Michigan Firm Introduces First Window Foam With Renewable Agricultural ContentBusiness Wire -- OXFORD, MI -- September 7, 2010 -- ITW Futura Coatings, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., has introduced the first window foam with renewable agricultural content. The new Foamseal® E-Z Fill™ Plus Window Foam, produced in Oxford, Michigan, replaces some of its petroleum-based content with renewable corn, soy and castor plant material.
E-Z Fill™ window foams are injected into vinyl window frames to help retain internal temperatures or “U” value, which reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling. Foamseal® E-Z Fill™ Plus Window Foam improves the thermal efficiency of windows by 3 to 8%, compared to window frames without foam. In addition, Foamseal® E-Z Fill™ Plus has flame-retardant properties.
“We’re pleased that our new product exceeds USDA BioPreferredSM requirements for renewable content. Using plant material reduces greenhouse gases that are damaging to the environment, while the foam improves the energy efficiency of the windows,” explained Art Goldman, sales manager, ITW Futura Coatings.
ITW Futura Coatings is a market leader in window foams, producing 90% of the foam used in replacement windows manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. Its window foams and other polyurethane foams are produced in its Oxford, Michigan facility. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., or ITW, is a publicly-held corporation with headquarters in Glenview, Illinois.
Contact: ITW Futura Coatings
Shari S. Cohen
Source: ITW Futura Coatings
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