Industry News

Carlisle's Sure-Flex Earns Energy Star Rating

CARLISLE, Pa. - Carlisle SynTec has received Energy Star approval for its Sure-Flex PVC white membrane. In order to qualify for the Energy Star rating, Sure-Flex PVC had to achieve 65 percent reflectivity as a new product and 50 percent reflectivity after three years of outdoor exposure. Sure-Flex met and exceeded these requirements.

“In an industry that revolves around energy efficiency, this approval marks a significant achievement for Carlisle’s product development and proves Carlisle’s commitment to energy conservation,” said Randy Ober, Carlisle SynTec Thermoplastics Product Manager.

Sure-Flex PVC is a single-ply membrane that is designed for both mechanically attached and fully adhered roofing systems. It is classified as Type III under ASTM D 4434. For more information,

Fi-Foil Donates Radiant Barrier Insulation

AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Fi-Foil Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of energy-efficient reflective insulation and radiant barriers, donated its Silver Shield™ radiant barrier product for the Eureka $mart House Energy-Efficiency Challenge.

NBC Universal’s SCI FI Channel, along with the Alliance to Save Energy and Edison Electric Institute, came together to create an energy-efficiency campaign offering low- and high-tech energy efficiency, money-saving tips and energy facts, as well as a chance to win a home energy-efficiency makeover. A family of nine from Baton Rouge, La., who housed Hurricane Katrina victims, won the challenge. The family received a free $25,000 energy-efficiency makeover of its home.

Fi-Foil’s Silver Shield™ is a multi-layer radiant barrier insulation product that keeps attic temperatures down and lowers surface temperatures of fiberglass insulation and HVAC systems including ducts located in the attic. The result is energy savings and improved comfort due to the reduction in ceiling temperatures from the external climate. For more information, call 800-448-3401 or