One of our Chemists, Raul Dacomba, wrote a white paper for Appliance Design.
Change is a certainty in this world, and the appliance industry is no exception. Regulatory mandates are imposing yet another transition to a new generation of polyurethane foam blowing agents. The legislation states that Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and blends will be unacceptable for use starting January 2020. Refrigerant use will be unacceptable starting January 2021.
A blowing agent is one of many key ingredients used to manufacture polyurethane foams; their inherently low thermal conductivities are a desired trait. Before delving into specifics on the future of appliance foams, it is important to understand the history of blowing agents.
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Unmatched Regulatory Compliance
Because it is environmentally benign, Ecomate complies with all current — and most likely all future — regulations pertaining to foam blowing agents. As additional HFCs and other harmful materials are phased out, Ecomate will continue to be the reliable and affordable solution for foam blowing applications. Current regulatory compliance includes:
- U.S EPA SNAP Program
- Montreal Protocol
- Kyoto Protocol
- Kyoto ROHS Protocol (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
- WEEE Directed (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
- GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization)
- EPA SNAP Approved
We staff an industry-leading R&D team and a technical sales and support staff dedicated to building trusted industry relationships.
Together, these experts provide critical product and equipment guidance that allows appliance manufacturers to engineer more efficient, more sustainable household products.