We were increasingly aware of the effects humans were having on the environment. As we grew, it became clear that we could make a difference.
Natural resources are precious, so to do our part in protecting them, we refined our goal.
Build a better product for our customers that is better for the environment.
Ecomate® Blowing Agent Provides Unmatched Performance with Strict Industry Compliance
With our Ecomate® blowing agent, FSI has led the industry since 2002. Our product complies with the most stringent environmental regulations while still providing the high level of performance you’ve come to expect from us.
Ecomate® is a highly successful alternative to environmentally harmful blowing agents. It has a wide range of applications including energy-efficient insulation for consumer products and lightweight integral skin foam for automotive components.
Ecomate®, in addition to its widespread use in polyurethane foam systems, differs from many other blowing agents on the market, such as HCFOs or HFOs, in that it has no known condensation point. This phenomena helps foams using Ecomate® technology have better thermal conductivity, dimensional stability, and longevity. This is just one of many reasons, in the real world, Ecomate® technology is just better and it has the track record to prove it!
Two decades of success with Ecomate®
Due to environmental worries about global warming, foam blowing agents have evolved over time. FSI has been a pioneer in environmental stewardship, developing the patented Ecomate® blowing agent technology to replace harmful CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs.
Ecomate® blowing agent technology has been proven to be a highly effective, sustainable blowing agent over the course of two decades of industry use.
Ecomate® blown foams are trusted by manufacturers to deliver industry-leading processing and product performance while staying environmentally friendly.
All applicable environmental regulations and agreements are met by our proprietary zero-GWP and non-VOC solution.
Ecomate® has been the most well-known and trusted sustainable blowing agent on the market since its approval in 2002. It has shown to be the best in the business in a variety of applications, including commercial refrigeration insulation, marine flotation, and a wide range of other products.
- Free of HFCs, HCFCs, and CFCs.
- A proven product in rigid and flexible foam applications.
- The system conversion process requires no new permits.
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 FSI 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
Our premium rigid polyurethane foam solutions, such as Ecofoam rigid foam, Ecoflex integral skin, and Ecospray spray foam, all feature Ecomate technology. Without requiring major equipment or process changes, these solutions will seamlessly integrate into your foaming operation.
Pour-in-place polyurethane foam systems provide superior thermal performance, robust processing characteristics and excellent finished properties.
Polyurethane spray foam (SPF) insulation products and application equipment for every construction and industrial application.
Integral skin foam systems for manufacturers of durable molded products like dense anti-fatigue floor mats and soft massage table pads.
Flexible Molded foam
Our custom foam formulations can give your flexible molded products the exact density, consistency and durability your customers demand.