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Next generation foam blowing agent options for the future and beyond

Arkema is developing low-GWP (Global warming potential) next generation blowing agent solutions to meet the future needs of the industry.

Working with industry leaders, leading OEMs, and customers, Arkema's next generation developmental solutions offer a balance of performance benefits and reduced environmental impact. Long-term, Arkema's global blowing agent solutions will involve movement to very-low GWP blowing agents across all markets. These and other advances in developmental technology highlight Arkema's continuing commitment to developing sustainable and efficient next generation foam blowing agent options for the future and beyond.



Forane® FBA 1233zd

Forane® FBA 1233zd is a high-performance, low global warming potential (GWP) liquid blowing agent that is SNAP approved for most polyurethane (PU) applications, including residential appliances, commercial refrigeration, construction panels, and doors, as well as spray foam. Forane® FBA 1233zd is a non-flammable, liquid blowing agent.


  • Panels and cold chain applications
  • Spray polyurethane foam
  • Appliance insulation
  • Refrigerators
  • Wine fridges/coolers
  • Freezers
  • Average molecular weight (g/mol)  130.5
  • Normal boiling point (°F) 65.5
  • Atmospheric life (days)  26
  • ASHRAE Safety Group classification A1
  • Ozone depletion potential (ODP) 0
  • Global warming potential (GWP) 1