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General Notice

NOTICE: No freedom from any patent owned by Dow or others is to be inferred. Because use conditions and applicable laws may differ from one location to another and may change with time, Customer is responsible for determining whether products and the information in this document are appropriate for Customer’s use and for ensuring that Customer’s workplace and disposal practices are in compliance with applicable laws and other government enactments. The product shown in this literature may not be available for sale and/or available in all geographies where Dow is represented. The claims made may not have been approved for use in all countries or regions. Dow assumes no obligation or liability for the information in this document. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean the Dow legal entity selling the products to Customer unless otherwise expressly noted. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE WRITTEN WARRANTIES SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED BY DOW. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. The buyer assumes all risks as to the use of the material. Buyer’s exclusive remedy or any claim (including without limitations, negligence, strict liability, or tort) shall be limited to the refund of the purchase price of the material. Failure to strictly adhere to any recommended procedures shall release The Dow Chemical Company, and its subsidiaries, of all liability with respect to the materials or the use thereof. The information herein is not intended for use by non-professional designers, applicators or other persons who do not purchase or utilize this product in the normal course of their business.

Water-Resistive Barrier

NOTICE: Changes to the International Residential Code require the installation of a water-resistive barrier (WRB) within most exterior wall assemblies in residential construction. The following Dow insulated sheathing products qualify as a WRB when installed according to the installation instructions developed for "installation of foam sheathing as a weather-resistive barrier": STYROFOAM™ DURAMATE™ Plus, STYROFOAM™ Residential Sheathing, STYROFOAM™ Tongue and Groove, STYROFOAM™ Square Edge, STYROFOAM™ Residing Board, THERMAX™ Sheathing, TUFF-R™ and Super TUFF-R™ and therefore do not require the use of a building paper or a housewrap as a WRB. When a WRB is not needed, these Dow foam sheathings may be installed according to standard installation instructions for foam sheathing from Dow. Be sure products and installation instructions meet code requirements for your particular location. Note: WEATHERMATE™ and WEATHERMATE™ Plus Housewraps have already qualified as water-resistive alternatives to the prescribed felt (see Evaluation Reports NER-593 and NER-640 for approved alternative).

STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation

CAUTION: This product is combustible. Protect from high heat sources. A protective barrier or thermal barrier may be required as specified in the appropriate building code. For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

Dow Polyisocyanurate Insulation

CAUTION: This product is combustible and shall only be used as specified by the local building code with respect to flame spread classification and to the use of a suitable thermal barrier. For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS),  call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583), or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400.

Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants

CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

For Retrofit, Retail and Residential segments add this: When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

FROTH-PAK™ Spray Polyurethane Foam

Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants
CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

** For retrofit, retail and residential segments add this: When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

FROTH-PAK™ Spray Polyurethane Foam contains isocyanate, blowing agent and polyol. Contents under pressure. Read the instructions, review safe handling presentations, and read (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) carefully before use. Wear protective clothing to cover all skin (including long sleeves and hood), gloves, goggles or safety glasses, and proper respiratory protection. Do not breathe vapor or mist. Use only with adequate ventilation per use instructions. The spray foam applicator and anyone within 25 feet of the applicator must use an approved air purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a particle filter at a minimum. Increased ventilation significantly reduces the potential for isocyanate exposure; however, supplied air or an approved air-purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a particulate filter may still be required to maintain exposure levels below ACGIH, OSHA, WEEL or other applicable limits. For situations where the atmospheric levels may exceed the level for which an air-purifying respirator is effective, use a positive-pressure, air-supplying respirator (air line or self-contained breathing apparatus). Spraying large amounts of foam indoors may require the use of a positive pressure, air-supplying respirator. Follow all applicable federal, state, local and employer regulations.

Long Disclaimer: for FROTH-PAK™

(Appears in Installation Instructions, Safe use & Handling and Product Information Sheets in body of text)

  • FROTH-PAK™ spray polyurethane foam contains isocyanate, blowing agent and polyol.
  • The contents are under pressure.
  • Read the instructions, review safe handling presentations, and read (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) carefully before use.
  • FROTH-PAK™ foam will adhere to most surfaces and skin. Do not get foam on skin. Wear protective clothing to cover all skin including longsleeves and hood, gloves, and goggles or safety glasses. Cured foam must be mechanically removed or allowed to wear off in time.
  • Do not breathe vapor or mist. Use only with adequate ventilation per use instructions.
  • The spray foam applicator and anyone within 25 feet of the applicator must use an approved air purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a particle filter at a minimum. Increased ventilation significantly reduces the potential for isocyanate exposure; however, supplied air or an approved air-purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a particulate filter may still be required to maintain exposure levels below ACGIH, OSHA, WEEL or other applicable limits. For situations where the atmospheric levels may exceed the level for which an air-purifying respirator is effective, use a positive-pressure, air-supplying respirator (air line or self-contained breathing apparatus). Spraying large amounts of foam indoors may require the use of a positive pressure, air-supplying respirator.
  • Isocyanate is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory system, and may cause sensitization by inhalation or skin contact. FROTH-PAK™ foam should not be used by anyone who has been sensitized to isocyanates.
  • FROTH-PAK™ foam should not be used around heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, recessed lighting fixtures or other applications where the foam may come in contact with heat-conducting surfaces. Cured FROTH-PAK™ foam is combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240°F.
  • Follow all applicable federal, state, local and employer regulations.
  • CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada. 
  • For Residential/Retai/Retrofit segments: add in this: When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation

FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation contains isocyanate, blowing agent and polyol. Read the instructions and (Material) Safety Data Sheets (M)SDS carefully before use. Wear protective clothing (including long sleeves), gloves, goggles or safety glasses, and proper full-faced respiratory protection.

Do not breathe vapor or mist. Use only with adequate ventilation. It is strongly recommended that applicators and those working in the spray area wear full-faced respiratory protection. Increased ventilation significantly reduces the potential for isocyanate exposure, however, supplied air or an approved full-faced air-purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a particulate filter may still be required to maintain exposure levels below ACGIH, OSHA, WEEL or other applicable limits. For situations where the atmospheric levels may exceed the level for which an air-purifying respirator is effective, use a positive-pressure,full-faced air-supplying respirator (air line or self-contained breathing apparatus). Spraying large amounts of foam indoors may require the use of a positive pressure, air-supplying respirator. Contents under pressure.

CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheets (M)SDS, call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

(For Retrofit and Residential segment add this statement): When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

GREAT STUFF™, GREAT STUFF PRO™, ENERFOAM™ and ENERBOND™

Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants
CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

** For retrofit, retail and residential segments add this: When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html

GREAT STUFF™, GREAT STUFF PRO™, ENERFOAM™ and ENERBOND™ Insulating Foam sealant and adhesive products contain isocyanate and a flammable blowing agent. Read all instructions and (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), carefully before use. Eliminate all sources of ignition before use. Cover all skin. Wear long sleeves, gloves, and safety glasses or goggles. Not for use in aviation, or food/beverage contact, or as structural support in marine applications. Provide adequate ventilation or wear proper respiratory protection. Contents under pressure. Not to be used for filling closed cavities or voids such as behind walls and under tub surrounds; this improper use of the product could result in the accumulation of flammable vapors and/or uncured material. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions provided with the product, and/or all applicable rules and regulations, can result in injury or death.

GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gun Cleaner

Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants
CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

** For retrofit, retail and residential segments add this: When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gun Cleaner is flammable and contains acetone and propane. Read all instructions and (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) carefully before use. Eliminate all sources of ignition before use. Cover all skin. Wear gloves, and goggles or safety glasses. Provide adequate ventilation or wear proper respiratory protection. Contents under pressure.

INSTA STIK™ Quik Set and TILE BOND™ adhesive products

Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants:

CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

(For Retrofit and Residential segment add this statement): When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html

INSTA STIK™ Quik Set and TILE BOND™ adhesive products contain isocyanate and a hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent. Read the label and (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) carefully before use. Wear long sleeves, gloves, and goggles or safety glasses. Provide adequate ventilation or wear proper respiratory protection. Contents under pressure.

STYROFOAM™ Brand Spray Polyurethane Foam

DOW Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealant

CAUTION: When cured, these products are combustible and will burn if exposed to open flame or sparks from high-energy sources. Do not expose to temperatures above 240ºF (116ºC). For more information, consult (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS), call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400 in the U.S. or 1-519-339-3711 in Canada.

(For Retrofit and Residential segment add this statement): When air sealing buildings, ensure that combustion appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning stoves, gas stoves and gas dryers are properly vented to the outside. See website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html. In Canada visit: http://archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/bsi/83-house-ventilation.html.

STYROFOAM™ Brand Spray Polyurethane Foam contains isocyanate, hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent and polyol. Read the instructions and (Material) Safety Data Sheet ((M)SDS) carefully before use. Wear protective clothing (including long sleeves), gloves, goggles and proper respiratory protection. Supplied air or an approved air-purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapor sorbent and a P100 particulate filter is required to maintain exposure levels below ACGIH, OSHA, WEEL or other applicable limits. Provide adequate ventilation. Contents under pressure. STYROFOAM™ Brand SPF should be installed by a trained SPF applicator.

Working Walkable Surface/Fall Protection

WARNING: Rigid foam insulation does not constitute a working walkable surface or qualify as a fall protection product.

Moisture/Mold Statement

Building and/or construction practices unrelated to building materials could greatly affect moisture and the potential for mold formation. No material supplier including Dow can give assurance that mold will not develop in any specific system.

LIQUIDARMOR™

Read the instructions and (Material) Safety Data Sheets (M)SDS carefully before use. It is recommended that spray applicators and those working in the spray area wear eye protection. Contact with exposed skin may cause skin discoloration and dryness. Gloves are recommended for prolonged exposures. Ensure adequate ventilation during spray applications.

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