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Polyurethane can be used as one component system (1K formulation), where a high molecular weight PU is mixed with isocyanate that cures with moisture, though it can be used with non-isocyanate formulations as well. PU coatings are also widely used through two components systems (2K formulation) where a polyisocyanate reacts with a polyol or a polyamine. PU coatings bring color retention, better surface finish (high gloss), increased scratch and abrasion resistance as well as moisture resistance. They are applied on many different substrates in very diverse markets like automotive, aerospace, furniture, flooring, and textiles. