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Emery Oleochemicals Eco-Friendly Polyols Business Achieves Finalist Status for 2017 European Flexible Polyurethane Foam Innovation Award


CINCINNATI, OH (May. 23, 2017) – Emery Oleochemicals, a global specialty chemical manufacturer, is pleased to announce it is a finalist for the 2017 European Flexible Polyurethane Foam Innovation Award, which is jointly organized by EUROPUR, the European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers, and Urethanes Technology International, a polyurethanes trade publication.

Emery's submission showcases the development of two polyols that have broad appeal for the flexible foam industry: EMEROX® 14050 and EMEROX® 14060. The company's proprietary Eco-Friendly Polyols are based on dibasic acids derived from natural oil and monomer feedstock that is back integrated. They offer high technical design freedom for performance advantages similar to a petrochemical ester polyol with the added benefit of high renewable bio-based content, typically 70-100%.

“We understand the challenges that foam formulators in the flexible polyurethane market face when trying to achieve both sustainability objectives and high performance. Through the development of our EMEROX® Polyols platform technology, we are able to provide a targeted solution to meet that market need, which benefits not only formulators but also OEMs and consumers who are looking for more sustainable options,” stated Dr. Mark Kinkelaar, Global Business Director, Eco-Friendly Polyols. “We are honored to be selected as an award finalist in recognition of our market-leading technology and the positive impact our bio-based solutions have on this market segment in the form of more environmentally-friendly end products.”

Leveraging Emery's 175+ year history of expertise in developing sustainable chemistry, the EMEROX® technology platform is engineered to meet the market needs of the flexible foam segment of the urethane industry, as well as the rigid foam and C.A.S.E. polyurethane market segments.

To find out more about Emery Oleochemicals' Eco-Friendly Polyols product portfolio, visit: www.emeryoleo.com/Eco_Friendly_Polyols.php

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