Demilec Will Soon Transition to HFO-Blown Spray Foam Insulation to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In an effort to combat greenhouse gas emissions, Demilec, a top manufacturer of spray foam, has announced at a White House environmental quality meeting that HFCs will be phased out from its line of products.

On October 19, Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of foam insulation and polyuria products in North America, has officially announced that they will be phasing out harmful hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from its line of products. Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-blown spray foam is now in development as a more eco-friendly alternative to HFCs, and will be available for use by the middle of next year.

Several of the world’s leading scientists agree that greenhouse gas emissions are a large contributor to global warming. HFCs have been determined to be 10,000 times worse for climate change than carbon, according to findings by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. In an effort to help reduce the impact our product has on our world, Demilec has developed a safer and yet equally effective substitute for HFCs. A complete transition to HFO-blown insulation is expected by 2017.

This decision is one of many that reflect Demilec’s commitment to sustainability. This year alone, Demilec will recycle the equivalent of 35 million plastic bottles into its closed-cell products, which contain more than 20 percent recycled, renewable content.

President and CEO Paul Valle announced to the Industry Leader Roundtable, organized by The White House Council on Environmental Quality, that “the move to hydrofluoroolefins marks an industry shift to curb greenhouse gas emissions produced by hydrofluorocarbons.” He added, “As leaders within our industries, it’s imperative that we look at the big picture to identify ways that we can reduce our own impacts on the environment, as well as help others do the same with the products we make.”

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About Demilec

Demilec uses innovative technology and advanced science to create open- and closed-cell spray foam insulation. Our commitment to quality and ecological responsibility has made us an industry leader for more than 30 years. We formulate our products to serve a variety of industries, including residential, industrial, agricultural, commercial, education, energy, oil & gas, water, civil, and military. To learn more about Demilec and the products we offer, please visit us online at www.demilecusa.com.

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