July 14, 2015
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
SPFA is looking for speakers and breakout session topics to be presented at Sprayfoam 2016. Do you, or a speaker you know, have an idea you think could benefit the SPF community at the upcoming convention? Click here to submit your suggested topic and proposed presenter information.The deadline to submit ideas is July 15!
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2016
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.
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Industry News and Announcements
>>ABAA Hosting SPF Installer Training -- Deadline to Register Is July 27
>>Plant-Based Polyurethane Earns Company an EPA Award
>>California-Specific DOE Zero Energy Ready Specs Updated
>>OSHA's New Rule on Confined Spaces Goes Into Effect Aug. 3
>>Growth of Plastics Is Scattered Throughout the Housing Market
>>ACC Publishes Economic Profile of $801 Billion Business of American Chemistry
>>EPA's SNAP Program Detailed, Critiqued by Some Trailer Manufacturers/Users
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SPFA News and Announcements
For 2014, SPFA’s quarterly magazine, SPRAYFOAM Professional, earned the Naylor National Publication of the Year award, competing against hundreds of other publications and associations.
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The Contractor Industry Excellence 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. The winners were revealed and recognized during the 10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon at Sprayfoam 2015.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>Free Safety Webinars for SPFA Members
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.
Volume XXIII, No. 20
July 6, 2015
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Federal Activities
>House, Senate Take Action to Renew Nation’s K-12 Education Law
>Tax Reform Reemerges in Congress
>DOE Issues Correction on Final Rule for Consumer Water Heaters
>DOE Requests Information for Possible Rulemaking on Room Air Conditioners
>DOE Issues Final Rule for Energy Conservation Procedures for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps
>EPA Issues Final Rule for Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program

Non-U.S. National Activities
>Scotland Makes Improving Energy Efficiency of Its Buildings a National Priority

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Job Creation Committee Draft Annual Report Recommends Elimination of State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
>ASHRAE Opposes Language in NC Senate Draft Version of State Budget
>Kansas City Passes Energy Ordinance
>Other State Legislative News
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SPF Tech
Source: gacowallfoam.com / Craig Messer
Switching over from one sprayfoam product to another can be challenging at times. If you are not careful with your steps, cross contamination can become a problem, resulting in wasted product. Wasted product equates to wasted money and no one likes throwing away money. Here are 12 simple step-by-step flushing instructions that will help you save time and money.
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Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., PEng., ASHRAE Fellow
We have long wrapped our framed buildings with a "layer." What we called it and what we make it out of has changed over time. And now the vapor permeance of it needs to be re-thought. How low can you go? How high can you go? Does it matter? Where does it matter? Vapor transmission at the exterior of a wall assembly is not always straightforward. We have to worry about how much can get out as well as how much can get in. And things change as thermal resistance goes up and air leakage goes down.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Certification Opportunities at Sprayfoam 2016 in Orlando!
>>Upcoming Training Dates
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Dr. Energy Saver
Health & Safety
Dr. Richard Duncan, Technical Director at SPFA, sheds some light on the new OSHA standard related to confined spaces, which will go into effect August 3, 2015.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Source: honeywell.com
Honeywell announced on July 14 that its Solstice® N40 (R-448A) refrigerant has been approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in applications ranging from stand-alone refrigeration systems to commercial refrigeration. The EPA approved the new refrigerant uses under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), which evaluates substitute chemicals and technologies that are safe for the ozone layer. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Where to Insulate in a Home
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
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Johns Manville Insulation
Business Trends
>>"Moments of Truth": Customer Service as a Foundation of Marketing Sales and Profitability Webinar -- July 20
>>How to Engage in Accurate Market Research - Free Online Course
>>Tips on Buying an Existing Small Business or Franchise
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