San Antonio, Texas - The winners for the 2008 Polyurethane "Innovation Awards" were announced 1 Oct by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) during the closing session of its Polyurethanes 2008 Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
BASF Corp. received the award in the polyurethane chemicals category for its introduction of Pluracol Balance renewable resource polyols, a "non-food based natural alternative created using double-metal catalyst compounds intended for the 100-percent replacement of conventional polyols in flexible foam," the CPI said.
Graco Inc, received the processing equipment award for its Fusion CS spray gun with ClearShot Technology for foam and polyurea applications. This spray that features a variable flow setting and the use of ClearShot Liquid to purge the mix chamber and remove built up material.
In the finished product category, BASF also received the award, for its development of Elastocast elastometric revetments, polyurethane-coated stones for use as attractive, durable coastal protection structures.