WASHINGTON—The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council named Chemours' Opteon 1100 as the recipient of the 2017 Polyurethane Innovation Award.
Opteon 1100 is a hydrofluoroolefin blowing agent that addresses polyurethane industry needs, including formulation stability and flexibility with existing components, materials capability, and long-term insulation performance, according to a ACC release.
This year's Polyurethane Innovation Award finalists also included BASF's Irgastab PUR 70, an amine-free, aromatic solvents-free, anti-scorch system for Polyol and PUR foams, and Covestro's PUReWall, a spray polyurethane foam formulation that allows for residential wall panel production.
"Opteon 1100 is an excellent example of true innovation that will take the PU industry to new heights—innovation for our customers and innovation for the world, keeping us warmer in the winter and allowing us to choose solutions that are better for our environment," Joyce Wallace, North American marketing manager for Chemours, said in a statement.
Chemours' winning entry was announced during the closing session of the 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in New Orleans, La. The conference also featured 14 technical sessions, 18 posters and 73 exhibitors, as well as a professional development program.