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.
Rhodia/Solvay and Cellular Technology have signed an agreement appointing Cellular Technology as a “Preferred Distributor” of certain of Rhodia’s phosphorus specialty products. In particular CTII will distribute AMGARD 78, AMGARD 82, AMGARD CU and AMGARD CT to customers in the textile, polyurethane and coatings markets. AMGARD 78 and AMGARD 82 were formerly marketed by Albemarle Corporation under the trade names VIRCOL 78 and VIRCOL 82.
For inquiring, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-800-733-7374.
AMGARD is a registered trademark of Rhodia Corporation.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Cellular Technology International has commercialized a new low-water content grade of TEP (triethyl phosphate) for use in sensitive polyurethane systems where technical grade TEP is not acceptable. The new product, CELLTECH TEP-LW, has a water content of 0.05% maximum and reduced acidity.
Samples and pricing are available by internet at email@example.com, or by calling +1 800-733-7374 (+1 678-766-0430).
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.
Cellular Technology announces the release of two new amine catalysts for flexible polyurethane foam:
CELLCAT® DPA-15 Amine Catalyst is a versatile low-odor and low-emission amine catalyst for flexible polyether foam, recommended specifically for MDI- and TDI-based viscoelastic grades. CELLCAT DPA-15 is a 100% reactive product which is bound into the polymer matrix as the foam reaction takes place. It finds specific application as a replacement to JEFFCAT® Z-131 and ZF-10 in visco foam production.
CELLCAT® 131-NPF Amine Catalyst is an identical replacement for NIAX® Catalyst C-131-NPF, and is used as a blow catalyst in flexible polyester grades. The amine composition of CELLCAT 131-NPF makes it the only product on the market which is chemically and functionally identical to NIAX C-131-NPF, offering polyester foam producers an alternate source for this unique catalyst. CELLCAT 131-NPF is free of nonylphenol ethoxylates, and is recommended for use in polyester grades as a co-catalyst with the gelation promoting CELLCAT® DMP Amine Catalyst.