St Louis, Missouri -- BayOne Urethane Systems llc, has developed a new foam-in-place packaging foam, Baydur NOP 9007 which it claims represents a technical breakthrough. It is the first in the industry to overcome the inherent immiscibility between water and natural oil polyols (NOPs), says BayOne.
NOPs are one of the building blocks of the Bayer MaterialScience llc sustainability programme.
Baydur NOP 9007, available commercially now, is a low density foam-in-place packaging foam with free rise density of 0.5 lb/cu.ft, and a renewable resource content of about 15 percent.
"Baydur NOP 9007 is a great option for pour-in-place packaging foam customers who want sustainability along with the advantages of traditional packaging foam material," said Mark Vanover, marketing manager, BayOne -- a joint venture between Bayer MaterialScience and PolyOne Corp.
The polyol component of Baydur NOP 9007 is water clear, has a low viscosity and is completely phase stable. BayOne said the phase stability is "particularly remarkable because of the high level of water that is typical in these types of products," Vanover added, in a recent announcement from BayOne.
The practical significance of the phase stability is that Baydur NOP 9007 can be handled in the same manner as standard foam-in-place materials; it does not require agitation before or during use.