Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Bayer MaterialScience has won the Best Presentation award for flexible foams at the recent Center for the Polyurethanes Industry conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bayer research fellow Stanley Hager presented the paper, "New Chemical Technology for the Production of Super-High Air Flow Flexible Forms," which outlined BMS's new polyether polyol and formulation technology.
The technology is designed to produce very high air flow polyurethane foam to achieve a "cool" effect in mattresses without the extra post-step treatment used in current technology.
The presentation was based on a paper written by a team of BMS scientists and marketing specialists: Micah Moore, Peter Uthe, Jack Reese, Susan McVey and Scott Skolnekovich.
James Chapman, product safety manager at BMS, also won an award for Best Paper Award in the environment, health and safety session 1 for his paper "EPA's Chemical Action Plan (CAP) for MDI and TDI." This paper was written along with Cynthia Graham, toxicologist at Huntsman. Chapman discussed the US Environmental Protection Agency CAP and the ACC's engagement with respect to the CAP.
The CPI technical conference took place 26-28 Sept 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.