WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont announced that its new Low GWP Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Blown with Liquid HFO and CO2 received the 2021 ASC Innovation Award, recognizing DuPont's innovative product developments in the adhesive and sealant industry and in academia. The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) identifies the significant impact DuPont's chemistries contribute to the downstream industries' unmet needs and advancements in technology.
The newly enhanced, innovative Froth-Pak Spray Foams reformulation utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2), a naturally produced gas, in its spray foam blowing agent package that helps achieve a reduction in global warming potential (GWP) of more than 99% as compared to blowing agents used in past formulations. The reformulation supports DuPont's commitment to seek safe solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while driving sustainable innovation. ASC winning entries demonstrate the value proposition of the novel chemistry and signifies a significant milestone in developing chemistry components that adds value in a field application and improvement in design and chemical process.
"To receive the ASC innovation award is an exciting testament to our sustainability passion and innovation coming together to help our customers win," said Shawn Hunter, global sustainability leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design. "Froth-Pak reformulation with CO2 is an inspiring innovation to see driving transformation in the market, exemplifying DuPont's commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis."
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.
Froth-Pak is currently available in a variety of options and sizes, including:
- Froth-Pak Spray Foam Sealant: a two-component, quick-cure polyurethane foam that fills penetrations and cracks in rim joists, roof wall junctures, and around pipes and ducts greater than 2 inches and less than 4 inches wide.
- Froth-Pak Spray Foam Insulation: a Class A Fire Rated two-component, quick-cure polyurethane foam that fills cavities, penetrations, and cracks in rim joists, roof wall junctures and around pipes and ducts up to 2 inches thick. (Only available in the U.S.)
For more information on Froth-Pak Spray Foam, visit www.frothpak.com.