Washington, DC -- The US Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced the finalists for the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award.
Boral Composites Inc., Huntsman and Reverdia are being recognised for their forward thinking advancements to the broader polyurethanes field, CPI said in a 20 Aug news release.
Attendees at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which runs from 24-26 Sept at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, will have the opportunity to vote for one nominee during the conference's opening session. The winner will be announced during the closing session on 26 Sept.
"This year's nominees for the Polyurethanes Innovation Award exceeded expectations once again. Our three finalists have each offered a product or technology that provides something truly unique and innovative to the industry," said CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone.
Boral Composites Inc. was nominated for its TruExterior Trim, which the company says "uses a new proprietary urethane technology to create a composite decorative exterior trim that offers phenomenal performance, remarkable workability and a lasting look for new home construction and/or remodeling."
Huntsman was nominated for its Vitrox composite resins, which the company says is a popular choice "in the trenchless pipe repair market."
Reverdia was nominated for its Biosuccinium product, which the company says is a 100 percent bio-based and sustainable succinic acid that enables the manufacture of polyester polyol based polyurethane products with low environmental footprints.