March 31, 2015 – Gaco Western’s new GacoProFill is the FIRST Open Cell Foam in the United States to be awarded UL Environment’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications. GacoProFill has been tested and certified to be in compliance with stringent chemical emissions standards set by UL Environment, which are amongst the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards in the world.
Interior products can have a significant impact on indoor air quality, and can emit hundreds of chemicals into the air that building occupants breathe. Use of GREENGUARD Certified products contributes to the creation of healthier interiors. GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) includes exceptionally low emissions limits to account for sensitive individuals including children and the elderly. This certification makes GacoProFill eligible for use on Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) projects and for points under the LEED® green building certification program.
Builders appreciate that the GacoProFill SYSTEM offers a consistent cavity fill to help ensure quality installation on every project, quick installation to speed up the construction cycle, and high bio-renewable content for sustainability which is important to many architects and home buyers. Contractors are giving the GacoProFill SYSTEM high marks for eliminating waste, reducing labor and increasing yield. Because there is no trimming needed and virtually no waste, the GacoProFill SYSTEM provides higher yields than most open cell foams and scrap disposal expenses are greatly reduced or eliminated. The quick and easy installation reduces labor costs and project completion time by up to 20%.
GacoProFill is also a superior solution for uninsulated wall cavities in retrofit applications. Unlike other injection foams, it won’t shrink, settle or sag and it provides both insulation and air barrier solutions. GacoProFill is installed using standard spray foam equipment and contractors are finding it much easier and faster to install than typical injection foam and conventional blown-in insulation products.
“Gaco Western is committed to developing innovative and environmentally-responsible products that give our contractors a competitive edge. The GacoProFill SYSTEM offers substantial time savings combined with the elimination of waste, which is unheard of with open cell spray foam systems. GacoProFill also opens up new Retrofit opportunities and the GREENGUARD Certifications open up new markets by differentiating GacoProFill as a more responsible choice in open cell spray foam applications,” stated Tom Sojak, Vice President Sales, GacoWallFoam.
GREENGUARD Certification is issued by UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create – and helps buyers identify – interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions. GREENGUARD Certification became part of the UL Environment portfolio in 2011 when UL Environment acquired the Greenguard Environmental Institute, further advancing its mission of promoting global sustainability, environmental health, and safety. Learn more at www.ul.com/gg.
Founded in 1955, Gaco Western remains today a family-owned business with its roots in technology and product innovation. The Gaco family of brands offer best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications including specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian and traffic decking, and spray polyurethane foam insulation. Products are available nationwide. For more information, visit gaco.com or call 877-699-4226.