May 2023

Also in the May 2023 Issue:

Free Services Offered for Insulation Projects

NIA member companies want insulation systems to be designed, specified, and installed properly so owners get the maximum benefits. To assist in that process, they offer a variety of free services and support to contractors, project managers, engineers, specifiers, owners, and others who use mechanical insulation.

Aeroflex USA

Aeroflex USA Aeroflex USA manufactures the AEROFLEX® brand of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) closed-cell elastomeric insulation in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Offering product and technical support to facility owners and consulting engineers is not optional. Aeroflex USA delivers the following technical services and support at no cost (and with no virtual assistants). Professional technical support


Armacell From Innovator to Educator As the inventor of flexible foam for equipment insulation, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic, and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for our customers. Armacell’s product portfolio continues to offer new solutions that conserve resources, reduce energy usage, and contribute to environmental protection. Armacell’s technical expertise can

Aspen Aerogels

Aspen Aerogels Aspen Aerogels® has established a reputation for solving some of thermal insulation’s toughest challenges. With more than 20 years of providing superior thermal performance and defense against corrosion under insulation (CUI), our Pyrogel® and Cryogel® flexible blanket insulation shows how the right insulation can optimize process performance and enhance asset integrity. To

Johns Manville

Johns Manville Assisting customers with professional development is a top priority for Johns Manville (JM). We offer a wide variety of free resources and services to help with everything from technical specification support to continuing education opportunities. One of the best places to start is JM’s The Source, found on This free, innovative,

Midwest Fasteners

Midwest Fasteners Midwest Fasteners (Midwest), an industry leader in insulation fastening, offers many free services and resources to help users with insulation projects and products. Our website,, offers a wide range of reference, training, and product information—available at no charge and online at all times. In the Brochure shelves of the Literature Library,


Nutec Founded in 1975, Nutec is a fully integrated and trusted supplier of insulation products for fire protection and thermal management applications across a wide variety of industries. Nutec is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, with four manufacturing facilities nearby and additional manufacturing locations around the world: Charlotte, North Carolina and Houston, Texas in the

Owens Corning

Owens Corning Owens Corning, a manufacturer of technical insulation products and systems, offers a wide variety of solutions for commercial, mechanical, and industrial applications. Product and application support is provided to customers to help ensure that the finished installation delivers the performance required by a given application. Owens Corning’s Technical Services team provides this

An Edge over the Competition: Selecting the Right Insulation Machine for Your Project

A successful insulation project depends not only on proper design specifications and material selection, as the machinery used in the application process also can have a tremendous impact.

How Green Building Policy Could Evolve

The drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is moving states and local jurisdictions to expand thinking on green building codes, targeting embodied carbon and focusing on designing for a circular economy.

2023 North American Engineering and Construction Outlook—Second Quarter Edition

The latest FMI forecast indicates which different segments of engineering and construction might face opportunities or challenges.

Short-Term Energy Outlook: EIA Expects Lowest First Quarter Natural Gas Consumption Since 2018

Read highlights from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recent Short-Term Energy Outlook.

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