WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont's new HFC-free Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam received the ACC Sustainability Leadership Award in the Environmental Protection category. The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) recognizes outstanding company achievements in priority areas highlighted in the ACC's Sustainability strategy.
The newly enhanced, innovative Froth-Pak Spray Foams utilize a blowing agent package that achieves a reduction in global warming potential (GWP) of more than 99% as compared to blowing agents used in past formulations, supporting DuPont's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while driving sustainable innovation. Winning entries were reviewed internally by ACC and judged by an independent panel, comprised of external sustainability experts.
"We are honored by the ACC's recognition of DuPont's commitment to deliver innovation that helps solve important sustainability problems like climate change," said Shawn Hunter, global sustainability leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design. "The new Froth-Pak is an exciting demonstration of our commitment to climate action and to delivering products with low embodied carbon. In support of our 2030 Sustainability Goals, the team that made this innovation come to life is a leading example of our business using building science to innovate as if our future depends on it — because it does."
This latest award-winning innovation represents the next step forward in the evolution of the Froth-Pak brand, introduced more than 50 years ago. Froth-Pak is the all-in-one self-contained and easily portable low-pressure spray foam kit designed for professional contractors. This polyurethane spray foam contains no ozone depleting chemicals or HFCs while elevating the performance attributes professional contractors expect. Froth-Pak Spray Foam helps professional contractors quickly and efficiently fill larger gaps and penetrations in both commercial and residential applications — sealing out moisture, dust, allergens and pests while improving energy efficiency, building resilience and comfort for homeowners.
The Froth-Pak Spray Foam reformulation supports the DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian Design business' 'Acting on Climate' goal to achieve a 75% reduction in GHG emission from operations by 2030, toward reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Together with the introduction of low GWP offerings within the Styrofoam Brand Insulation product line, these actions demonstrate significant steps taken by the business to address both embodied carbon, through reduced embodied carbon product offerings, and operational carbon, through insulation and air sealing solutions that help enable building energy efficiency. These solutions are necessary to help reduce GHG emissions from the built environment, which account for 39% of global GHG emissions.
The new Froth-Pak product is compliant with currently enacted, as well as draft, U.S. State Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and Canadian GWP regulations. This product innovation will deliver GHG reductions in support of the Paris Climate Agreement along a timeline that is more aggressive than the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.