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Opteon™ 1100 Foam Blowing Agents

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October 04, 2017 Press Release

Opteon™ 1100 Wins the 2017 CPI Polyurethane Innovation Award for its vision and perseverance to bring Opteon™ 1100 low GWP foam blowing agent to the marketplace.
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October 25, 2016 Press Release

Natural Polymers LLC to use Opteon™ 1100 in New Low GWP Spray Foam Formulations​

The Use of Opteon™ 1100 Will Allow for Natural Polymers to Provide a New Line of Spray Foam Solutions with Superior Insulation Performance and Lower Global Warming Potential
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October 17, 2016 Press Release

Chemours Congratulates the Parties to the Montreal Protocol for HFC Amendment Agreement

The Amendment Will Dramatically Reduce the Global Use of Hydrofluorocarbons in Effort to Address Climate Change Potential and Could Help Eliminate Up to 0.5C Temperature Rise
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July 25 2016 Press Release

Icynene Innovates with Opteon™ 1100 Foam Blowing Agent from Chemours

Icynene Will Use Opteon™ 1100 to Develop New Polyurethane Spray Foam Products Delivering Superior Insulation and Lower Global Warming Impact
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April 6, 2016

Chemours Wins BASF Sustainable Supplier of the Year Award

Opteon™ 1100 from Chemours provides BASF with a High Performance, Low Global Warming Potential Foam Blowing Agent for Spray Foam Applications
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February 10, 2016 Press Release

Chemours Completes First Field Application of Opteon™ 1100 Foam Blowing Agent

Chemours, BASF and Installed Building Products Collaborate to Utilize New Low Global Warming Potential Foam Blowing Agent to Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emmisions and Improve Energy Efficiency.
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November 17, 2015 Press Release

Chemours Breaks Ground for World’s First Full-Scale Production of HFO-1336mzz

Full-Scale Production of New Opteon™ Foam Blowing Agents and Opteon™ Refrigerants Expected to Begin in 2017
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November 13, 2015 Press Release

Chemours Praises Critical Decision to Address Climate Change

The U.N. Reaches Decision to Work within the Montreal Protocol to an HFC Amendment in 2016
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October 2015

Chemours Recognized at 2015 Polyurethane’s Technical Conference for Best Low Global Warming Potential Blowing Agent Technical Presentation

The Presentation on New Opteon™ 1100 Foam Blowing Agent Demonstrated the Product’s Environmental Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Ease of Transition.
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September 2014

The DuPont team of Ernie Wysong, Joe Creazzo, and Gary Loh won the award for the best poster in the Foam Blowing Agent Category at the Closing Session of CPI

The poster, "Opteon™ 1100: A Unique, High Performance, Next Generation Foam Blowing"  describes the latest developments by the DuPont technical team showcasing the molecule's excellent stability and thermal performance.

Formacel poster winners
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September 15, 2014 Press Release

DuPont Fluorochemicals Announces World’s First Full-Scale Production of HFO-1336mzz

Full-Scale Production of HFO-1336mzz in 2016, For Use as a Foam Blowing Agent and Refrigerant, Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Lower Global Warming Potential and Improved Energy Efficiency
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April 10, 2014 Press Release

DuPont Fluorochemicals Announces Production Plans to Support the Introduction of a New Opteon™ Foam Blowing Agent with Low Global Warming Potential

Production of HFO-1336mzz Enables the Introduction of New Offerings Based on Breakthrough Technology
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March 2014 Conference Presentation: PU India

September 2013 Conference Presentations: CPI

  • Opteon™ 1100: Life Cycle Assessment for Use in a Household Refrigerator, presented by Shaibal Roy, DuPont, et al.
    The polyurethane foam industry for household appliances is transitioning from foam blowing agents (FEA) or blowing agents with high global warming potential (GWP) to low GWP alternatives. However, a low GWP is not the sole criterion for an FEA to minimize climate change potential of foam insulation, their performance to reduce the appliance energy usage should also be considered. In this work, the commonly used FEA, such as hydrocarbon (HC) blend was evaluated along with a low-GWP, zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) FEA option from DuPont, Opteon™ 1100 (also known as HFO-1336mzz-Z) with lower thermal conductivity. A holistic approach using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology was used to calculate climate change potential (CCP) across the entire supply chain, including raw material and PU foam production, foam installation, energy savings during product use, and end-of life (EOL) disposal. Neat Opteon™ 1100 and Opteon™ 1100 in blends with HC were both found to have lower life cycle CCP than HC FEA.
    The biggest contributor to the climate change potential was the energy use during the life of the appliance. The effect of high GWP electricity source on the net CCP was also studied by considering electricity source from various US sub-regional grids with significantly different CCP burden.
  • Opteon™ 1100: A Zero ODP and Low GWP Foam Blowing Agent for Spray Applications, presented by Ernest Wysong, DuPont
    DuPont continues to expand the development of Opteon™ 1100 (FEA-1100) as a unique zero ODP, low GWP, non-VOC, nonflammable foam blowing agent that provides a balanced option for environmental sustainability, excellent performance and a cost-effective conversion. This paper will discuss results from recent laboratory studies and customer evaluations pertaining to the spray foam market with key emphasis on stability, reactivity, and performance attributes. 
  • Opteon™ 1100 (FEA-1100), a Zero ODP and Low GWP Foam Blowing Agent for the Appliance Industry, presented by Gary Loh, DuPont, et al.

    The global standards for energy efficiency are constantly rising and at the same time the industry faces ever-increasing pressure to address climate change by focusing on reducing or eliminating substances with high global warming potential. Foam blowing agents are a vital component of rigid polyurethane foams, providing the outstanding insulation performance that is needed for improving the energy efficiencies of appliances and residential/commercial buildings while providing the right balance of weight and space conservation.
    To meet these environmental and performance challenges, DuPont has developed Opteon™ 1100 (FEA-1100), a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP) foam blowing agent for polyurethane foam applications.  Over the last several years, DuPont has demonstrated the use of Opteon™ 1100 and Opteon™ 1100 blends to improve insulation and energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and flammability for various applications including Appliance, Pour-in-Place, Spray, and PIR boardstock. In this study, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Whirlpool evaluated the performance of Opteon™ 1100 and Opteon™ 1100-hydrocarbon blends in a residential refrigerator. In addition to showing the improvement in energy efficiency, this paper also discusses the foam performance in terms of system flow, minimum freeze stable density, material compatibility and initial k-factor in a household refrigerator/freezer.