If you’re still using flotation foam made with HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) blowing agents, there are new regulations you need to know about.
In the United States
While the EPA’s SNAP regulations on HFCs were overturned in the courts, several states are taking action. California and Washington have recently enacted laws banning products containing HFCs from being manufactured in, or sold into, their states starting January 1, 2020. Plus, 22 additional states are members of the US Climate Alliance, a group committed to enacting similar laws to eliminate HFCs.
Around the World
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol became effective January 1, 2019 and has already been ratified by more than 70 countries – including Mexico and Canada – which have all agreed to phase out HFCs.
Marine manufacturers have only one proven, safe and easy replacement for HFCs: Ecomate® blowing agent technology from Foam Supplies. Ecomate is used in FSI’s Ecomarine™ flotation foam – an economical, regulatory compliant foam with a 15-year track record of performance.