CENTER FOR THE POLYURETHANE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES DEMILEC AS A FINALIST FOR
2018 POLYURETHANE INNOVATION AWARD
ARLINGTON, TX (SEPTEMBER 25, 2018) - Demilec (USA) Inc.’s Heatlok HFO has been
selected as a finalist for the Center for the Polyurethane Industry (CPI)
Innovation Award. The award provides the opportunity to recognize companies
and individuals who have made noteworthy achievements within the industry
during the past 12 months.
The award honors Demilec’s Heatlok HFO, which delivers a zero-ODP,
ultra-low GWP and high renewable and recyclable closed cell foam for the
insulation industry. Heatlok HFO High Lift, with its R-7.5/inch, innovates
for the residential builder. Heatlok HFO Pro, at R-7.4/inch, creates a
Class II vapor retarder, air/water barrier, and thermal insulation at
1 inch, which is an ideal solution for commercial buildings.
Manufactured with Soya Oil and PET, Heatlok HFO resin delivers 19% renewable
and 6% recyclable content. The use of PET also provides flame resistance,
delivering a 12-flame spread for Heatlok HFO foam.
Heatlok HFO High Lift delivers a more advanced foam performance for the
residential market. Contractors reported indicated yields of 5,200 board
feet at 2 pounds per cubic foot. Due to the 1,000-lb. set weight, Heatlok
HFO High Lift transforms 87% of its formula mass into foam. Combined with
an industry-leading R value of 7.5/inch, a contractor can now spray an
R-49 cathedral ceiling in a single application, which in turn has reduced
job site time.
Although the R-value at 1 inch and dimensional stability are not sufficient
for the commercial construction industry, Demilec created a second formulation;
Heatlok HFO Pro. It was designed on a molecular level to specifically
address the challenges of today’s building envelope. Heatlok HFO
Pro has a 98% closed cell content, which delivers 0.91 perms improved
dimensional stability and an R 7.4 at 1-inch depth to assure moisture
vapor control within the exterior cavity.
“Demilec is honored to be a finalist for the CPI Innovation award,
as this award is steeped in tradition and excellence. In bringing an HFO
blown closed cell to the market prior to the mandatory transition, Demilec
strove to develop a closed cell foam ready for the building envelope requirements
of the future while delivering value to the contractor today,” said
Doug Brady, Vice President Innovation and Marketing, Demilec. “Heatlok
HFO demonstrates leveraging strong polyurethane innovation into stronger
For the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award, judges selected three Polyurethane
Innovation Award finalists based on impact on the polyurethanes industry,
uniqueness of the innovation, quality of the science and societal impact.
Attendees will vote in favor for one innovation at the 2018 Polyurethanes
Technical Conference on Oct. 1-3 in Atlanta. A winner will be announced
during the closing session on Oct. 3.
About Demilec, Inc.:
Demilec, Inc., a subsidiary of Huntsman Corp., has been recognized as an
industry leader in using innovative technology and advanced science to
create a line of open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation and coatings
for more than 33 years. Demilec focuses on meeting market demands for
more energy-efficient products and serves a range of industries, including
industrial, residential, commercial, agricultural, original equipment
manufacturer, education, water, oil and gas, energy, military, and civil.
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