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ME Files Lawsuits Against PFAS Manufacturers

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey announced earlier this week that two lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers DuPont and 3M, alleging that they have promoted per- and polyfluoroakyl ...


New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

Worldwide distributors, producers and designers of physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Gardco) has recently introduced a ...


Mule-Hide Expands Roofing System Availability

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced that it has expanded six of its spray polyurethane foam roofing systems to be available nationwide.


EPA Issues First PFAS Test Order

On Monday (June 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first Toxic Substances Control Act test order under the National Testing Strategy for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substan...


SprayWorks Launches New International Website

Spray foam and coatings equipment company SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new website, Spraybot.Global, to promote its Spraybot and ...


New Product Announcement: Silicone Surfactants

To further support the growing demand for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainable solutions in the polyurethane foam market, The Dow Chemical Company has recently announced a new product ...


SprayWorks Acquires Coating Equipment Company

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group, recently announced via emailed press release that it has completed its acquisition of Trail Sprayer & Service, LLC.


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


SprayWorks Announces New, Larger Location

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group announced via emailed press release last week that it was officially moving into a new, larger location in Kent, Ohio.


SprayWorks Launches New Website

Spray foam and polyurea company SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new rig website, www.WeBuildRigs.com.


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward encouraging stud...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward e...


Covestro to Sell SPF Unit

Covestro LLC has agreed to sell its North American spray polyurethane foam business to Accella Polyurethane Systems.


DAP Acquires Touch ‘N Foam

RPM International Inc.’s DAP business has added polyurethane foam brand Touch 'N Foam to its expanding portfolio of offerings.


Lapolla Bows Energy-Saving SPF

Spray foam and roof coatings manufacturer Lapolla Industries Inc.has introduced a new open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation designed for use without an ignition barrier.


Accella Expands Spray Foam Business

In its quest to be the leading polyurethane systems powerhouse in North America, Accella Performance Materials has added Quadrant Urethane Technologies’ spray foam division, Quadrant Spray F...


Flame Retardant Causes Warehouse Fire

A flame retardant stored in a California foam insulation, coatings and roofing company’s warehouse led to a hazardous materials scare for firefighters after it caught fire and then exploded.


Insulation Company Closes Ninth Deal

Installed Building Products Inc., a national insulation and building products installation company, has acquired a North Carolina-based residential spray polyurethane foam insulation install...


Catalyst Helps Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Air Products has introduced a non-emissive catalyst that the company says is designed to help polyurethane foam producers maximize foam performance in “next generation” hydrofluoroolefin (HF...


Huntsman Debuts Polyol for SPF

Huntsman Corp.’s Polyurethanes Division has introduced a new aromatic polyester polyol formulated for rigid foam systems, particularly spray polyurethane foam.


Acquisitions Swallow Spray Foam Firms

Accella Performance Materials, a St. Louis manufacturer of polyurethanes and recycled rubber products, has announced acquisitions of three spray foam and coatings companies.


Insulation Firm Inks 6th Acquisition

In a move it says will increase its footprint in New Jersey, the New York metropolitan area and Texas, Installed Building Products Inc. has acquired Eastern Contractor Services.


Green Polyurethanes Capture Blue Ribbon

WASHINGTON--Polyurethanes tough enough for industrial use without hazardous isocyanates have bested scores of technologies to win a 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.


Green Polyurethane Takes EPA Honor

WASHINGTON--A new polyurethane technology that does not use isocyanates in the entire production process has been named one of the top green chemistry advances of 2015.


Rhino Builds Out Insulation Business

SAN DIEGO—Protective-coatings maker Rhino Linings Corp. is reaching deeper into the building products market with the acquisition of a Missouri spray-foam insulation maker.


Rhino Linings Buys Spray Foam Maker

SAN DIEGO—Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired a Missouri-based spray foam insulation manufacturer, broadening its reach into the building products market.


Wall Foam Made to Lay It on Thick

SEATTLE, WA—Specialty coatings and insulation producer Gaco Western has introduced a closed-cell wall foam insulation designed to lay down four inches in a single pass.


Spray Foam Carries Greenguard Approval

Gaco Western has introduced GacoProFill System, an open-cell polyurethane spray-foam insulation designed for new construction and retrofits.


LP Spray Foam Touts HP Performance

Dow Building Solutions has unveiled a low-pressure (LP) spray foam system designed to provide the same performance as high-pressure (HP) drum foam insulation, but without the need for large ...


Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.


Polyurea/Foam Sprayer Gets a Makeover

Software and hardware advances to improve application accuracy and data tracking lead the list of upgrades in Graco Inc.'s new Reactor 2.


Graco Revamps Plural Sprayer System

Graco Inc. has launched Reactor 2, a plural-component sprayer for polyurethane foam and polyurea that offers software and hardware advancements to improve application accuracy.


Icynene Offers New Spray Foam Insulation

Spray-foam manufacturer Icynene has introduced ProSeal, a closed-cell, medium-density, spray-foam insulation for commercial and residential applications.


Insulation Seals Without Added Barrier

FireStop2, new from Gaco Western, is reportedly the first single-application, open-cell, spray-foam insulation that requires no additional ignition barrier, according to the manufacturer.


New Spray Foam Seals in One Step

Gaco Western has introduced GacoFireStop2, billed as the first one-step, open-cell polyurethane foam insulation of its kind that requires no additional ignition barrier.


Foam Market to Spring Forward

“Particularly robust growth” in U.S. construction will bring “significant opportunities” for foam insulation and other products made from plastic foams in the years ahead, a new market forec...


Icynene Bows 100% Water-blown SPF

Icynene has introduced ProSeal Eco, a 100 percent water-blown, medium-density closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation, for use in commercial and residential projects.


CA to Review Flame Retardants

The days of using hazardous flame-retardant chemicals in building foam insulation may be numbered in California, under a new law that will take a closer look at those chemicals.


Foam Group Bounces to Record

The Polyurethane Foam Association has reported record membership growth of more than 30 percent in 2013.


Firms Team Up on New Foam Insulation

A new closed-cell spray foam insulation is designed to seal the building envelope from air filtration, moisture, allergens and pollutants.


SPF to Seal in Extreme Climes

Rhino Linings Corp. has expanded its insulation portfolio with a new closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) product for buildings in extreme hot and cold climates..


Graco Settles 2nd Anti-Trust Case

For the second time in less than a year, spray-equipment giant Graco Inc. has agreed to settle federal anti-trust claims related to a takeover of its competitor.


Graco Settles FTC Anti-Trust Suit

Graco Inc., North America's largest spray foam and coatings equipment maker, has agreed to settle a long-running federal antitrust case over the acquisition of two former competitors.


 
 
   

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