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News ReleaseAir Products Introduces New Environmentally Preferable Additives for HFO Based Polyurethane Foam Applications at CPI Technical Conference 2016

September 23, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today introduced a new series of catalyst and additive technologies that further enable the use of low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) Blowing Agents in polyurethane foam applications.

The Air Products team will present the new products at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) annual Technical Conference held in Baltimore, MD, September 26-28, 2016. These products include: 

  • Polycat® 203 catalyst - a patented, water-free, non-emissive amine catalyst for Integral Skin Applications that shows excellent resin-side stability when used with HFO blowing agents.
  • Polycat® 218 catalyst - a patented, blow-biased, non-emissive amine catalyst for Spray Foam Applications (SPF) that can impart faster initiation while maintaining excellent resin-side stability when used in conjunction with Polycat® 204 and HFO blowing agents.
  • Dabco® PM301 catalyst - a patented, non-emissive, organic modifier that can promote HFO blowing agent solubility in SPF applications.
  • Polycat® 211 and Dabco® TMR18 catalysts - are both new catalyst technologies that can be used to improve both system reactivity and physical properties in rigid foams that use HFO blowing agents and contain high water content levels.

Now in its 59th year, the CPI Technical Conference provides Air Products the opportunity to highlight its industry leadership position in a number of areas. The Company will be presenting a Technical Poster on its new series of catalyst and additives technologies that enable HFO blowing agents. A second Technical Poster, “Emission Management Advances for Flexible Polyurethane Foam” will explore a diverse set of additive solutions to help manufacturers achieve low or non-emissive foam products and underlines Air Products’ position as an industry leader in foam emission management at CPI.

In addition, Air Products’ senior chemist, Juan Burdeniuc will present the second part of an award-winning paper titled, “Aldehyde Emissions from Flexible Molded Foam” during the three-day event. Air Products will also be co-authoring a paper titled “Industrial Hygiene Monitoring during Residential Attics and Crawl Space Insulation Upgrade with Open Cell and Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam.”

To cap off the conference, Air Products will also be launching a brand new additives selection guide that will highlight the performance benefits of Dabco® hybrid catalysts and Polycat® SA heat-activation catalysts to achieve delayed reaction, or faster cure in polyurethane coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) applications.

Air Products Polyurethane Additives business is a global leader in polyurethane additives, offering the broadest product line of catalysts and surfactants for all types of flexible, rigid, and microcellular foam. To learn more please visit or the website.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.

The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 288 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 19,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit

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