“Our Polyurethane Innovation Award finalists represent one of the best characteristics of our industry – our commitment to developing and advancing technologies that enhance the quality of life through sustainable and responsible practices,” said Lee Salamone, CPI senior director. “CPI congratulates Dow, Huntsman and Shepherd on their innovations, and we look forward to their presentations during the Polyurethanes Technical Conference’s Opening Session.”
The 2016 finalists are:
- Dow’s VORA Zzz Ultra-High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam Technology: Enables bedding applications that can keep consumers cooler and more comfortable due to foam airflow values that are more than double previous “high-airflow” memory foams.
- Huntsman’s VITROX HC 98010 Polyol with SUPRASEC 9801 Isocyanate: The use of a resin solution for the chassis of the Bright Lite Structures’ Zenos E10 sports car creates one of the lightest, most innovative and affordable track cars available.
- Shepherd Chemical Company’s BiCATs 8840 and 8842 Water Stable Bismuth Catalysts for Polyurethane Formulations: New curatives which allow formulators to reduce volatile organic compounds from amine catalysts and lessen cure times to support spray foam polyol solutions with hydrofluoroolefin blowing agents.