Natural Foams to Produce Safer, More Environmentally Acceptable Flexible PU Foams

Achieving 82% petrochemical replacement in NFTech's biorenewable PU foams.

This paper highlights important environmental performance breakthroughs in using bio-based polyols, including NFTech's success in replacing 82% of the petrochemical polyol with a natural oil polyol (NOP) derived from certified palm oil.

The work with palm oil builds on NFTech’s previous development work and subsequent production of foams using soy-based polyols. Both are cost competitive replacements to petrochemical materials, with the added advantage of excellent physical and performance properties.