Specialty amine catalysts for foaming
Under our DABCO® brand, we provide an extensive portfolio of different amine catalysts. Amine catalysts are highly important to the balance between the various reactions during the polyurethane foam formation. The right amine choice helps to reduce foam defects and can highly influence the physical characteristics and quality of the final foam. We offer traditional amines such as DABCO® 33 LV, a well-known gel catalyst for flexible slabstock applications, or DABCO® T, a reactive, medium active balance amine catalyst for rigid foam applications. Under the DABCO® NE brand, we offer a range of high performance amines optimized for special applications that require very low emission profiles (e.g. automotive).
Additionally, under the DABCO® TMR brand, we offer a set of highly specialized trimerization and curing catalysts designed as co-catalysts, for conventional catalyst types that can help trigger trimerization, curing, smooth profile, and adhesion in specific formulations. We have optimized many of these catalysts for lower odors and have balanced them to meet special customer needs, including delayed activity or strong-back end curing to improve structural stability.