The LANXESS Urethane Systems (URE) business unit will present its new sustainable Adiprene® Green prepolymer line at the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA) annual meeting, which will take place April 23-26 in Austin, Texas. In addition, the company will highlight its analytical techniques that support customers in the determination of polyurethane failure root causes.

LANXESS reports that the Adiprene Green product line is currently composed of MDI-based prepolymers that, when processed with 1,4-butanediol, can achieve a hardness range between 40A to 60D. These products enable polyurethane processors to produce elastomers with up to 90% bio-based content, providing greenhouse gas savings up to 30% in comparison with fossil-derived polyurethanes. George Brereton, senior chemist for Urethane Systems, will share further developments in regards to the Adiprene Green product line, including combining sustainability advantages with superior industrial hygiene based on LANXESS’ low-free MDI and pPDI solutions.

The determination of the root cause of premature polyurethane failure requires a combination of physical, mechanical, and chemical analysis. Matthew Sennett, technical services specialist, will review common tests as well as advanced methods to understand the causes of polyurethane underperformance in real-world cases.

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