ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 3)—The Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry has picked three finalists for its inaugural innovation award to be presented at the API's upcoming Polyurethanes 2005 event, to be held Oct. 16-19 in Houston.
The award, designated as the Infinite Possibilities of Polyurethane Innovation Award, focuses on the most innovative use of polyurethane in an end-use product. The three finalists are:
* BASF Corp.'s microcellular polyurethane/thermoplastic polyurethane coil spring isolator assembly, selected for its contributions to noise/vibration/harshness reduction in automotive applications;
* CardXX's Smart Card line, which expands the electronic capabilities of smart cards; and
* Dow Chemical Co.'s Great Stuff aerosol rigid foam dispensing system, used to apply insulation around window and door frames.
The entries will be on display at the API booth and the winner will be announced during the closing session, Oct. 19, the alliance said.