Fluorocarbons serve as foam blowing agents in extruded polystyrene (XPS) and polyurethane foams (PU) that are used as insulation. Fluorocarbon blown foams achieve the highest insulation rates and provide a high net reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through increased energy efficiency.
While other foam blowing agents do exist, both XPS and PU products, fluorocarbons are essential for products with high safety and performance requirements.
Spray foam relies purely on fluorocarbons as they provide the operators with 100% safety assurance from flammability and easy handling. Ultimately, fluorocarbons allow the industry to showcase the benefits of PU foam insulation by improving quality of life in existing homes and reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions.