Spray foam receives prestigious certification

Spray foam receives prestigious certification

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Icynene, an open-cell spray foam insulation solutions company, has been awarded GREENGUARD gold certification by UL Environment for its high-performance, ultra-low-VOC, open-cell spray foam insulation Icynene Classic Max, according to industry website Sprayfoam.com. The product is believed to be the first open-cell spray foam insulation product in the United States to achieve the certification.

The GREENGUARD gold certification for Icynene Classic Max comes after the spray foam manufacturer was awarded a GREENGUARD gold certification for its high-R-value, ultra-low-VOC, closed-cell spray foam innovation Icynene ProSeal in March 2016. The certifications for both spray foam products contribute valuable points in established green building programs and satisfy strict local building code or ordinance criteria, as well as meet indoor air quality requirements.

“GREENGUARD gold-certified building materials are recognized, referenced and preferred by more than 400 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools and building codes from around the world,” said Paul Duffy, Icynene’s vice president of engineering. “The recognition from UL Environment is testament to Icynene’s commitment to innovation and delivering responsible, high-performance insulation materials.”

Icynene Classic Max is an ultra-low-VOC, one-and-done, open-cell spray foam innovation that eliminates the need for an ignition barrier in unvented attic assemblies in residential construction.

The GREENGUARD certification program establishes a rating system for products and materials (including furniture, lighting, flooring and spray polyurethane foam insulation) that are designed for interior use to ensure that the products have low chemical emissions and improve the quality of the air in which they are used.


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