BASF Launches BioBased Polyol ... | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 35 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 1, 2008

BASF Launches BioBased Polyol ...

Department: Business

BASF has unveiled Pluracol Balance, a line of polyols based on nonedible castor oil that it is positioning as an alternative to petroleum-based polyols. Polyols are reacted with isocyanates to make polyurethane foams. BASF says the new polyols have up to 31% renewable content, leading to 20% renewable content in the final foams. The company is targeting furniture and bedding applications. Firms such as Dow Chemical and Cargill have introduced polyols derived from soybean oil.

 
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