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 Chris Braddock at Chris_Braddock@americanchemistry.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.