Huntsman Building Solutions Introduces Newly Enhanced Pour-in-Place Foams

Reformulated Foam Solutions Offer Enhanced Performance and Sustainability Benefits While Meeting U.S. State and Canada Goals for Phase-down of HFCs

April 29, 2021 - by commARCH
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Huntsman Building Solutions, a global leader in high performance, sustainable building envelope solutions, recently announced the launch of its new and improved Pour-in-Place Foams.

What?

The Pour-in-Place Foams is a family of foam solutions that have recently been reformulated with an HFO-based technology that renders performance benefits, as well as dramatically minimizes impacts to the Earth. The improved foam products are offered in varying densities, providing thermal insulation and structural support, and are ideal for use across a wide range of construction and maritime applications.

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 Why is it needed?
The significance of the reformulation of the company’s Pour-in-Place Foams is substantial. The polyurethanes industry is currently working to meet the standards outlined in the Montreal Protocol, under which Canada and other developed nations, including the United States on a state-to-state basis, have committed to replacing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs). HFOs are an advanced technology utilized in foam insulation products that, with zero ozone depleting potential, render minimal impact on the environment as compared to their HFC predecessors.


What are its uses?

The Pour-in-Place Foams may be professionally applied using high- or low-pressure equipment. The products offer numerous performance benefits including superb adhesion to a wide variety of substrates and good flow characteristics, as well as a fast cycle time.

Huntsman Building Solutions’ Pour-in-Place Foams include:

  • PIP Foam 50, a 0.50-pound thermal insulation ideally suited for wall cavity applications and providing an R-value of R-3.4 per inch of thickness
  • PIP Foam 80, a 0.80-pound thermal insulation also suited for wall cavity applications and providing an R-value of R-4.45 per inch of thickness
  • PIP Foam 250CG, a 2.5-pound foam for injection, flotation, wall cavities and insulating panels and providing an R-value of R-6.5 per inch of thickness. This foam meets U.S. Coast Guard specification Article #183-114 as well as Military Test Standard MIL-P-21929C.
  • PIP Foam 250A, a 2.5-pound foam used in insulating panels and providing an R-value of R-6.5-7.5 per inch of thickness. The composition of this foam notably includes recycled plastic waste and renewable soy oil. It is also Class 1 (Class A) Fire Rated, Discontinuous and meets requirements for CAN/ULC S102 and S127 fire tests.

Why is it important?

“As a major manufacturer of foam insulations and roofing products, as well as the first to introduce HFO-based spray foam solutions commercially to the marketplace, Huntsman Building Solutions has proven its commitment to high-performance solutions that also protect the environment,” says Doug Brady, Vice President of global innovation and product management for Huntsman Building Solutions. “These Pour-in-Place Foams are an ideal alternative as more U.S. states join Canada and other countries in the phase out of HFCs which pose a higher risk to the environment,” adds Brady.

In addition to the reformulated Pour-in-Place Foams, Huntsman Building Solutions now counts numerous HFO based spray foam systems among its suite of high-performance building envelope solutions. HEAT-LOK spray foam insulation, FOAM-LOK spray foam insulation and FOAM-LOK spray foam roofing are among these offerings.

“We remain committed to migrating our foam solutions to the environmentally-sound HFO technology as we look to deliver improved building solutions to our customers and align with the industry’s important HFC phase down efforts,” adds Brady.

About Huntsman Building Solutions

The Huntsman Building Solutions business is a global leader in high-performance, sustainable building envelope solutions. Its systems and solutions are widely utilized to optimize commercial and residential structures worldwide in both new construction and retrofit applications. Formed in 2020 with the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla and its combination with Demilec, the Huntsman Building Solutions business capitalizes on legacy industry technologies, environmental stewardship and the power of the Huntsman brand. Visit www.huntsmanbuilds.com.

About Huntsman

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2019 revenues of approximately $7 billion.  Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

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