The award will be presented during the October Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the New Orleans Marriott, CPI said.
“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” said Lee Salamone, CPI senior director.
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’ Opteon™ 1100: 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.
Each conference attendee will have the opportunity to vote in favor of one finalist, per CPI.
The innovation with the most votes will receive 20 points that will be added to a panel of judges’ scores and the winner will be announced at the conference’s closing session, CPI added.
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