Dow Chemical, Honeywell and Novomer made the final cut for the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award program, organized by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (Washington, DC; CPI). The winner will be announced at the Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Orlando, FL, on Oct. 5 to 7, following a vote by judges and conference attendees.
The finalists were recognized for the following innovations:
- Vorastar 7000 spray elastomer from Dow Chemical (Midland, MI). Representing a novel class of hydrophobic, alcohol-terminated polymer resins that can be formulated as spray-applied polyurea coatings, Vorastar 7000 can provide protection to infrastructure in the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.
- Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) from Honeywell (Morristown, NJ) is a polyurethane foam blowing agent used in insulation applications in trucks, containers and ships used to transport cold cargo.
- Converge Polyol RF-x polyisocyanurate rigid (PIR) foam from Novomer (Waltham, MA) is described as an optimized material that allows foam manufacturers to process PIRs using traditional equipment and processing techniques while benefiting from properties derived from polypropylene carbonate polyols.
Since its inception in 2005, the Polyurethane Innovation Award has highlighted the role that innovation plays in the polyurethanes industry and recognized companies and individuals whose vision and perseverance bring new products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace. The award is presented annually at CPI's Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which is the premier event for industry expertise, professional networking and regulatory issues.
For more information about the event, go to the conference website.