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Sprayfoam Show 2019 Opens on Florida Coast

The Sprayfoam Show 2019 Convention & Expo opens Monday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, representing the largest annual convention and trade show dedicated to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in the United States.

Bringing together the industry’s value-chain leaders in insulation, roofing, specialty applications, and related equipment, the event will span four full days and include educational sessions, a 60,000-square-foot (5,574.2 m2) exposition hall, professional certification programs, networking opportunities, and more.

The show is expected to draw ~1,400 attendees from all U.S. regions and abroad. According to event organizers, the show offers opportunities to learn about new SPF opportunities, trends, and innovations, including solutions for maximizing energy efficiency in home or commercial building projects; installation best practices; and the latest high-performance roofing and specialty applications.

Sprayfoam Show 2019 is hosted by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), which serves as the educational and technical voice of the SPF industry. Its members include contractors, manufacturers, and distributors of SPF; professional SPF consultants; and providers of related equipment, protective coatings, inspections, surface preparations, and other services.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions on important industry education topics are scheduled for both Wednesday and Thursday. Potential sessions of note on Wednesday could be “An Introduction to Polyurea for the SPF Pro” from Dudley Primeaux, II of Primeaux & Associates, from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m, followed by “The Business Bullseye: 6 Critical Parts of your SPF Business” from Robert Naini, owner of Spray Foam Advisor, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s early slot includes a “Termites and SPF” panel discussion with experts from Icynene-Lapolla, Energy One America, and the National Pest Management Association. Then, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., a “Polyurethane Foam Impact on the Concrete Lifting Market” session will be led by Joy Fish, vice president of international sales at Specialty Products, Inc.

The full list of breakout sessions, along with keynote addresses and the full show agenda, can be accessed at the event website.

Exhibit Hall Details

The exhibit hall at the SPFA show will be open from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. New for 2019 in the exhibit hall will be an updated education stage, allowing for scheduled 15-minute presentations from sponsors and exhibitors, including question-and-answer (Q&A) periods.

From left to right upon entering, exhibitors relevant to coatings contractors may include Specialty Products Inc. (#202); BASF Corp. (#304); CJ Spray (#326); SprayWorks Equipment Group (#309); Titan Tool (#319); American WeatherStar (#430); Graco (#403); National Coatings Corp. (#409); Chemours (#508); R.M. Lucas Co. (#512); RK Hydro-Vac Inc. (#514); J Calman Industries LLC (#524); Gaco Western, now part of Firestone Building Products (#503); Rhino Linings Corp. (#509); Accella Polyurethane Systems (#519); Icynene-Lapolla (#603); Polyglass USA (#708); SWD Urethane (#712); Progressive Materials, LLC (#615); Bullard (#625); ICP Adhesives & Sealants, Inc. (#730); Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (PMC) (#703); Spray Foam Equipment & Manufacturing (#709); Johns Manville (#818); Spray Foam Systems (#725); Honeywell (#805); and many more. The complete list can be accessed at the show’s website.

For more information, contact: SPFA, (703) 222-4267,