April 24, 2006

Demilec unveils zero-ODS insulation made from renewable, recycled resources

At the Montreal National Home Show last month, Demilec formally introduced Heat Lok Soya, its Zero ozone-depleting substance (Zero ODS) spray insulation made from renewable vegetable oils and recycled plastics. This eco-friendly product is the culmination of four years of scientific research and development by the company at its facilities in Boisbriand, Quebec.

"From now on, Demilec recycles your plastic bottles into a Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation and offers you a performing and durable insulation system which reduces your energy costs and consumption," said Demilec president Jacques Larivière.

Moreover, Heat Lok Soya has zero impact on the ozone layer. Demilec says it is the first Canadian manufacturer of spray polyurethane to meet the requirements of the Montreal Protocol. Larivière noted that Canada's regulatory ODS phaseout program requires the insulation industry to eliminate all ODS from its products by 2010.

In addition, says the company, the new insulation product meets all the requirements of Canada's National Building Code (NBC) and surpasses the quality standards for the Standard for Thermal Insulation Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Medium Density, Material specifications. In a single-step application, Heat Lok Soya provides high long-term thermal resistance and an air-barrier material 500 times greater than NBC requirements, as well as an adequate vapour-barrier.

Use of Demilec's Heat Lok Soya contributed to the success of the Canadian Solar Decathlon Team, which won a prestigious award from the National Association of Home Builders in the Energy Efficiency category. The international competition, in which 18 teams participated, was held last fall in Washington. The Canadian team, consisting of engineering students from Concordia University and architecture students from the Université de Montréal, created and built a house powered only by solar energy. Among its features was the use of Demilec's Heat Lok Soya to insulate the walls and the roof. The house-reported to be the first experimental house powered by solar energy in a northern climate-is now on display at the Concordia University campus.

Demilec specializes in research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality spray polyurethane foam insulation under the Demilec and Premilec brand names. It has a second production facility in Arlington, Texas and a distribution network of 20 locations throughout North America. More information is available from Jacques Larivière at Demilec, 450/437-0123, FAX 450/437-2338, Web site www.demilic.com.

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