We have entered into a new phase of the Spray Foam Hybrid development and we want you, our loyal readers to the Portable Spray Foam blog to be part of that discovery process. We will be doing a lot of spray tests between now and the end of the year in preparation of our public launch which is scheduled for January 1, 2018. We have always believed that it was important that any portable machine have the capacity to apply many different types of two component polyurethane chemistries because we knew that it was important for contractors to have the flexibility to take advantage of changes in the marketplace.
One of the major challenges with most of the portable spray systems in the marketplace today is that they only shoot ” one bullet “. By that we mean that they really are designed to apply just one type of chemistry. We want to offer a ” machine gun ” type spray platform that would give any operator the ability to be as creative as they want to be. We plan on spray testing about 4-6 different polyurethane chemistries over the next 1-3 months which will enable the Spray Foam Hybrid to be used in the insulation, concrete lifting and agricultural barn sealing markets by the time we launch.
So, how did the spray test go with the Foamsulate 50 open cell chemical? Well, see for yourself in the video. Not only were we impressed with the actual finished product, but by all indications it appears as if we are going to get more volume out of the Spray Foam Hybrid than what we had originally designed the system to provide. That is what we call a ” happy surprise ” and one that we can build off of in the future. We also believe that because most open cell spray foam formulations use water as a blowing agent that the Spray Foam Hybrid should be able to apply most other open cell polyurethane spray foam chemistries.
Of course as they say in the stock market ” One day does not make a trend ” so continued spray testing will be necessary to validate some of our new findings.
Stay Tune as is it going to start to get real interesting!!!!
For those of you who have faithfully been following our progress over the years, you know how difficult it has been to create a simple, portable two component polyurethane spray foam system. We call it a system, because while most people will focus on the actual spray machine, that really is just one component of what has to be an completely integrated system. As we have discussed before in previous posts, we are developing a completely new category of spray technology, one that really does not currently exist. In his book ” Zero To One “, author Peter Thiel makes this observation. “Unless we invest in the difficult task of creating new things, American companies will fail in the future no matter how big their profits remain today”.
The Spray Foam Hybrid is a low pressure spray foam machine that can use high pressure spray foam chemicals. This spray technology is everything you need to get your insulating, air sealing and maintenance jobs done quickly, safely and affordably. Also, because of the simplicity of the design, we ship the Spray Foam Hybrid in a box that contains all of the necessary components which are easily assembled in with just basic tools. If you are mechanically inclined in any way, you could be spraying the same day that you are receive your Spray Foam Hybrid.
Employment in the “energy” industry is on the rise, according to the second annual National Energy Employment Report issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) in January. In fact, 6.4 million Americans now work in energy, adding more than 300,000 net new jobs in 2016, which is 14% of the nation’s overall job growth. “This report verifies the dynamic role that our energy technologies and infrastructure play in a 21st century economy,” said David Foster, DOE senior advisor on industrial and economic policy.
The report also showed that the energy efficiency sector had the largest increase in jobs, adding 133,000 jobs in 2016 for a total of 2.2 million people. The job outlook remains bright as well. According to the report, the energy efficiency sector is predicting hiring rates of 9% in 2017, or 198,000 new hires. According to the report, much of this energy efficiency job growth can be attributed to advances in four major technology areas:
Advanced Building Materials
We see the Spray Foam Hybrid as a spray technology that will fit nicely into two of these categories, that being HVAC and Advanced Building Materials. We believe that this new portable spray foam machine will transcend between both the low pressure spray and high pressure spray foam industry. Recently, I will able to give our Elevator Pitch to a room full of 400+ people who were there to listen to new business ideas. Could the Spray Foam Hybrid fit into the Spray Foam Sweet Spot? Time will certainly tell, won’t it?