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Announcement: Saran™ Vapor Retarder is now Saranex® Vapor Retarder   
In 2016 The Dow Chemical Company sold its global specialty films business to Transilwrap Company, now called Transcendia. This included the Saran Vapor Retarder product line, which is manufactured exclusively for ITW Insulation Systems.   Due to the divestiture of the films business from Dow, ITW Insulation Systems and our supplier Transcendia will no longer use the “Saran” brand name. All “Saran” vapor retarder products will be rebranded under the name “Saranex”. ITW Insulation Systems will begin shipping vapor retarder products labeled with the new Saranex brand over the next few months. As we transition from our current Saran branded inventory to the new Saranex branded inventory, please be aware you may receive mixed shipments containing labels with both brand names.   There are no changes to the chemical composition, physical properties, or manufacturing of the product; the only change is to the brand name. ITW Insulation Systems will continue to provide the same high quality vapor retarder products that our customers know and trust.

From IIAR journal "Condenser", March, 2017 issue: "Causes of Surface Condensation on Insulated Piping"
The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has published a technical paper in the March, 2017 issue of its journal Condenser, "Causes of Surface Condensation on Insulated Piping," authored by Jim Young, Director of Technology for ITW Insulation Systems.

Announcement: 2016 Theodore H. Brodie Platinum Award
The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2016 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award winners at its 62nd Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 30, 2017. This marks the second year in a row in which ITW Insulation Systems has received the Platinum Award.

New Product: TRYMER® 25-50 Polyisocyanurate Insulation
ITW Insulation Systems has just released its newest product, TRYMER® 25-50 Polyisocyanurate Insulation, a new pipe insulation with outstanding Flame Spread and Smoke Developed ratings, which make it an ideal choice for Commercial Building Chilled Water Applications. TRYMER® 25-50 meets the =25/50 ASTM E84 flame/smoke rating up to 1.5" thicknesses, while still retaining the same great k-Factor and R-values as TRYMER® 2000XP.

New Fire Retardant for XPS Pipe Insulation Billet
ITW Insulation Systems wishes to inform its customers that our Extruded Polystyrene Pipe Insulation Billet (XPS PIB) is now manufactured with a new fire retardant that replaces HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane). We have posted a letter containing the details which you can read at this link.

Announcement: 2015 Theodore H. Brodie Platinum Award
ITW Insulation Systems was among the recipients of the NIA's 2015 Platinum Awards, given for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program in 2004 to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.

ITW Philanthropy - Video Supporting United Way Charities
ITW recently permitted a group of Chicago teens to record a video showcasing our company's support for United Way charities. You can watch the video here.

ITW Insulation Systems Announces New Addition to Metal Jacketing Product Line
ITW Insulation Systems recently introduced Ell-Jacs™ Plus, the industry's first two-piece aluminum elbows that incorporate Polyfilm Moisture Barrier (PFMB) that is factory heat laminated to the interior surface to reduce corrosion of the interior surface of the jacketing as well as reduce the potential for pipe corrosion. Like ITW Insulation Systems' aluminum jacketing, Ell-Jacs™ Plus are a premier protective outer surface for the insulation systems on pipe and are a critical accessory to complement the aluminum jacketing.

Ell-Jacs™ Plus are an improved metal jacketing elbow that will benefit the facility owner and specifier, as the optimum performing PFMB is now available for the first time as a complete system. The new design of Ell-Jacs Plus also includes increased spacing between the fingers/ribs for easier banding in the middle of the elbow.

ITW Insulation Systems is committed to successfully converting the market to this new innovative product.