Morris Plains, New Jersey — ICP Adhesives & Sealants will use Honeywell’s low-global-warming-potential Solstice Gas Blowing Agent (GBA) in its new Handi-Foam High Density roof repair kits.
Honeywell said that ICP, is the first company in the US to replace hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blowing agents with Solstice GBA in low-pressure foam formulations, well ahead of environmental regulations calling for a phase out of HFCs. ICP, formerly Fomo Products, makes of low-pressure, one- and two-component polyurethane foam insulation products for the construction sector. The systems have a 12 month shelf life, Honeywell said.
“We are proud to be making a change that not only improves the performance of our products, but positively impacts the world,” said Stefan Gantenbein, president, ICP Adhesives & Sealants.
“ICP’s conversion to Solstice GBA is a significant milestone in the global adoption of Honeywell’s low-GWP product platform,” said Laura Reinhard, global business manager for spray foam, Honeywell. “Solstice LBA has become the product of choice for high-pressure spray foam systems. Similarly, today’s launch by ICP demonstrates Solstice GBA’s comparable advantages for low-pressure foam applications.”
Prior versions of the Handi-Foam repair kits used HFC-134a blowing agent. According to Mojee Cline, vp technology, ICP Adhesives & Sealants, “The switch to Solstice GBA has allowed us to achieve a very high density and excellent compressive strength in these repair kits that match typical foam densities on roofs. This provides the toughness needed to handle foot traffic and the durability that contractors require.”