Foam industry criticises stronger f-gas curbs

Producers and users of the raw materials for polyurethane foams have expressed concern following Monday's call in the European Parliament for HFCs to be banned in all foams from January 2009 (EED 12/10/05). Such a move would undermine the EU's ultimate objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, trade association Isopa claimed, because insulation foams can save 50-60m tonnes of CO2 per year while creating only 5-6m tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions. Some 80% of insulation production in based on hydrocarbons, but HFCs are irreplaceable in applications like spray foams, it insisted. See press release.

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