Press Releases

  1. Survey Shows Manufacturers Used Over 1.8 Billion Pounds of Recycled Materials in the Production of Fiber Glass and Slag Wool Insulation
    July 20, 2017
    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2016. The survey includes data from both U.S. and Canadian manufacturing facilities.
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  2. Insulation: An Important Technology for Climate Protection
    April 21, 2017
    As the nation prepares to mark the 47th year of Earth Day observance tomorrow, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reminds consumers that properly insulating their homes is one of the simplest things they can do to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.
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  3. U.S. Insulation Industry Generates $20 Billion, Supports Nearly 400,000 Jobs Annually
    April 4, 2017
    The U.S. insulation industry contributes $20 billion annually to the U.S. economy and supports nearly 400,000 jobs throughout the United States, according to a new report published by the American Chemistry Council, The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2016. The report was released recently during the joint insulation industry national policy and advocacy meeting sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA), Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA), Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, and North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA). It is the most recent analysis of the significant economic contribution of the U.S. insulation industry to the American economy.
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  4. Fiberglass Insulation Still Tops in Return for Home Renovations
    January 26, 2017
    For the second year in a row, Remodeling Magazine’s Cost v. Value Report concludes that a fiberglass insulation upgrade is the home remodeling project that provides the largest percentage return on investment for homeowners. The report compares the average costs for 29 popular home remodeling projects with the value those projects retain in 99 U.S. markets on a national and regional level. A fiberglass insulation upgrade proved to add the greatest value to the home at 108 percent of the cost of the project, according to Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling Magazine.
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  5. Survey Shows Manufacturers Used Over 2.8 Billion Pounds of Recycled Materials
    July 21, 2016
    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2015. The survey includes data from both U.S. and Canadian manufacturing facilities.
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  6. Insulation: Readily Available Climate Protection with Consumer Benefits, Too
    April 22, 2016
    To mark the 46th year of Earth Day observance, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reminds consumers that properly insulating their homes is one of the simplest things they can do to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
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  7. Study: Boosting Home Insulation Can Cut Electricity, Fuel Use, Reduce Pollution
    April 13, 2016
    A new study from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) finds that increasing insulation levels in existing U.S. single-family homes to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) level would, in total across the United States, cut electricity consumption by 37 billion kilowatt hours. This reduction is equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 3.4 million U.S. homes. In addition, increased insulation would slash residential natural gas consumption (9 percent), reduce propane use (10 percent) and fuel oil consumption (12 percent).
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  8. Fiberglass Insulation is the “Bang-For-Your-Buck” Home Renovation of 2016
    January 13, 2016
    Remodeling Magazine has released its “2016 Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average costs for 30 popular home remodeling projects with the value the homeowners could re-coup at resale in 100 U.S. markets on a national and regional level. For the first time, a fiberglass insulation attic upgrade was included among the list of 30 home renovation projects evaluated and proved to add the greatest value to the home at 117% of the cost of the project, according to Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling Magazine.
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Industry News

  1. Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems
    October 17, 2017
    Building owners and occupants often take fire safety for granted. They assume that buildings are constructed with fire safety in mind and significant attention has been paid to building codes. Nevertheless, there exists one particularly critical juncture frequently overlooked in fire safe design – the void space between an exterior curtain wall and the edge of the floor. This area can be addressed by perimeter fire barrier systems.
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  2. Biglerville Borough house destroyed by fire
    December 9, 2015
    A rental property in the 100 block of South Main Street in Biglerville Borough was destroyed by a fire Friday morning. Biglerville Hose and Truck Company No.1 Deputy Fire Chief Tom Leedy said a resident originally reported the fire around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, but the fire reignited Friday morning. Leedy said the home’s cellulose insulation likely contributed to the fire restarting.
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Regulatory, Code and Standard News

  1. Spray Foam Re-occupancy and Re-entry Times: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t
    August 19, 2015
    Over the past few months, Icynene has announced that it is offering new spray foam products with reduced re-occupancy and re-entry times for trades and homeowners. There is already uncertainty as to the “right” amount of time that is needed and these announcements about reductions only add to that uncertainty. It is important to understand how these new recommendations came about and what they mean. Two things have apparently changed: first, there are “protocols and procedures”, created by the American Chemistry Council –Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (ACC-CPI) that govern recommendations on re-entry/re-occupancy offered by manufacturers. Second, products with certain properties, applied under certain ventilation conditions, can use these protocols and procedures to claim less time is needed for re-occupancy/re-entry. The ventilation conditions are especially important to understand. The reduced time is.