Energy Efficient, Low-GWP Blowing Agent to Enhance Foam Applications
Opteon™ 1150 foam blowing agent is made with hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology offering a low-Global Warming Potential (GWP), zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) alternative to hydroflurocarbons (HFC). It has low toxicity and is nonflammable with an increased formulation shelf life compared to other HFO and HCFO blowing agents.
|Opteon™ 1150 Properties|
|Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)||0|
|Global Warming Potential (GWP) 100 yr ITH||7.0 (AR5)|
|Atmospheric Lifetime (NOAA)||67 days|
|Nonflammable (ASTM E681 at 25 °C [77 °F] and 60 °C [140 °F]||Yes|
|Boiling Point (°C [°F])||7.5 (45.5)|
|Vapor Thermal Conductivity (mW/mK at 25 °C [77 °F])||11.5|
|Maximum Incremental Reactivity (g O3/g)||0.01|
Opteon™ 1150 has an optimal boiling point between gaseous blowing agents (GBAs) like HFC-134a and HFC-1234ze-E, and liquid blowing agents (LBAs) like Opteon™ 1100 and HFC-245fa giving the formulator more precise control of froth and expansion rates.
This unique Boiling Point of 7.5°C (45.5°F) enables frothing at lower temperatures, expanding the application window, while improving density and flow in rigid foam applications.
Opteon™ 1150 is not commercially available in the United States and is currently undergoing final review with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Product sampling for R&D use is available upon request through a Chemours representative.
Features and Benefits
Opteon™ 1150 qualities are well-suited for a variety of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam applications:
Improved Flow, Dimensional Stability, and Aged R Value
The ideal boiling point of Opteon™ 1150 supports facile creaming and expansion under mild conditions, enabling precise control of flow behavior, retention of cell gas pressure and dimensional stability, and efficient, long-lived insulation performance.
- Integral Skin
- Pour in Place
Higher Yields & Wider Application Window
The optimum vapor pressure of Opteon™ 1150 provides greater expansion efficiency and yield performance, while enabling a wider application temperature window, especially under cold conditions.
- Spray Foam
- Bun Stock
The unique combination of solubility and boiling properties of Opteon™ 1150 drives very powerful nucleation behavior, resulting in exceptional foam cell structures and corresponding properties including insulation performance and compressive strength.
Opteon™ 1150 offers a sustainable solution to meet changing regulatory requirements with enhanced performance. Additional advantages for users include:
- Compatibility with conventional catalysts and surfactants in polyurethane
- Acts as a co-blowing agent in Low or High Pressure Spray Foam
- Long-term shelf life comparable to HFOs and HFCOs without reformulating or additional catalyst