DOI: 10.1177/026248939000900604 ISSN:

RIBAS Seminar: Green Issues: The Practical Implications

D.J. Harper
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

This paper describes how Celotex, a manufacturer of a product with an environmental problem, is improving its products.

First, the background to Rigid Urethane Foams and the CFC issue.

Second a guide to the most popular applications for CFC-blown Rigid Urethane Foams in construction, highlighting the essential features of the product necessary for satisfactory performance in these applications.

Finally, an overview as to how successfully these essential characteristics are being reproduced in the new generations of CFC free foam boards now being introduced into the market, and some of those yet to come.

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