Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Bayer MaterialScience LLC has rejoined the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and said will support its efforts to raise industry standards for spray foam application training and certification.
The SPFA has designed a spray foam insulation contractor certification program that requires applicators to have the necessary background, training, and testing to install spray polyurethane foam safely. Bayer, which developed its own applicator training program, will now recognize the SPFA Insulation Master Installer certification as comparable to the Bayer bronze accreditation level for spray polyurethane foam application.
Bayer will work with the SPFA to improve the SPFA certification program, and to expand coverage to include contractor companies, distributors and manufacturers.
Bayer said it recognizes the importance of customer accreditation and for every spray foam applicator to have the proper safety and application training.
Bayer will continue its efforts through the SPFA, the Center for the Polyurethane Industry's Spray Foam Coalition, the Insulation Contractors Association of America and other organizations to advance spray polyurethane foam product stewardship along the value chain.
The SPFA said, that by renewing its membership in Bayer will gain opportunities to support the industry through product stewardship, codes initiatives, research, and educational programs to connect with customers.