Key Credential Opens Previously Unavailable Markets for Sales
HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — January 6, 2009 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD) (“Lapolla”) a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation and coatings designed to reduce energy consumption in the commercial and residential new construction and retrofit markets today announced that its closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation system has been recognized for thermal and moisture protection for building insulation by the ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES).
Design professionals, contractors, building inspectors and engineers look for advanced insulation systems that not only offer energy-saving solutions but also have a proven record of performance. Lapolla’s closed-cell spray foam insulation system, branded Foam-LOK™ CC (FL2000) and AirTight™ CC, has now been formally recognized as a high-performance, thermal and moisture management insulation system, for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The finished product is a cost-effective solution providing improved occupant comfort, a cleaner indoor environment, greater noise reduction, and superior energy savings over conventional insulation systems.
“The ICC-ES is an essential resource to building professionals. The ICC-ES report demonstrates that Foam-LOK CC/AirTight CC spray polyurethane foam insulation meets acceptance criteria and key building code requirements,” said Douglas J. Kramer, President and CEO of Lapolla. “The ICC-ES recognition provides added assurances for building and insulation code officials and the building industry.”
Closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation 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. Air exchange in and out of a building is a leading cause of escalated energy bills. Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam is well-suited for use in wall cavities, floor assemblies, ceiling assemblies, attics and crawl spaces.
“Energy savings building solutions are in great demand and construction decision-makers continually look for the most innovative products on the market. In today’s environment, the ICC-ES acceptance criteria provides code officials and consumers alike decisive assurance of quality standards and value,” concluded Mr. Kramer.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
LaPolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting commercial and residential applications in the building envelope construction industries.
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 icc-es.org.