What is it about?
This study is aimed at developing rigid polyurethane foam using high bio-based polyester polyol content without sacrificing the mechanical or thermal insulation performance associated with traditional polyether polyol based rigid polyurethane foam. In this paper, we quantify the properties of a model rigid polyurethane foam formulation based on a commercially available polyether polyol and then systematically substitute the polyether polyol with a commercially available palm kernel oil based polyester polyol.
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Why is it important?
The future depletion of petroleum resources is driving development of sustainable alternatives based on biomaterials.
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This page is a summary of: A systematic study substituting polyether polyol with palm kernel oil based polyester polyol in rigid polyurethane foam, Industrial Crops and Products, April 2015, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.11.053.
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