Sector Perspective: Supporting a Sustainable XPS Industry
Solstice Gas Blowing Agent (GBA) (HFO – 1234ze) offers the XPS industry improved energy performance and superior environmental properties.
Solstice GBA has no impact on the ozone layer, and possesses a low global warming potential (GWP) of less than 1, which has the effect of minimizing the climate change impact of the finished product. The HFO molecule retains all the positive attributes of HFCs: superior energy efficiency, good processability to improve foam performance; and non-flammability properties.
Today over 15,000 tonnes of HFC 134a is used globally in manufacture of XPS annually. Replacing all 134a globally with Solstice GBA is equivalent to eliminating 4.5 million cars from the world’s roads.