This annual industry-wide competition recognizes the most inventive technologies and other advances in the polyurethanes industry. Innovators are encouraged to act quickly and submit their applications before June 17th.
Covestro has recently started using carbon dioxide to produce a key component for making high-grade polyurethane foam thanks to an innovative process that saves on the petroleum-based raw material traditionally used. read more
This year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award finalists also included Dow’s VORA Zzz™ ultra-high airflow and moisture-wicking foam technology used in bedding applications, and Huntsman’s VITROX® HC 98010 polyol with SUPRASEC® 9801 isocyanate, a resin solution used in the chassis of the Bright Lite Structures’ Zenos E10 sports car. read more
The balls utilized on the Olympic hockey competition rely on a tailor made micro-foamed polyurethane (PU) core developed with Dow polyols. The PU core uniquely provides higher-performance and more consistency than hockey balls made with traditional vulcanised cork and rubber cores or solid polymer cores. read more
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched www.BuildingWithChemistry.org, to provide architects, material specifiers, interior designers and other building and construction professionals with tools and information about green building codes and standards, materials selection, and the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable building materials. read more