The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) announced Demilec (USA) Inc. (Arlington, TX) as the winner of the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Demilec’s winning entry, one of three finalists, was announced during the closing session of the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Atlanta.
Demilec’s winning entry is Heatlok HFO, which the company describes as a zero ozone depletion potential, ultra-low global warming potential and high renewable/recyclable closed-cell foam for the insulation industry. Heatlok HFO High Lift, with its R-7.5/inch, provides a breakthrough alternative for the residential builder and Heatlok HFO Pro, at R-7.4/inch, creates an air barrier, vapor retarder, water barrier and thermal insulation at 1 inch, ideal for commercial buildings, according to the company.
“Demilec is honored to receive CPI’s Innovation Award for 2018, and we are excited Heatlok HFO has continued to redefine the standard of excellence in the closed-cell spray foam industry,” said Doug Brady, Vice President of Strategic Marketing.
“Each year, the CPI Innovation Award finalists shine a spotlight on our industry-wide goal of creating new products and technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director of CPI. “CPI’s Innovation Award is a top honor in the polyurethanes industry, and Demilec embodies the spirit of innovation and pioneering that will help our industry flourish for years to come.”