Houston, Texas - Michael Sievers, the National Business Manager for BASF Corp's spray polyurethane foam business, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc., or Flash, a non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening homes and safeguarding families.
The announcement was made during the Flash Annual Meeting, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida on 8 Oct, but was released in a 1 Dec announcment from BASF.
"This appointment reflects BASF's commitment to working with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that energy-efficient, durable and sustainable construction becomes part of mainstream building practices," said Sievers, in the prepared statement.
Sievers explains that the partnership with Flash is a pivotal one for the company because both BASF and Flash are committed to communicating to a national audience that sustainability and disaster-resistant construction go hand-in-hand. Sievers' business group specifically, a part of BASF Polyurethane Systems, provides spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation products and services that not only increase energy efficiency but, also improve the overall strength of homes and commercial buildings.
"We are pleased to welcome a director with such vast experience in disaster resistant construction field," said Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of Flash. "He will be an excellent addition to the wide range of expertise already found among the members of our Board of Directors."
According to studies conducted by the National Association of Home Builders and the National Roofing Contractors Association, closed-cell spray applied polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, such as BASF Comfort Foam for homes and Walltite for commercial buildings, not only provide some of the highest insulating values (R-value) and air-barrier properties, but they can also improve a building's resistance to high-wind events. Additionally, closed-cell SPF is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a flood-resistant building material, making it an ideal insulation choice for areas that are flood and moisture prone.
For more information about BASF polyurethane spray-applied foam products and services, or to locate a contractor, please visit: http://www.spf.basf.com.