SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 14
THE SPRAYFOAM 2018 SHOW
ith the busy convention and trade show season
of the spring, it's never too early to start planning your attendance at the Sprayfoam Show - SPFA's
Annual Convention and Expo! SPFA will be hosting the
show for a growing and engaged number of attendees
at the downtown Mobile, Alabama Convention Center,
January 29 to February 1, 2018.
Attendance at the show has increased consistently,
driven in part by the geographic annual rotation of the
event. "Each year we travel with the show from west
to central to eastern locations in an effort to bring the
best information, news, education, product innovations, social networking events and more for the SPF
industry to accommodate our members and industry
professionals," said Michele Riesenberg, SPFA Director
of Convention Services. "Every year the Convention
Planning Committee members and staff work hard to
try something new, bring new value, keep the show
fresh and maintain our spot as a central hub-event for
the industry that needs the best information because
things change so quickly for them."
More information about the Sprayfoam Show, hotel
options, registration, session tracks and more will be
appearing on the SPFA website www.sprayfoam.org/expo
in the coming weeks. Be sure to plan your participation
early as hotels typically sell out late summer to early fall.
SPFA'S TECHDOC FOR SPF
ROOF SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE
SPFA RELEASES STATEMENT
OPPOSING DTSC LISTING OF SPF AS
he Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice of the Spray Polyurethane
Foam (SPF) industry, released a statement opposing the recent
proposal by the California Department of Toxic Substances
Control (DTSC) to designate Spray Polyurethane Foam products
containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI)
as a listed Priority Product under the department's controversial
Safer Consumer Products Program.
"We are extremely disappointed with this decision to progress to the next stage of this regulatory debacle," said Kurt
Riesenberg, executive director of the SPFA. "We know the
DTSC's spotlight on our product has been problematic from the
start. The department initially based its position on numerous,
unsubstantiated inaccuracies about the product without consulting or verifying those details with our industry's leaders
and through verifiable and adequate research. That resulted
in a protracted, multi-year process marred by DTSC inconsistency, confusion, errors, faulty research and false application of
interpretations gleaned from other technologies then applied
to SPF. DTSC has failed to satisfy its own published regulatory
requirements for listing under the SCP program, and failed at
every stage to progress per published timelines, stretching this
experimental process out years beyond their original vision."
Read more of the statement at SPFA's SPRAYFOAM PRO
PFA-127 SPF Roof Systems Maintenance Manual has been
updated by a Roofing Committee task group. The reorganized document contains improved photos and updated guidance
to help customers and contractors get the most out of their SPF
roof system. SPF roofing contractors are encouraged to share
this with their customers. Many thanks to the task group for
working diligently over the past year to deliver this important
update. The group was led by Robb Smith and included the
following volunteers: Bruce Schenke, Roger Morrison, Jason
Hoerter, Chris West, Jack Moore and Jim Andersen.
For more information, contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical
Director, email@example.com or Bruce Schenke, SPFA
Roofing Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPFA'S FREE FOAM-IT-RIGHT
PFA and its Safety Committee present free SPFA
Foam-It-Right webinars for members. The live
sessions provide SPFA PCP recertification CEUs for
attendees. Preregistration is required. Recordings of
the sessions are available on the SPFA Members-Only
portion of the website. The schedule of webinars are
listed on the "Upcoming Events"
section on page 45.
For details, contact Dr.
Richard Duncan, SPFA
Technical Director, at