Shell Chemicals announced today that it has broadened its CARADOL polyols product range by launching CARADOL MD 250-10. This new additive polyol enhances the polymerisation level in foam and improves foam stability and hardness.
CARADOL MD 250-10 has been developed to boost hardness in low-density foam applications without having to increase Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in the formulation. Alternatively, it can be used to reduce TDI in formulations to produce foam of the same hardness. The material reduction in TDI can help foam producers decrease formulation costs and improve safety at their production units. It also results in more stable foams by easing seasonal variation in foam properties associated with changes in atmospheric humidity.
The development of CARADOL MD 250-10 was Shell's response to customer concerns about having to use very high levels of TDI in existing approaches in order to produce stable and hard foam at low density. It also demonstrates Shell's commitment to safety that extends beyond the company to our customers and partners.
CARADOL MD 250-10 is being produced in Europe and Asia Pacific, and is available in all markets through Shell's global supply and logistics network.
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