Modern Marvels®, a weekly television show broadcast on the History Channel®, celebrates inventors, doers and dreamers who have brought their ideas to life on a grand scale. Modern Marvels is an hour-long adventure into the inventions, breakthroughs and man made wonders that effect today's society. The show taped an episode built around "high tech" insulation solutions.
"It keeps us warm. It keeps us cool. It protects us and makes our world more comfortable. As simple as a pane of glass, or as complex as the fuselage of a space station, it's all around us, but is almost always out of sight. We explore where insulation technology has been, where it is today, and where it's going. We'll visit the manufacturing facilities of two of the most recognizable insulating materials: fiberglass and foam; and explore how insulation has evolved. Historical highlights include how the ancient Romans and Greeks insulated their homes, as well as the natives of tropical and arctic climates..."
From the History Channel-Modern Marvels Website
The UCSC team of experts was selected by the Modern Marvels staff to provide information and insight into the chemistry, application process and benefits of spray polyurethane foam insulation. The camera crew gathered on February 17, 2006 at the UCSC corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The producer and film crew spent over eight hours capturing footage and touring various locations throughout the facility. Tom Ritch, CEO and Jerry Whitaker, President provided on-camera commentary and other UCSC professionals demonstrated various spray foam applications and techniques. "We were very proud that we were granted an opportunity to represent our industry and educate viewers on the chemistry and benefits of spray polyurethane foam insulation," stated Stephanie Gssime, UCSC Marketing Manager.
UCSC's Durafoam High Performance Insulation SystemsTM, as well as footage from the PBS Show "Build it Green" featuring the UCSC Durazone Roofing Insulation SystemTM were incorporated into the footage.
The episode debuted on April 26, 2006 and will air periodically on the History Channel throughout the year. Check your local listings or visit the Modern Marvels site at http://www.historychannel.com/modernmarvels for additional episode information.