First to achieve SPF credential without an Ignition Barrier
HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — September 23, 2009 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD.OB) (“Lapolla”) a Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications, today announced that its two pound spray foam insulation has exceeded the requirements for the new attic and crawl space test criteria, required by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES).
“This credential represents a new era in testing and product approval for spray foam insulation. Lapolla has now set a new benchmark by exceeding the newly required criteria, without an ignition barrier, as set forth by the International Code Council.” stated Douglas J. Kramer, President and CEO of Lapolla.
Lapolla’s medium density closed-cell spray foam insulation, branded Foam-LOKTM (FL2000) and AirTightTM CC, is installed as a nonstructural component of attic and crawl spaces primarily focused on residential installations. It is spray applied and expands to help seal the building envelope. Sealing the building envelope prevents conditioned indoor air from escaping and unconditioned air from entering a building. Uncontrolled air flow in a building can be responsible for as much as 40% of energy loss. Lapolla’s spray foam is a cost-effective solution providing improved occupant comfort, better air quality, and greater energy savings over conventional insulation systems.
“Building inspectors and code officials rely upon ICC-ES as a validation resource. The Modified NFPA 286 test criteria not only sets new standards for safety, but further differentiates Lapolla’s superior product performance and competitive economics by being the only spray foam product today, to the best of our knowledge, that does not require an ignition barrier to meet code. ” concluded Mr. Kramer.
About ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.
ICC-ES is the United States’ leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at www.icc-es.org.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting residential and commercial applications in the building envelope construction industries. For more information, please visit www.Lapolla.com and www.AirTightInsulation.com.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. Contacts:
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Michael T. Adams, CGO