Perstorp, Sweden - Speciality chemicals company Perstorp has labelled its recent presentation on polyurethane flexible foams at the Dendrimer Symposium a success.
"Hyperbranched aliphatic polyesters in flexible polyurethane foams" was presented by Perstorp's principal scientist, Stefan Lundmark, to around 50 attendees at the symposium, the company said recently.
"I spoke about the benefits of using our product Boltorn in car seats," Lundmark said, explaining that Boltorn, a dendretic polymer, is primarily used for UV curing applications and polyurethane foams. "Our message is basically that we are in the forefront of commercialising hyperbranched chemicals," he added.
The advantage of hyperbranched or dendritic (tree-structured) polymers is their high functionality - they have many reactive groups on the same molecule, Perstorp said, adding that a tree-structured molecule has the same weight as a linear strcucture molecule but "much, much lower viscosity," which is essential in many applications.
Held in Stockholm, the symposium attracted 210 industrial and academic representatives. (RD)