Tholen, Nederland – Polyurethane systems house and PU rigid foam block producer Nestaan Holland is ready to launch its bio-based PU foam system after two years of research.
The company’s technical manager Arjan de Wit told utech-polyurethane.com the aim had been to produce a product with a bio level (under C14 analysis) of at least 20% in the final polymer.
“We wanted to make foams with all polyol replaced by bio sources - not interfering with the food chain - without reduction of product properties rather than settle for 3% to 15% bio-based content as advertised by some of our US competitors.”
“In the end we managed to select bio products based on waste streams from other industries and make foam with at least the same properties and processability as standard petrochemical based products. The product’s certified bio content is 34%,” said de Wit.
The Arvenol range de Wit said the currently consists of five foams and will be showcased at UTECH 2015 – the PU exhibition and conference organised by Urethanes Technology International’s publisher Crain Communications Ltd.