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BASF and Aspen Aerogels expand strategic partnership

“The successful development of the product will help us to better serve the fast-growing market for high-performance insulation materials,” said Raimar Jahn, President of Performance Materials, BASF. “This innovative product will expand our portfolio in the high-performance insulation market and, together with SLENTEX®, will make our offering more competitive. The addendum will accelerate the global launch and adoption of a new class of firesafe and ultra-efficient aerogel insulation technology.”

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Inspira Medical Center Adds Vertical Expansion with the Help of Sto Panel Technology

Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey had a growing patient population and needed to expand. In the course of planning the project, the general contractor, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, was aware of the capabilities of Sto Panel Technology affiliate, Jersey Panel, also located in Vineland, and brought them on board early for design-assist support. StoPanel Classic NExT ci, a prefabricated insulated exterior wall panel system that weighs almost 90 percent less than a precast panel of the same size, was chosen for the cladding.

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Accella Polyurethane Systems’ Spray Foam business unit is now Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation

Accella Polyurethane Systems’ spray foam business unit is being rebranded as Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation (CSFI). Additionally, products previously designed and marketed by Accella (BaySeal®, Foamsulate™, and QuadFoam®) will be consolidated under CSFI’s new SealTite family of products. These changes are intended to help reduce market confusion, simplify product identification and selection, and communicate to customers that they can feel confident in choosing CSFI’s SealTite products.

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Owens Corning announces Brian D. Chambers to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer

Owens Corning announced last week that its Board of Directors elected Brian Chambers, current President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 18, 2019. Mr. Chambers will retain the title of President as he assumes the CEO role. Previously, he served as President of the Roofing business since 2014.

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Kingspan showcases Kooltherm and OPTIM-R at first-ever ZAK World of Façades in North America

At the first-ever ZAK World of Façades in North America, Kingspan Insulation will focus on the value of space and functionality in façade construction with its Kooltherm K15 premium performance rainscreen insulation board and OPTIM-R next-generation insulation and will participate in a live panel discussion on façade construction for modern architecture.

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Owens Corning Introduces First Formaldehyde-Free Perimeter Fire Containment System in North America

Owens Corning announced Thursday they have introduced the first and only formaldehyde-free perimeter fire containment system available in North America. This advanced solution made with Thermafiber® Firespan® and Safing™ mineral wool insulation delivers tested and proven fire resistance performance to help commercial architects, specifiers and contractors build safer and energy-efficient buildings.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus. Plus a look at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program and feature article "Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design" by Olga Gorbunova, Principal, Stantec.

January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

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