CPI Names 2017 Polyurethane Innovation Award Finalists

Aug. 29, 2017
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry announces BASF, The Chemours Company and Covestro are the three finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award.

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announces BASF, The Chemours Company and Covestro as the three finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award will be presented during the Polyurethanes Technical Conference in October in New Orleans. It recognizes the past year’s most inventive commercial technology in the polyurethanes industry.

“When we think about the best aspects of the polyurethanes industry, we mean our commitment to developing and advancing technologies that enhance the quality of life” says Lee Salamone, CPI senior director. “And the Polyurethane Innovation Award aims to honor companies in that pursuit.”

The innovations as described by the 2017 finalists are:

  • BASF’s Irgastab PUR 70: A novel amine-free, aromatic solvents-free, anti-scorch system for Polyol and PUR foams, significantly reducing VOC, s-VOC and aldehyde emissions in automotive interiors.
  • Chemours’ Opteon1100: A unique hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)  blowing agent that addresses critical PU industry needs including formulation stability and flexibility with existing components, excellent materials compatibility, exceptional long-term insulation performance, and a sustainable solution to meet changing regulatory requirements for low GWP products.
  • Covestro’s PUReWall: A new, highly structural spray polyurethane foam (SPF) formulation allows for residential wall panel production, using polyisocyanurate (polyiso) rigid foam board and SPF instead of oriented strand board sheathing for structure.

Representatives from BASF, The Chemours Company, and Covestro will present their innovations during the Opening Session of the Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the New Orleans Marriott from Oct. 2-4, 2017. Each conference attendee will have the opportunity to vote in favor of one finalist. The innovation with the most votes will receive 20 points that will be added to a panel of judges’ scores. The winner will be announced at the Conference’s Closing Session.

In addition to the Innovation award, the conference will feature more than 60 technical presentations, 14 technical sessions, the Polyurethane Professional Development Program and a Table Top Exhibition.

For more information, visit: www.americanchemistry.com

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