Substitutes in Rigid Polyurethane, Slabstock and Other
Substitutes are reviewed on the basis of ozone depletion potential, global warming potential, toxicity, flammability, and exposure potential. Lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes are updated several times each year. A chronological list of SNAP updates is also available.
Note: SNAP Notices and Final Rules published in the Federal Register take precedence over all information on the web site.
Acceptable Substitutes in Rigid Polyurethane, Slabstock and Other
|Substitute (and blends including that substitute)||ODS Being Replaced|
|Formic Acid||CFC-11, HCFCs|
|Saturated Light Hydrocarbons (C3-C6)||CFC-11, HCFCs|
|Electroset Technology||CFC-11; HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, and blends thereof|
|Carbon Dioxide||CFC-11, HCFCs|
|Exxsol Blowing Agents||HCFCs|
|Transcend™ Technologies as an additive to SNAP-approved blowing agents in blends making up to 5% by weight of the total foam formulation||CFCs, HCFCs|
|HFC-365mfc||HCFC-141b; HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, and blends thereof|
|Formacel® TI||HCFC-22, HCFC-142b|
|HFO-1234ze||HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, and blends thereof|
|Formacel® Z-6||HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, and blends thereof|
Substitutes that are Acceptable with Use Conditions
|None at this time.|
Substitutes that are Acceptable with Narrowed Use Restrictions
None at this time for either CFC-11 or HCFCs.
|Substitute||ODS Being Replaced||Further Information|
Alternatives exist with lower or zero-ODP.
Alternatives exist with lower or zero-ODP. Exemptions exist for (1) the use of HCFC-141b for space vehicle, nuclear and defense foam applications, (2) the use of HCFC-141b for laboratory research and development applications for foreign customers and (3) the use of fully formulated HCFC-141b foam systems in inventory before January 1, 2005, until July 1, 2005. See the September 30, 2004, final rule, 69 FR 58269, for further information.
|HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, or blends thereof||CFCs, HCFC-141b||Alternatives exist with lower or zero-ODP.|