Morris Plains, New Jersey – Honeywell has announced that two more companies are now using its ultra-low global warming potential Solstice liquid blowing agent. Both NCFI Polyurethanes and SES Foam are making the switch to the hydrofluoro-olefin blowing agent from environmentally unfriendly HFCs.
Solstice has a low global warming potential of 1, the same as carbon dioxide. This is 99.9% lower than HFCs.
NCFI is in the process of moving all of its engineered building products from HFCs to low-GWP products. Much of its polyurethane range will use Solstice, including integral skin products, and NCFI claims the updated products offer improved sprayability, consistency and surface finish.
“Our internal plan for conversions to a Smart SPF line is well ahead of the deadlines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency,” said NCFI president Chip Holton. “We believe these new spray foam products give us a strong competitive advantage.”
SES Foam’s closed-cell spray polyurethane foam wall insulation is also now being formulated using Solstice. “Having successfully built our open-cell foam business around sucrose-based technology, we believe that adopting Honeywell’s Solstice LBA in our closed-cell foam is a natural fit that aligns perfectly with our customers and environmental focus,” said SES Foam’s chief operating officer, Charles Valentine.