Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Receives 2021 American Chemistry Council (ACC) Sustainability Leadership Award for Environmental Protection

Press Release |June 16, 2021
 
 
 

ACC Awards DuPont’s Commitment to Drive Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Recognizing Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam’s Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Blowing Agent Package
 
WILMINGTON, Del., June 16, 2021 –DuPont’s (NYSE: DD) new HFC-free Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam received the ACC Sustainability Leadership Award in the Environmental Protection category. The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) recognizes outstanding company achievements in priority areas highlighted in the ACC’s Sustainability strategy.

The newly enhanced, innovative Froth-Pak™ Spray Foams utilize a blowing agent package that achieves a reduction in global warming potential (GWP) of more than 99 percent as compared to blowing agents used in past formulations, supporting DuPont’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while driving sustainable innovation. Winning entries were reviewed internally by ACC and judged by an independent panel, comprised of external sustainability experts.

“We are honored by the ACC’s recognition of DuPont’s commitment to deliver innovation that helps solve important sustainability problems like climate change,” said Shawn Hunter, global sustainability leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design. 

 
 
 

“The new Froth-Pak™ is an exciting demonstration of our commitment to climate action and to delivering products with low embodied carbon. In support of our 2030 Sustainability Goals, the team that made this innovation come to life is a leading example of our business using building science to innovate as if our future depends on it – because it does.” 

Shawn Hunter, global sustainability leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design

 
 
 

“The new Froth-Pak™ is an exciting demonstration of our commitment to climate action and to delivering products with low embodied carbon. In support of our 2030 Sustainability Goals, the team that made this innovation come to life is a leading example of our business using building science to innovate as if our future depends on it – because it does.”

This latest award-winning innovation represents the next step forward in the evolution of the Froth-Pak™ brand, introduced more than 50 years ago. Froth-Pak™ is the all-in-one self-contained and easily portable low-pressure spray foam kit designed for professional contractors. This polyurethane spray foam contains no ozone-depleting chemicals or HFCs while elevating the performance attributes professional contractors expect. Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam helps professional contractors quickly and efficiently fill larger gaps and penetrations in both commercial and residential applications – sealing out moisture, dust, allergens, and pests while improving energy efficiency, building resilience, and comfort for homeowners.

The Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam reformulation supports the DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design business’ ‘Acting on Climate’ goal to achieve a 75 percent reduction in GHG emission from operations by 2030, toward reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Together with the introduction of low GWP offerings within the Styrofoam Brand Insulation product line, these actions demonstrate significant steps taken by the business to address both embodied carbon, through reduced embodied carbon product offerings, and operational carbon, through insulation and air sealing solutions that help enable building energy efficiency. These solutions are necessary to help reduce GHG emissions from the built environment, which account for 39% of global GHG emissions. The new Froth-Pak™ product is compliant with currently enacted, as well as draft, U.S. State Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and Canadian GWP regulations. This product innovation will deliver GHG reductions in support of the Paris Climate Agreement along a timeline that is more aggressive than the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Froth-Pak is available in a variety of options and sizes, including:

  • Froth-Pak Spray Foam Sealant - a two-component, quick-cure polyurethane foam that fills penetrations and cracks in rim joists, roof wall junctures, and around pipes and ducts greater than 2" and less than 4" wide.  
  • Froth-Pak Spray Foam Insulation - a Class A Fire Rated two-component, quick-cure polyurethane foam that fills cavities, penetrations, and cracks in rim joists, roof wall junctures and around pipes and ducts up to 2” thick. (Only available in the U.S.)

For more information on Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam, visit www.frothpak.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council represents a diverse set of companies in the business of chemistry. The ACC established its Sustainability Leadership Awards in 2019 to recognize outstanding member company achievements in priority areas covered by ACC’s Sustainability Principles: 1) Product Safety, Innovation & Transparency; 2) Environmental Protection; 3) Circularity; and 4) Societal Contributions. The ACC works to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the nation and the world. Their mission is to deliver value to members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research.

For more information about the ACC Sustainability Leader Awards, visit www.sciencebehindsustainability.com.

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.

About DuPont Water & Protection
DuPont Water & Protection 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 and Filmtec.

About DuPont 
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food and worker safety. More information can be found at www.dupont.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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