Technical Advancement allows for 50% replacement
of petroleum based polyol
NCFI Polyurethanes (a division of Barnhardt Manufacturing) and Lee Industries of Newton, NC announced today they will team to introduce NCFI's line of Bio-Lux™ MAX, high renewable
content cushioning. This project is the latest in both companies' long history of environmentally friendly
"We have been working on this introduction for some time," says Chris Bradley, NCFI's Director of Sales for
Consumer products. "Our customers have been asking us for product that contained significantly higher amounts of renewable content than current products in the market. With the Bio-Lux™ MAX product, we have crossed a major barrier by replacing 50% of the petroleum based polyol with materials made with renewable resources."
"Lee Industries is taking yet another step in becoming the leader in sustainable home furnishings," says Norman
Coley, President of Lee Industries. "We always embrace new ideas and products. With the introduction of
NCFI's new Bio-Lux™ Max, Lee will be increasing the overall amount of soy polyol in its foam by 60%. Being
good stewards of the environment, we are compelled to constantly evolve our product with advancements
like these." Pieces containing Bio-Lux™ will be shown at the Spring 2010 High Point market. The collection can
be viewed at Lee's showroom located at 100 South Lindsay Street in High Point.
NCFI Polyurethanes, a division of Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, is a North Carolina based manufacturer
of polyurethane products. Founded in 1964, NCFI Polyurethanes has a reputation for their innovation, quality
and environment stewardship. Today, NCFI serves a multitude of markets including furniture, bedding, athletics,
aviation, construction, insulation, roofing, medical, marine and automotive. More information can be found at
Founded in 1969, Newton, North Carolina based Lee Industries has a reputation of being innovators, custom creators and impeccable craftsmen. It has been the LEE mission to create innovatively styled, high quality home furnishings while adhering to a set of values that focus on the customer, the community, and the environment. More information can be found at www.leeindustries.com.