Improved BASF polyether polyols reduce emissions in car interiors; average aldehyde emissions reduction of 20%

By mmillikin BASF has improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol (polyether polyol) so that car components which are made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20% less aldehyde. This allows automotive suppliers, that manufacture acoustic parts, seats and steering wheels or back-foam instrument panels and doors to meet the increasing requirements of car manufacturers and the law for lower VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions in vehicle interiors.

Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites at the beginning of 2017, the modification is now being made in Europe and will take place in the US plants during the course

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