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Emery Oleochemicals Develops Biobased Polyol for Flexible Foam

Published on 2016-12-12. Author : SpecialChem

CINCINNATI, OH, USA -- Emery Oleochemicals, one of the world leading, natural–based chemicals producers and among the largest oleochemicals manufacturers in North America, has announced the development of EMEROX® 14060, an EG azelate (C9) ester polyol for flexible foam and C.A.S.E. applications.

EMEROX® 14060 - Natural Alternative for Petroleum-based Products

Testing of Emery Oleochemicals'
Eco-Friendly Polyols Flexible Foam

A core value of our business is to offer high-performance products that are also sustainable solutions to address market needs. Therefore, our line of EMEROX® polyols are engineered to deliver exceptional performance enhancements rivalling or exceeding the performance obtained from petroleum-based products. Our polyols have the added benefit of high bio-based content for those companies seeking more natural alternatives which allow their formulators to deliver sustainable products to the end consumer,” stated Mark Kinkelaar, Global Business Director, Eco-Friendly Polyols.

EMEROX® 14060 - Properties

  • EMEROX® 14060 is an aliphatic 2900 MW EG azelate triol
  • Exhibits improved tensile and tear strength, higher elongation, along with oxidative, UV, and moisture and solvent resistance
  • Added benefit of high bio-based content
  • It is eco-friendly polyol and meets industry demands
  • Compliant with REACH

Our recent research study has confirmed that EMEROX® 14060 meets or exceeds performance properties obtained from traditional DEG adipate polyester polyols through enhanced hydrophobicity, reduced hydrolytic degradation and increased hydrocarbon resistance,” said Dr. Michael Brooks, Technical Lead supporting Emery Oleochemicals’ flexible foam applications. EMEROX® 14060 is designed to formulate typical “clickable” ester foams. Emery Oleochemicals also offers EMEROX® 14050, which is designed to meet the industry’s need for high elongation / low modulus grades of ester foams. The vast majority of flexible ester foam application needs can be met with these two products.

Dr. Brooks was awarded the Herman Stone Technical Excellence Award for his recent technical presentation showcasing EMEROX® 14060 at the November meeting of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), scoring highest among the technical presentations with his paper on "Ester Flexible Foam Performance Comparison between EG Azelate (C9) and DEG Adipate (C6) Polyols." The Technical Excellence Award, named after Dr. Herman Stone, a well-known polyurethane foam expert and industry consultant, is bestowed by the PFA based upon the significance of the subject matter, technical content, overall presentation and other parameters.

About Emery Oleochemicals Group

Emery Oleochemicals Group is among leading producers of natural-based chemicals made predominantly from natural oils and fats such as plant-based oil and tallow. It offers an extensive product portfolio, including renewable solutions for the Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives, Home & Personal Wellness and OleoBasics markets. With revenue of US 700 million (2015), the company is headquartered in Malaysia and has manufacturing plants and Technical Development Centers spanning three continents – North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Emery Oleochemicals’ global operations are backed by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.
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Source: Emery Oleochemicals
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