ASTM Symposium Planned for Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation


Over the past decades those in the building science and indoor air quality industries have seen new developments aimed at solving problems actually create new problems. For example, moisture and mold problems created by energy-saving measures. Although SPF has tremendous value in its insulating properties and many success stories (I personally installed both open-cell foam and closed-cell foam in my home with no problems), some consumers have extremely bad experiences. One of the issues has been complaints about the off-gassing of the product itself. ASTM is planning a symposium to develop consensus standards for measuring chemical emissions from SPF Insulation. Papers are invited through May 30th. Details are found at this link.

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