Eco-friendly

Fluorocarbon-free, low-footprint foaming and recyclability

NEOMA Foam is produced with a hydrocarbon foaming agent, without using ozone-depleting CFC, HCFC, or HFC, and is readily recyclable.

Foaming agents and environmental effects

  Most other foams NEOMA Foam
Foaming agent CFC HCFC HFC HC
Ozone depletion
index
(vs. CFC11)
1 0.11
(HCFC141b)
0 0
Global warming
index*
(CO2 equivalent)
4750
(CFC11)
725
(HCFC141b)
1430
(HFC134a)
11
(CH4)
Restrictions on
emission
(Japan, other countries)
Prohibited
(since 1996)
65% of 1989
baseline
To be set by
industry, 2010
None

*IPCC WGI Fourth Assessment Report (November 2007).

NEOMA Foam recycling

The NEOMA Foam production facility conducts NEOMA Foam recycling not only by thermal recycling but also by material recycling, which was long considered impracticable for phenolic foam for a long time.