Ålesund, Norway, January 28, 2014
Laader Berg AS, the well-known manufacturer of Maxfoam™ flexible polyurethane foam machines for over 50 years has appointed Cellular Technology International, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) as their sales agent for the United States and Canada, effective February 1, 2014.
Cellular Technology will have responsibility for sales of Maxfoam™ continuous flexible PU machines, along with Laader Berg’s innovative Pintomax™ CWP Flat Top System, Squaremax™ RS – Side film system, Cutmax™ BC-250A – block cutter, Multi-Trough™ Variable Volume/Variable Width troughs and the Laader Berg Silicone Mixer™ for finer cell structure and pinhole-free flexible PU foam.
Per Henning Vågen, CEO of Laader Berg® expressed his optimism that Cellular Technology “can effectively rekindle the reputation and leadership of Laader Berg® in the North American machinery market.
“Laader Berg® is the market leader with more than 450 Maxfoam™ machines delivered in more than 80 countries and tripled sales over the last 6 years. Despite, or maybe due to the financial crises and increased competition in the market we see customers all over the world upgrading to the latest technology to be more competitive.”
Laader Berg® offers low pressure and hybrid low/high pressure Maxfoam™ machines with liquid lay-down and trough configurations. Cellular Technology International and its subsidiary Cellular Technology Europe Ltd (Birmingham, U.K.) manufacture and market specialty chemical additives to the flexible, rigid and elastomer polyurethane market.
Cellular Technology International is now offering a variety of MDI-based binders for rebonded foam. The products vary in free NCO content, viscosity and level and type of extender employed. Our binders are suitable for rebond carpet underlay applications, cushions, gymnasium mats and rubber crumb track surfaces. CTII binders are available in drum, IBC and tank truck shipments within North America, and drum and IBC shipments abroad.
For further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 800-733-7374.
CTII is now offering a novel new additive for viscoelastic cushioning foams. Called CELLCOOL LT, the new product provides a cooling effect for visco foams used in mattresses and furniture cushions, as well as contributing to the firmness of these foams. CELLCOOL LT is a free-flowing, semi-solid pellet that is added prior to the mix head and maintains its integrity in both high or low pressure mix heads. Typical use levels are 20-40 pphp, depending on the foam density and the extent of cooling and aesthetic effect desired. CELLCOOL LT is currently offered in blue and red colors.
CELLCOOL LT is unique in that its method of action is not phase-change dependent like some competing products on the market. CELLCOOL LT is produced from soybean oil polyol, and contributes to the renewable content of the foams to which it is added.
Samples and commercial quantities are immediately available. Contact us at email@example.com or +1 800-733-7374.
Cellular Technology has commercialized CELLTECH P-770, a new cell opener for high resilience and viscoelastic foams. CELLTECH P-770 is available from our facility in Kennesaw, GA, in drums and IBCs (totes). More information is available by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These remarks address the position of Cellular Technology International, Inc., an international supplier of flame retardants to the polyurethane industry, regarding the California Bureau of Electronic & Appliance Repair (BEAR) Bureau of Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation (BHFTI) proposed revision of the TB 117 standard for upholstered furniture and filling materials.
While we applaud the State of California for addressing the problem of toxic, carcinogenic, bioaccumulative and biopersistent additives to flexible polyurethane foam, we feel that part of the revisions proposed for TB 117 represent a step backward in the protection of the public from fire hazards in upholstered furniture.
We endorse the modification of the smolder test to incorporate a composite foam-and-fabric approach which more closely approximates real world conditions with respect to smolder initiated fires. However, the elimination of an open flame ignition test is a large step backward. Given that the statistics may demonstrate that the majority of upholstered furniture fires are smoulder initiated, the instances of open flame ignition are not to be ignored. In a fully developed fire scenario, a room containing upholstered furniture constructed of PU foam with no ignition resistance significantly reduces escape time for occupants and increases the risk to first responders as the fire can develop much more quickly. The removal of the open flame ignition test just to eliminate the need for chemical flame retardants is in fact unnecessary, and does not recognize that the technology exists to produce flame-retarded, ignition resistant foam without the need for dangerous and accumulative chemicals used in the past. As an additives supplier, we endorse and advocate the use of chemically reactive flame retardant additives that react into the foam matrix and cannot migrate or leach out to cause health problems. Such reactive FR additives exist at present, and can be used in PU foam with only some modifications of the foam formulation required.
In sum, the recommendations of Cellular Technology International, Inc. to the State of California are to (a) implement the new smoulder regulation as proposed, with testing performed on the foam-fabric composite; (b) retain the open flame ignition test which can be achieved by using reactive flame retardant additives which represent no health or environment hazards.
Cellular Technology International has commercialized an exact replacement for POLYCAT 15, a non-fugitive, non-emissive reactive amine catalyst particularly suited for low density (0.5 pcf) semi-open rigid spray foam for wall-filling applications.
Samples, pricing and information are available at email@example.com or by calling +1 (678) 766-0430 (toll-free +1 (800) 733-7374.
POLYCAT is a registered trademark of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Cellular Technology International, Inc. is in no way affiliated with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. or the POLYCAT product.
Two new flame retardants to replace discontinued Albemarle products are now available from Cellular Technology:
CELLTECH® FR-35RX Flame Retardant is a functional replacement for Antiblaze RX-35, and is a combination of synergistic bromine/chlorine and phosphorus-containing active ingredients. CELLTECH FR-35RX is recommended for UL-94 HF-1 applications.
CELLTECH® FR-69BK Flame Retardant is an exact equivalent to the discontinued Antiblaze BK-69. The identical composition of CELLTECH FR-69BK offers a simple replacement option for foam producers who can not longer get Antiblaze BK-69 but who have designed formulations specifically around this unique FR.
In response to customer demand for a replacement product to match Albemarle’s recently withdrawn NcendeX P30, Cellular Technology International is now offering CELLTECH FR-2416, a non-halogenated flame retardant plasticizer identical to NcendeX P30. Like the NcendeX P30, CELLTECH FR-2416 finds broad application in polyurethanes, vinyls, epoxy resins and engineering thermoplastics such as polycarbonate/ABS and mPPO.
CELLTECH FR-2416 is fully commercially available, in drums, totes and bulk shipments. For more information, please contact us at +1 678-766-0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cellular Technology International, and our European subsidiary Cellular Technology Europe Ltd have added a broad range of flame retardant plasticizers to our product offerings, with wide application for polyurethane and vinyl.
The CELLTECH IPPP product range is a family of isopropylated phenyl phosphates, identical to the widely used REOFOS line. We offer the product grades IPPP-35, IPPP-50, IPPP-65 and IPPP-95 which are equivalent respectively to REOFOS 35, 50, 65 and 95. Isopropylated phenyl phosphates are used as flame retardant plasticizers in flexible polyurethane foam and in vinyl applications such as mine belting, and vinyl sheeting.
CELLTECH HF-4 and HF-4L are tert-butylated phenyl phosphates also recommended for polymer applications such as polyurethane and vinyl, and also are widely used as functional hydraulic fluids. CELLTECH HF-4 is equivalent to REOFOS 507, PHOSFLEX 71B and SANTICIZER 154; CELLTECH HF-4L is a low-TPP content version of HF-4, equivalent to PHOSFLEX 71B Plus.
All of the above products are available in drums, IBCs (totes) and bulk deliveries. For more information, contact us by email at email@example.com.