Global warming potential of blowing agent AFA-L1

Costa, Joseph; Chen, Ben; Abbas, Laurent; Bonnet, Philippe; Herzlich, Harold
April 2011
Rubber & Plastics News;4/4/2011, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information on CFC-11, a blowing agent that was banned because of its high ozone depletion potential. The chemical industry is now facing increasing pressure to address climate changes by focusing on carbon footprint and the global warming potential of blowing agents. Presently, Arkema Inc. is investigating the properties of AFA-L1, a new blowing agent with low global warming potential.


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