Define the basic properties of SPF and be able to list the general benefits of using ccSPF systems for masonry wall insulation, air barrier, and water sealing. Learn about the installation methods of ccSPF systems and be able to visualize the applications and projects of closed cell spray polyurethane foams.
Organized in 1964 by research chemist Dr. H.W. Bradley and Charlotte-based Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, NCFI Polyurethanes quickly became a leader in the manufacturing of flexible polyurethane foam for the bedding and furniture industries. NCFI offers a complete line of flexible foams for furniture seating, transportation seating, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging. Also manufactured in Mount Airy are polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray-in-place insulating foam commonly referred to as SPF insulation, roofing, marine floatation, packaging, specialty molding, and many other uses.
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In this one-hour course the history of SPF will be discussed. The physical properties of SPF insulation will be examined as well as the advantages of using SPF in the built environment. Typical applications of both open-cell and closed-cell SPF will be reviewed.