Washington, DC -- BASF, Dow and Novomer are finalists in the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award.
The CPI, part of the American Chemistry Council, chose BASF’s Infinergy, which BASF told Urethanes Technology International magazine, was the world’s first particle foam based on expanded thermoplastic PU. The material is the main sole component of adidas’ Boost running shoe range, as we reported here.
Dow’s Teraforce technology – which it developed in collaboration with Preferred Sands improves oil productivity and the sustainability profile of the hydraulic fracturing process with a polyurethane solution, as previously reported at UTECH-polyurethane.com.
Novomer’s Converge, on which UTECH-polyurethane.com reported here, allows waste carbon dioxide to be combined with traditional chemical feedstocks to produce polypropylene carbonate polyols for use in polyurethane formulations.