History of Spray Foam

As early distributors and commercial/industrial service contractors, our early involvement in spray foam and plural component coatings gave way to the seemingly infinite uses of these technologies. Since the discovery of polyurethane and polyurea, in 1937, the advancements in these types of “plastics” chemistry has provided answers to some of the most challenging design goals, when presented with the manufacturing framework.

Polyurethane chemistry was fitting for a multitude of uses, ranging from; adhesives and paints to protective coatings and sealants. Polyurethane foam revolutionized the insulation for ultra energy efficient building envelope design. Polyurea coatings have been formulated to meet the most stringent conditions as protective coatings and liners for roofing, containment, flooring, bridge preservation, and infrastructure life preservation.

1945

Jens A Paasche Plural Component Gun application

• The Glidden Company – Plural Component Gun
• Westinghouse Electrical Corporation – Pour Fill Appliances READ MORE

1950
1952

The Sherwin Williams Company – Multi-Component Gun

Elsa Wheeler – Nicholson Spray Gun

1953
1955

• Friedrich Stranz – Apparatus and method for insulating walls with spray foam
• Pittsburg Plate Glass Corporation – spray foam insulation
• Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company – Spray Foam System READ MORE

A. Gusmer Inc. Plural Component Gun

1956
1957

Dupont Spray Foam System

• Allied Chemical Corporation – board stock READ MORE
• Freeman Chemical Corporation – packaging foam READ MORE

1958
1959

• Electro Chemical Engineering and MFG Company – Spray Foam Gun
• Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company – Spray Foam in Mining Application

• Union Carbide Corporation – Proportioning System
• Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation – spray foam insulation for tanks READ MORE

1960
1961

• Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) – Spray Foam Gun
• Lloyd S. Turner – spray foam dome form READ MORE

• Union Carbide Corporation – Spray Foam Gun
• Delevan Manufacturing Company – Spray Foam Gun

1962
1963

Keith M. Lang – spray foam roof

• Henry N. Babcock – under roof deck insulation sprayed in place READ MORE
• Union Carbide Corporation – Spray Foam Gun
• Holley Carburetor Company – Spray Foam System

1964
1965

• Binks Manufacturing Company – Spray Foam Gun
• Johnson & Gardner – Spray Foam Gun
• Gusmer begins distributing their products through distributors

Binks Research and Development Corporation – Spray Foam System

1966