CPI: Winners of Polyurethane Innovation Awards Announced
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council announced the winners for the 2009 Polyurethane “Innovation Awards” during the closing session of its Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference just outside Washington, D.C.
DuPont received the award in the Polyurethane Chemicals category for Cerenol Polyol, a family of engineered renewably sourced polyetherdiols that serves as a soft segment ingredient for polyurethanes. Other finalistsin this category were Foam Supplies, Inc. for its development of Ecomate, a blowing agent for polyurethane foams, as well as Polymate-INRC, for elaborating on the advanced technology of nonisocyanate polyurethanes’ production with two-component binders.
Fenner Precision received the award in the Finished Product category for its design and development of a rugged polyurethane tank tire wheel for the U.S. military’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle. In this category, BASF Corporation was another finalist for its light-stable, aliphatic polyurethane framed skylight, encapsulated with Colofast aliphatic RIM polyurethane. The third finalist was Icynene Inc. for its spray foam, Icynene LD-R-50, a light density, water-blown spray foam insulation and air barrier material with some renewable content.
More than 700 influential scientists, engineers, manufacturers and business leaders from around the world attended the Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference, discussing and demonstrating innovations, advances and breakthroughs in polyurethane materials and technology.
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