Refrigerator / Freezer Insulation

Solstice LBA for Refrigerator Insulation

Leading the Way Worldwide

We are the leader in rigid foam blowing agent technology for refrigerator and freezer manufacturers worldwide. We provide non-ozone-depleting, nonflammable liquid blowing agents that help residential and commercial appliance OEMs meet increasing energy-efficiency and performance requirements. Solstice® LBA offers an ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) of one.

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Better Energy Efficiency with Ultra-Low GWP
Worldwide focus on reducing global warming potential (GWP) led us to develop 4th generation Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), an alternative to HCFCs, HFCs, and hydrocarbons (cyclopentane). With an ultra-low GWP of one, it is a nonflammable, energy-efficient foam blowing agent for refrigerator, freezer, and other appliance insulation applications.

Performance
• Up to 10-12% better energy efficiency than hydrocarbon; 2% better than HFC-245fa
• Better energy efficiency performance at low temperatures


Some other benefits:
• k-factor performance 4-5% better than HFC-245fa
• k-factor performance 12-15% better than cyclopentane
• Low toxicity
• Energy efficiency that exceeds U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Star requirements
• VOC-exempt (U.S. EPA)

A Proven Foam Blowing Agent Solution

Leading refrigerator, freezer, and appliance manufacturers worldwide benefit from the proven advantages of Enovate 245fa. It provides outstanding insulating characteristics, long-term performance, and excellent compatibility with plastic liners.

Enovate 245fa (HFC-245fa) is a replacement for HCFC-141b and other fluorocarbon and non-fluorocarbon foam blowing agents. The U.S. EPA has given SNAP approval for the use of Enovate as a replacement in all foam applications.

Some other benefits:

  • Non-ozone-depleting
  • 8-10% better k-factor than cyclopentane formulations
  • Nonflammable (ASTM E-681, EU A11)
  • Excellent cold temperature insulation performance
  • Outstanding long-term insulation performance
  • Compatible with commonly used plastic liners
  • VOC-exempt (U.S. EPA)
  • Low toxicity