New Orleans, Louisiana – Chemours’ Opteon 1100 blowing agent won this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award at the 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.
Diego Boeri, vice president Chemours Fluorochemicals said, ‘We are honoured to receive the 2017 CPI Innovation Award. This award is in recognition of Chemours’ leadership in developing a low GWP foam blowing agent. We believe that Opteon 1100 represents a clear long-term sustainable solution for the polyurethane industry.’
The award was partly decided by the judging panel and by delegates at the meeting who were impressed by Chemours claims that Opteon 1100 offers ‘offers an ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) 400 times lower than existing HFCs combined with up to 10% better initial and aged K-Factors.’
Additionally, the Chemours team also won the 2017 Best Paper Award and 2017 Best Poster Award.
‘CPI commends Chemours for winning the 2017 Innovation Award,’ said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. ‘Chemours’ pioneering application of polyurethane chemistry is a testament to our industry’s commitment to technological progress and the hard work, expertise and creativity of so many individuals.’
Other finalists were BASF’s Irgastab PUR 70 stabiliser and Covestro’s PUReWall construction method.