Washington House Bill 1112 restricts hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s), beginning 2020.

HFC blowing agents in polyurethane foams are being replaced with an eco-friendly HFO blowing agents.

Foam plastic insulations, including closed-cell-spray polyurethane foams (ccSPF) are undergoing blowing agent changes as regulatory requirements in various states in the USA are phasing out currently used materials. Washington prohibits HFC’s effective January 1, 2020. This change incorporates blowing agents with lower Global Warming Potential, including those most commonly used in spray foam systems, hydrofluoroolefin (HFO). These blowing agent changes are being implemented to comply with varying state legislation phasing out the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blowing agents currently used.

BASF offers 4 foam plastic insulation products that are formulated with a low Global Warming Potential (LWP) HFO blowing agent, which is compliant with global phase-out protocols and state regulations in the US market:

  • SPRAYTITE Comfort
  • SPRAYTITE Comfort Plus
  • SPRAYTITE Comfort XL

If you would like to receive more information on this change or if you would like updated information on compliant BASF products, please e-mail us at Admin@Wickizer-Associates.com