt Riesenberg, Rick Duncan and Kelly Marcavage Speak at CPI Conference
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide Mailed in September
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>Sprayfoam 2014 Coverage, Photos
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>U.S. and China Make Joint Announcements for Climate Change Mitigation - Energy Efficiency Discussed
>>Congress Returns: Omnibus Appropriations, Tax Extenders, Defense, and Nominations
>>Keystone to be Voted on in the House Today, Senate Next Week - Implications for Efficiency Legislation Next Year
>>HUD Requests Recommendations to Update and Revise Their Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>ASHRAE Falcon Chapter (Dubai, UAE) an Organizer of the 4th Regional Symposium on Alternative Refrigerants for High-Ambient Countries: Risk Assessment of Future Refrigerants in Production, Installation and Service
>>Arizona Corporation Commission Issues Draft Rules to Eliminate Energy Efficiency Programs
>>New Mexico's Construction Industries Commission Decision Challenged in Court
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SPF Tech
Source: / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
What is it with wood flooring on concrete? Two of the most fabulous building materials in the history of building materials should get along. Nope. Concrete loves water. It would love to stay wet forever. The longer it stays wet the stronger it becomes. Wood hates water. Water makes wood do weird things like move and rot. To make wood and concrete get along we either have to separate the wood from the concrete or we have to make the concrete dry enough not to irritate the wood too much. And, if we take the concrete dry enough route, it has to stay that way forever. . .
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Last winter a group of our nation’s leading production builders got together to share trends, experiences, successes, and obstacles to transforming the housing industry to zero energy ready homes. The results were captured in a report available at
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Certification Renewal Reminder
>>CEUs for SPFA PCP Re-Certification Will Be Available at Sprayfoam 2015
>>Gaco Invests in Its Contractors, Supports SPFA PCP
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Diamond Liners Inc.
Health & Safety
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating three companies involved in the construction of the Jersey City highrise where a man was killed this month after a tape measure fell some 50 stories and struck him in the head. OSHA has opened an investigation of Jangho Curtain Wall Company of Piscataway, Specialty Products & Insulation Company, which has offices in Camden and Hillside, and AJD Construction of Leonardo, U.S. Department of Labor regional spokeswoman Leni Uddyback-Fortson confirmed. Jangho Curtain Wall Company was doing scaffolding work at the construction site at 70-90 Columbus Drive where Gary Anderson, 58, of Somerdale, was fatally struck in the Nov. 3 freak accident while making a drywall delivery, Uddyback-Fortson said.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Saving energy in buildings becomes more important every day. A significant percentage of our nation’s energy is used to heat, cool and operate our homes and buildings. Energy lost through walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings. Energy loss in buildings means extra operating costs, loss of comfort, and reduced productivity. When it comes to energy efficiency in buildings, plastic-based products such as rigid polyurethane foam (PUR), spray polyurethane foam, and polyisocyanurate foam insulation (PIR or polyiso) are at the center of the discussion because they are some of the most efficient thermal insulating products for buildings. They work to reduce heating and cooling loss, improving the efficiency of the building envelope.
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Transparency Market Research's report -- "Spray Polyurethane Foam (Open Cell, Closed Cell and Others) Market for Residential Walls, Residential Roofing, Commercial Walls, Commercial Roofing and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" -- says the global spray polyurethane foam market was valued at $1,135.3 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $1,823 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, spray polyurethane foam consumption was 473.5 kilo tons in 2012.
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How would you rate your home comfort level? Our homes are exposed to the constant changes of Mother Nature, whether it’s blistering heat or freezing cold. The best defense against these changing weather conditions is your home’s insulation. Traditional forms of insulation found in many homes is a poor defense. They force your heating and air conditioning units to work longer and harder, which wastes energy and costs you money creating significantly higher energy bills for you and your family. This is bad for the environment and it's really bad for your bank account. Watch Ty Pennington video about sprayfoam's benefits.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Commercial Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>$1 Million Funding Opportunity for University R&D Teams -- Informational Webinar Nov. 19
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
>>Housing Innovation Award Winners
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Did You Know
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Volume XXII, No. 35
November 17, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>BPI's Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment, Deadline Dec. 15
>>CPI Requests Papers and Posters for Polyurethane Industry Conference, Deadline Feb. 2
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Business Trends
>>Holiday Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Businesses -- Nov. 24
>>5 Ways To Prepare for Small Business Saturday - Nov. 29
>>SBA and the USPS Present: The Power of Direct Mail -- Dec. 4
>>Online Course! How to Write a Business Plan
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