Re: GBlist: Request info on Dow Corning's FORMULAR rigid pol

Bruce Sullivan (
Tue, 11 Feb 97 09:26:15 -0700

>To clarify brand names, Dow Chemical Company (not Dow Corning) makes
> Styrofoam; UC Industries makes Foamular (with an 'a', not Formular
> with an 'r') though I believe they have been sold but can't remember
> to whom; and Amoco makes a foamed styrene called Amofoam.

There's been some shake up among the major foam board manufacturers. I
believe that UC Industries and their "Foamular" brand were purchased by
Owens-Corning. Amoco sold their insulation products, including the RCY
recycled content line, to Tenneco. You can find all these companies in
REDI by searching for the category "Rigid Foam Board Insulation" or by
"Extruded" "Expanded" or Polyisocyanurate". Dow is still Dow.


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