Forane® 134a blowing agent

Product
Air conditioning unit

Forane® 134a is a gaseous, non-ozone depleting blowing agent that can be used for foam applications, including residential refrigerator and freezer, panels for walk-in freezers, construction, and extruded polystyrene foam board insulation.

Identity

CAS number
811-97-2
Chemical name
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane
Common name
R-134a

Properties

  • Average molecular weight (g/mol): 102.0
  • Normal boiling point (°F) : -14.9
  • Normal boiling point (°C) : -26.1
  • Critical temperature (°F) : 213.9
  • Critical temperature (°C) : 101.1
  • ASHRAE safety group classification: A1
  • Ozone depletion potential (ODP): 0
  • Global warming potential (GWP) AR5: 1,300

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Refrigeration
  • Automotive and transportation
    • Automotive
    • Transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Foam
  • Consumer goods
    • Aerosols
    • Appliance foam

Applications

  • Aerosol products
  • Cooling cases
  • Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam
  • Freezers
  • Phenolic foam
  • Polyurethane foam systems
  • Refrigerators
  • Vending machines
  • Wine coolers
 
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