Written on: November 15, 2023 by SprayTM
The Chemours Co. announced it is expanding production of Chemours HFC-152a by approximately 20%. In addition to helping meet customer demands for lower global warming potential (GWP) propellants and foam blowing agents, the expansion will enable reduced VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in consumer products and support the growing demand in thermal insulation foam products, the company said. The capacity expansion will occur at Chemours’ manufacturing facility in Ingleside, TX, with completion expected by mid-2024.
HFC-152a is a versatile, low GWP, non-VOC, aerosol propellant and foam blowing agent used in a wide range of personal care, household, industrial, and construction applications. The HFC-152a capacity increase enables the availability of multiple products ranging from adhesives and lubricant oils to hair care and body spray products to thermal insulating foams. Chemours HFC-152a is sold in the foam blowing agent market as Formacel Z-2 and in the aerosol propellant market as HP 152a.
“As regulations drive the continued phasedown of high GWP propellants, HFC-152a will continue to be a critical tool for aerosol formulators and insulating foam producers…” said Joseph Martinko, President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours.