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05

Prayers for Texas and Louisiana in wake of Harvey Destruction

Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL is saddened to learn about the hurricane Harvey’s devastation. As Floridians we can empathize and sympathize with the unprecedent weather event and its human after effects. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Texans and Louisianans.

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15

Dyplast's latest Customer Bulletin, 0717 - ISO-C1® Polyisocyanurate Insulation Flame Spread and Smoke Development

Dyplast's latest Customer Bulletin, 0717 - ISO-C1® Polyisocyanurate Insulation Flame Spread and Smoke Development, is another in a series of white papers aimed at providing our clients, engineers, contractors, fabricators, and friends with objective information on competitive products and on items that affect our industry.

Marketing literature for insulation products on the internet and in printed media often address the flame spread index (FSI) and smoke developed index (SDI) as measured in accordance with ASTM E84 or comparable standards. This updated (0909) Customer Bulletin provides factual, clarifying information concerning ISO-C1's FSI and SDI as well as other important points relating to the combustion properties of polyisocyanurate foam.


Customer Bulletin, 0717 - ISO-C1 Polyisocyanurate Insulation Flame Spread and Smoke Development

On May 30, 2017 Dyplast sent to our readership another related document, the reprint of the American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, Question and Answer: Smoke Toxicity document. The document contains two sections, General Information on Smoke Toxicity followed by a section with Information Specific to Polyurethane Products. 


Click the link below for more information. 

Cearing-the-air-on-polyurethane-smoke-toxicity

For the past 8 years Dyplast has dedicated time and resources to producing Technical and Customer Bulletins in order to provide customers and potential customers information regarding a variety of timely topics that impact the insulation industry. The complete list can be accessed at...


Dyplast Technical Bulletins

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JUN
09

Dyplast Products receives Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award

On June 2, Dyplast Products, LLC received the “First Runner Up” award at Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet in Orlando. The Florida Governor’s Sterling Award is for Performance Excellence. The awards are presented annually by the Governor to both private and public companies that are high performing, role-model organizations demonstrating superior management approaches and role model results.


The finalist and winners were selected from among 28 award finalists representing 120 Florida manufacturers nominated in 6 categories. Dyplast received statewide recognition in the “up to 100 employees” category.



Dyplast personnel attending were:  Ted Berglund President and CEO, Vincente Fuster, Sr. VP Operations and Finance, and Yamilet Ramirez, Asst VP and HR Manager. Ted stated he was pleased with the award and congratulated the Dyplast team for their commitment to excellence.

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02

Dyplast Products receives CSIA's Platinum Safety Award

Dyplast Products was presented with Central States Insulation Association's "Best Practices in Safety" Platinum award on the 3rd of May 2017 at the Belterra Casino in Florence, IN. Tom McGettigan was honored to accept this on behalf of the Dyplast Products' team.
 

The inaugural program award was presented to CSIA members who have demonstrated a commitment to continuously improve jobsite safety. 

Several years ago, Dyplast developed and implemented the "Be Safe, Stay Safe" program. Because of the company's continuing efforts, Dyplast has been recognized with numerous consecutive years awards by industry associations such as NIA and MICA. Dyplast is proud to be recognized by CSIA in their program's inaugural year. Safety remains an integral part of Dyplast's culture.
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MAY
30

Clearing the Air…on Polyurethane’s Smoke Toxicity

In Dyplast Products, LLC continuing effort to provide our customers with accurate information about our ISO-C1® family of products, we are sending out the American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, Question and Answer: Smoke Toxicity document. The document contains two sections, General Information on Smoke Toxicity followed by a section with Information Specific to Polyurethane Products. 


The document in a Q&A format makes, two important points about polyurethane combustion products: that combustion decomposition toxicity products are not unique as compared to other common synthetic or natural materials, and that polyurethanes do not present a greater health risk than fires involving synthetic or natural materials.
 

Dyplast believe that this informative document should dispel some commonly misunderstood beliefs concerning Polyurethane combustion products. 
 

Click below to read full Article 
 
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MAY
26

Dyplast Products Robert Sanchinel promoted Sr. Account Manager

Dyplast Products, LLC is pleased to announce that on May 10, 2017 Robert Sanchinel was promoted to Sr. Account Manager. Robert became a Dyplast (Apache) employee 25 years ago starting in the EPS production department. He became the lead CAD/CAM operator and was promoted to an EPS sales representative. In 2012, he expanded his EPS sales responsibilities by adding ISO-C1® to his portfolio as the Southeast and Caribbean Account Manager.
 
As a Sr. Account Manager, Robert is responsible for managing and expanding all the Dyplast EPS sales including developing new EPS business opportunities. He will continue to manage the ISO-C1 sales in Florida and the Caribbean.
 
The Dyplast Team wishes Robert continued success in his new position.
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APR
17

Dyplast awarded Manufacturer of the Year by South Florida Manufacturers Association

Dyplast awarded Manufacturer of the Year by South Florida Manufacturers Association

Dyplast was awarded the Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association at the 38th Annual Recognition of Excellence Banquet dinner held on March 23rd at The JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. Ted Berglund, Vincent Fuster, Ramon Betancourt and Yamilet Ramirez represented Dyplast at the event.
 
SFMA celebrates excellence in the manufacturing sector by recognizing both individuals and companies, who through a very demanding ranking process, demonstrate distinction in the categories of Employee of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year recipients. Dyplast was honored within its class (41 - 80 Employees) taking the winning spot of becoming the Best Manufacturer of the Year. This recognition by the SFMA put Dyplast in the unique position of advancing to the state level competition - Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) where once again through a rigorous ranking process Dyplast will be evaluated and considered for an award. The SMBE award ceremony will take place in Orlando in June.


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04

Dyplast publishes new article, "Insulation Installation" in LNG magazine

The fifth Dyplast article published in LNG Industry magazine is entitled "Insulation Installation". Dyplast has devoted significant resources to producing and providing the insulation industry with in depth analysis and explanation of leading industry issues through its articles in LNG magazine. Previous Articles include...


LNG Industry Magazine (Mission Critical) July 2015

LNG Industry Magazine (Logical Thinking) Feb 2016

LNG Industry Magazine (Risk Mitigation, Beyond Standards) July 2016

LNG Industry Magazine (Commercial Quality Control The Missing Link) Jan 2017


Below is an exerpt of the new article..."Insulation Installation"

"Failures at a new LNG facility during the first few months of initial operations can be expensive and cause damage to a company's image. Therefore, most companies do everything possible to ensure a 'perfect start-up', but this is easier said than done. Identifying what may ultimately cause problems is a first step to controlling and eliminating those problems. Although it may be challenging to anticipate the main reasons for forced shutdowns or curtailments during the first months of operation, poor design and installation of the insulation system are clearly on the list.


While many of the principles that are discussed are applicable to any insulant, this article focuses on polyisocyanurate (polyiso) and cellular glass (cell glass), since there is more long-term experience with those insulants, with successful service, with no failures over periods of 20 years and more."



Click below to read full Article 

 LNG Magazine (Insulation Installation) March 2017 



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MAR
23

Dyplast Selected as a Top Workplace

Dyplast Selected as a Top Workplace

We were delighted to receive notification that the Sun Sentinel named Dyplast Products as a South Florida Top Workplace. Dyplast scored very high on the survey for the most-desired qualities and for creating a positive work environment. The South Florida companies chosen for recognition were selected through employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics. The surveys measured such qualities as company leadership, communication, career growth, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.

We are proud of our company's achievements. 

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FEB
06

Dyplast publishes Ted TALK #4: “Raw Material Markets”

Ted TALK #4: “Raw Material Markets”

As part of my effort to provide current and pertinent information I wanted to comment on what is happening in the raw material markets. I think most of you have noticed increasing costs in certain commodities and chemicals. 

Dyplast is active in the polystyrene, polyisocyanurate (PIR), and polyurethane markets. In these markets benzene plays a major part comprising approximately 60% of styrene and 60% of MDI (which constitutes 50 to 60% of polyiso). 

Benzene has increased about 40% over the last six months and is now driving substantial increases in both styrene and MDI. I do not have a crystal ball but my gut tells me this is not the typical seasonal increase in benzene, so fasten your seat belts, 2017 could be a very interesting year. 

Respectfully,

Ted Berglund
President
Dyplast Products

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JAN
24

Dyplast new Article, “Commercial Quality Control: The Missing Link”, in LNG Industry Magazine

Dyplast new Article, “Commercial Quality Control: The Missing Link”, in LNG Industry Magazine

Dyplast Products has published its latest article in LNG Magazine titled “Commercial Quality Control: The Missing Link”. In an era with disparate pricing, a multiplicity of owners/stakeholders, long-term price volatility, multiple concurrent plant constructions, a shortage of skilled personnel, and increasingly complex technologies, owners/stakeholders in LNG projects increasingly face new risks.

