30 Aug '13, 10am

Green News: Spray Polyurethane Business Expected to Grow

Green News: Spray Polyurethane Business Expected to Grow

According to a market consulting company, the use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in residential construction could grow 14% a year through 2015 , to a total of $1.1 billion, as long as the industry minds its manners. "The future of the SPF business looks bright but not assured," Ken Jacobson, a partner with Principia, said in a summary of the firm's findings. SPF will continue to be viewed as a "premium insulation" for high-end residential building as well as a good choice for commercial roofing and exterior walls. But, he added, "to continue its successful trajectory, the SPF industry will need to support a number of different initiatives including expanded contractor education and certification, property owner and specifier awareness, and R&D for new products with improved yields." One particular challenge is the concern the foam can be applied improperly. "...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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