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The Winter of Discontent Could Lead to the Spring of Home Improvement

By Cherie Preville
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As an HVACR contractor, now's the time to spring into action.
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Feb. 18, 2014: CertainTeed Introduces New Moisture Managing Insulation

Insulation Lets Walls Breathe to Help Maintain Dry, Healthy Indoor Environments
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CertainTeed has introduced SMARTBATT™ with MoistureSense™ technology, a new kraft-faced fiberglass batt insulation that the company says contributes to healthier homes and buildings by intelligently managing moisture.

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April 6, 2012: Knauf Insulation’s Use of Recycled Content Achieves New Industry Benchmark

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Knauf Insulation announced that its insulation has now been validated by UL Environment to contain 61.9 percent post-consumer recycled content by weight. According to the company, this is a new industry benchmark. Knauf said it increased the figure by 6.2 percent over the last six months.

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Supreme Industries: Aluminum Foil Tape Dispenser

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The TapeMaster™ HVAC-TAPE2 is a 2-inch aluminum foil tape dispenser. It is engineered to remove the paper release liner from foil tapes with ease. The tape dispenser conveniently rolls the waste paper onto a take-up reel for easy disposal, eliminating little pieces of scrap from the jobsite, the company said.

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Owens Corning: Pipe Insulation

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Enhancements to the entire Fiberglas™ pipe insulation product line, along with the company’s SSL II® positive closure system, deliver consistent pipe insulation sections that are easier to install and have a smooth appearance. In addition, the pipe insulation cartons have been upgraded to make them sturdier to withstand the rigors of jobsites.

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Nov. 8, 2011: New R&D Facilities to Evaluate Insulation, Air Sealing, and Weatherization Systems

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Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., has announced two new research and development (R&D) test facilities located at the Dow Building Solutions’ North American headquarters in Midland, Mich.

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Honeywell Joint Venture Formed

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Honeywell and Sinochem Group signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to produce and sell blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation in China.

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Armacell LLC: Ducts, Tanks, Vessels, and Pipes Insulation

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Designed for exterior applications, the ArmaTuff® insulation product is a combination of a multilaminate cladding material manufactured by Venture and laminated to Armaflex® insulation.

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Convenience Products: Portable Spray Foam System

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Self-contained, the Constant Pressure Dispensing System (CPDS) is a spray foam system that dispenses Class I fire retardant, thermal-insulating, and sound-attenuating two-component polyurethane spray foam.

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Removable Insulation Jackets Help Make Steam System Safer

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Operating under a joint venture with Albin Carlson & Co., Patrick Energy was awarded a design-build contract to replace the aging steam system and support infrastructure at the Soo Locks.

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