Nov. 20, 2019
Installing Insulation in Adverse Weather Conditions: An Interview with Ed Anderson of X-Cell Insulation
Oct. 29, 2019
Karen Kroll
Ceilings Are Crucial Elements in The Design and Acoustics of Commercial Spaces
Ceilings have become crucial elements in the design and acoustics of many commercial spaces. If you haven’t looked up lately, you may want to take a gander. The unrelenting, ...
Oct. 29, 2019
Karen Kroll
Open Plenums Gain Popularity, but be Careful
While open plenum spaces have gained popularity, they’re not a panacea, nor can they be used everywhere. For instance, they can’t be used in many healthcare settings, Barnes ...
Oct. 09, 2019
JM Editors
Top 10 Questions from Insulation Systems as a Design Element Webinar
We recently hosted our live webinar, “Insulation Systems as a Design Element,” where we received a variety of excellent questions. Below, you’ll find the answers to the top 1...
Sep. 25, 2019
Kim Melton
What’s the Risk of Painting HVAC Insulation Materials?
Traditionally, building design has “hidden” the building components (pipes, ducts, and insulation) behind walls and ceiling panels. As a result, historically, HVAC insulation...
Sep. 25, 2019
Bob Reid
How to Handle Exposed Ductwork Projects
I recently had a son graduate from college. To celebrate, my wife and I took a group out to a week-old new restaurant.My wife groaned as I took out my cellphone and started t...
Sep. 25, 2019
Gordon H. Hart
Fire Safety and Thermal Insulation: Sorting Out the Details
A number of different codes and standards for thermal insulation are related to fire safety—ASTM E84, ASTM E136, ASTM E119, and UL 1790, as well as regulations about fire pen...
Sep. 25, 2019
Mary Cook
It’s Time for A New Take on Commercial Interior Design Trends
Identifying business trends is important in every field
Aug. 28, 2019
NAIMA Certifies JM Fiberglass Batt and Narrow Roll Insulation Products
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today its fiberglass batt and narrow roll insulati...
Jul. 24, 2019
Kim Melton & Phil Tucker
Understanding "Recycled Content" in Insulation Materials
As we continue to see a cultural shift toward supporting and implementing sustainability, recycling and sustainable manufacturing processes are becoming substantially more pr...
Jul. 24, 2019
American Recycler
Market for Recycled Glass Remains Strong Despite Challenges
In Georgia, for instance, Pratt Industries stopped accepting glass from DeKalb County’s curbside recycling program when it opened a new plant in September 2015. The company s...
Jul. 24, 2019
Survey Shows Manufacturers Used Over 2.2 Billion Pounds of Recycled Materials in the Production of Fiberglass and Slag Wool Insulation
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials ...
Jul. 24, 2019
Diana Kirsanova-Phillips
Quality Management is Key to Third-Party Certification
Third-party certification is widely recognized as playing an integral role in helping companies demonstrate their environmental, sustainability, and safety achievements to th...
Jun. 12, 2019
Johns Manville Announces Plan to Build New Climate Pro® Production Line in Kansas
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway Company, announced today a new Climat...
Jun. 12, 2019
Brennan Hall & Kim Melton
Installed R-value vs. Out of Package R-Value
If you look at a duct wrap insulation data sheet, you may notice that there are two different R-Values listed: Installed R-Value and Out-of-Package R-Value. These two R-Value...
Jun. 12, 2019
DIY Staff
Insulating Ducts: A Guide to Thickness and R-Value
When insulating ducts, understanding the meaning and impact of R-Values and insulation thicknesses is essential to getting the most efficient, affordable outcome on your heat...
Jun. 12, 2019
SNIPS Magazine
Steel Market Insights for Duct Fabricators, Manufacturers
Steel is the infrastructure of the duct fabrication industry, which is why it makes sense for us to keep an eagle eye on all the factors that influence its price and availabi...
Jun. 12, 2019
Insulation Outlook
Gazing into the Crystal Ball
Insulation Outlook has gathered articles from industry experts to discuss the outlook for the rest of 2019 and beyond.Reasons for Optimism—and Caution—in 2019 by Ken Simonson...
Jun. 05, 2019
Johns Manville Introduces Black PSK Duct Wrap
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, has introduced a black-coated Polypropylene...
May. 01, 2019
Johns Manville names John Vasuta new President of Engineered Products business
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway comp...