St Louis, Missouri — Accella Polyurethane Systems said yesterday that its QuadFoam NeXGen medium-density closed-cell spray foam has passed the NFPA 285 full-scale fire test using a liquid HFO blowing agent.
The spray foam comes from Accella’s recent acquisition of Quadrant Spray Foam. The formulation uses "the most environmentally friendly blowing agent produced, with a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP) of 1, which is more than two orders of magnitude (99.9%) lower than current HFCs used in this industry," Accella said.
“With NeXGen, Accella is the first company to pass the NFPA 285 test with the latest HFO blowing agent technology,” said Robert Jamieson, vp of Accella's Polyurethane Spray Foam Business unit. “This puts us years ahead of our competition in meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandated blowing agent changes,”he added.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 provides a standardised fire test to evaluate the suitability of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies used as components of curtain wall assemblies that are made using combustible materials or components for installation on buildings where the exterior walls must be non-combustible.
“This development reflects the strong commitment of resources and energy to deliver best in class leading edge products in the industry,” said Andy Harris, president and ceo of Accella Performance Materials.