By Liz White, UT editor
Boisbrand, Quebec-Spray foamer Demilec was awarded two first prizes during Contech 2006, the building industry event held 22-23 Nov at the Palais des Congres in Montréal.
Demilec won first prize in the innovation category for "Heatlok Soya," awarded by the Québec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export trade. Its second prize was given by the Department of Public Works and Government Services of Canada in the sustainable development category.
Demilec's five years of research and development on Heatlok Soya spray polyurethane foam insulation was recognised. "Our whole team worked very hard in order to develop Heatlok Soya, an insulation product which offers an ecological solution to the building and renovation industries", explained Jacques Lariviere, president of Demilec, in a press release from the Canadian foam company.
Heatlok Soya is a closed cell spray PU foam insulation system which combines, in one application, the three essential elements of a building envelope: insulation, air-barrier and vapour barrier. Moreover, the polyurethane insulation, with no ozone depletion substance (Zero ODS), contributes credits for the Canadian Green Building rating system 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design' programme (LEED).
Heatlok Soya made in Boisbriand, Qc, Canada, is the most technologically advanced spray-applied polyurethane foam and meets the new Canadian environmental regulations.
For its new generation of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation, Demilec embraces the ecological concern (the sustainable development approach) by introducing recycled plastic bottles, renewable natural soya oil and water."