Dow Chemical has concluded its two-year project to transform its line of energy-saving insulation and air sealing products to a more sustainable manufacturing technology in North America. The iconic Blue™ STYROFOAM™ insulation helps conserve energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from homes and buildings. Currently, the emissions from buildings and homes account for more than 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Dow claims to be the first insulation manufacturer in North America to develop a next-generation foaming agent solution to meet mandatory requirements. Dow has converted all production facilities in North America to the new foaming agent technology, which is zero ozone-depleting and contains no-VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
STYROFOAM™ extruded polystyrene foam insulation is a part of the Dow Building Solutions business unit under the Performance Plastic segment. The business unit offers building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and homeowners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.