Guangzhou, China – Longhua New Material, launched its newly developed bio-based polymer polyol (POP) at PU China 2019.
Longhua has 200kT/year CASE and polymer polyols capacity.
Pillows, cushions and mattresses are targets for the new material. It is made using hydroxylated fatty glycerides and is BHT free. It has low odor and grades can contain up to 47% solid content.
‘We are the only Chinese company that has developed a POP of this kind,’ the company’s vice general manager Li Zhenli told UTECH-polyurethane.com. ‘It can maintain high hardness and high resilience at the same time.’
In H1 2019 Longhua recorded CNY 900m ($127 m) sales, up 20% from H1 2018. Net profit nearly doubled in the first half of 2019 to CNY 37m.
Vietnam has been the company’s fastest growing overseas market over the past year, said Li.
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