Arlington, Texas – Demilec has launched a reformulated spray polyurethane foam that has reduced global warming potential. It will be available in North America.
The foam, Heatlok XT HFO, uses Honeywell’s Solstice LBA hydrofluoroolefin blowing agent. This has a global warming potential of 1, the same as carbon dioxide. This is in stark contrast to the hydrofluorocarbons that are commonly used in SPF insulation, which has a GWP more than 1000 times that of carbon dioxide.
“We’ve made a commitment to transition all of our closed-cell foams to this blowing agent and this technology over the next 18 months,” said Demilec’s president, Paul Valle. “We are seeing growing acceptance of spray foam by architects, builders, and homeowners. They recognise the value of a well-sealed building insulated with spray foam. I think Solstice LBA will become a key differentiator as people demand a more comfortable living space with greater energy efficiency.”