Forane® FBA 1233zd foam blowing agent

Product
Room insulation

Forane® FBA 1233zd is a high performance, low global warming potential (GWP) liquid blowing agent that is SNAP approved for most polyurethane (PU) applications, including residential appliance, commercial refrigeration, construction panels and doors, as well as spray foam. Forane® FBA 1233zd is non-flammable, liquid blowing agent.

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Identity

CAS number
102687-65-0
Chemical name
high purity trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene
Common name
1233zd
Trademark
Forane®

A low-GWP blowing agent for foams

F-Gas regulation

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Fluorinated blowing agents with a GWP (global warming impact) above 150 are currently being phased out in the European Union. Product with a GWP > 150 (such as 365mfc/227ea blends) will be banned in

  • XPS foam applications starting January 1st, 2020
  • all foam application starting January 1st, 2023

Forane® FBA 1233zd with its ultra-low GWP of 1 is compliant with these regulatory requirements.

Replacement for 365mfc/227ea

Forane® FBA 1233zd was specifically designed to replace 365mfc/227ea in foam formulations

The main advantages of Forane® FBA 1233zd

Forane® FBA 1233zd is:

  • Environmentally-Friendly
    •  It has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) 
    • An extra low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-toxic
  • Easy-to-use in liquid form
  • Compatible with most existing foam equipment

Applications and Markets

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Panels and cold chain applications

Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is ideally suited as a foam blowing agent for continuous and discontinuous metal panels and various cold chain applications.  The very low vapor thermal conductivity of Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent allows for improved insulation values, particularly important for low temperature applications.  With a low GWP value of 1 and VOC exempt status, Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent results in a very low environmental impact.  Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is non flammable and can be easily incorporated into B-side blends using existing polyurethane equipment and raw materials.

Spray polyurethane foam

Room insulation

Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is ideally suited as a foam blowing agent for closed celled polyurethane foam.  The very low vapor thermal conductivity of Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent allows for improved insulation values, while the low GWP value of 1 and VOC exempt status provides for a very low environmental impact.  Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is non flammable, can be easily incorporated into B-side blends using existing polyurethane equipment and raw materials while imparting low vapor pressure.

Appliance insulation

Forane blowing agent application for refrigeration

Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is ideally suited as a foam blowing agent for residential refrigerator freezer applications to meet ever increasing energy efficiency demands and standards.  The very low vapor thermal conductivity of Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent allows for improved insulation values, particularly when measured at critically important low temperatures.   With a low GWP value of 1 and VOC exempt status, Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent results in a very low environmental impact.  Forane® FBA 1233zd blowing agent is non flammable and can be easily processed using existing polyurethane equipment and raw materials.

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Presenting Forane® FBA 1233zd at PU Tech Asia 2017

Geographic availability

Africa and Middle-East
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Oceania
South America

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
    • Automotive
    • Automotive and transportation
    • Transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Building
    • Building and construction
    • Commercial construction
    • Construction
    • Construction material
    • Foam
    • Foam manufacturing
    • Insulation / Roofing
    • Refrigeration
    • Roofing
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Additives
    • Solvents
  • Consumer goods
    • Aerosols
    • Appliance foam
    • Appliances
    • Foam
  • Food industry and agrochemicals
    • Food and beverage
    • Food industry
    • Food process
  • General industry

Applications

  • Cooling cases
  • Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam
  • Freezers
  • Phenolic foam
  • Polyisocyanurate boardstock foam
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyurethane foam systems
  • Refrigerators
  • Transportation
  • Urethanes
  • Wine coolers
 
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