Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Receives 2021 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Award for Innovation

Press Release |October 27, 2021
 
 
 


ASC Awards DuPont’s Commitment to Foster and Encourage Innovation Across the Adhesive & Sealant Industry by Recognizing Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam’s Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Blowing Agent Package
 
WILMINGTON, Del., October 26, 2021 –DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced that its new Low GWP Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Blown with Liquid HFO and CO2 received the 2021 ASC Innovation Award, recognizing DuPont’s innovative product developments in the adhesive and sealant industry and in academia. The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) identifies the significant impact DuPont’s chemistries contribute to the downstream industries’ unmet needs and advancements in technology.
 
The newly enhanced, innovative Froth-Pak™ Spray Foams reformulation utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2), a naturally produced gas, in its spray foam blowing agent package that helps achieve a reduction in global warming potential (GWP) of more than 99 percent as compared to blowing agents used in past formulations. The reformulation supports DuPont’s commitment to seek safe solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while driving sustainable innovation. ASC winning entries demonstrate the value proposition of the novel chemistry and signifies a significant milestone in developing chemistry components that adds value in a field application and improvement in design and chemical process.
 
 
 

“To receive the ASC innovation award is an exciting testament to our sustainability passion and innovation coming together to help our customers win. Froth-Pak™ reformulation with CO2 is an inspiring innovation to see driving transformation in the market, exemplifying DuPont’s commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis.” 

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

 
 
 

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 currently 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 The Adhesive and Sealant Council
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of over 100 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users.

For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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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