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Huntsman opens new polyurethanes systems house In Dubai

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.

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Johns Manville CladStone™ Water & Fire Block included in new wall system for fire protection

Johns Manville announced that JM CladStone™ Water & Fire Block is included in a new wall system, Fusion™ 285, specifically designed to meet requirements for achieving the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 285, a commercial wall assembly fire test. Fusion 285 is the first system nationwide to meet the requirement, which evaluates the flame propagation characteristics of an exterior, non-load-bearing wall assembly.

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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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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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