Cyclopentane is a profoundly combustible hydrocarbon utilized to produce manufactured elastic, pitches, and elastic adhesives. It is likewise utilized as a blowing operator for polyurethane froth, which is additionally used to protect iceboxes and coolers. Cyclopentane has zero OPD and low GWP. Likewise, it has the base k-factor and high dimensional security because of its massiveness. It gives great protection and bond to liners or boards. Polyurethane froth producers are significant customers of cyclopentane as a froth blowing specialist. Froth blowing operators are basic added substances required in the assembling of polyurethane froths. These operators prompt the development of cell framework structures inside the substrate so as to yield a froth like arrangement.
Greenhouse gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide exist naturally in the atmosphere. Also, they are released in large quantities as a result of human activities. In view of the current trend of increasing emissions of most greenhouse gases, their atmospheric concentrations are expected to increase in the next few years. A major issue with refrigeration is ozone-harming chemicals and greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. Cyclopentane is one of the cost-effective solutions after the phase-out of HCFC-141b, as it offers the maximum initial R-value, good peel adhesion, and good solubility with existing raw materials. Several foam manufacturers have chosen cyclopentane to replace HCFC-141b, due to its low cost and zero ODP and low GWP.
Based on application, the global cyclopentane market has been segmented into residential refrigerators, commercial refrigerators, insulating construction materials, analytical & scientific applications, and others. Phase-out of compounds such as HCFCs, HFCs, and CFCs under the Montreal Protocol drives the global cyclopentane market. Approximately 50% of all discarded household cooling appliances across the world contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) as well as other fluorinated compounds (such as HFCs), which significantly contribute to warming of the atmosphere and depletion of the ozone layer.