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Bensonwood has launched a new product designed for the growing Passive House industry. PHlex™ (pronounced "flex") is a new product and concept launched by Bensonwood that provides a cost-effective, precise and high-quality assembly of building panels.

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Johns Manville launched JM Formaldehyde-free Cavity-SHIELD, a NFPA 13 compliant1, fiberglass batt insulation for use in the concealed spaces of multifamily buildings.

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The evidence supporting the effectiveness of NFPA 285 is very strong and history bears out this conclusion. Since its introduction in 1988, the NFPA 285 test has remained relatively unchanged, and 30 years of use has generated no evidence of any life safety deficiencies.

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A question has arisen regarding the use of NFPA 285 and ASTM E84 in the context of IBC Section 2603.9, Special Approval. Specifically, there is difference between the 2012 and the 2015 versions of the International Building Code (IBC) due to a change in language during the 2015 code development cycle.

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The American Chemistry Council is calling for California’s Department of Toxic Substances to reconsider its decision to list spray polyurethane foam as a priority product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products programme.

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The Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance - Part 1 will be held on October 21-22, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

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GAF, the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, has made a commitment of $1 million in total assistance in support of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. GAF's support is being delivered in the form of direct relief, financial contributions and in-kind donations of roofing materials.

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Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of DRI Supply Co., a distributor of drywall, roofing and insulation products.

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Boral Roofing LLC, the national leader in durable and energy-efficient new and retrofit roofing systems, is pleased to introduce an all-new website featuring all four core product lines as well as roofing components.