Ghent, Belgium — Milliken, which makes polyurethane additives and colorants, will be showcasing Milliguard AS aldehyde scavenger and ColorDirection 2019 at UTECH 2018.
‘The new Milliguard AS aldehyde scavenger complements our existing AOX technology. It reduces the formation of aldehydes in PU foam,’ said Antoni Puig, product line manager, EMEA.
The new additive is designed to improve the quality and durability of PU parts. It does this by preventing odour-causing degradation by-products. These by-products can form when PU parts are exposed to light, heat and nitrogen oxides.
It is a polymeric additive, which helps producers meet tough VOC and FOG standards, Milliken said.
The other focus of the stand is ColorDirection 2019. This is a prediction of the colour pallete that Milliken expects to see consumers gravitate towards in 2019.
‘After an extended phase of high-contrast colours, we expect consumer preferences to shift firmly away from the artificial,’ said the company.
Milliken will also be showing its Reactint colourants and AlphaSan additives. The company can be found on Stand 610.
UTECH Europe 2018 runs from 29-31 May in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In addition to the exhibition, there is an extensive three-day conference.