Ecomate®, the sustainable blowing agent proven by two decades of success
- Free of HFCs, HCFCs and CFCs
- Proven in rigid and flexible foam applications
- Seamless system conversion requires no new permits
Ecomate®-blown foams provide manufacturers with environmentally sustainable technology while achieving processing and product performance standards. Our proprietary solution is zero-GWP, non-VOC and meets the requirements of all applicable environmental regulations and agreements.
Ecomate® is proven in applications ranging from commercial refrigeration insulation to marine flotation foam. Its approval for use in 2002 makes it the most established sustainable blowing agent available today. Read more about the innovations that led to the creation of Ecomate® here.
Ecomate® technology is used in our family of polyurethane foam systems, including Ecofoam® rigid foam, Ecoflex® integral skin and Ecospray® spray foam. These systems will seamlessly integrate into your foaming operation without major equipment or process changes—keep reading below for the advantages of transitioning your operation to an Ecomate®-blown polyurethane product.
Advantages of Ecomate® technology for your operation
- Non-VOC status
- Montreal, Kyoto and EPA SNAP compliant
Foam Supplies developed Ecomate® to stay ahead of ever-tightening environmental regulations on blowing agents. Because it is not a persistent bioaccumulative toxin (PBT), is readily biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic live, Ecomate® has negligible impact on the environment.
See how Ecomate® compares to other blowing agents for environmental impact by downloading this comparison chart.
- Rigid foams with R-values up to 8.0 down to -121⁰F
- Integral skin foams with low core density and tough skins
- Flexible foams with high comfort factors
- 95% of our customers converted to Ecomate® within two years of its introduction
- Little to no major equipment or process changes required
- Wide processing latitudes allow a single foam system to be used on multiple production lines
Adopting Ecomate®-blown polyurethane systems requires little to no major equipment changes, no production processes adjustments and no costly up-front fees. In less than two years from the commercial launch, 95% of our customers made a seamless transition to Ecomate®.
Additionally, the robust processing characteristics allow manufacturers to specify Ecomate®-blown foam systems for a wider variety of polyurethane products. The result is an overall reduction in costly downtime.
Ecomate®-blown systems are safe, reliable and easy to use, no matter the application. Ecomate® is not on REACH RoHS Restricted Substances or Substances of Very High Concern lists and meets WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations) standards. Additionally, Ecomate® is listed as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Ecomate® is versatile, exhibiting high performance in a variety of Foam Supplies systems that meet fire resistance ratings, building codes and other industry standards, as verified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Factory Mutual (FM), Intertek, QAI and other certification organizations.
- Introduced in 2002 as the first patented fourth-generation blowing agent approved for commercial use
- Proven effective across a wide range of commercial refrigeration, construction, automotive, furniture and other consumer applications
Our Ecomate® products
Ecomate® is used in many of the polyurethane systems we offer. This high-performing blowing agent technology produces reliable, consistent products such as:
Ecomate® success stories across markets
Luxury watercraft manufacturer Supra Boats was the first in their industry to introduce a marine engine specifically designed to reduce harmful emissions without sacrificing performance.
But Supra’s commitment to sustainability didn’t stop there. Our Ecomate® technology met their requirement for high-performance flotation foam not blown with harmful blowing agents.
With Ecomate® flotation foam, Supra Boats was able to offer their eco-conscious customers an all-around sustainable product.
Delfield is one of the largest custom stainless steel refrigeration equipment manufacturers in the world. Their products need to meet the strictest energy consumption standards.
Ecofoam® pour-in-place rigid foam provides R-values at 1” up to 8.2, low thermal conductivity and consistent insulating properties at temperatures as low as -121oF. This lightweight, resilient insulation allowed Delfield to manufacture products that met energy efficiency standards and required less electricity to operate.
Grizzly Coolers go through extensive testing to make sure they hold ice over long periods of time in the most extreme conditions. High-performance insulation is critical to these recreation products. The thermal efficiency of an Ecomate® system—R-values at 1” up to 8.2 and an initial K-factor of 0.176 (W/m·K) — meet the extreme requirements of the Grizzly Cooler.
Testing showed their Ecomate®-blown insulation system can keep contents cold for up to 19 days.
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