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Monday 24 Aug 2009

Renewable-based spray foam insulation

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25/05/10 patrick, Mesa
There is a blog by a home owner stating that the icyene in his home soaked up water from a plumbing leak. The result was molds and high costs to remediate. Can you comment on this problem.

Icynene introduces renewable-based spray foam insulation – ICYNENE LD-R-50™ 

Mississauga, ON (January 21, 2009) – Icynene Inc., the leading manufacturer of open-cell foam insulation products, has introduced ICYNENE LD-R-50™, a renewable-based insulation and air barrier material that reduces the need for petroleum-based polyols.

ICYNENE LD-R-50™, the next generation of Icynene’s high-performance products, is responsibly made using castor oil and exceeds United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferredSM and International Code Council (ICC) requirements for a rapidly renewable product.

Extracted from the castor plant, castor oil is a natural ingredient that is safe enough for use in personal care products such as lip balm. Production of the castor plant has low energy dependence and requires no pesticides, fungicides or man-made irrigation. The castor oil used for ICYNENE LD-R-50™ has a make-up which is extremely consistent year over year, from location to location and has a higher yield by weight (40%) than soya oil (17%).

“With the introduction of ICYNENE LD-R-50™, Icynene has moved forward and added another layer of green consciousness to an already superior product,” said Alan Rankin, President & CEO of Icynene Inc. “Homeowners, builders and architects can feel even more confident that the insulation they’re using is helping reduce their environmental impact from production of the product through its contribution in the building envelope.”

ICYNENE LD-R-50™ offers many advantages for building professionals, architects and homeowners:

• It is an environmentally preferable product that is 100% water-blown, free from HFCs and PBDEs.

• It insulates and air-seals in one step for maximum energy conservation while minimizing the environmental impact during manufacturing and construction.

• By significantly reducing air leakage, ICYNENE LD-R-50™ contributes to a healthier, quieter and more comfortable indoor environment, while reducing energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 50%.

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