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Hexion's New Family of Polyols Gaining Attention in Polyurethane Foams Market

 

Oct 11, 2018, 13:23 PM by Ramesh Pisipati

 

 

Hexion's launch of a new family of polyols into the polyurethane foams market is gaining attention. The rigid polyurethane and spray foam industry is currently facing several challenges, including a need for better thermal insulation properties and improved reaction to fire, especially in construction. The move towards more environmentally friendly blowing agents necessitates changes in formulations and halogenated flame retardants are coming under increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Hexion's paper (Novel Aromatic Nitrogen Polyether Polyols for Rigid Polyurethane Foams) received the award for best paper in the Chemistry and Fundamentals session at the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference hosted by CPI (Center for the Polyurethanes Industry) in Atlanta from October 1-3. Drs. Ganapathy Viswanathan, Anthony Maiorana, Pravin Kukkala, Vinay Malhotra of Hexion and Ibrahim Sendijarevic of Troy Polymers Inc. co-authored the paper which outlines Hexion’s innovative offerings to the market.

Hexion’s ResonanceTM T series of aromatic nitrogen polyether polyols are highly reactive and multi-functional and offer new options for the foam industry, providing the opportunity for total cost reduction through improved productivity, as well as the potential for reduced levels of catalysts and fire retardants.

We have generated significant interest in the industry and people are recognizing these products as innovative. Hexion is injecting energy in a mature polyurethane market and being a catalyst for change.

For more information, contact Ramesh Pisipati