31 Oct '13, 7pm

Want a spooky Halloween story? Formaldehyde-based foam insulation is back from the dead!

Want a spooky Halloween story? Formaldehyde-based foam insulation is back from the dead!

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) has been out of the spotlight, but going into a lot of buildings—often being referred to as Amino Foam. Amino Foam is a highly flowable foam that can fill CMU cavities from below—rising as much as 18 vertical feet. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: cfiFOAM In working on major updates and expansions to Insulation Choices: What You Need to Know About Performance, Cost, Health and Environmental Considerations , we’ve had an opportunity to dig into some of the insulation products out there that you don't hear so much about. Some of what we’re found has been surprising. Anyone remember urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI)? Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s it was the ultimate bad guy of the insulation world. Installed in hundreds of thousands of homes in the U.S. and Canada following the 1973 Energy Crisis, UFFI was found to emit ...

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