CPI 2018 Polyurethanes Techncial Conference, Atlanta

Our team is looking forward to attending the 61st Annual Center for Polyurethanes Industry's Technical Conference and are proud to be involved in three sessions during the 3-day event – Please find details and timings about these below. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta where our polyurethane experts will be on hand to showcase and discuss with you all of our latest innovations from across all of our Product Lines.
Feel free to get in touch with your local account manager to find out more and to arrange a meeting, or click contact above.

Visit our Automotive and Molded foam application pages

Tuesday October 2nd

Technical Session: Global Automotive Panel Part 2: Discussion

2.00 PM:  Emissions control from Flexible Molded Foam

Our Global Automotive Technology Manager, Stephan Wendel joins fellow polyurethane industry experts to discuss the latest technical innovations and address the issues raised during the first panel discussion earlier in the day. With his many years experience he will offer detailed know-how and insight on how to control emissions in Flexible Molded Foam formulations as well as the other topics the session covers.  

Visit our Rigid Foam application pages

Tuesday October 2nd 

Technical Session: PIR Additives and Rigid Foam Modeling

2.30 PM: Novel Additives for Improved Efficiency of Polyisocyanurate Foams 

Due to the high index of polyisocyanurate foams, trimerization promoting catalysts are employed. The promotion of the trimerization reaction in polyisocyanurate foams gives a high crosslinking density resulting in improved mechanical properties, and also promoting fire resistance.

The growing global awareness of climate change and the need for energy conservation are driving an ever-increasing interest in rigid polyurethane foam. Polyisocyanurate thermal insulation boards are widely used in construction and insulation applications, due to their superior insulating properties, resistance to fire, outstanding mechanical properties and high resistance to microbes and mold. Typical applications include commercial roofs, commercial and residential walls and even aesthetics, architectural applications.

This paper presents new, differentiated, octoate-free trimer catalyst technologies that improve reaction kinetics, cell structure, adhesion, insulating performance and mechanical properties. Evonik has developed a family of trimerization additives, to ameliorate these properties, rather than exacerbating them. 

Rigid Foam Insulation Panels  (pdf, 80 KB) Rigid Foam Appliance Applications  (pdf, 96 KB)
Visit our Automotive and Molded foam application pages

Wednesday October 3rd

Technical Session: Automotive: Solutions for Reducing VOCs: Emissions, Odor, and Fog

8.30 AM: Meeting Automotive OEM Specification with New Additives 

Automotive OEM’s continue to place ever more stringent requirements on polyurethane manufactures, in terms of foam emissions, quality and cost, intensified by global programs and regionally specific challenges.

In order to improve cabin air quality, enhanced pressure is being placed on VOC’s, FOG emissions and odour. Additionally, requirements now commonly also include specifications for vinyl / polycarbonate staining and other parameters, whilst at the same time, foam quality and processability must not be negatively impacted. This places a number of difficult challenges on foam producers and the requirements they must seek from additives.

Following the integration of the DABCO® and POLYCAT® brands into the portfolio, Evonik now offers the broadest selection of additives (Catalysts, Surfactants, Performance Additives and Release Agents) to the polyurethane industry. This paper will explore the challenges currently being faced by the automotive market and new solutions to meet them.

Product Brochure Automotive  (pdf, 2.00 MB)

David Borowski