Two companies were honoured in the first EuroPUR/Urethanes Technology International European Flexible Polyurethane Foam Awards in Brussels in early June.
The awards were presented at EuroPUR’s 50th anniversary dinner at Brussels’ Royal Museum of Fine Art. Awards were presented in two categories: Innovation and the Environment. In both cases the high standard of entries meant that there were runners up too.
Milliken won the Innovation award for its Milliguard AOX-1 antioxidant technology. Milliken said its polymer-bound chemistry allows the polyurethane industry to reduce antioxidant use, improve oxidation protection, and reduce the emissions of finished articles.
Dow Polyurethane’s range of Specflex Activ Additive Polyols won an honourable mention.
Covestro won the sustainability award for its cardyon carbon-dioxide derived polycarbonate polyols and the runner up was Dendro Poland which has been successfully using polyols from polyurethane process scrap in a range of foams.
“The Jury was not only impressed by the product itself, which they all thought was a real innovation that is of benefit to the industry.”
Simon Robinson, Editor
In presenting the Innovation Award Simon Robinson, editor, Urethanes Technology International said that a number of things impressed the judges with Milliken’s entry and the…