Spray-polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, growing in popularity, is under scrutiny from EPA. What's a homeowner or builder to do?
Quality installation of the two types of site-manufactured foam insulation is no easier than fiberglass batt and no less important. Here is how to avoid the most common problems.
As Massachusetts investigates the causes of three house fires that ignited while insulation contractors were installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF), observers ask if SPF is being demonized.
U.S. production of next-generation HFO blowing agents signals a positive shift in the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) market.
Insulation is key to reducing carbon emissions from buildings. But the blowing agents in extruded polystyrene and spray polyurethane foam offset much of that benefit.
With this new tool you can see just how significant embodied energy and blowing agents are in determining the role of insulation materials in addressing climate change.
New blowing agents will reduce the global warming potential of SPF, XPS, and the rigid polyurethane foam used in appliances.
The IPCC has deemed Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent, an HFO that can be used to produce insulation, to have extremely low global warming potential.
The foamed magnesium oxide cement is often seen as a blue-ribbon contender for least-toxic insulation. But the manufacturer falls short in providing key metrics.