Content about Silicone

June 1, 2012

UL, the independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization, has issued a warning to consumers and retailers that certain SKUs of Silicone Rescue Tape manufactured and distributed by Harbor Products bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States on the product's clamshell packaging. The Silicone Rescue Tape has not been evaluated by UL and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark. It is unknown if this Silicone Rescue Tape complies with UL's safety requirements.

June 7, 2011

A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement about consumer use of spray foam insulation threatens to deflate the growing sales — and availability — of this popular product. In April, the EPA expressed its concerns about certain chemicals found in spray polyurethane foam, which is applied as a liquid and then expands to fill cavities or gaps.