This article introduces commercial quality control as an approach to move more impact factors to the controllable side of the ledger, and also as a way of better identifying and mitigating risks across the project lifecycle – beginning at project inception, but encompassing development, financing, construction and operations.

Click here to read full article LNG Magazine (Commercial Quality Control: The Missing Link)



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JAN
12

Dyplast publishes Ted TALK #3: “Due Diligence!”

Ted TALK #3: “Due Diligence!”

Dyplast’s ongoing survey of below-ambient insulation applications indicates that over 65% of projects fail to exercise reasonable due diligence that would have otherwise resulted in lower capital costs while achieving higher thermal efficiencies.

I’ve spoken on this before, particularly at Conferences, on Panels, and within Industry Magazines. Due diligence expresses the care that a reasonable person exercises to research, analyze, and prepare for a transaction, process, or strategy. 

My many esteemed colleagues will echo my personal astonishment regarding how many insulants are selected without the supplier even demonstrating compliance with applicable Codes and Standards such as ASTM, CINI, etc. - - measured by an independent third party - - not by an in-house lab, and not a product formulation different from the product delivered. And since insulants are meant to insulate over the long term, due diligence is also intended to ensure the life-cycle balance of cost versus performance is achieved.

It is increasingly incumbent on engineers, specifiers, asset owners, and stakeholders to be diligent regarding the facts, the relevance of the facts, and full disclosure of facts. A life-cycle costing of the insulation system is also warranted in the majority of applications.
 
 
Respectfully
Ted Berglund
President
Dyplast Products
 
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DEC
07

Dyplast publishes Ted TALK #2: “Honest Talk”

Ted TALK #2: “Honest Talk”

Okay, yes, a rather direct statement - - yet more-so a promise from Dyplast to customers and others in the industry. You’re receiving this message either because we’ve either worked together in the past, may work together in the future, or you have somehow followed us. In my first Ted TALK I jumped into the fray with the “Mechanical Insulation Value Chain” blog assuming you knew me and understood the context. The responses were positive but I wanted to step back and explain where I was coming from. 

Dyplast is entrenched in Mechanical (pipe/equipment) Insulation and Panel Insulation, indeed mostly for temperatures less than ambient, yet we’re also innovative in Composite and Core Foams. Within those product/market contexts, you can expect to hear honest comments about issues and trends that affect us.  To the extent that you disagree with me, I welcome your input. In this highly technical and complex industry, I have heard that you feel many suppliers misrepresent or do-not-disclose the real story which is why I will be offering you my honest opinion to help inform you.

In my next Ted TALK I’ll get back to meat-and-potatoes issues.

Approaching the Holiday season, everyone at Dyplast extends to you our best wishes!
 
 
Respectfully
Ted Berglund
President
Dyplast Products
 
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OCT
10

Dyplast publishes New "Ted TALK" series of Insulation industry conversations

Ted TALK:
 
Mechanical Insulation Value Chain:
 
I actively encourage my staff's dialogues with individuals and companies up, down, and across the value chain for mechanical insulation for low-temperature pipe and equipment. ISO-C1® polyisocyanurate is of course Dyplast's brand, yet this blog is generic. You may ask me "why exert so much effort to engage all these conversations?" My answer, which I hope is echoed below, is we each benefit and the industry benefits!
 
The value chain for the End-User (typically the Asset Owner) ends when the optimal insulation system is finally installed. Yet where does it begin, and where can it be broken? Frankly, the value chain has many participants and the more players there are, the higher the risk.
 
This first Ted Talk blog on the subject of Value Chain focuses on Installation Contractors, who clearly play key roles and each of whom can be considered the last cog in this value chain. They are often the final contractors squeezed by schedules, blamed for late commissioning, and when a system's thermal performance is "less than design" can be sued.
 
When Dyplast calls or visits an Installation Contractor we're almost always welcomed openly and with respect. Then when the conversation is all business we hear:
 
"We only "put on" what we're told"
"We're just basically a middleman"
"We do not actually buy the insulation"
"We don't write the specs"
"But what can we do?"
 
My general response is:
 
"Like it or not you each know you have potential liability!"
"Wouldn't it be better to know that what you are putting on is of the highest quality?"
I relate the story when I was asked by an "old time" player "why did Dyplast do all that testing?" My reply was "I really like to sleep at night."
 
