WASHINGTON—The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council named Demilec (USA) Inc. as the winner of the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award.
The company won with Heatlok HFO, described by Demilec as a zero ODP, ultra-low GWP and high renewable/recyclable closed-cell foam for the insulation industry, according to a CPI news release.
The product series provides benefits for residential builders and commercial builds, Demilec said.
Finalists also included ICL-IP America In.c for VeriQuel R100, a phosphorus-based reactive flame retardant. SWD Urethane was also a finalist with Quik-Shield 108YM, an ultra-low-density open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation product.
The finalists and winning entry were announced during the closing session of the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Atlanta.
The award promotes an industry-wide goal of creating new products and technologies that benefit consumers around the world, CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone said in a statement.
The conference also feature 15 technical sessions, 22 posters, 78 papers and 55 exhibitors, as well as the Professional Development Program.