Materials Science

Emery Oleochemicals launches new line of aromatic-containing EMEROX polyols

Emery Oleochemicals, a world-leading, natural-based specialty chemicals producer, is pleased to announce the release of a new line of aromatic-containing EMEROX Polyols for pentane blown rigid PUR and PIR foam applications.

Key benefits for rigid foam formulators and end users include:

  • Improved low temperature thermal conductivity (R Value) performance – including both initial and aged thermal conductivity
  • Blowing agent management – improved performance with current and emerging blowing agent options due to exceptional solubility of specific blowing agents in these new aromatic-containing EMEROX Polyols
  • Superior environmental / sustainability characteristics – reduced pentane usage, lower VOC emissions at the foam manufacturing site, and offers best-in class renewable content polyester polyols to the industry.

“The aromatic-containing EMEROX Polyols are unique and truly innovative as they simultaneously address several specific rigid foam industry issues and desires. In this instance, improved aged thermal conductivity specifically related to low temperature performance, is significantly improved while also substantially increasing the use of high bio-based renewable raw materials in the rigid foam insulation. With our EMEROX Polyols, we have further improved the overall competitiveness of rigid foam in the insulation marketplace,” said Joe Lynch, Eco-Friendly Polyols Business Manager for Rigid Foam and CASE Applications.

The bio-based content of this new line of aromatic-containing EMEROX Polyols has been certified and listed with the USDA BioPreferred Program. These aromatic containing EMEROX Polyols enable new market opportunities for rigid foam manufacturers and end users in the form of differentiated products, improved low temperature insulation, and green building applications.

“Bio-based products continue to improve and compete with petroleum-based products. EMEROX Polyols have proven to perform as well as, or better than, conventional polyols. As we continue to develop new polyols to meet market demand, we strive for both performance and to achieve and support the objectives of the USDA BioPreferred Program. We can both increase the adoption of bio-based products and meet the performance requirement our customers are seeking” stated Mark Kinkelaar, Eco-Friendly Polyols Global Business Director. “This new family of aromatic-containing EMEROX Polyols will be a paradigm shift for those in the marketplace who do not currently equate bio-based with performance. We are pleased to be able to offer these cutting-edge innovations that not only meet, but in the case of low temperature thermal conductivity exceed, our customers’ performance requirements.”

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