Washington, DC – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced the finalists for the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Demilec (USA), ICL-IP America and SWD Urethane are the three shortlisted companies.
Demilec’s nomination is for its Heatlok HFO product. This is claimed to deliver a zero ODP, ultra-low GWP and high renewable/recyclable closed-cell foam for the insulation sector. Heatlok HFO High Lift for the residential sector has an R-value of 7.5/inch, while Heatlok HFO Pro, at R-7.4/inch, creates an air, vapour, water and thermal barrier at one inch, and is suitable for commercial buildings.
ICL-IP has been nominated for its VeriQuel R100 phosphorus-based reactive flame retardant. It is designed to provide fire safety while eliminating exposure during product use. The company claims it leaves no footprint, and alleviates concerns about both exposure and environmental harm.
The third nomination, SWD Urethane, is for Quik-Shield 108YM, or the ‘Yield Monster’. This ultra-low-density open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is claimed to be the first 0.36 pcf density spray foam, providing up to 39% more yield.
The award will be presented during CPI’s Polyurethanes Technical Conference, being held in Atlanta in October.