NCFI Polyurethanes, a member of the Barnhardt Family of companies, announced today they have entered into an agreement with Richmond, VA-based Carpenter Co. for the divestiture of NCFI’s Consumer Products Division, pursuant to terms and conditions, with a target date of December 1, 2023, for closing. read more
Huntsman Building Solutions (HBS) partnered with installers from its Canadian network on two major retirement home building projects: 1- Metrotec P.G.B Insulation for a government-endorsed senior home revitalization project, Maison Des Aînés/Maison Alternatives and 2- Isolation Algon with Groupe Sélection’s general contractor, Groupe CH for the modern residential building complex, Liva Mirabel. read more
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certification in LEED, TRUE and WELL. This trio of certifications reflects USGBC’s commitment to healthy, productive, sustainable and responsible work environments. read more
A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are reportedly developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to coatings on planes, bridges, pipelines, turbines and more.
Monday, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, and through the Green Proving Ground (GPG) program, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced a new request for information (RFI) about technologies that can enable energy efficiency, electrification, and decarbonization in commercial buildings and contribute to a more efficient electric infrastructure. read more
Everest Systems recently launched EverMax Polyurea, a durable and flexible coating for commercial roofing applications. This polyurea coating is designed for low shrinkage, extreme flexibility, and has exceptional resistance to mechanical damage. read more
A global provider of juice concentrates, fruit blends, and purees was getting squeezed. A broken concrete drainage line beneath Prodalim USA’s Ocoee, Florida facility caused erosion under the factory that endangered the line. Prodalim USA talked to a concrete company who referred Slab Fix, an Orlando-based company specializing in concrete repair and rehabilitation. read more
PPG (NYSE: PPG) and the PPG Foundation today announced a commitment to invest $2 million through 2025 to support workforce development initiatives that provide training and opportunities for future skilled workers in manufacturing and coatings application. read more
As society reckons with the consequences of environmental degradation, numerous industries have begun to ride a burgeoning 'Green Wave.' This movement, characterized by a widespread commitment to environmental sustainability, has notably permeated the construction sector. One area witnessing a significant shift towards green alternatives is insulation.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has announced that Emmy- award winning host Kevin O’Connor of This Old House and Ask This Old House will keynote the upcoming SprayFoam 2024 Convention & Expo being held March 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The keynote address is part of the event’s General Session, which is scheduled for 8:00am on Tuesday, March 5. read more
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that will provide EPA, its partners, and the public with the largest-ever dataset of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured and used in the United States. This rule builds on over two years of progress on the Biden-Harris Administration’s action plan to combat PFAS pollution, safeguarding public health and advancing environmental justice, and is a key action in EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. read more