Morris Township, New Jersey -- Foam-blowing agent producer Honeywell has chosen US GreenFiber llc, a US-based manufacturer of natural fibre insulation, to distribute its new line of weatherisation products, a 6 May company statement said.
The new products, designed for air sealing and weatherisation applications for homes and commercial buildings, will only be available to contractors who are certified under Honeywell's Enovate Pro Weatherization Contractor Program, the company said, adding that GreenFiber will help to select contract partners to become part of the programme.
The programme is designed to provide insulation, HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) and other contractors with professional development training specifically designed to allow them to perform air sealing and weatherisation work on homes or commercial buildings, the statement added.
According to Honeywell, the training includes analysing the building envelope; methods and products for air sealing and weatherisation; and health and safety best practices.
In addition to being trained by Honeywell, contractors are required to become certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) in order to become certified contractors under Honeywell's weatherisation programme. These contractors then have access to Honeywell EnovatePro products and materials, including foam sealants and commercial grade weather stripping, used to perform weatherisation contracting work, Honeywell said.
"GreenFiber's broad industry and national sales force make them an excellent partner for distributing the exclusive line of Honeywell products and services," said Bryan Angus, business manager for Weatherization products and services at Honeywell.
Enovate blowing agent (HFC-245fa, 1,1,1,3,3,-pentafluoropropane) is a liquid hydrofluorocarbon developed for rigid insulating foams. (RD)