Cologne, Germany – Lanxess has launched a new range of Adiprene Green prepolymers for polyurethane elastomers.
The new polyols are made from between 30-90% renewables, Lanxess said. This means their production generates 20-30% less CO2 than conventional oil-based products. The polyols are derived from 'a renewable feedstock that does not compete against the human or animal food chain,' the company added
They can be hand- or machine-mixed to produce elastomers between 40 Shore A and 60 Shore D hardness. '[They are] well suited for applications such as roll coves, wheel, press sleeves or non-pneumatic tyres,' the company said.
Markus Eckert, head of Lanxess' Urethanes Systems business said the new products are part of his company's goal to become climate neutral by 2040. 'By using Adiprene Green, our customers can benefit from our journey to climate neutrality,' he said.