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Hand wipes kill germs

Shepard Medical Products has introduced its CareMates™ Antiseptic Hand Wipes, antiseptic hand towels said to quickly kill 99.9 percent of disease-causing germs. The dispensable towels come in portable containers, condition skin and are not abrasive.

Foam insulation is soy-based

BioBased Systems has released a soy-based semirigid foam insulation, BioBase 501, said to lower energy costs. The insulation, an ultra-lightweight soybean oil-based polyurethane containing no formaldehyde, reportedly is the most environmentally friendly insulation in the industry. The product provides a sealed thermal envelope to block outside air and noise infiltration. BioBase 501, which also can be applied to roof decks, expands 100 times its original sprayed size when applied.