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Forane® Blowing Agents

Product range
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The Arkema Group is one of the world's top producers of fluorinated chemicals, including refrigerants as well as blowing agents, under the brand Forane®.  Forane® blowing agents are used for insulation in appliances and construction.

 

As a leading fluorochemical producer with global reach, Arkema is committed to supporting its customers through technical development, competitive solutions, and production investments. Fundamental to this commitment is Arkema’s well-established strategy to bring next-generation, low GWP technology to its global markets.

Products in this range

Forane® 141b

Product
Forane® 141b is a liquid blowing agent ideal for spray foam applications. Since it is a liquid at atmospheric conditions and has low vapor thermal conductivity, which allow the production of polyurethane foam with excellent physical properties. The low vapor thermal conductivity of Forane® 141b makes it ideal for the appliance market. Forane® 141b is an ideal blowing agent for polyurethane core metal-faced panels used for construction. R-141b is an HCFC and, as an ozone depleting substance, is subject to phase out according to the Montreal Protocol international treaty and the Clean Air Act in the United States; it has been phased out in the United States for use in foam.

Forane® 365/227

Product
As third generation hydrofluorocarbons, Forane® 365mfc/227ea blends (87/13 and 93/7) are the ideal replacements for R-141b for rigid foam blowing agent needs. Forane® 365mfc/227ea blends have zero ozone depletion potential and boiling point similar to HCFC 141b, thus they can be handled as a true liquid at room temperature. While the straight Forane® 365mfc has a flash point, Arkema offers two different blends that have no flash point and are not subject to flammable liquid regulation. Available in Europe. Please contact us about other regions.

Transcend®

Product
Transcend® additive technology offers a unique approach to improving next-generation foam technologies; it goes beyond a single performance enhancement. Transcend® technology, based on trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (Trans-1,2-DCE), can be added to HFC and HFO foam formulations to create unique foam products. Transcend® technology delivers improved compatibility of blowing agents and polyols as well as reduced viscosity, thus improving the flow characteristics of many foam formulations.

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Air conditioning
    • Air treatment
    • Refrigeration
  • Automotive and transportation
    • Automotive
    • Transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Foam
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Polymer manufacturing (PTFE)
  • Consumer goods
    • Aerosols
    • Appliance foam
  • General industry
    • Solvents

Applications

  • Aerosol products
  • Automotive
  • Cooling cases
  • Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam
  • Extruded sheet
  • Flexible foams
  • Freezers
  • Phenolic foam
  • Polyisocyanurate boardstock foam
  • Polyurethane foam systems
  • Refrigerators
  • Sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF)
  • Vending machines
  • Wine coolers
 
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