Washington DC, US – The finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award have been announced. The award will be presented at the 2023 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, organised by the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).
Two entries have been shortlisted. CPI described them as ‘remarkable innovations that will address challenges in several industries’.
Sika is in the running for its SikaForce-840 L07, which it describes as the next evolution of its Curing by Design technology. The flexible, structural two-component PU adhesive cures at room temperature, and is designed for bonding composites and metals across a wide temperature range.
Wanhua, meanwhile, has been nominated for Wannate 9131FC, a binder based on polymeric MDI for fabricating moulded wooden pallets. It allows processing wood waste to be used in place of virgin wood to make pallets, reducing their carbon footprint.
The finalists will present their innovations at the opening session of the conference, on Monday 25 September. Attendees can then vote for their favourite on the conference’s mobile app, and the finalist with the most votes will have 20 points added to the score given by the judging panel. The winner will be announced at the Conference Awards Luncheon.