Johns Manville’s polyiso product line gets an update
Johns Manville is unveiling the next generation of its polyisocyanurate product line, which will be known in home improvement circles as ENRGY 3.E.
The main thing setting this new insulation product apart from its predecessor is its ability to meet fire tests and codes without any added halogenated flame retardants. In a word, it’s inherently fire-resistant.
To get to that point, Johns Manville added a reactive polymer modifier to boost the foam’s cell structure.
“Our research shows there is a growing need in the market for an innovative roofing insulation product that maintains all of the positive attributes of polyiso, but contains no added halogenated FRs,” said Michael Cusick, portfolio manager, Boards and Insulation. “The lack of halogenated flame retardants also demonstrates JM’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.”
Johns Manville’s ENRGY 3 will continue to be available to roofing contractors who aren’t working with restrictions on halogen flame retardants. Both products boast comparable performance and R-value.
Weyerhaeuser now offering Interfor wood products
Weyerhaeuser is welcoming Interfor to its product assortment, which will be available through its distribution centers in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
"With the addition of Interfor’s premium wood to our already extensive offerings, Weyerhaeuser Distribution is providing dealers with a high-end option for custom builder and remodeler customers," said Pat Graham, national product manager for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. "We’re thrilled to add this new line from Interfor and look forward to working with this highly respected brand."
Among the products Weyerhaeuser will distribute are Interfor’s Reserve pine boards, Reserve paneling and Reserve T&G V-joint Decking.
Interfor’s products are informed by high-tech equipment, such as a Weinig H5000 high-speed moulder and Leitz TerboPlan planer heads.
The new products will be stocked at Weyerhaeuser’s Tacoma, Washington; Albany, Oregon; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia locations.
Black + Decker rolls out Lithium Ion vacuums
Black + Decker is updating its handheld vacuum repertoire with the addition of Lithium Ion technology.
The new range of cordless handheld vacuums includes the 20V MAX and the 16V MAX Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Heads and the 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac.
"Lithium Ion battery technology has enhanced the performance of Black + Decker’s handheld vacuums," said Jeremy Lippenholz, product manager for Home Cleaning Products. "Other types of batteries fade and lose suction, making it difficult for homeowners to complete their cleaning task before running out of power. Instead, Lithium Ion batteries offer strong suction and fade-free power throughout their use, giving homeowners the confidence that they can complete tasks quickly and conveniently."
Depending on their needs, consumers can choose the Flex Vac with Floor Heads for portability and flexibility (including the option to clean any kind of floor surface), or the Pivot Vac, which is designed to clean hard to reach areas with a specially designed pivoting nose.