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CARADOL product overview
CARADOL* polyether polyols, when combined with isocyanates, are used in urethane applications. Goods that can depend upon polyols include furniture, car seating, bedding, paints and coatings, artificial sports tracks, playground surfaces and waterproof leisure wear.
What are CARADOL polyether polyols?
CARADOL polyether polyols are derived from propylene oxide. They are organic materials with two or more alcohol end-groups (OH) and sometimes with micrometer polymer particles present in suspension. When polyether polyols and isocyanates are reacted together they form polyurethanes.
CARADOL polyether polyols are available in a wide range of molecular weights and it is this variety which gives rise to a wide range of processing and application possibilities.
How are CARADOL polyether polyols used?
CARADOL polyether polyols, when combined with isocyanates, are used in urethane applications, such as flexible foam, and in Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomer (CASE) systems. As a result we may encounter them in a wide variety of goods including furniture, car seating, bedding, paints and coatings, artificial sports tracks, playground surfaces, ski suits and other waterproof leisure wear.
CARADOL polyether polyols are also used in non-urethane applications such as surfactants and oil demulsifiers.
What are polyurethanes?
A short animation called 'What are polyurethanes?' is available on YouTube. It highlights how many everyday items contain polyurethanes, from insulation to keep our homes warm to light and strong surf boards. It has been produced by ISOPA - the European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association - on behalf of all suppliers to the polyurethanes sector.
To find out even more about how polyurethanes are used in our everyday lives, take a look at the interactive 'World of Polyurethanes' animation, which has also been produced by ISOPA.
What are our key strengths in the polyether polyols sector?
- High quality essential CARADOL polyether polyols grades that meet the application and processing needs of flexible foam and non-foam (CASE) manufacturers.
- A reliable and integrated global supply network.
- Professional customer support teams and specialist technical advice for key customers.
- Strong HSSE commitment.