Regulatory Compliance

Ecomate® has outrivaled countless foam blowing agents over the years. While blowing agents containing toxic HFCs are steadily being phased-out, Ecomate® is a safe, reliable, and cost-effective foam solution that is regulatory compliant and withstands the test of time.

EPA and GRAS Approved: Regulatory Compliance

In a world of ever-evolving regulatory compliance, companies want to be up to speed and in compliance with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. With Ecomate®, you can rest easy. Because it’s environmentally benign, Ecomate® complies with every current regulation pertaining to foam blowing agents. Furthermore, as additional HFCs and other harmful materials are phased out of use, Ecomate® will continue to be a reliable, proven, and affordable foam blowing agent solution.

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Significant New Alternatives Program: A Closer Look at the SNAP Program

Among other things, the SNAP program was designed to identify and evaluate substitutes in end-uses that have historically used ozone-depleting substances (ODS), as well as look at the overall risk to human health and the environment of both existing and new substitutes.

To arrive at determinations on the acceptability of substitutes, the EPA performs a cross-media analysis of risks from the use of various substitutes in different industrial and consumer uses that have historically used ODS. The EPA reviews the following characteristics when evaluating proposed substitutes:

  • Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)

  • Global Warming Potential (GWP)

  • Toxicity and Flammability

  • Occupational and Consumer Health/Safety

  • Local Air Quality and Ecosystem Effects

Under the SNAP program, Ecomate® has been classified as an acceptable alternative to a wide range of environmentally damaging blowing agents since 2003.

View the EPA's official decision to classify Ecomate® as an acceptable substitute in a variety of end-uses by clicking on the following links:

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