Cargill, a leading agribusiness company and the Kansas Polymer Research Center partnered together to develop the first commercially viable soybean-based BiOH® polyols to be used in flexible foams for furniture, bedding and automotive seats. BiOH Polyols® help manufacturers of flexible polyurethane reduce their impact on the environment by replacing petroleum with bio-based polyols. Today, Cargill’s BiOH® polyols are available nationwide at many retailers.
Currently, all BiOH® polyols are made from soybean oil, which is further processed to make urethane polyols- a process that was invented by scientists at the Kansas Polymer Research Center. Manufacturers mix BiOH® polyols and petro polyols with isocyanate, which reacts and yields polyurethane. This polyurethane can take many forms, including flexible and rigid foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
Visit Cargill to learn more about BiOH® and it’s environmental impact.
BiOH® furniture on display at KPRC
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