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Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation’s SealTite™ PRO OCX Achieves USDA Certified Biobased Product Status

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April 23, 2024

We are thrilled to announce an exciting development at Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation that marks a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Our SealTite PRO OCX Spray Foam Insulation has been officially recognized as a USDA Certified Biobased Product under the USDA’s BioPreferred Program.

What Does USDA Biobased Certification Mean?

The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label is a signal to consumers and industries that a product contains a verified amount of renewable biological ingredients. For our SealTite PRO OCX, this certification is not just a label but a testament to our efforts in integrating biobased materials into our products which contribute to reducing the dependency on petroleum-based products, thereby supporting environmental sustainability.

About SealTite PRO OCX Spray Foam Insulation

SealTite PRO OCX is a cutting-edge open cell foam that provides exceptional insulation and significantly enhances energy efficiency. This product is designed for use in various settings including commercial buildings and residential homes, particularly in attics and crawl spaces where traditional insulation might be challenging to install.

Key features of SealTite PRO OCX include:

    • Biobased Content: Contains +/- 14% bio, renewable, recycled and sustainable content and ZERO ozone depleting blowing agents.
    • Safety and Compliance: OCX meets rigorous standards such as the AC-377 Appendix X, making it safe for use without an ignition barrier in certain spaces, which simplifies installation and reduces costs.
    • Performance: With an R-Value of 3.7 at 1 inch, it effectively reduces heat transfer, helping to maintain a stable indoor temperature and lower energy costs.

Environmental Impact and Benefits

Choosing SealTite PRO OCX means contributing to a lower carbon footprint. Biobased products like OCX help sequester carbon dioxide and each year, biobased products displace approximately 9.4 million barrels of oil worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions significantly. This is part of a broader effort by Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation to not only follow but lead in environmental responsibility in the insulation industry.

Carlisle’s Vision 2030: A Commitment to Sustainability

The Vision 2030 initiative is Carlisle Companies roadmap to sustainability and operational excellence. It emphasizes innovation, customer focus, and environmental stewardship. The USDA certification of SealTite PRO OCX aligns perfectly with these goals by promoting the use of sustainable materials and reducing environmental impact.

This certification underscores our commitment to meeting our Vision 2030 objectives, which include enhancing product sustainability and increasing the use of renewable resources across our manufacturing processes. By integrating biobased materials, we are not only adhering to global environmental standards but also advancing our technological capabilities to meet future challenges.

USDA’s Support and Recognition

“We applaud Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label,” said Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. “The label is intended to help spur economic development, create new jobs, and provide new markets for farm commodities. But the label also makes it easier for consumers and federal buyers to locate biobased products and consider planet-friendlier options during purchase decisions. By having their products become USDA Certified Biobased, Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation joins an expanding list of businesses combatting inaccurate marketing claims and the practice of greenwashing, while also contributing to a thriving bioeconomy that decreases our reliance on petroleum.”

Commitment to Quality and Sustainability

Receiving the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for our SealTite PRO OCX Foam is part of our ongoing commitment to product excellence and ecological stewardship. This recognition by the USDA BioPreferred Program helps us ensure that we are providing our customers with not only high-quality products but also environmentally responsible solutions.

Looking Forward

This certification is not only about recognizing the biobased content in our products. It represents our broader commitment to innovation and sustainability—a promise to our customers that we will continue providing high-performance, environmentally friendly insulation solutions.

Learn more about SealTite PRO OCX here >>

Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation is a division of Carlisle Weatherproofing Technologies (CWT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Companies (NYSE: CSL)


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