The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced that the Shepherd Chemical Co.’s BiCATs 8840 and 8842 water-stable bismuth catalysts for polyurethane formulations received the 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

“CPI congratulates the Shepherd Chemical Co. for winning the 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award,” said Lee Salamone, senior director. “Shepherd’s novel application of polyurethane chemistry shows how our industry’s innovations can have ripple effects throughout the value chain. This award-winning technology embodies the transformative power of polyurethanes.”

“The Shepherd Chemical Co. is thrilled to be recognized by CPI and the ACC as the recipient of the 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award,” said Rob Hart, ‎head of research and development. “Our new HFO-compatible, water-soluble bismuth catalysts, BiCATs 8840 and 8842, allow formulators to further reduce the environmental impact and deliver the safety, comfort and efficiency of polyurethanes.”


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