Morris Township, New Jersey -- Honeywell said that Achilles, a Japanese industrial products maker will use Solstice liquid blowing agent in spray polyurethane foam building insulation sold under the Achilles Airlon FR-FO brand.
Honeywell said, in a press release, that according to Achilles Corporation, spray foam systems formulated its blowing agent have 25 % greater thermal insulation performance than water-blown systems.
Honeywell said, Solstice LBA has a global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9% lower than today's most commonly-used blowing agent, HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon.
Solstice LBA is non-flammable and is not a volatile organic compound, said Honeywell. It is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program, adds the firm. Honeywell is currently providing commercial quantities to customers, and is building world-scale production capacity for Solstice LBA that is expected to come online early this year.