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DAP has bundled a number of its sealant and flashing products with an assortment of third-party door hardware to create the DAP QuickKit.

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While it has been in use for over 30 years, polyurethane (PUR) spray foam insulation products are considered by some to now have the largest market share of insulation products.

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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) announced the launch of a new Elastomeric Bridging Polyurea, designed for high-pressure, spray equipment.

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The Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat, Armenia, considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world, has continued to serve people for hundreds of years. And although people think of sustainable, green building for new, modern structures, this ancient cathedral is the epitome of green building.

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Resinate Materials Group, Inc. (Resinate) has received a 6-month SBIR Phase One grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund process development related to lignin polyols for use as flame retardant (FR) polyols for rigid insulating foam applications.

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Huntsman Corporation, the global chemical manufacturer, announced that its total energy use in 2017 was below a 2006 baseline, with production intensity also decreasing slightly in 2017 due to the decrease in energy usage.

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As the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by ACEEE. 

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Thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians created a blue pigment which they used in their depictions of gods and royalty. Derived from calcium copper silicate, the substance is now known as Egyptian blue – and it could be used to both save power and generate electricity.

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Derek Fowler was training to become a professional chef. Jose Gomez intended to become a lawyer. Through a bit of chance and a lot of hard work, both men found themselves becoming successful insulation contractors instead. Today, both operate thriving companies in the Arizona/Nevada market. And both say their success is due to their ability to help customers meet increasing energy codes on tight timelines and budgets.