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Low Emission Amine Catalysts for Polyurethane Applications

by | Jun 6, 2016

Amine catalysts are used in wide range of polyurethane processing applications to produce polyether and polyester foams, coatings, elastomers, and high-modulus urethane plastics.

In light of growing concerns over amine emissions and worker exposure when processing with amines, as well as controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in finished urethane products, chemical producers have continued to develop low emission, non-fugitive catalyst technologies.

Huntsman is a leader in low emission, reactive catalyst technology

Huntsman has a long history in developing and producing advanced amine catalyst compositions to meet the growing demand for lower emissions in urethane applications.

Huntsman’s JEFFCAT® high performing, low emission amine catalyst technology is used to produce flexible and rigid foams, microcellullars, packaging foam, coatings and adhesives for automotive, construction, consumer product and furniture applications.

JEFFCAT® Low Emission / Reactive Amine Catalysts

The JEFFCAT® low emission amine catalyst line from Hunstman includes the following products:

ZF-10Highly efficient strong blowing catalyst
ZF-20Bis-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)ether - A very strong, highly efficient blowing catalyst
LE-2Reactive gel catalyst which can replace 33% TEDA on an equivalent part basis. Can be used in a wide variety of flexible slabstock and high resiliency (HR) foam grades
LE-425Formulated blend of reactive blowing and gelling catalysts
Led-103Reactive, acid blocked, low emissions type blowing catalyst that offers improved material handling, low-corrosion, and phase stability in fully formulated B-side flexible molded foams. In automotive applications, foams made with this catalyst exhibit lower vinyl staining, lower fogging, and lower emissions
LED-204Reactive, acid blocked, low emissions, low-corrosion type gelling catalyst used in all types of flexible molded foams. Reduces vinyl staining, fogging and emissions in automotive foams
DPALow emission catalyst with good gellation and flowability.
Z-1301,3-propanediamine, N'-(3-(dimethylamino) propyl)-N,N-dimethyl Low emission reactive gel catalyst
Z-131Blend of low emission, reactive gelling amine catalysts

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J R Hess Co. partners with Huntsman Performance Products to deliver JEFFCAT® amine catalysts, and other specialty chemical additives, surfactants and solvent solutions from Huntsman, to companies throughout the Northeastern US.

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