San Francisco, California -- Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. has filed a patent application for a new technology which replaces petroleum-based resin with carbonised soya-bean oil.
The patent was prepared by the company's research partner Polymate Inc. The technology provides a significant reduction in isocyanate by substituting it with carbonised soya bean oil in the company's 'Green Polyurethane' product, Hybrid said in a 19 Oct news release.
Hybrid claimed it is the only company in the world that can make carbonised soya-bean oil PU floor coating without using any isocyanates in the entire production process.
"This latest patent is very significant as the carbonised soybean oil will replace the hydrocarbon based resin component of the company's Green Polyurethane product which is approximately 70 percent petroleum based," said Joseph Kristul, ceo.
He added that the patent significantly reduces petroleum dependency, which should protect the company from" increasing oil prices and reducing overall production cost."
Hybrid of San Francisco produces 'Green Polyurethane' coatings and paint which it says provides a solution to the environmental and health hazards posed by isocyanates in polyurethane.