Cincinnati, Ohio — Emery Oleochemicals said it has developed Emerox 14060 an ethylene glycol azelate (C9) ester polyol for flexible foams and C.A.S.E. applications.
Emery offers Azelate ester polyols
These polyols are "engineered to deliver exceptional performance enhancements rivalling or exceeding the performance obtained from petroleum-based products,” said Mark Kinkelaar, global business director, Eco-Friendly Polyols.
Emery said it has completed testing which shows its new material "meets or exceeds performance properties obtained from traditional DEG adipate polyester polyols."
The materials offer "enhanced hydrophobicity, reduced hydrolytic degradation and increased hydrocarbon resistance,” said Michael Brooks, technical lead supporting Emery Oleochemicals’ flexible foam applications.
Emerox 14060 is designed to formulate typical ester foams, the firm said.
A second grade, Emerox 14050, is designed to produce high elongation/low modulus ester foams. The vast majority of flexible ester foam application needs can be met with these two products, Emery said.
Brooks was awarded the Herman Stone Technical Excellence Award for his recent technical presentation showcasing Emerox 14060 at the November meeting of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), scoring highest among the technical presentations with his paper on "Ester Flexible Foam Performance Comparison Between EG Azelate (C9) and DEG Adipate (C6) Polyols."