Atlanta, Georgia -- At the closing session of the Polyurethanes Technical Conference held by the US Center for the Polyurethanes Industry in Atlanta, 24-26 Sept, several best paper awards were given for the various sessions.
Next year's CPI conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, 23-25 Sept. This year's conference chair, Amanda Pugh of ChemTrend Inc., hands over to Tony Lanchak of Evonik for the Phoenix event.
This year's best papers are given below, with the presenter's name (many were co-authored by a group).
•Susterra 1,3 Propanediol and Biosuccinium Sustainable Succinic Acid in TPU Applications --Robert Miller, DuPont, Tate & Lyle Bio Products;
•Assessment of Formacel 1100 (FEA-1100) Blowing Agent in Rigid Polyurethane Insulating Foams for Domestic Appliance -- Melissa Rose, Dow;
•Reducing Silicone Surfactant Emissions In Automotive Flexible Molded Foam --Courtney Thurau, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.;
•Newly-developed High Performance Polyols with High Primary Hydroxyl Groups for Flexible Polyurethane Foams --Toru Miyajima, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd;
•Understanding the Relationship Between Surfactants and Aged Insulation Value in PIR Foam --Robert Tauchen, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation;
•Renewable Footwear Systems Based on Polymers Derived from Waste Carbon Dioxide --Jason Anderson, Novomer, Inc.;
•Low- or Non-Emissive Amine Catalysts for Low Density, Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam -- Bulent Ozbas, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.;
•New FR Developments for the Flexible Foam Market-- Jeffrey Stowell, ICL-IP America Inc.
•A comparative study assessing factors that influence home fire casualties using state fire incidence data -- Ofodike Ezekoye, Univ of Texas at Austin;
•New Formulation Technology for the Production of all-MDI Molded Viscoelastic Foams -- David Honkomp, Dow Formulated Systems;
•Innovation for Release Agent Free Foam Molding --Carl Szczygiel, Frimo Inc.;
•Using Waste CO2 to Create Novel Renewable Polyols for Polyurethane Applications -- Jason Anderson, Novomer Inc.;
•European Experiences on the End-of-Life Management of Polyurethane and Other Foams -- Paul Ashford, Caleb Management Services Ltd; and
•Creation and Implementation of a Contractor Accreditation Program for Spray Polyurethane Foam -- Bob Creighton, Bayer MaterialScience llc.