If you've been so kind to read my blog thus far, I guess you know I can be a bit long on words. Indeed!  Yet in my own defense - - this is a complex subject. I will strive to use more sound-bites. Don't hold your breath!
 
Respectfully
Ted Berglund
President
Dyplast Products
 
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SEP
20

Dyplast Products attending 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Dyplast Products is proud to announce we will be attending the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the Hilton Baltimore - Baltimore, Maryland from September 26 – 28 2016.

Fostering both technical and professional development, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference is the premier destination to learn about the latest in polyurethanes technology used in the Dyplast Products family of ISO-C1® polyiso insulation. The ISO-C1 products are an integral part of the design and successful operation of refrigeration systems and mechanical pipe insulation systems.

We look forward to participating and seeing you at this important event!

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SEP
07

Dyplast Products exhibiting at 2016 CAMX – Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

Dyplast Products is proud to announce we will be exhibiting at the 2016 CAMX – Composites and Advanced Materials Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, California from September 26 – 29 2016.

CAMX is the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking. Joe Hughes (VP Sales & Marketing) and Tom McGettigan (Sr. Account Manager) will be talking about the latest in polyurethanes technology used in the Dyplast Products family of polyisocyanurate rigid composite foam core insulation in the EXPO Hall at our exhibit (J92).

We look forward to participating and seeing you at this important event!

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07

Dyplast Products attending the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada’s 2016

Dyplast Products will be attending the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada’s (TIAC) 2016 Annual Conference at Delta Bessborough Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from September 17 – 20, 2016.

The 2016 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Thermal Insulation Association of Canada is the national industry association for contractors, distributors and manufacturers of commercial, industrial and institutional thermal insulation, asbestos abatement and firestop. Dyplast Products has been an active supporter of TIAC for many years and is eager to be a part of this Annual Conference.

Claude Hartdegen will be representing Dyplast to discuss the ISO-C1® ASTM C591 and CINI 2014 results and other topics related to polyisocyanurate insulation. We look forward to seeing you there!

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01

Dyplast Products attending CSIA / ESICA 2016 Fall Conference

Dyplast Products will be attending CSIA/ESICA Fall Conference 2016 at Marriott Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from September 8 – 10 2016

ESICA represents both small and large mechanical, commercial, industrial and asbestos abatement contractors as well as various suppliers and distributors of products and services to the industry. CSIA is a non-profit trade association working with member firms to insure customers get the best mechanical insulation systems. Dyplast has been supporting CSIA and ESICA over many years, and is eager to again be part of this valuable Conference.

The Dyplast family of ISO-C1® polyiso insulation mechanical pipe insulation system is an integral part of the design and successful operation of mechanical pipe insulation and refrigeration systems. ISO-C1® has been successfully used for many years as mechanical pipe insulation and is a proven economic insulation technology.

Dyplast Senior Account manager, Tom McGettigan will be attending this year. He will be looking forward to meeting all those attending this important event!

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AUG
18

Dyplast Products receives MICA’s Platinum Level “Safety Best Practices Award”

At MICA’s 58thAnnual Spring Convention, Dyplast Products was presented the Platinum Level “Safety Best Practices Award”. Tom McGettigan shown in the photo received the award on Dyplast’s behalf. Tom said, “ It is with great pride and pleasure that I accept this prestigious safety award on behalf of Dyplast Products”.

 Also shown is a photo of Ted Berglund, President and CEO presenting the MICA Platinum award to Ramon Betancourt, Safety Manager.

Safety is recognized by MICA as a vital part of the insulation industry and a key success factor in any organization. Dyplast Products was recognized at the opening breakfast meeting for members and spouses. MICA also set aside a “Safety Roundtable Discussion” session at which the participating companies shared their “Safety Best Practices” with the general membership.

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17

Dyplast publishes 3rd article in LNG magazine "Risk mitigation, Beyond Standards"

The third Dyplast article published in the LNG Industry magazine July- August 2016 issue is entitled “Risk Mitigation Beyond Standards”. The article looks at LNG insulation systems risk mitigation, making sure that the insulant materials comply with ASTM C591 and CINI 2014 standards. The engineer and asset owner must identify which physical properties are the most pertinent, establish minimum and maximum values as dictated by ASTM and or EN test methods and require that they be tested at cryogenic temperatures. Good risk mitigation should track, anticipate, and plan for failure and problems that should not occur.  

 

Click here to read full Article LNG Magazine (Risk Mitigation Beyond Standards) July 2016

 

Please visit Dyplast’s web-site www.dyplast.com to read the article.

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