September 22nd, 2011
MOUNT AIRY, NC—A new International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Service report on NCFI’s popular open-cell spray foam insulation, Sealite™, makes the product the first and only to meet new 2012 building code. ICC-ES is the body responsible for evaluating product compliance with ICC codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings.
The report, ESR-1154, for Sealite™ does the following:
1) Approves, per ASTM E 970, that Sealite™ can be left exposed on attic floors without an ignition barrier
2) Recognizes Sealite™ for all building types under the IRC and IBC
3) Qualifies DC 315 fireproof paint applied over Sealite™ as a thermal barrier alternative
Jason Hoerter, P.E., senior product manager with NCFI, says the ICC report validates the company’s internal mission to create the future for spray foam insulation. “We work everyday to make our products the very highest quality in the world. As a U.S. company, we feel a good deal of pressure to prove American companies and workers will lead the way in safer, healthier, more energy efficient building products. It’s why we’re out front meeting 2012 codes and why we’ll continue to lead the industry toward the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1964.”
Mitch Clifton, manager at NCFI, agrees, “The ICC is the most respected testing organization for U.S. buildings. When they say our products are ahead of the pack, you can trust it. Forget advertising, or sales promises, the ICC report is proof positive we’re doing things the right way and validates the reason most U.S. builders choose NCFI SPF products.”
ICC-ES evaluates building products for compliance with building and construction code. ICC-ES does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on code compliance and design/construction alternatives which are available free of charge to code officials, contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry and construction. ESRs provide evidence that products and systems meet code requirements.
For more information, or to arrange an interview on this subject contact:
Dale McGlothlin (202) 341-8615
NCFI, headquartered in Mt. Airy, NC since 1964, manufactures polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray foam-in-place insulation (SPF), roofing, geotechnical application, marine floatation, packaging, specialty molding, and many other uses. The company also offers a complete line of flexible foams for furniture seating, transportation seating, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging. NCFI also has manufacturing plants in Hickory, N.C., Dalton, GA., and Salt Lake City, UT. To learn more about NCFI please visit www.NCFI.com.