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ICP Reformulates HandiFoam for Improved Performance and Lower Global Warming Potential

Developed with a low-GWP blowing agent, a complete reformulation of HandiFoam E84 delivers 30% greater adhesion and a range of new benefits for professionals.

ANDOVER, Massachusetts – November 19, 2020 – ICP Building Solutions Group (ICP BSG) announces the launch of HandiFoam E84 Low GWP, a new, improved performance formulation of the spray foam insulation solution trusted by professionals everywhere.

Available for purchase in 2021, the nonflammable formulation will be fully compliant for use throughout North America, where Canada and several U.S. states will implement regulations phasing out high global warming potential (GWP) blowing agents in low pressure polyurethane spray foams beginning Jan. 1.

“At ICP Building Solutions Group, innovation and sustainability are a part of our everyday business,” said Tim Kenworthy, Vice President, Insulation, ICP BSG. “We took these impending regulations as an opportunity to improve our polyurethane foam product line, and to help our customers stay ahead of the curve. The new HandiFoam formulation is not only fully compliant, but delivers a range of new benefits we believe can help them sharpen their competitive edge.”

Benefits include:

  • Simplified inventory. By satisfying low-GWP requirements in Canada and certain U.S. states, HandiFoam 84 can help professionals simplify their inventory with a single product formula that can be sold and used anywhere.
  • Stronger adhesion. HandiFoam E84 Low GWP achieves 30% greater adhesion compared with the current formulation, offering stronger, more reliable performance.
  • Easier curing indication. After application, HandiFoam E84’s color shifts from white to yellow as an indicator of a proper curing profile.
  • Excellent fire rating. HandiFoam E84 Low GWP achieves a 2.5-inch Class 1 fire rating, providing greater application opportunities in certain climate zones. Traditional low pressure spray foams achieve Class 1 fire rating at 2 inches or less.
  • Ergonomic improvements. 105/205-sized kits feature a redesigned ergonomic handle, while 605 kits feature a new box design for easier maneuverability.
  • Spray pattern versatility.  Our flagship ColorWise nozzle technology has improved for greater versatility based on user preference. The nozzle can now be converted from a fan spray to a cone spray by simply snapping off the tip. This patented technology can help a contractor stay efficient.

“We’ve heard nothing but positive reports from contractors who have trialed this new product’s use, so we’re excited for our professional customers everywhere to get their hands on it,” said Kenworthy.  “At ICP BSG, we take our position as an industry leader seriously, and we’re committed to delivering practical, high-performance products that can help our customers be leaders, too. HandiFoam E84 Low GWP is a part of that commitment.”

HandiFoam E84 Low GWP, like all ICP BSG solutions, is backed by MasterWorks, an exclusive program that offers customers access to expert training, special promotions, and a variety of unique growth tools.

About ICP Building Solutions Group
ICP Building Solutions Group is the foremost supplier of professional products and solutions for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs. Comprising dozens of industry-leading brands across numerous industries and applications, ICP Building Solutions Group offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios to building professionals all over the globe, all backed by its exclusive MasterWorks training and education program. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

About ICP
Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a leading specialty chemical manufacturer in North America and provides coatings, adhesives and sealants globally. With operations headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, and multiple manufacturing facilities around the world, ICP serves multiple end markets, including building materials, specialty construction, industrial, packaging, printing and sports surfaces. ICP Group is privately held and manufactures products under several recognized specialty groups. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

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Bridget Hagan, akhia communications
(330) 463-5650
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California Sports Surfaces Launches Ultra Performance Series

The sports surface solutions provider is investing in robust new formulations, new colors and new service improvements as part of its longstanding commitment to being an industry-leading partner for its worldwide customers.

ANDOVER, Massachusetts – November 5, 2020 – ICP Building Solutions Group (ICP BSG) has announced the launch of its California Sports Surfaces (CSS) Ultra Performance Series, a complete reformulation of its Plexipave® and DecoTurf® products that delivers exceptional abrasion resistance, improved permeability, excellent coverage, a streamlined color palette and other qualities demanded in the world’s most competitive sports surface applications.

CSS Ultra Performance comes as part of ICP BSG’s wide-ranging reinvestment in California Sports Surfaces, an effort to affirm the brand’s position as the clear industry leader in the sports surfaces and flooring industry. Customers can expect higher-performing products, enhanced service and support, and faster, streamlined delivery, solidifying California Sports Surfaces as a better business partner around the world.

“Plexipave, DecoTurf and a variety of other California Sports Surfaces brands have been trusted to deliver outstanding resiliency and performance in some of the world’s highest-profile sporting events for decades,” said James Rack, Vice President, Sports Surfaces, ICP BSG. “We intend to carry on that mission for decades to come. It’s why we have committed to bringing new talent into the organization, dedicating resources to research and development, and reformulating our products for greater performance than ever before.”

