Pittsburgh Corning Announces the Next Generation of RTV Adhesives

PC RTV 450 and PC HI-TEMP/RTV Silicone Adhesive are one part, neutral cure, silicone adhesive / sealant formulated for use at high temperatures.

The products were engineered to be used in conjunction with FOAMGLAS insulation systems that require adhering or sealing FOAMGLAS insulation to FOAMGLAS insulation or for adhering the insulation to hot surfaces. 

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Polyguard Products, Inc. Transitions to an Improved Zero Perm® Product

Tony Garone of Polyguard Products, Inc. announces improvements to the Zero Perm® product.  According to Tony, this product will look very similar to the current generation product with its white/foil reversible sides. And since the Zero Perm® family of vapor barriers and tapes has been very successful since its introduction and Polyguard anticipates that the changes to weight, tensile strength and elongation will only contribute to enhanced performance.  Read more.

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Owens Corning FOAMULAR® Announces Price Increase Effective 10-13-14

Owens Corning Foam Insulation, LLC will increase U.S. prices on all orders shipping on or after October 13, 2014.  This will affect all commercial and industrial pipe and board products.  Please contact Extol of Ohio Inc. to discuss any specific needs with your Extol Sales Representative.  We appreciate your business and your continued support of the Owens Corning FOAMULAR® products. 

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Polyguard® Updates Dow® STYROFOAM™

Polyguard® updates the Product Data Sheet for Dow® STYROFOAM™ XPS Pipe Insulation Billets.  This insulation material has been develop for use on mechanical applications including but not limited to cold pipe, vessel and duct applications and is commonly applied on ammonia refrigeration pipe applications, cold storage piping, ice rinks, chilled water, glycol and down to cyrogenic temperature applications. 

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Extol Provides Manufacturer Insulation Data Comparison Chart

While many external factors must be considered when making insulation selections in various applications, Extol of Ohio Inc has compiled a convenient Manufacturer Insulation Data Comparison Chart.  This chart identifies key product characteristics according to the insulation’s individual performance test results according to ASTM testing methods for Cellular Glass, Polyisocyanurate, Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) and Phenolic.  It is intended to help aid in the selection of insulation material for a given application.  Please contact an Extol technical representative at 800.486.9865 to ...

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Engery Savings from Plumbing-Code Change Effective After 2015

Plumbing Code Change Targets Pipe Insulation – The change to the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Uniform Plumbing Code will take effect after 2015 and ensure hot-water pipes in new commercial buildings and homes are insulated. The change stipulates that pipes be insulated for all new commercial buildings and homes built after 2015. Overall, they anticipate that the insulation of hot-water pipes will shorten the amount of time spent waiting for hot water at showers and faucets ...

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H.R. 4801, the Thermal Insulation Efficiency Improvement Act Passes in House

The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced that on Monday, June 23, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4801, the Thermal Insulation Efficiency Improvement Act! The legislation solely discusses insulation and requires the Secretary of Energy to prepare a report on the impact of thermal insulation on both energy and water use when examining potable hot water in federal buildings. If this bill is enacted it could provide NIA and the federal government with more concrete evidence to further the case ...

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