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download press release »02/10/2012

CertainTeed® CertaSpray® Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Approved for Use in Non-combustible Commercial Construction

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation announced today that its CertaSpray® Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation has been approved for use in non-combustible commercial walls.

CertainTeed recently passed the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 and 259 tests, which certify CertaSpray for use within non fire-rated wall assemblies of commercial non-combustible and heavy timber construction. The tests, required by the International Building Code (IBC), measure the vertical flame spread and potential heat of foamed plastics, such as SPF.

As a result of NFPA testing, CertaSpray can now be used within the stud cavities or on the exterior of walls in buildings clad with brick, stucco or other type of non-open-jointed heavy claddings. The product can also be used in walls, attics, ceilings, floors, basements and crawl spaces in Types I, II, III, IV, and V construction in accordance with the (IBC) and in dwellings in accordance with the International Residential Code (IRC). 

“Completion of this testing now allows CertainTeed to extend the energy saving benefits of closed cell spray foam further into the commercial construction market,” said Lionel Rossignol, product manager, CertainTeed Insulation.

CertaSpray Closed Cell SPF products can be utilized both within the stud cavities and on the exterior side of wall sheathing. It can also be used in attics, floor and ceiling assemblies, and crawl spaces to create tight, durable, energy efficient buildings. The resulting air infiltration reduction from SPF not only improves indoor air quality and minimizes the potential for moisture problems in wall assemblies, it also significantly lowers heating and cooling costs for the building owner.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.



A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

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