One of the crucial issues of our time is energy conservation, an important sphere of it being heat and cold conservation, or thermo insulation. Thermo insulation is of importance in construction, district heating, chemical storage and synthesis reactors. Different materials are used for thermo insulation; the most efficient material with the smallest heat conduction coefficient being foam polyurethane. Nowadays, the principal raw materials used for the production of polyurethane chemicals (including foam polyurethane) are products of oil chemistry. But oil reserves are decreasing and, consequently, the prices of fuel and also chemical raw materials are increasing. Due to reduce in oil reserves, raw materials can become extinct at all. A part of the raw materials, needed for the production of polyurethane, can be obtained from renewable materials, i.e. from the wood and plant origin raw materials.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
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