Latest News > HBCD-free Styrofoamâ„¢ Insulation Coming to USA -- by Jim Vallette

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in General

HBCD-free Styrofoamâ„¢ Insulation Coming to USA -- by Jim Vallette

By 2018, extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation will be available in North America without the extremely toxic flame retardant, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). Yesterday, Dow Chemical announced plans to construct a new manufacturing plant in Burley, Idaho, which will produce XPS insulation with its own flame retardant. Last month, Dow trademarked its butadiene styrene brominated copolymer by the name "BLUEDGE™.

In this blog, Jim talks about the progress forward and the work still yet to be done in the insulation world. Read the full blog here

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