Milliken to Showcase Innovative Polyurethane Additives at UTECH 2018

From brilliant colorants to powerful microbial protection, Milliken products give brands the versatility and performance they need to outshine the competition. At UTECH 2018 on May 29 -31, Milliken will be showcasing a broad portfolio of its existing product offerings as well as rolling out new solutions designed to optimize brand recognition and differentiation. 

This year, Milliken’s stand at UTECH will feature polyurethane additives as well as a new range of colorants designed to create brighter, stronger, and more intense shades of color to PU foam.

Reactint® Colorants: Brilliant Colorants for PU

Using unique colorant technology, Reactint® Colorants can give products rich, beautiful color that will not settle out over time. The colorant reacts into the polyurethane polymer matrix, creating a 100% homogenous liquid that can be blended in-line while producing polyurethane foams and resins. Show attendees will see these beautifully blended colors first hand at Milliken’s stand, where a mattress will be on display to show the deep shades and wide color space of Reactint® Colorants.

Milliken will also show its newly released “ColorDirection 2019,” a palette of colors expected to emerge in the consumer space in the coming year. 

Milliguard® : Improved Air Quality and UV Protection

Milliguard® AOX antioxidant supports polyol suppliers, polyurethane flexible foamers, mattress converters and other PU producers by preventing degradation byproducts and discoloration caused by light exposure. The additive reduces VOC and FOG emissions, and improves the quality of PU parts. 

“The new Milliguard® AS aldehyde scavenger additive complements our existing Milliguard® AOX technology in reducing the generation of aldehydes in PU foam,” said Antoni Puig, product line manager, EMEA – PU Colorants & Additives.

Visitors to Milliken’s stand will also observe the benefits of Milliguard® UVX UV absorbers, which prevent yellowing and degradation of PU as a result of exposure to UV light. These liquid absorbers keep PU products such as furniture, bedding, insulation, and automotive applications fresh and help them last longer than others on the market.

AlphaSan®: Powerful Microbial Protection

The AlphaSan® AG additive leverages the power of Silver and AlphaSan® AF to provide microbial protection against bacteria and microbes that cause problems like unpleasant odors, discoloration, and corrosion. 

Conference attendees will also want to mark their schedules to attend a presentation by Sven De Vis, a TS&D engineer with Milliken Europe, from 12:15 – 12:30 on May 31. The presentation will discuss “Reactive polymer-bound antioxidants for polyol and polyurethane foam improving emission profiles and long-term quality of foam.”

Stop by and see us at Stand #610!

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