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Foam Blowing Agents

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List all Substitutes for Foams (6 pp, 69K, About PDF)

Environmental, Health, and Flammability Info on Substitutes for HCFC-22 and 142b (6 pp, 27K, About PDF)

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Foam blowing agents encompasses a wide variety of applications including refrigerators buildings, automobiles, furniture, packaging and many more. The blowing agent, which was typically an ODS, is used to propel liquid plastic resin, and in the case of foam used for insulation, functions as an insulating component of the foam. The ODS blowing agent family consists of CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-114, HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b.

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Questions and Answers on Foam Blowing Substitutes    GWPs and ODPs of Some Foam Blowing Agents

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