Reduced Fogging and Staining
Polyurethane foams can generate amine emissions that cause fogging and staining in end products, such as automobile interiors.
For most people, purchasing a vehicle is a major decision and expenditure. Once they've purchased a car and driven it off the dealership parking lot, the last thing they want to think about is whether their windshield will fog up, or whether the vinyl seats will prematurely degrade or become discolored when exposed to sunlight.
Such incidents are irritating for consumers and a risk to the manufacturer's reputation. To help prevent these problems, Dow offers VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols, which reduce the amount of amine emissions generated, thereby minimizing the negative aesthetic impact to an automobile's interior.
In addition to reduced fogging and staining, VORANOL VORACTIV polyols can help reduce odors caused by amines, both during the foam manufacturing process and in consumer products, such as bedding/furniture and automobiles. The can also help foam producers simplify processing and reduce costs and develop more consistent foams.
Learn more about the chemistry behind VORANOL VORACTIV polyols.