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  • Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Unveils Newly Elected Board of Directors

    • By SPFA
    • Added on Jul 10, 2024

    The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice of the spray polyurethane foam industry, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors. Encompassing industry leaders from the contractor, supplier and consulting sides of the business, as well as spanning the insulation and roofing sectors, the Board includes an Executive Committee among 19 voting members. read more

  • Proposed Rule Announced to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

    • By U.S. Department of Labor
    • Added on Jul 09, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Labor has released a proposed rule with the goal of protecting millions of workers from the significant health risks of extreme heat. If finalized, the proposed rule would help protect approximately 36 million workers in indoor and outdoor work settings and substantially reduce heat injuries, illnesses and deaths in the workplace. read more

  • Huntsman Achieves bluesign® APPROVED Status for IROGRAN® TPU Products

    • By Huntsman
    • Added on Jul 02, 2024

    Global chemical company Huntsman has secured bluesign® approval for ten of its IROGRAN® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products, which are used extensively across the textile and apparel industry. The materials in question are part of Huntsman’s IROGRAN® film and sheet portfolio, and can be used to enhance the production, performance, and comfort of stitchless, seamless garments including underwear, sportswear, and outdoor and waterproof clothing. read more

  • Homes Receive Higher Appraisals and Energy Scores by Installing Spray Foam Insulation

    • By NAHB
    • Added on Jun 24, 2024

    With more builders adopting green building products and practices, being able to accurately appraise higher efficiency homes is a growing need. In recent years, this has proven difficult as some energy efficiencies aren’t as visible as others — for example, opting for spray foam insulation to ensure a home has an airtight seal to prevent heating and cooling loss versus installing Energy Star-rated appliances. read more

  • DAP Global, Manufacturer of Wall & Cavity Foam, Celebrates 50 Years

    • By DAP Global Inc.
    • Added on Jun 11, 2024

    DAP Global, a leader in the home improvement and construction products industry and the #1 caulk brand in America, is proudly commemorating five decades of manufacturing at its Baltimore plant located at 4630 North Point Blvd. Established in 1974, the Baltimore plant has been a cornerstone of DAP's manufacturing operations, consistently delivering high-quality products to customers globally. read more

  • Duro-Last® Appoints Darren Schulz as President

    • By Duro-Last
    • Added on Jun 07, 2024

    Duro-Last, a member of Holcim Building Envelope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Schulz as its new president. As a building products and roofing veteran, Schulz will lead strategic growth initiatives and operations for Duro-Last’s comprehensive line of commercial roofing solutions. read more

  • Department of Labor Approves Update to Better Protect Workers, First Responders

    • By OSHA
    • Added on Jun 04, 2024

    On May 2nd, The Department of Labor announced a final rule from its Occupational Safety and Health Administration that will update the current Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers by improving the amount and quality of information on labels and safety data sheets and allow workers and first responders to react more quickly in an emergency. The updates take effect on July 19, 2024. read more

  • Huntsman Building Solutions Launches Icynene Xpress 55 Spray Foam Insulation

    • By Huntsman Building Solutions
    • Added on Jun 03, 2024

    Huntsman Building Solutions (HBS), the global leader in high performance, energy efficient and resilient building envelope solutions, today introduced a new edition to its Icynene Series, the all-new Icynene Xpress 55, an open cell spray polyurethane foam insulation designed specifically for use in unventilated attics and crawl spaces. read more