Danbury, Connecticut – Addivant has launched a new liquid antioxidant for the polyurethane industry. Naugard Foamplus LE was developed, the company said, to assist automotive manufacturers in meeting ever-stricter rules on vehicle indoor air quality.
The products, unveiled during the Chinaplas 2017 exhibition in Guangzhou, China, were designed to be inherently more thermally stable than existing alternatives, offering scorch protection and polyol stability. They also have a better viscosity profile, giving improved handling, and are less volatile than the industry benchmarks at high foaming temperatures. The result is a reduction in VOC and FOG emissions of more than 90%, Adivant said.
The range has been designed to be fully compliant with the German VDA 278 emission standards, and therefore meets the delivery specifications of the German car makers. They are a drop-in replacement for existing stabilisation packages, with no plant modifications or other investments required to change over. Addivant claims the products either maintain or improve on the other critical performance parameters demanded by polyol and polyurethanes system houses and foam producers.
“We are excited to launch our Naugard Foamplus LE series during Chinaplas,” said John Steitz, Addivant’s president and chief executive. “China is the largest automobile market, and it is quickly implementing some of the most stringent environmental and quality standards in the world.”