BASF has improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol® (polyether polyol). The car components made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20% less aldehyde. This polyol helps automotive suppliers to lower VOC emissions in vehicle interiors. Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites, the modification will take place in the US plants.
Improved Polyol Grades
BASF 's Lupranol® grades contributes to automotive components with ever lower emissions. BASF PU systems are tested internally as well as by certified test laboratories like Imat-Uve and Institut Fresenius. The improvement of the emission values varies from part to part: An average reduction of 20% is possible.
Governments are demanding lower emissions for vehicle interiors to:
The focus is on aldehydes such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and propionaldehyde, as well as aromatics from polyurethanes. BASF is working intensively on developing PU systems which allow for car components with lower emissions.
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