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Polyurethane foams from renewable raw materials

Objective

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 Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

RITOLS LTD
Address
Dzerbenes Street 27
1006 Riga
Latvia

Participants (1)

LAGOMAT AB
Sweden
Address
Angeredsvinkeln 5
424 22 Gothenburg