The Performance Building Solutions business of DuPont is introducing in Europe, Middle East and Africa a new, HFC-free (HFC = Hydrofluorocarbons) version of its sprayable, two-component polyurethane Froth-Pak foam systems for professional users, which is said to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the same performance.
The new Froth-Pak foam systems are said to deliver a global warming potential reduction of more than 99 % as compared to current formulations. Froth-Pak foam systems contain no ozone-depleting chemicals or Hydrofluorocarbons while maintaining the performance attributes demanded by professional contractors.
According to DuPont, Froth-Pak foam systems product range is compliant with the EU Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (No 517/2014) ahead of its enactment on January 1st, 2023 and other current, as well as draft, regulations in EU, USA and Canada. It delivers reductions of greenhouse gas emissions in support of the Paris Climate Agreement along a timeline that is more aggressive than the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, said the company.
“We are committed to the transition to more sustainable buildings while ensuring our products continue to deliver the high level of performance our customers trust and expect. This innovation represents the next step forward in the evolution of the Froth-Pak foam systems, successfully used across the world since decades” said Francisco Gonçalves, Sales Director, DuPont Performance Building Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Froth-Pak foam systems is an all-in-one self-contained and easily portable low-pressure spray foam kit designed for professional contractors. These two-component foams work quickly and efficiently to fill larger gaps and penetrations, providing thermal, air, and moisture management that contributes to operational building energy efficiency over the lifetime of buildings.
- Properly installed sealing and insulation products such as Froth-Pak can provide homeowners significant savings on heating and cooling costs;
- Compatible with other materials, Froth-Pak foam systems quickly adhere to a variety of building materials and substrates.
According to DuPont, the reformulation of Froth-Pak foam systems is part of its “Acting on Climate” goal to achieve a 30 % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in DuPont operations over ten years and carbon neutrality by 2050. The reformulation implements the Integrated Energy Strategy of DuPont to address all sources of greenhouse gas emissions, including efforts to create low-carbon industrial processes, source low-carbon, and renewable energy, and reduce overall energy use.