Green Insulation Technologies
11614 St Rt 88
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
Phone: (330) 527-FOAM (3626)
Fax (330) 527-3627
The trend in foam manufacturing is toward Natural Materials known as Natural Oil Polyols (NOPs). The natural oils currently being used are primarily vegetable oils that include Soy, castor, sugar, glycerin, sorbitol & rapeseed.
Experts believe that these polyols which contain renewable raw materials will increase in importance as they are regarded as more sustainable than petroleum based materials.
A study by Bayer Material Sciences reported that polyols with a high content of vegetable oil components can deliver the same range of properties and structural diversity as petroleum based polyols AND that when using various popular blowing agents NOPs exhibit properties that not only match petroleum based foams when it comes to mechanical loading and thermal insulation properties, but in some cases even surpass those of petroleum based products by increasing the solubility of the blowing agent and allowing more flexibility in formulating the foams.
It is estimated that the Impact of using NOP spray foam insulation for a typical 2,500 sq ft home with soybean based spray foam for example will utilize two acres of soybeans and eliminate the use of 700 pounds of petroleum derivatives, while reducing a home's energy consumption by 30-50%.