04/29/2014

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DuPont announces production plans for Formacel 1100

DuPont says it has established firm plans to start-up small-scale production in 2014 of HFO-1336mzz, which will be marketed as Formacel 1100 foam expansion agent. The company says it also is forming plans for world-class commercial capacity to meet the long-term needs of polyurethane foam customers for high efficiency, low GWP solutions. DuPont is actively engaged in the development of Formacel 1100 foam expansion agent as part of its expanding portfolio of low GWP products. In addition, the company is exploring the potential to use HFO-1336mzz in refrigerant applications. According to the manufacturer, Formacel 1100 can help significantly reduce the environmental footprint of rigid polyurethane foam insulation around the world. In addition to its very low global warming potential and zero ozone depletion potential, Formacel 1100 also offers good thermal insulation performance allowing for reduced energy consumption, which further reduces greenhouse gas emissions, says DuPont. "At DuPont we apply science to create sustainable solutions that meet marketplace needs,” said Thierry F.J. Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts. "The commercialisation of DuPont Formacel 1100 is a great example of this as it will enable our customers to operate more sustainably. The product not only has zero ozone depletion potential and greater than 99 % lower global warming potential compared to the HFCs used in rigid polyurethane insulating foam today, but also delivers significant energy efficiency benefits.” "DuPont Fluorochemicals will continue to develop new offerings based on our breakthrough HFO technology and will pursue investments in large-scale and lower-cost production to enable adoption of DuPont Formacel 1100,” said Kathryn K. McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals.

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