Newburgh, New York -- Urethane Technology Co., which makes water-based polyurethane foam has gained Greenguard certification for its UTC 5070 Spray Insulation Foam.
This foam is now certified to Greenguard Indoor Air Quality, and Greenguard Children and Schools quality, by the Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI).
Such certification "assures consumers that UTC 5070 Spray Foam is safe and that installations contribute to quality indoor air by meeting strict chemical and particle emission guidelines," said a statement from Newnburgh-based UTC.
The certification helps builders and contractors by enabling them to offer products to developers and architects that contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, UTC added. Greenguard Certification is an independent, third-party testing programme for low-emission products for indoor environments, the company said.
According to the supplier, UTC 5070 is a closed-cell polyurethane insulation foam, widely used in both residential and commercial construction, where water-based and high performance insulation is wanted. The foam is sold only through certified distributors in North America. "Closed-cell urethane foam has been shown to provide the highest insulation value of any insulating material," the company said, adding that the UTC 5070 product adds structural strength, seals drafts, acts as a vapour barrier, and is mould resistant.