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.