By Mike Verespej, Plastics News Staff
Washington, DC -- The four-company Foam Sheeting Coalition will continue its product advocacy efforts as part of the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council.
"Joining the plastics division at ACC helps us amplify our industry's voice and communicate the benefits of our products to key decision makers," said Greg Bergtold, director of codes and standards at Dow Chemical Co., who will chair the newly formed Foam Sheathing Committee at ACC.
Bergtold is past president of the coalition, which also includes Atlas Roofing Corp. in Atlanta, Owens Corning in Toledo, Ohio, and Rmax of Peachtree City, Ga.
All, except Dow, are new ACC members.
The coalition formed four years ago to promote the proper technical use of foam sheeting in construction and to advocate the inclusion of foam sheeting in building codes because of foam sheathing's ability to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The decision to become part of ACC was driven by the complementary work that the groups were doing both on a technical level and to advance energy efficiency in building codes.
Like many other groups at ACC, the new Foam Sheathing Committee will be self-funded by contributions from companies that are part of the group. The committee will additionally be linked to the existing building and construction team in the plastics division of Washington-based ACC.