Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Malaysian Palm Oil Board has developed a palm oil-based polyol for floor coverings. It is designed to be used in both indoor and outdoor sports flooring applications.
Polyurethane manufactured from the polyol is used as a protective coating on the underside of stitched artificial grass. It also has good compressive strength, and gives a cushioning effect.
The technology has been approved by the government’s Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities for commercialisation.