The industry assembles in Hanover, Germany, October 16-18 to look at where market and consumer demands are shifting. Direction of travel strongly towards biofoam solutions.
Vitafoam takes you through the entire process at their Middleton plant outside Manchester — from the pouring that triggers an exothermic reaction to explaining how foams are graded, tested and meet various regulatory standards.
The European Patent No. 2404890 relates to the company’s novel process for producing polyurethane foams with a very high natural bio content.
The specialty chemicals company, and Natural Foams’ FR partner, received a benchmark 3 assessment for a key ingredient in its Exolit OP phosphinate flame retardant product range.
Natural Foams’ Director Jeff Rowlands spoke at the 50th anniversary conference of Europur in June talking about the opportunities and challenges of manufacturing foams from natural oil polyols. Read his presentation.
Omni Tech presented the benefits of soy polyols application at a PU industry event in Istanbul this month. Read the presentation featuring NFTech work.
Clariant presented recent advances by Natural Foams Technology using oligomeric phosphonate to add fire protection to its high bio-content flexible foam.
Clariant and Natural Foams’ unique PU chemistry highlighted at “Advances in Flame Retardancy” Conference
Clariant presents NFTech’s advances using oligomeric phosphonate to add fire protection to high bio-content foams.
UTECH International reports reactive flame retardants in furniture sold in California may not require labelling if they present at below 1,000 parts per million (ppm) in finished product.
This paper published in PU Magazine and presented at UTECH outlines NFTech’s route to producing price-competitive bio-based foams.
NFTech’s 53% bio-based foam first to be accepted into the US Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred® green labelling and government purchasing program.
EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified chemicals are persistent, accumulate in the environment and have reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicity
This paper discusses the technical aspects of replacing synthetic polyols, made from crude oil sources, with plant-based polyols, made from palm, soy, rape and sunflower oils.