Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation to Impact PU Industry
The Australian Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 – 28 % below 2005 levels by 2030. A reduction in HFC (hydrofluorocarbons) is a key part of this obligation.
A statutory phase down of HFC imports will be implemented, commencing January 2018 with a reduction of imports of 85% by 2036.
HFCs are the third generation blowing agents and have zero Ozone Depleting Potential but a relatively high Global Warming Potential of approximately 1000.
Pacific Urethanes has anticipated this phase down and is continuing to develop alternative blowing systems containing no HFCs.
Experimental quantities of fourth generation blowing agent HFO have been acquired by Pacific Urethanes and successful development of low density rigid foam systems have been produced.
Further development has also been carried out using alternative Zero ODP and GWP blowing technology enabling Pacific Urethanes to offer environmentally friendly systems for a range of applications.
Pacific Urethanes is committed to working with the latest technology to meet the high performance needs of your organisation.