DuPont Receives Innovation Award for New Low GWP Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam
DuPont Performance Building Solutions’ Low GWP Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Blown with Liquid HFO and CO2 was recognized by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) with the 2021 Innovation Award.
The newly enhanced, innovative Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam 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 percent 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.
“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 that’s driving transformation in the market, exemplifying DuPont’s commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis.”
The Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam reformulation supports the DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design goal to achieve a 75 percent reduction in GHG emissions from operations by 2030 (based on 2019 levels.) 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 nearly 40% 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.