A foam mattress's coolness, durability and compression set resistance are linked to a flexible polyurethane foam's porosity. Bayer MaterialScience LLC's new polyether polyol and formulation technology produce very high air flow polyurethane foam to achieve that "cool" effect without the extra post-step treatment used in current technology.
It's all wrapped up in Bayer Research Fellow Stanley Hager's award-winning paper, "New Chemical Technology for the Production of Super-High Air Flow Flexible Forms," which won the Best Presentation Award for the Flexible Foams 1 Technical Session at the recent Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference hosted annually by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry. The presentation was based on a paper co-authored by Micah Moore, Peter Uthe, Jack Reese, Susan McVey, and Scott Skolnekovich, all Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists and marketing representatives.
Joining Hager in the winner's circle was James Chapman, manager, Product Safety, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, who won the Best Paper Award in the Environment, Health and Safety Session 1 for his paper "EPA's Chemical Action Plan (CAP) for MDI and TDI." This paper was co-authored by Cynthia Graham, toxicologist, Huntsman. Chapman discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CAP and the ACC's engagement with respect to the CAP.
These awards reinforce Bayer's position as a leader and innovator in the polyurethanes industry. This year's event took place recently in Nashville.