DuPont in Compliance with Canadian GWP Regulations for Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation

Press Release | August 13, 2020

Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Boardstock product line to transition to a new grey, reduced global warming potential (GWP) product line in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.


WILMINGTON, Del., August 13, 2020 – DuPont™ (NYSE:DD) is preparing to launch a reduced Global Warming Potential (GWP) solution for Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Boardstock in order to fully comply with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act as new federal and provincial regulations come into effect on January 1, 2021.

Pursuant to Section 69 of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, DuPont has been granted a permit to import and manufacture Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Boardstock, with a reduced GWP, for an essential purpose until December 31, 2022.

Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2020, with a complete Canadian conversion ready by January 1, 2021, DuPont will transition its heritage Blue Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Boardstock family of products to a new Grey, reduced GWP product line.




“This is another step in our plan to deliver more sustainable solutions to the industry"

Tim Lacey, global vice president, general manager, DuPont Performance Building Solutions


“We have been engaged with Canadian federal and provincial regulatory agencies to ensure our new reduced GWP product line complies with all requirements,” states Tim Lacey, Global Vice President & General Manager, DuPont Performance Building Solutions. “This is another step in our plan to deliver more sustainable solutions to the industry.”

As part of a multi-phased approach, the grey, reduced GWP product line will deliver greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and along a more aggressive timeline than the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. This new Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Boardstock aligns with and enables progress towards DuPont’s 2030 Sustainability Goals, which includes a commitment to reduce GHG emissions by 30 percent on a path to carbon neutrality by 2050.


About DuPont Performance Building Solutions
DuPont Performance Building Solutions is a global innovation leader in the building and construction industry, providing products and materials for all six sides of the building envelope. By developing solutions for managing the air, water and thermal performance of buildings and residences, we help our customers build energy-efficient, resilient, and durable shelters in a rapidly changing world. Backed by unmatched industry insight, building knowledge, and technical support, as well as world-class brands such as Styrofoam™ Brand, Tyvek®, and Great Stuff™, our products and services portfolio enables customers to focus on what they do best, no matter where and how they choose to build.

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DuPont Safety & Construction, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex® Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ Brand and Filmtec®.

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