Blowing Agents for Spray Foam Insulation

New Generation Insulation Makes Buildings More Energy Efficient

Spray foam insulation is widely used in residential and commercial buildings. In these applications, a sprayed foam expands when applied to roof tiles, concrete slabs, and wall cavities. It is also used as an alternative to traditional building insulation materials, such as fiberglass.

Spray foam works as both insulation and as an air barrier, reducing air infiltration through walls, windows, and doorways. In cold climates, spray foam insulation keeps generated heat in and cold air out. In hot climates, spray foam insulation retains comfortable in-house temperatures from air conditioning and blocks heat from entering a building.

By maintaining a comfortable temperature regardless of outdoor weather, spray foam reduces the unnecessary or excessive use of heating and air conditioning which can cut energy cost and lower utility bills.

Meeting Higher Global Standards for Environmental Impact and Energy Use

Spray foam insulation use is on the rise because of stringent building codes (including the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements on continuous insulation) and greater awareness of energy savings best practices.

Opteon™ blowing agents for spray foam insulations enable better thermal performance in foam insulation for the life of a structure. This allows builders to achieve a higher insulating effectiveness (R-value) or to use a thinner layer of sprayed insulation than previous generation blowing agents.

This technology is a game changer, so much so that Opteon™ 1100 was named the 2017 CPI Polyurethane Innovation Award Winner because of its superior thermal performance and remarkable stability.

Collaborating with Industry Leaders

Chemours collaborates with spray foam industry leaders and their customers and suppliers to find cost effective ways to optimize their Opteon™ based spray foam formulations, ensuring superior insulating performance with low global warming potential.