By Liz White, UT staff
Boisbrand, Qebec-After four years of development, polyurethane systems supplier Demilec used its presence at the Montreal National Home Show in March to launch an insulation product with zero ozone depletion potential.
Canadian systems formulator Demilec has a new-and it claims ecological- generation of spray insulation foam, called Heat Lok Soya.
This foam, produced after four years of research on sustainable materials, is made from renewable vegetable oils and recycled plastics, said a 17 March statement from the group.
"From now on, Demilec recycles your plastic bottles into spray polyurethane foam insulation and offers you a performing and durable insulation system which reduces your energy costs and consumption," claimed Jacques Lariviere, president of Demilec, in a company statement.
Demilec says Heat Lok Soya has zero impact on the ozone layer. "We are extremely proud of this innovation, our own ecological contribution to the challenges raised by the application of the Montreal Protocol agreement."
Lariviere noted that the insulation industry has an obligation to eliminate all the Ozone Depletion Substances (ODS) from their products by 2010.
And Demilec claims to be the first Canadian manufacturer of spray PU to meet the requirements of the Montreal Protocol.
Demilec also said it is producing high quality, high performance foam systems, while embracing an ecological approach with recycled plastics, renewable natural oils and water.
Foam made using Demilec's Heat Lok Soya meets the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and exceeds the quality standards for the Standard for Thermal Insulation Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Medium Density, Material specifications.
A one-step application of the foam gives high long-term thermal resistance, an air-barrier material exceeding 500 times the NBC requirements as well as an adequate vapour- barrier.
Demilec describes itself as "a well-known leader in research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality spray polyurethane foam insulation."
For 20 years, Demilec has supplied customers in the construction, refrigeration and transport industries as well as nautical and various consumer products.
As well as manufacture at its Boisbriand headquarters and R&D unit, Demilec has a second plant in Arlington, Texas, and a 20 distribution units across North America.