The Rise of HFO, the Eco-Friendly Spray Foam

Spray foams containing HFC release gases into the atmosphere that negatively impact the Earth by contributing to global warming. These HFCs are known as greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide.

With the rise of environmental concerns, there has been growing importance placed on finding an eco-friendly spray foam alternative. Luckily, HFO spray foam is better for the environment and is reliable in project applications.

Why Incorporating HFO Creates an Environmentally Friendly Spray Foam Option

HFO is a blowing agent that makes up eco-friendly spray foams, as it has low global warming potential when compared to HFC blowing agents. HFO spray foams can also be used in the composition of a variety of structures to increase the building’s energy efficiency by reducing the amount of air leakage. This also reduces gas usage, resulting in lower energy bills.

Other benefits of using an eco-friendly spray foam with HFO blowing agents include the following:

  • No ozone layer depletion
  • Often found in a resealable, portable containers for ease of use
  • Fast installation with minimal flash-off time
  • Can be effectively applied in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit

Compliance with Ordinances

The Clean Air Act of 2020 established rules that began the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances, which includes certain closed-cell foams. The states of California, Colorado, Washington, and Virginia have HFC bans in effect.

More states, including Connecticut, Hawaii, and Texas, have tentative approvals for the ban. The power to make change is in the hands of each state legislature, which is why we still see some states without regulation in place. However, we still encourage residents of all states to use environmentally friendly spray foam options, regardless of the ordinances set in their state.

HFO Spray Foam from SprayWorks Equipment

We acknowledge the impact that HFC blowing agents have on the industry and want to help make a difference. For this reason, we offer nonflammable, low-GWP, eco-friendly spray foam solutions that are suited to getting the job done. The following HFO spray foams are compliant with the green initiatives:

  • UPC 2.0 closed-cell HFO spray foam – This eco-friendly spray foam is a two-component, medium-density, polyurethane foam system. It is composed of an “A” component, or ISO, which gets blended with a “B” component, or RESIN. These components reside in different drums and combine to form the perfect formula.
  • GacoOnePass low GWP F1880 – Our GacoOnePass environmentally friendly spray foam is a two-component, liquid spray system that cures to a medium-density rigid cellular polyurethane insulation. The polyols it contains are derived from naturally renewable oils, post-consumer recycled plastics, and pre-consumer recycled materials. Lastly, it can be used in a variety of applications including walls, attics, floors, ceiling, crawl spaces, and more.

Choose SprayWorks Equipment for Eco-Friendly Spray Foam Alternatives

SprayWorks Equipment has over a century of experience working with spray foam for varied applications. We have environmentally friendly spray foam, spray guns, heated hoses, top-of-the-line transfer pumps, PPE equipment, and more that are made in the USA and backed by a manufacturer’s warranty.

With our range of products, we have been able to provide diverse industries with spray foam solutions, including the following fields:

  • Building and construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical R&D
  • Education
  • Oil and gas
  • Conservation and waste management
  • Bridges and infrastructure
  • Utilities
  • Marine
  • Rail
  • Agriculture
  • Mining

With our years of experience, our team has the skills and insights needed to supply you with the products and training you need to be successful. Learn more about how you can get eco-friendly spray foam and more from SprayWorks Equipment.

Contact Us for Environmentally Friendly Spray Foam

Transitioning from HFC blowing agents to HFO blowing agents can reduce greenhouse gas impact and build a better world. If you are interested in learning more about our environmentally friendly HFO spray foam, be sure to reach out to our team today.

HFC bans are currently in effect for following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

HFC bans are nearing approval in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
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Ryan Coffman is the Material Sales Lead at SprayWorks Equipment. He is our in-house expert on open cell, closed cell, HFO foam, Polyurea, roofing systems, intumescent coatings and concrete lifting foam. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. Call Ryan for your material needs 330-587-4141

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