Spray foam maker tackling environmental challenges
Spray foam manufacturers are improving the environmental impact that was a part of the application process.
At the 2016 International Builders' Show, Doug Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla Industries, talked about the company's efforts to lower the global warming potential of its products.
Lapolla’s foam products include spray foam insulation for residential and commercial perimeter walls, crawl spaces and attic space applications. The company also supplies spray foam and elastomeric coatings for low slope residential and commercial roofing. In addition, Lapolla supplies polyurethane as an adhesive for board stock insulation to roofing substrates for commercial and industrial applications.
Kramer said that Lapolla is the first manufacturer globally to offer a third party tested and approved wall foam system that uses the Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent, a next-generation blowing agent made by Honeywell. The product not only improves foam performance, but also delivers environmental benefits. Solstice LBA has an ultra-low global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9 percent lower than today’s most commonly-used blowing agent, HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon, while retaining its insulating performance. Solstice LBA is nonflammable, has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program and is not a volatile organic compound.
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