lnvista introduced its Terate HT polyols to the Asian market for the first time at the UTECH Asia/PU China 2011 show. Bill Trowell, global business director for Terate polyols,said Asia is certainly a growing market,adding: “We’ve been moving material to Asia for a number of years.
“Of course as lnvista,we have a lot of plants here,in fibres, Lycra and Nylon, butanediol and intermediates,” added Trowell .
“This allows us to leverage and utilise other functions and capabilities: sourcing, supply and distribution, compliance and government relations,” he added.
Invista says its Terate HT polyols can help users cut the loading of flame retardant needed in PU and polyisocyanurate rigid foams. They can also be used as a partial replacement of traditional polyether polyols with minor formulation adjustments.
Applications include spray foam (both cavity wall and roofing), insulated appliances, insulated metal panels (walk-in coolers, wall and roof assemblies), coatings, adhesives and sealants.
Trowell said the HT product arose after Invista challenged its…