The CSS Ultra Performance series delivers:

  • Exceptional abrasion resistance and durability to minimize surface wear.
  • Improved permeability, allowing the coating to breathe from the ground up and avoid moisture-trapping.
  • Enhanced tensile strength, providing greater pliability when applying a coating over rubber mat systems or imperfect asphalt.
  • Better UV resistance and color retention to minimize changes or fading after prolonged sun exposure.
  • Excellent coverage, helping installers get more from every application.
  • A streamlined, enhanced color palette to help customers achieve outstanding looks on every surface.

In conjunction with the launch of CSS Ultra Performance, ICP BSG is bolstering the California Sports Surfaces team with new personnel across its operations to help provide better service in the field, improved response time and continuous innovation across each high-performance products.

“Everything we’re doing, we’re doing to better serve our customers,” said Rack. “We’re excited for our customers to get their hands on CSS Ultra Performance products and to provide outstanding service well into the future.”

For more information about CSS Ultra Performance, visit www.CaliforniaSportsSurfaces.com.

About California Sports Surfaces
California Sports Surfaces (CSS) is the leading supplier of prestigious sports surfacing product lines, such as DecoTurf®, Plexipave®, Rebound Ace®, Premier Sports Coatings®, StreetScape and Plexitrac®. As the first and only surface manufacturer to be awarded the status of International Tennis Federation (ITF) Recognition Elite Silver, CSS is the surface of multiple Olympic Games as well as other world-renowned events, including the US Open from 1978 to 2019 and the Australian Open from 1988 to 2018. Several portable court systems are also available across the CSS product family. For more information, visit www.californiasportssurfaces.com

About ICP Building Solutions Group
ICP Building Solutions Group is the foremost supplier of professional products and solutions for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs. Comprising dozens of industry-leading brands across numerous industries and applications, ICP Building Solutions Group offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios to building professionals all over the globe, all backed by its exclusive MasterWorks training and education program. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

About ICP
Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a leading specialty chemical manufacturer in North America that provides coatings, adhesives and sealants globally. With operations headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, and multiple manufacturing facilities around the world, ICP serves multiple end markets, including building materials, specialty construction, industrial, packaging, printing and sports surfaces. ICP Group is privately held and manufactures products under several recognized specialty groups. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

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Bridget Hagan, akhia communications
(330) 463-5650
bridget.hagan@akhia.com

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ProForMax by Zolatone®: A New, High-Performance Interior Coating From ICP Building Solutions Group

Designed to deliver brilliant finishes and outstanding durability for the most high-traffic commercial interiors, ProForMax is the most recent addition to ICP’s architectural coatings portfolio.

ANDOVER, Massachusetts – October 29, 2020 – ICP Building Solutions Group (ICP BSG) has announced the launch of ProForMax by Zolatone®, a new line of specialty paints and coatings designed to help architects unlock the potential of every interior space.

Backed by the Zolatone pedigree that professionals have trusted since the 1960s, ProForMax delivers the highest levels of scuff resistance, cleanability and chemical resistance that make it suitable for high-traffic interiors. It does so while offering dazzling pattern and textural options, making it suitable for everywhere from the storeroom to the board room.

ProForMax …

  • …is up to 10x stronger than conventional paint ASTM D2486.
  • …has the only scuff-resistant AND scrub resistant coatings for commercial interiors.
  • …lasts longer than conventional paint, maintaining its true color and quality throughout its lifetime–even during frequent cleaning and disinfecting.

“We’re excited to launch ProForMax and offer professionals everywhere a highly durable solution to create aesthetically beautiful environments, even in areas with the highest traffic,” said Brian LaGuardia, Vice President of Building Envelope at ICP Building Solutions Group. “ProForMax is ideal for schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants—anywhere that requires outstanding, long-lasting durability balanced with eye-catching design.”

ProForMax is available in several textural options that can add an unexpected flair to any space while helping to conceal and resist dings, scratches and scuffs. It can also be regularly cleaned, scrubbed and disinfected without compromising coverage or appearance, creating seamless protection that won’t trap dirt and contaminants while creating modern looks that won’t require frequent repaints or complex repairs.

Additionally, ProForMax coatings are compatible with the Environmental Protection Agency’s List N Disinfectants, making them a practical choice for new cleaning and disinfecting protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disinfectants on List N have demonstrated efficacy on viruses and bacteria that are harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2.

To learn more about ProForMax by Zolatone, visit www.proformax.com. For more information about ICP Building Solutions Group, visit at www.icpgroup.com.

About ICP Building Solutions Group
ICP Building Solutions Group (BSG) is the foremost supplier of professional products and solutions for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs. Comprising dozens of industry-leading brands across numerous industries and applications, ICP (BSG) offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios to building professionals all over the globe, all backed by its exclusive MasterWorks training and education program. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

About ICP
Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a leading specialty chemical manufacturer in North America that provides coatings, adhesives and sealants globally. With operations headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, and multiple manufacturing facilities around the world, ICP serves multiple end markets, including building materials, specialty construction, industrial, packaging, printing and sports surfaces. The ICP Group is privately held and manufactures products under several recognized specialty groups. For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

Media Contact:

Bridget Hagan, akhia communications
(330) 463-5650
bridget.hagan@akhia.com

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