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Mississauga, Ontario — March 1, 2016 — High-performance, low-VOC closed-cell spray foam insulation Icynene ProSeal from spray foam manufacturer Icynene has met stringent chemical emission criteria to be awarded UL Greenguard Gold certification by UL Environment.
The UL Greenguard Gold certification closely follows Icynene’s recent introduction of one hour trades re-entry and two hour re-occupancy for the ultra-low VOC product. The certifications allow Icynene ProSeal to contribute valuable points in established green building programs, satisfy strict local building code or ordinance criteria, as well as meet indoor air quality requirements.
UL Greenguard-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.
“According to Shelton Group’s 2014 EcoPulse Survey, a record-breaking 70 percent of Americans are searching for greener products. The recognition by UL Environment of Icynene ProSeal allows architects, designers, and specifiers to confidently create healthier, comfortable, and energy-efficient home, office, healthcare, and educational facility environments,” said Paul Duffy, vice president for engineering, Icynene.
“It’s estimated that Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution levels can be anywhere between two and five times higher than those found outdoors," Duffy said. "The stricter certification criteria considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals such as children and the elderly and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in indoor environments including schools and healthcare facilities."
Icynene ProSeal also features a core density of 2.4 lb, offers a high R-value of R7.1 per inch, and, as a closed-cell spray foam product, is recognized by FEMA as a flood-resistant material.
Established in 1986, Icynene helps to build energy-efficient residential and commercial structures in over 31 countries worldwide. Its portfolio of light-density open cell and medium-density closed cell SPF solutions are both insulation and air barrier materials for improved indoor air quality and reduced energy costs.