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18. May 2017

Ultra-low emissive antioxidant solutions for flexible PU foams

Addivant announced the launch of the Naugard Foamplus LE solutions, a new generation of liquid antioxidants for the polyurethane industry. Developed to meet the challenges faced in automotive applications, the Naugard Foamplus LE portfolio comprises ultra-low emissive stabilization packages enabling the entire value chain to be compliant with the ever-stricter national legislations on vehicle indoor air quality (VIAQ). Addivant made the announcement during the Chinaplas 2017 exhibition (stand 9.3M01) in Guangzhou, China.

The Naugard Foamplus LE series has been designed to be inherently more thermally stable to provide good scorch protection and polyol stability. According to the company, another important advantage is that the liquid antioxidants provide improved handling with a better viscosity profile than existing competitive materials. The new solutions are less volatile than the industry benchmarks at high foaming temperatures, resulting in more than a 90 % reduction in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) & FOG emissions, says Addivant.

“We are excited to launch our Naugard Foamplus LE series this week during Chinaplas,” said John Steitz, President and CEO of Addivant. “China is the largest automobile market in the world and it is quickly implementing some of the most stringent environmental and quality standards in the world.”

According to Addivant, the Naugard Foamplus LE series has been extensively researched and tested to be fully compliant with the VOC and FOG limits set by Germany’s VDA 278 emission standard, which is part of the delivery specifications of leading automobile companies such as Daimler, BMW, Porsche, and VW. Furthermore, the new solutions maintain or improve upon the other critical performance parameters required by polyol and polyurethane system houses and foam producers, says the company. The new product series is said to be an easy drop-in replacement for existing stabilization packages, allowing customers to switch quickly without any investments or plant modifications.


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