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Product Disclaimer

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General Notice
Water-Resistive Barrier
STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation
Dow Polyisocyanurate Insulation
Dow Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Sealants
Working Walkable Surface/Fall Protection
Moisture/Mold Statement

General Notice
NOTICE:
No freedom from infringement of 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. 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 WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN; ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.


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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).

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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 MSDS, 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.

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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 MSDS, call Dow at 1-866-583-BLUE (2583) or contact your local building inspector. In an emergency, call 1-989-636-4400.

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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 MSDS, 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.


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Shorten Disclaimer:  for FROTH-PAK™ Spray Polyurethane Foam (appears in signature bar at end. For use on standard literature and sales tools (sales sheets, brochures, website etc).
FROTH-PAK™ Spray Polyurethane Foam 
contains isocyanate, hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent and polyol. Read the instructions and Material Safety Data Sheets carefully before use. Wear protective clothing (including long sleeves), gloves, goggles or safety glasses, and proper respiratory protection.

Do not breathe vapor or mist.  Use only with adequate ventilation.  It is recommended that applicators and those working in the spray area wear respiratory protection. 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.  Contents under pressure.

Long Disclaimer for FROTH-PAK™ (appears in Installation Instructions, Safe use & Handling and Product Information Sheets in body of text

  • Read the instructions and Material Safety Data Sheets carefully before use.
  • FROTH-PAK™ spray polyurethane foam contains isocyanate, hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent and polyol. Do not breathe vapor or mist.  Use only with adequate ventilation.  It is recommended that applicators and those working in the spray area wear respiratory protection. 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 will adhere to most surfaces and skin. Do not get foam on skin. Wear protective clothing (including long sleeves), gloves, and goggles or safety glasses. Cured foam must be mechanically removed or allowed to wear off in time.
  • The contents are under pressure.
  • 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.


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FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation contains isocyanate, hydrofluorocarbon 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 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.


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GREAT STUFF™, GREAT STUFF PRO™, ENERFOAM™ and ENERBOND™ sealant and adhesive products contain isocyanate and a flammable blowing agent. Read the label and Material Safety Data Sheet carefully before use. Eliminate all sources of ignition before use. Wear long sleeves, gloves, and safety glasses or goggles. Provide adequate ventilation or wear proper respiratory protection. Contents under pressure.

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

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

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STYROFOAM™ Brand Spray Polyurethane Foam contains isocyanate, hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent and polyol. Read the instructions and Material Safety Data Sheets 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.

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Working Walkable Surface/Fall Protection
WARNING: Rigid foam insulation does not constitute a working walkable surface or qualify as a fall protection product.

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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.

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