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Honeywell Wins 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award

Contact: Lisa DryEmail: lisa_dry@americanchemistry.com

Award Presented at Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Orlando

ORLANDO (October 7, 2015) – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced that Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) won the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

Honeywell’s winning entry, selected from among three finalists, was announced today during the Closing Session of the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Orlando. More than 1,000 polyurethanes professionals attended the conference. “Our finalists this year brought more than technical advancements—they delivered an inspiring reminder of the virtually limitless potential polyurethane materials hold,”...

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Category: 2015 Polyurethane Technical Conference, Environment

58th Annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference

It’s our favorite time of year. The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry is gearing up for the 58th Annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference, taking place from Monday, October 5th – Wednesday, October 7th in Orlando, Florida. Every year, this conference presents an unmatched opportunity, innovative thinking and professional and technical development. Experience sessions, networking, special events, the Polyurethane Innovation Award, the Polyurethane Professional Development Program, the regulatory speakers, and cross-industry conversations with more than 900 attendees from leading polyurethanes companies and innovator. Don’t miss out. Register today.

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Category: 2015 Polyurethane Technical Conference

Name Your Car Day

It gets your from point A to point B, and back to A and then around to points C and D.  It is your cool oasis on a scorching summer day and your warm dry shelter from the rain – and it gets you around town in style!

Take advantage of yet another unique holiday and give your vehicle some recognition, with a name that suits it. Amazing polyurethane also deserves recognition on this day. Without polyurethane, your trusted Timmy the Truck or sleek Sally the Sedan might not be quite so trusty or sleek. Those comfortable seats, protective...

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Category: Automotive

Spice Up Your Home with Polyurethane

Will Meyer, an architect and interior designer, has created a home with every feature and emotion in mind.  Mr. Meyer faced with many design challenges, but found polyurethane is often a worthy and effective solution for a lot of architects. Polyurethane coatings can enhance and lengthen a product’s lifespan. Polyurethane coatings help any floor stand up to the wear and tear of kids running around.  Adhesives can provide durable bonding solutions, and polyurethane sealants provide tight seals. Furthermore, polyurethane foam, like spray foam, is one of the world’s most energy efficient and versatile insulation and air-sealing products....

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Lights, Camera, Polyurethane!

What do big budget action movies, festival darling independent films, and trophy-contending dramas have in common? Polyurethane of course!

Movie sets not only need to be built quickly and inexpensively, but they also must stand up to the wear and tear of daily filming.

Polyurethane can be easily formulated to provide a wide range of physical properties – it can be used to mimic structural material as well as living materials, such as tree bark and animal skins.

Polyurethane is also used in masks to create fantasy creatures we see on screen. Polyurethane is light weight and has the...

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Category: Innovation Bonds

Mini Golf Day

Happy Mini Golf Day! Whether you’re putt- putting across a narrow bridge or trying to guide the ball between the giant windmill’s fins, polyurethane can add to the fun!  Did you know putters made for mini golf are actually coated with polyurethane?

Polyurethane foam can also be used to make the putting green that much more challenging. Whether it is fake stone made out of polyurethane, or one of the many props decorating the green scenery, polyurethane is there making the game that much more exciting!

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Category: Athletics, Innovation Bonds

Need for Speed with Polyurethane

This month, the 66th International Motor Show will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. The show will highlight the latest trends and technological innovations of the year.

Polyurethane plays a big role in the automotive industry from the interior to the exterior. The coating of the car helps maintain a vehicle’s glossy appearance and protect it from harsh elements. Even the bumpers, doors, spoilers, windows, and protective coatings, can have polyurethane in them. There are even polyurethane adhesives and sealants that can provide strong bonds to join materials, help prevent leakage, reduce wind- and noise, and protect against corrosion.

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Category: Automotive

Make Your Bed with Polyurethane

Today is an unofficial holiday parents love to celebrate. Happy National Make Your Bed Day! While polyurethane cannot make your bed for you, it can help you get a good night’s rest, so you wake up refreshed the next morning. Polyurethane foam makes mattresses more soft and durable. Polyurethane can also help keep mattresses at the ideal level of firmness while sleepers toss and turn.  About 30% of the entire North American polyurethane market consists of flexible polyurethane foam.

Grab your bedsheets and cover up that nice soft mattress of yours! Over time, your mattress will thank you...

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Category: Furniture

Ready, Set, Hike, with Polyurethane

Start dusting off your favorite team’s jersey because football season is about to kick off! The excitement is in the air as everyone wants to cheer on their favorite team this fall.  Fun facts about football: Did you know that instead of the oval shaped football that we know now, back in 1869, it was shaped more like a soccer ball? Inside today’s football there is a high-tech three layer polyurethane bladder. Two of the layers are made out of polyurethane. The polyurethane helps the football to stay inflated throughout the game.   

Who knew polyurethane played such a...

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Category: Athletics

Up, Up, and Away with Polyurethane

Polyurethane foam has long been recognized in the aerospace industry for its insulation properties, but polyurethane can also be found on commercial aircraft – both inside and out. From the passenger cabin walls, ceilings, overhead stowage, lavatories, and even the polyurethane coating that can add shine and protection to the exterior of the airplane, polyurethane helps travelers arrive at their destinations in comfort and style. The sleek and shiny exterior of an aircraft can sometimes be attributed to a water-based polyurethane coating painted on the outside exterior of the plane. Polyurethane is even resistant to heat just over 300 degrees...

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Category: Innovation Bonds