Imagine turning waste CO2 into powerful product performance benefits. Imagine the conversations and the potential that could create. It’s just one of the good reasons for choosing to include Econic’s clean-tech catalyst technologies into the manufacture of plastics – polyurethanes in particular. These clever catalyst technologies enable up to 50% by weight CO2 to be incorporated as a raw material into the manufacture of polyols, the base of all polyurethanes.
And polyurethanes made with CO2-based polyols can be tailored to a wide range of everyday items including soft furnishings, insulation and structural foams, clothing, shoes, adhesives and protective coatings that simply perform better. In fact, Econic’s catalyst technologies are unique in being the only means of incorporating tailored amounts of CO2 into polyols to meet our customers’ requirements for material properties, such as viscosity.
ECONIC. TURNING CO2 INTO ENDLESS POTENTIAL
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USING ECONIC’S CLEAN-TECH CATALYST TECHNOLOGIES
MEANS THE RESULTANT PU-BASED PRODUCTS OFFER:
Good rigidity, enabling lighter-weight PU foam products thanks to reduced material demands for the same strength.
Improved chemical resistance, protecting PU elastomers and coated products from the harmful effects of chemical attack.
Enhanced flame retardance, to better protect the buildings that use PU rigid foam insulation.
Increased abrasion resistance, ideal for use in PU coatings that protect metal, wood and other surfaces from scratching.
Better resistance to temperature changes, so coatings last longer and the time required between re-painting is extended.
Good hydrolysis resistance, giving coated surfaces better protection against weathering and water damage.