The Problem with Changing Material from Open Cell to Closed Cell

SprayWorks frequently gets calls from contractors with issues related to transitioning their spray foam equipment from one B-side material to another. We recently decided to take action and launched a new product, the Logan Manifold, to help applicators easily transfer material from Open Cell to Closed Cell or from Closed Cell to Open Cell.

The Problem with Changing Material

The problem with changing material is a trifold effect. Contractors were encountering some major issues with changing material was:

  1. Expensive cost of wasted material: The average spray foam material waste is about five gallons per changeover. The material waste seems much higher when air is still injected in the material, but once it settles down ends up being about five gallons. With the Logan Manifold, you will only have about eight ounces of material waste. Material cost adds up, so minimizing waste is important to the bottom line. We estimate this can save about $100-$175, on average, per changeover.
  2. Lengthy changeover process: Changeover can vary, depending on the length of hose and proper hose heat. We recommend changing material at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. With the Logan Manifold, changeover averages about 10 minutes – whereas traditional methods can take much longer.
  3. High risk of contamination: An entire drum can be rendered useless, for the job at hand, with as little as 8 ounces of cross contamination. The Logan Manifold eliminates the issue of cross contamination.

Our team of certified experts sought out to develop a piece of equipment to eliminate all of these issues. If you are ready to use the Logan Manifold when changing material from Open Cell to Closed Cell or Closed Cell to Open Cell, follow the instructions here.

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Dave Penta is the VP of Sales at SprayWorks Equipment Group. For the past 30+ years, Dave has worked with multiple industries including; commercial and residential buildings, along with spray foam and coatings systems.

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