February 2, 2012
The blog received this news from BioBased Technologies (a US biobased polyol producer) about their partnership with Palmer International, a US company working with Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) for over 50 years. The firms is developing a new bio-based polyols from CNSL in rigid foam systems.
The blog was immediately intrigued about CNSL given the unfamiliarity of this material. After a bit of googling, the blog came across this document submitted to the US EPA (dated June 2002) from New Jersey, US-based Cardolite Corporation about CNSL. Cardolite is another company working on CNSL for decades.