Honeywell announced recently that it will offer U.S. contractors and builders a chance to win prizes if they try new spray foam systems that contain Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) as a key ingredient.
The baseball-themed promotion, “Hit A Foam Run,” runs now until April 30, 2017. Participants can win major prizes each month, and one big winner will receive a trip for two to watch baseball in Miami.
Some of the spray foam systems formulated with Solstice LBA are designated for wall insulation, others for roofing. Solstice LBA is a critical material that causes foam to expand and enables its excellent insulating properties.
“We have excellent feedback from many contractors who have already used the new systems,” said a Honeywell spokesperson. “They are pleasantly surprised that simply changing the blowing agent can have so many positive effects, such as improved thermal performance, better yields, reduced clogging of the spray gun, and a smoother finish, among other improvements.”
Global regulators are increasingly moving to phase out higher-global-warming-potential (GWP) foam blowing agents, refrigerants and other materials based on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) technology. Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published landmark regulations that will phase out the use of many HFC blowing agents. The new regulation, some of which become effective in January 2017, will require manufacturers to discontinue use of many standard HFC blowing agents and blends in certain applications.
Solstice LBA, which is based on hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology, has an ultra-low GWP of 1, which is 99.9 percent lower than HFC blowing agents it replaces, and equal to carbon dioxide. It is non-ozone-depleting and nonflammable. Solstice LBA has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program, and is volatile organic compound (VOC)-exempt per the EPA. It is also registered under the European Union’s REACH program. Honeywell’s Solstice LBA world-scale manufacturing plant in Louisiana started up in May 2014.
Solstice LBA is used in a variety of rigid foam insulation applications, including residential and commercial refrigeration equipment, spray foam insulation, and insulated metal panels, as well as flexible foam applications, such as molded and slabstock foam, and integral skin. Worldwide adoption of Solstice products has resulted in the reduction of more than 30 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to date, equal to eliminating emissions from more than six million cars.
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