A View on Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Manufactured with Recycled Paper

Posted by Marie Gagnon on Jun 7, 2017 4:53:37 PM

By Marie Gagnon, Voir Vert Magazine

Driven primarily by compliance with the LEED rating system, the development of sustainable construction in Québec goes along with an ever-increasing interest in the added value of residual materials. The introduction of materials from a selective collection in the production and consumption cycle is in line with this trend.

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Topics: Isolation

SOPRA-XPS: A Strong and Versatile Insulation

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on May 31, 2017 5:04:12 PM

SOPRA-XPS is a thermal insulation panel composed of extruded polystyrene. It is made of closed-cell foam and is mainly used as thermal insulation for SOPREMA foundation systems, inverted roofs including plaza decks and green roofs and parking decks.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Choose SOPRA-SPF + Polyurethane Spray Foam

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on May 17, 2017 2:27:09 PM

SOPRA-SPF + is a two-component polyurethane foam with a closed-cell structure. This high-quality product is designed for interior and exterior insulation applications, whether commercial, industrial, or residential.

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Topics: Insulation

8 Reasons Why Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam is a Clear Choice

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on May 17, 2017 1:55:58 PM

Perfect for irregular surfaces, spray foam insulation is versatile and stands the test of time, maintaining its performance throughout the life of the building.
Excellent R-Value.

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Topics: Insulation

Continuous Insulation, Why you Should Have it

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on May 17, 2017 11:26:03 AM


Do you want to reduce the risk of condensation and humidity in your buildings? Increase the energy efficiency of your systems and keep the heat inside? With the right insulation product, you can address all these aspects with a single product. 

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Topics: Insulation

Why Choose SOPREMA Products for the Construction of your Building?

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Apr 12, 2017 3:05:43 PM

Always attentive to construction industry professionals, SOPREMA is recognized as a pioneer for its new product development initiatives that fulfill the needs of its customers and ease their work.

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Topics: Foundations, Standards, Walls, Roofs, corporative

10 Reasons to Choose Polyisocyanurate-Based Insulation Boards For Your Wall Construction Assemblies

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Apr 7, 2017 11:34:55 AM

Polyisocyanurate insulation boards are known for their versatility, but also for their many benefits – which make this product an advantageous solution when it comes to designing efficient wall construction assemblies. Here is a list of 10 reasons to choose SOPRA-ISO V polyisocyanurate-based insulation boards for your projects.

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Topics: Walls

10 Good Reasons To Use Polyiso Insulation Boards For Your Commercial Buildings

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Dec 2, 2016 10:53:30 AM

Polyisocyanurate insulation boards offer many benefits that make them an advantageous solution when it comes to designing efficient assemblies. This article lists the 10 main benefits of using polyisocyanurate insulation boards for your commercial roofing projects.

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Topics: Roofs

SOPRASEAL STICK VP: An Innovative Vapour Permeable Air Barrier That Has Proven Itself

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Nov 25, 2016 12:28:44 PM

The SOPRASEAL STICK VP self-adhesive vapor permeable air barrier membrane surpasses the products available in the market on several aspects. This article lists 6 reasons that will make you adopt the SOPRASEAL STICK VP compared to its main competitors.

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Topics: Walls

How to prevent water from seeping into your commercial roofing

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Nov 21, 2016 4:38:34 PM

Professional builders know all-too well about the many struggles that can accompany the roof installation process—not to mention the problems that can arise when water damage occurs over time. Poor drainage often leads to water ponding, an unwanted situation that can trigger sagging in flat roofs. Water may also settle into cracks and holes, which can spell trouble when the temperature fluctuates, causing that trapped water to freeze and then thaw.

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Topics: Roofs

ASTM E2357 Vs. CAN/ULC S742 : Where Does the Comparison Stops ?

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Nov 3, 2016 1:09:52 PM

Do you know what distinguishes these two standards for air barrier assemblies for walls? Some may say that CAN/ULC-S742 is just a Canadian version of ASTM E2357 standard because they have the same test methods. But that is all they have in common. See for youself!

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Topics: Walls, Roofs

Discover the 4 main characteristics of the CAN/ULC-S741 and S742 Canadian Air Barrier Standards

Posted by Jean-François Côté on Oct 21, 2016 2:02:46 PM

 

CAN/ULC-S741 and CAN/ULC-S742—published in 2008 and 2011, respectively—are the first Canadian standards related to air barrier materials and assemblies. The first covers air barrier materials, while the second was developed for air barrier assemblies. Read on to discover the 4 main advantages of these standards.

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Topics: Standards, Walls

A Polyurethane Adhesive That Sticks It to Winter

Posted by SOPREMA Experts on Oct 5, 2016 11:23:00 AM

With the cold winter months fast approaching, building professionals will be dreading the additional challenges that plummeting temperatures can bring along with them. One common complaint is that normal outdoor adhesives used for insulation boards, cover panels, and thermal barriers can’t effectively do their jobs in those sub-zero weather conditions we’re all too familiar with.

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Do you Know the Canadian Air Barrier Standards CAN/ULC-S741 and S742?

Posted by Jean-François Côté on Sep 23, 2016 9:24:51 AM

 

Published respectively in 2008 and 2011, CAN/ULC-S741 and CAN/ULC-S742 are the first Canadian standards related to air barrier materials and systems. These Canadian standards are specifications. Not only do they indicate how to measure the air leakage of air barrier materials and assemblies but they also include performance requirements. S741 and S742 therefore help designers and specifiers to easily recognize the level of performance provided by air barrier materials and assemblies tested under S741 and S742.

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Topics: Standards, Walls

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