Foam Blowing Agents
Foam blowing agents encompasses a wide variety of applications including refrigerators buildings, automobiles, furniture, packaging and many more. The blowing agent, which was typically an ODS, is used to propel liquid plastic resin, and in the case of foam used for insulation, functions as an insulating component of the foam. The ODS blowing agent family consists of CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-114, HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b.
Rigid Polyurethane: Appliance foam includes insulation foam in domestic refrigerators and freezers.
Rigid Polyurethane: Spray, Commercial Refrigeration, and Sandwich Panels includes insulation for roofing, wall, pipes, metal doors, vending machines, coolers, buoyancy, and refrigerated transport vehicles.
Flexible Polyurethane includes foam furniture, bedding, chair cushions, and shoe soles.
Integral Skin Polyurethane includes car steering wheels, dashboards and shoe soles.
Polystyrene: Extruded Sheet includes foam for packaging and buoyancy or floatation.
Polyolefin includes foam sheets and tubes.
Rigid Polyurethane: Slabstock and Other includes insulation for panels and pipes.
Polystyrene: Extruded Boardstock & Billet includes insulation for roofing, wall, floor, and pipe.
Rigid Polyurethane & Polyisocyanurate Laminated Boardstock includes insulation for roofing and walls.
Phenolic Insulation Board & Bunstock includes insulation for roofing and walls.