ROCKWOOL has launched Cavityrock® Black—a dual-density insulation board designed to mask the insulation layer with a bonded fleece facing to create a crisp, dark aesthetic in open-joint facades. Cavityrock® Black also offers the same excellent thermal performance, fire resistance, and moisture control of ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® insulation, states the company.Read More
Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications.Read More
The Baha Mar Resort & Casino on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, encompasses three million square feet of construction, 6,000 tons of structural steel, 500,000 sq. ft. of glass, and an abundance of the StoTherm® ci exterior insulation system and Sto finish products including Stolit® Milano.Read More
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Monday announced $74 million for 63 selected projects to research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of our Nation’s buildings and electric grid. Awardees include National Laboratories, universities, small businesses, and industry partners.Read More
Foundation Building Materials announces the purchase of certain assets from Insulation Distributors, Inc.
Foundation Building Materials acquired the suspended ceiling systems, wallboard, metal framing, and commercial insulation product lines of IDI serving the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. markets. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Read More
ROCKWOOL Group announced today that Trent Ogilvie, President of ROCKWOOL North America, has elected to retire after 25 years of successful leadership. The company is pleased to share that Rory Moss, who currently serves as Managing Director, ROCKWOOL Nordics, will step into the role of President, ROCKWOOL North America effective April 1, 2020.Read More
Huntsman announces the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla, expanding its downstream footprint in spray polyurethane foam insulation
Huntsman Corporation yesterday announced its agreement to acquire Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications, from an affiliate of FFL Partners, LLC.Read More
The facility will manufacture polyurethane foams for construction, insulation, appliances, bedding and furniture applications. It will also produce systems for the footwear industry; and prepolymers for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers applications. The site will also serve as the regional base for Huntsman’s Demilec spray polyurethane foam (SPF) business. Demilec is a global manufacturer of SPF insulation used in commercial and residential properties to improve energy efficiency.Read More
Todd Fister has been named President, Insulation, effective July 15. Mr. Fister succeeds Julian Francis, who will be stepping down to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Roofing Supply.Read More
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