Boisbriand, Quebec -- Canadian spray polyurethane foam (SPF) system supplier Demilec Inc. is the "2010 Quebec award recipient" of the 'Phénix De L'environnement' award from the Government of Quebec for Responsible Consumption.
For the past thirteen years, this award has recognised local efforts on conservation and sustainable use of resources, combined with preservation of quality of life.
Demilec's innovation of a new generation of high-performance but less environmentally damaging insulating material forms a green solution to the challenges imposed by the Montreal Protocol on eliminating ozone-depleting substances. Use of its Heatlok Soya insulating foams allows a reduction in energy consumption of up to 50 percent, while at the same time increasing the comfort and the quality of life of the inhabitants.
"Through this award, Demilec sees five years of research and development recognised. Our whole team worked very hard in order to develop Heatlok Soya, an insulation product which offers an ecological energy efficient solution that helps you better construct and/or renovate your buildings", said Jacques Lariviere, president of Demilec, in a company statement.
After a major research and development project, Demilec built new manufacturing plants to give the necessary chemical synthesis and formulation of these new insulating materials. Demilec notes that the materials have been commercialised "through a specification strategy with architects, proper professional training and onsite quality controls."
Made at Demilec's Boisbriand plant in Quebec, Heatlok Soya SPF meets the new Canadian environmental regulations.
For this new generation of SPF insulation, Demilec's sustainable development approach involves use of recycled plastic bottles and renewable soya oil polyols to substitute non-renewable chemicals in manufacturing its insulating products.
Demilec says its Heatlok Soya is a closed-cell SPF insulation system which combines, in one application, the three essential elements of a building envelope: insulation, an air-barrier and a vapour barrier. Also, with no ozone depletion substance (zero ODS), the material contributes credits for the Canadian Green Building rating system "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" program (LEED).