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An Interview with Todd Keske in PU Magazine

Attached is an interview that ran in PU Magazine – Vol. 10, No. 6 – Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014. Our business has continually grown each year since its founding and we take pride in the fact that we have never laid off any worker. – Todd Keske Read the interview in it’s entirety here in pdf

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Shelf life evaluation of PU rigid foams blown with Ecomate®

This is an article from PU Magazine – Vol. 10, No. 6 – Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014. In this paper, different catalysts will be evaluated in ecomate® spray foam formulations to determine which choice of catalysts promotes longer shelf life. The liquid polyol blends will undergo an accelerated shelf life aging at 50 °C (122 °F)

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Trane Site Switches to ecomate® and Saves Almost $100,000

Employees from Materials, Purchasing, Fabrication, Base, Engineering, Maintenance, and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) departments researched, then selected Ecomate by Foam Supplies, Inc. for its cost-effectiveness, environmental-protection features, and ability to meet product line needs. The changeover to Ecomate began in 2010 and was completed by April 2012. During this time, Trane and Foam Supplies employees identified and refined exact needs for the foam, reviewed adhesion and chemical aspects, and tested the application system to ensure compliance with Trane’s processes. No changes to equipment or the factory floor were needed. Ecomate specialists provided hands-on training to Trane workers.

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Improved Foam Insulation for Commercial & Domestic Appliances 

This was an article written by John Murphy regarding the benefits of improved foam insulation for use in appliances. There is both economic and environmental pressure on the Appliance Industry to produce appliances that are energy efficient as well as non-damaging to the environment. The choice of foam blowing agent plays a major role in

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Ritchie Industries Manufactures Quality Products with ecomate®

One of our customers Ritchie was recently mentioned on Fox News and they talk about how they use ecomate as their eco-friendly polyurethane foam solution.

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New Materials for Thermal Insulation: a Focus on ecomate®

Below is an article in pdf format that discusses how Ecomate Systems meets the updated standards of polyurethane foam for energy saving and environmental sustainability

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CPI 2007 Best Presentation Award

John Murphy was awarded the “Best Presentation” Award at the CPI 2007 Conference for his Product Innovation presentation of: “Factors Contributing to K-Factor Optimization with Ecomate blown foams”.

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Perlick Continues Commitment to ‘Green’ Practices with Blowing Agent

“Ecomate gave us the best of all possibilities having identical thermal efficiencies, capable of being used with our existing equipment, 0-ODP (Ozone Depleting Potential), 0-GWP (Global Warming Potential), VOC Exempt (Volatile Organic Compound or SMOG) and the only blowing agent not on any type of ‘hit-list’ for phase-out” – Karl Krumbiegel, project engineer for Perlick Corporation

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Environmentally friendly energy efficiency

The customers’ needs are often an impetus for the companies to adopt new, more efficient and environmentally friendly materials. Delfield, an American company, for example, has switched for its entire cooling technology to Ecomate, a polyurethane foam developed by Foam Supplies, also an American company, that uses methyl formate blowing agents. Ecomate is a material with zero of ODP and GWP, and therefore not subject to VOC regulations in force in the U.S.A.

This foam can be blended with a polyol or isocyanates, and treated in the same way as HCFC 141b, because they have almost identical properties, including boiling point, solubility and flammability.

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HCFCs are phasing out, what next?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to phase out substances that deplete the OZONE layer. The Montreal Protocol was negotiated in 1987 and is now recognized in over 188 countries. It has been recognized as an integral in reversing the damage done to the OZONE layer by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The production

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