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Wednesday, January 30 2019 / Published in News
Sound dampening with low pressure spray foam

Effective sound dampening is one of the key concerns for residential and commercial construction contractors.

According to Grand View Research, “It has been observed that the human health and efficiency is highly related to the noise level in the work environment, which highlights the importance of sound barriers. Increasing concern for employee comfort levels has triggered the demand for noise cancelling materials in commercial buildings.”  They expect foam to dominate the industry through 2025.
 
In addition to comfort level and needing a quiet place to work, some professions require confidentiality and the assurance that their conversations will not be overheard. Protecting occupants from noise intrusion is a growing part of both the commercial construction industry and the residential construction industry. In fact, one of the recent luxury condo developments in Oconomowoc heavily promotes it’s construction methods which limit sound transfer between units.
 

Versi-Foam® open cell formation spray foam is a cost effective, efficient way to dampen sound. It creates a barrier which absorbs noise, inhibits the transfer of sound between rooms and reduces noise that enters the building from the outside. The spray foam works because sound is airborne and the foam reduces the air space through which the sound can travel. This brings value to the building for the end user. The additional value can be expected to increase revenue for both the owner and the contractor.

 

Finding the right low pressure spray foam insulation kit for your residential or commercial construction project is key to the health and satisfaction of your clients. To locate a distributor or receive more product information, call us today at 1-800-657-0702 or contact us here online.
Friday, August 03 2018 / Published in News, Uncategorized
Industrial construction site

The United States Department of Transportation has a new shipping classification for the Versi-Foam low-pressure spray polyurethane foam systems. The prior product description fell under: UN1956 Compressed Gas, N.O.S. (Fluorinated Hydrocarbon, Nitrogen). The new product classification for shipping by all modes of transportation (road, air, and vessel) will be as follows: UN3500 Chemical Under Pressure, N.O.S. (Fluorinated Hydrocarbon, Nitrogen).

As part of these regulatory changes, additional packaging requirements dictate that “the cylinders must not be offered for transport when connected with spray application equipment such as a hose and wand assembly.” Beginning May 1, 2014 all Versi-Foam medium size kits (9, 9SR, CL9, 15, 15SR, CL15, 10, 31) will be shipped with the gun/hose assembly detached within the box, rather than already attached to the tanks.  Going forward, each medium size kit will be equipped with a wrench for the user to properly secure the hose fittings to the tanks.
Wednesday, July 11 2018 / Published in News, Uncategorized
Wall just before insulation is applied

It’s that time of year again – when cooler temperatures can affect the performance of your Versi-Foam® System.  To ensure the peak performance of your Versi-Foam® System and quality foam production, here are a few helpful tips:

Never store Versi-Foam® products in temperatures lower than 40°F (5°C). Storing at these temperatures may cause the chemicals to freeze.  If the “A” component freezes, it will crystallize, creating blockages in the dispenser.  Once this occurs, it cannot be fixed.

 Always warm the chemicals to a temperature between 65°F to 90°F(18°C to 32°C) before using.  Refer to the temperature sensing strip to be sure it is well within the green zone.  During application, continue to monitor the temperature strip.  If it begins to move toward the blue zone, warm the chemicals again. Cooler chemicals will result in foam that is “A” rich, which will be darker in color and have a crunchy surface.

 Bring your Versi-Foam kits into a warm/conditioned space for at least 24 hours prior to using.  After warming the chemicals, be sure to shake the tanks well to ensure a uniform temperature throughout.

Always warm the surface onto which you are applying the foam to a temperature between 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Colder surface temperatures may result in adhesion problems and reduced yields. For answers to more questions, visit our support page.

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