Waltham, Massachusetts -- Chemicals company Novomer has completed two commercial-scale rigid foam trials for its Converge CO2-based polyol blends.
The trials were conducted at the PU foam panels testing and prototyping centre ce de pa in Tudela, Spain and completed in late 2015.
The firm’s Converge Polyol RF-2 – a 45% renewable content blend of its CO2-based polyol with a recycled polyethylene terephthalate polyol and its RF-1 are now in its in Novomer’s lineup of blends tailored for the polyisocyanurate rigid foam industry.
According to Novomer, the “optimised RF-X polyol blends enable foam manufacturers to produce polyiso foams with traditional equipment. They also “benefit from the polypropylene carbonate polyols properties.”
“The use of sustainable materials reduces the total petroleum feedstock content and allows for competitive pricing with incumbent polyols,” according to the firm.
Both blends were processed on full-scale continuous lamination lines, achieving “excellent adhesion to aluminium and steel facings,” Novomer added.
The trials follow the recent Ford Motor announcement disclosing its work with Novomer’s Converge Polyols in flexible foams, as UTECH-polyurethane.com reported at the time.