Cartersville, Georgia -- The US Army Institute of Public Health, at its Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, has tested Burtin Polymer Laboratories BPL 1445 Series Resin and BPL 1445 Series Iso insulation materials, showing they are toxicity clearance-approved for use on all military tents, shelters and other temporary structures.
The army tests showed that, as well as meeting criteria for spray-applied foam plastic insulation of the International Code Council, these foams now meet or exceed multiple military toxicity clearance, compliance and safety certifications for use specified by the US Army.
Spray foam insulation has many military uses, in cutting energy consumption, assisting with climate control in the field, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq, and helping where noise reduction is also a concern, said a BPL statement. This will help save, protect and aid personnel no matter what temporary structure or housing they might need.
"Effective June 3, 2011 - Burtin Polymer Labs has engagingly met the challenge specified by the US Army's product code mandates for field use. We applaud them at that task and know we will all continue to benefit from the use of BPL's advanced technology," stated Jeffrey Simmons, Department of the Army.
"Once again, we are proud to assist the US Army and other branches of the military with its need for giving its service personnel the top certified tested equipment, high-tech products and most advanced field materials ever produced … We are excited our products have continued to meet or exceed their high standards and expectations. We see our service and working with them as a true ongoing partnership," added Claudio Burtin, ceo Burtin Polymer Laboratories.
Burtin Polymer Laboratories (BPL) researches, develops, and commercialises polyurethane systems for commercial roofing, commercial and residential insulation, flotation, adhesives, packaging, spray elastomers and custom-moulded products.
BPL's Foametix Spray Foam Insulation is a series of light-density, polyurethane spray-applied foam insulation systems for residential and commercial / industrial building applications. It also continues to develop some of the very few blast mitigation products tested and approved by the US Military and utilised by the US government in the refurbishment of the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.
BPL said its proprietary formulas are made using sophisticated processing equipment at its 14-acre facility in Cartersville, Georgia, with warehousing and service operations located in seven states.