Arlington, Texas - Demilec (USA) llc, a manufacturer of bio-based spray foams, has received the 'Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1006)' from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). This confirms that its Sealaction Agribalance spray foam contains 10 percent bio-based material content, "making it the product with the most bio-based material content of any spray foam insulation tested to date," the company said recently.
Sealaction Agribalance is an open-celled, semi-rigid polyurethane spray foam which contains renewable agriculture-based products, primarily vegetable oils. The foam is aimed at residential buildings, Demilec said.
The VAR-1006 was awarded under the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation Program (SAVE) - a new programme created by the ICC-ES to provide reliable information about claims made by manufacturers of sustainable products, the statement said.
SAVE, a voluntary programme, gives companies the opportunity to be evaluated by the ICC-ES. The evaluation, the statement said, includes inspection of the manufacturer's production process and product testing at recognised laboratories, where applicable.
"As the green movement continues to grow, it's our goal to provide manufacturers such as Demilec, a valuable, credible resource that will help them demonstrate their continued commitment to delivering proven sustainable solutions to the industry," said ICC-ES president, Mark Johnson.
"We recognise the importance of sustainable design and construction, so we're excited that Sealaction Agribalance has the highest bio-based material content of any spray foam insulation tested to date," said Demilec vice president, Dave Lall. (RD)