The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) was formed under the Center for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). The SFC is a dynamic organization of companies that produce and sell polyurethane spray foam insulation systems and the chemicals and equipment necessary for their use. The SFC champions the use of spray polyurethane foam in U.S. building and construction applications by promoting its benefits, providing a forum to help shape public policy on issues critical to the industry, and supporting the safe manufacture, transport and application of spray polyurethane foam (SPF).
More Information about SPF
To learn more about the benefits of spray foam, please visit www.whysprayfoam.org. To learn more about SPF health and safety, visit www.spraypolyurethane.org.
To learn more about becoming a member of the SFC, please contact Lee Salamone at Lee_Salamone@americanchemistry.com. To view a list of SFC members, click here.
» Spray Foam Quarterly Statistics Program Now Available For Purchase
The SFC has launched a quarterly statistical data program for high-pressure spray polyurethane foam products to provide business statistics about the sector.
More information and order forms can be found here.
Spray Foam Coalition Code of Conduct
On January 30, 2014, the Spray Foam Coalition approved a Code of Conduct. This is the first commitment of its kind in the SPF industry. It reflects the member companies’ commitment to the continuous improvement in health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam products.
Value of Certification for SPF Installation
This infographic explains a spray polyurethane foam installation certification for homeowners, spray foam installers, as well as architects and builders. Click on the link to learn more about the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance’s Professional Certification Program.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Design Guidance: Insulation and Air Barrier Requirements of the 2012 I-Codes
This guidance document, developed by the Spray Foam Coalition and the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, provides building designers with easy-to-use information about spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for use as wall and roof insulation and as an air barrier. Air barrier information and R-value requirements for commercial and residential buildings complying with the 2012 IECC and 2012 IgCC are provided. (booklet version)
Guidance on Sampling Techniques for the Inspection of Installed Spray Polyurethane Foam
This document is intended for inspectors that are familiar with Spray Polyurethane Foam to provide general guidance and present techniques that can be used for the inspection and sampling of SPF insulation projects, with an emphasis on observation and physical sampling.
Guidance on Ventilation During Installation of Interior Applications of High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam
This document provides general guidance on ventilation during installation of interior applications of SPF in new residences and buildings and during renovation and weatherization projects in existing homes and buildings. | (Spanish)
Guidance on Best Practices for the Installation of SPF
The SPF Installation Guidance is intended to provide an overview of best practices to help professional installers use SPF effectively and efficiently to insulate homes and commercial buildings. It discusses considerations for the use and handling of materials as well as steps that help make the jobsite safe and secure. It also addresses health and safety hazards and offers steps to avoid potential issues. Steps and tips for installing, measuring, and inspecting SPF are included to supplement those offered by manufacturers. | (Spanish)
Energy Savings Found from Spray Foam in Side-by-Side Construction
As the use of SPF insulation is increasing in both new and existing homes, prospective users often ask the question: “How much can SPF impact my heating and cooling costs?” This paper summarizes a recent study and found that the use of SPF to create unvented attics can improve air-sealing and significantly reduce energy usage, which in turn reduces heating and cooling cost.
Spray Polyurethane Foam: Benefits for Passive Houses
The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) provided the Spray Foam Coalition an opportunity to publish a document in the PHIUS newsletter on spray polyurethane foam to convey some reasons why SPF can be an excellent choice for Passive Houses
Presentation on Unvented Attics: Application Guidelines Before, During and After Installation
The Spray Foam Coalition developed and has presented this presentation to audiences interested in learning more about spray foam in unvented attics. It includes guidelines from the design considerations through the application and the final test-out.
Air Sealing with Spray Foam: Common Leakage Points in Homes
As much as 40 percent of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks can make energy bills unnecessarily high. This document shows pictorially how spray foam can help seal a home and prevent common air leaks.