We are sure that like us, you have noticed the move toward more environmentally friendly products. People have been more conscious of their health as well as the health of the planet in the long run. We are participating in the revolutionary move because we care for the safety and health of our customers. We have the information for the risks and the negative effects that many of the agents that are present in some of the products that are offered by other companies.
The Harmful Affect of CFC and Formaldehyde
All of our moldings are PVC, CFC and Formaldehyde free. CFCs are Chlorofluorocarbons (a synthetic chemical) – they were used widely in all the industries since being first made in 1892. The chemicals affect the ozone layer in a very negative way. The CFCs rise to the stratosphere after being emitted and eat away at the ozone layer. In 1987 the Montreal Protocol was established—it is an international agreement that mandated all countries to stop the use of any and all chemicals that are ozone depleters by 2000. However, many other companies, specifically those who import moldings manufactured in China, still do not meet these agreements.
You might wonder where the chemicals containing CFCs would be used. CFCs were actually used as a blowing agent in polyurethane products. All foams require a blowing agent in order to be able to expand—in addition, they decrease the severity or a reaction to temperature changes, they allow for a control when it comes to density and viscosity, and soften the foam.
The new blowing agents are based on azodicarbonamide. The agent is replaces the old one which contained CFCs and it is also better. Not only is it better for the environment, but it has more possible purposes and has a better effect for those purposes.
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