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An Inside Look at UL’s Performance and Reliability Testing Center

November 15, 2017

Did you ever wonder why some of your appliances last longer than others? Or, why one product performs better than its competitor? If yes, then you are in the right place as the staff at UL’s Product Engineering Services team in Newton, Iowa have been answering those questions and more since 2008.

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The Different Types of Backer Rod and Applications

November 10, 2017

When selecting a backer rod material for your specific project, it’s important to understand that there are several different types. Backer rod comes in variations for different joint sealant applications and for cold- and hot-pour sealant uses. In this blog, each of Armacell’s FillPro™ Backer Rod characteristics will be detailed, including their unique properties, benefits, and intended application.

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Why it’s Important to Check Insulation on Residential AC Units Yearly and How to Replace

October 18, 2017

Insulation on the suction line of your AC unit performs an important role in keeping your AC functioning properly. Over time UV rays, weathering, and mowing and trimming can cause damage to portions of the insulation that is located outdoors. This blog looks at tips for replacing damaged pipe insulation AC refrigerant lines.

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Closed Cell Sponge Rubber: Unique Features and Common Applications

October 12, 2017

This blog post content comes from CGR Products series called “Material of the Month.” The series spotlights Closed Cell Sponge Rubber as a unique material that CGR works with, as well as it's common applications.

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UL SPOT – The Credible Source for Product Information for Building Professionals

October 04, 2017

Currently featuring more than 45,00 products, SPOT database is a first of its kind tool for architects, designers and specifiers to identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™.

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The “Father of Armaflex” comes back to Armacell to see how he made a Difference

September 20, 2017

67 years later Lawrence Clark visits Armacell to check up on the product he developed. 

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Condensation and the Risks Part One: Why the Proper Insulation Choices Will Keep You Out of the Rain

September 07, 2017

Below-ambient systems, such as chilled water, refrigeration, and cool air duct systems, are highly susceptible to the formation of condensation on their surfaces. With a temperature far below the average indoor dew point, these systems can quickly sweat and create an apparent indoor rain. This is never an acceptable condition within any occupied space or even a mechanical room, so what can be done to prevent this from happening?

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Did you know our Insulation Products are Available at Retail and Online?

August 30, 2017

Do-It-Yourselfers and contractors discover easy access to our insulating products for residential heating, AC, and plumbing lines

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What UL GREENGUARD Certification means and why low-emitting HVAC components are a good choice

August 16, 2017

Many of Armacell’s products are GREENGUARD Gold certified, but what does that exactly mean? Read about how UL GREENGUARD helps protect IAQ in our homes, schools and commercial buildings.

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Further Education in Armacell Products and Applications Helps University Achieve its Goals

August 09, 2017

Armacell teams visit the W&L University Facilities Department to support their request for more education on Armaflex insulation and the proper installation of elastomeric foam material.

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