Mississauga, ON. 1 March 2016. High performance, low VOC closed-cell spray foam insulation Icynene ProSeal from leading 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% 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 Icynene VP Engineering, Paul Duffy.
“It’s estimated that Americans spend around 90% of their time indoors where air pollution levels can be anywhere between two and five times higher than those found outdoors. 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,” said Mr. Duffy.
Icynene ProSeal also features a core density of 2.4lb, 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. Our portfolio of industry leading 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 making Icynene the smart choice for builders, architects, building owners, and homeowners.
UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment.