Genyk Polyurethanes: An emerging force in the Canadian spray foam market


Canadian Design and Construction Report special feature

Genyk Polyurethanes is making its mark on the Canadian spray foam market. Established in 2012, Genyk started in flexible polyurethanes and two years ago introduced its Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) approved medium density spray foam. Today, Genyk has a complete product line ranging from light density spray foams to higher density roofing materials.

The premier product in the Genyk line is Boreal Lavender, a CCMC approved, ecologically responsible medium density foam.

Mark Furoy, president of Furoy’s Insulation, a 20-year veteran of the spray foam industry, endorses Genyk as a contractor friendly product. “My sprayers love the ease of application, my customers love the pleasant aroma during the spray process, and I love the yield.”

Genyk’s “sprayability” is no accident. The driving force behind Genyk is Yves Rondeau, a chemist and 25-year veteran of the spray polyurethane foam industry. Together, Rondeau and his lab partner David Lievin have 40 years of experience with polyurethanes.

In the field, Genyk is represented by Mike Richmond from Ontario, a building science specialist with 35 years of experience in the spray polyurethane industry.

Genyk’s rise in the spray foam community has been rapid. The company’s short history has been marked by product consistency and material innovation.

In the immediate future, Genyk will be announcing its new Type Two, medium density ‘Nature.’ On the horizon – watch for Genyk’s new HFO-blown medium density foam.

“If the company’s performance is repeated, the spray foam industry will be well served by these new products,” says Richmond.

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