ECON Polyurethanes launch new, greener spray-foam insulation

ECON Polyurethanes launch new, greener spray-foam insulation

ECON Polyurethanes have recently launched the new BASF Elastospray LWP (low warming potential) spray-foam insulation system to the UK and Irish markets. According to BASF, Elastospray LWP “combines maximum insulation performance with the best possible environmental protection”.

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The material is suitable for almost all areas of the building envelope, and delivers “low thermal conductivity owing to its closed-cell structure and airtightness while permitting insulation without thermal bridges,” said a statement from BASF.

BASF Elastospray LWP delivers simple and fast installation, high compressive strength, and water vapour permeability.

In its bid to curb climate change, the European Union is aiming to drastically reduce the use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) with high global warming potential (GWP). The associated EU regulation is targeting a two-thirds cut in F-gas emissions across Europe by the year 2030.

For industry, this means substituting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), conventionally used as blowing agents in high density spray-foam insulations, with eco-friendlier alternatives, and BASF has been a leader in this drive.

BASF Elastospray LWP has a GWP of just one, as well as zero ozone depletion potential.

“Climate change ranks among the biggest challenges of our time. At BASF, it is our endeavour to continually develop new products that support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable resource use,” explains Jesper Bjerregaard of BASF.

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