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Progressive Foam Technologies

December 10, 2009 10:12 ET

Progressive Foam Technologies Awarded NAHB Green Approved Product Mark for Fullback® Thermal Support System

Energy-Efficient Building Product Contributes to National Green Building Certification

BEACH CITY, OH--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. has reached another milestone in getting the green attributes of its energy efficient building products nationally recognized. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center has awarded Fullback® Thermal Support System the Green Approved product mark that qualifies it as one of the energy-efficient building products that earns points toward National Green Building Certification.

Fullback Thermal Support is an insulating exterior underlayment made of contoured high-performance EPS foam that can be shaped to fit any siding profile. The energy efficient building product significantly reduces energy consumption and improves the look and durability of a home's exterior.

Under the National Green Building Standard™, builders or remodelers must incorporate energy efficient building products with a minimum number of features in resource efficiency, water, energy, lot and site development, indoor environmental quality and homeowner education for a home to receive NAHB's Green Building Certification. The termite resistance of Fullback® Thermal Support qualifies for two to six resource efficiency points, depending on its incorporation with other energy-efficient building products.

The building standard recognizes that by installing Fullback® Thermal Support under exterior cladding like vinyl siding, design and construction practices are being implemented that enhance the durability of materials and reduce in-service maintenance.

"Receiving NAHB's Green Approved product mark for Fullback® Thermal Support is a great success for our company," Progressive Foam's President Pat Culpepper said. "Our energy-efficient building product now complies with the nationally recognized definition of 'green building' and is identified with a mark that helps builders and specifiers choose energy-efficient building products that contribute points to National Green Building Certification."

Fullback Thermal Support is an energy-efficient building product made of contoured high-performance EPS foam that is placed behind any exterior siding product. It is manufactured by Progressive Foam at its headquarters in Beach City, Ohio.

Progressive Foam also manufactures Insulated Siding with Fullback Technology™, a composite energy efficient siding product that is sold through vinyl siding manufacturers. Some vinyl siding manufacturers that offer Insulated Siding with Fullback Technology™ have also achieved Green Approved status for their energy efficient building products.

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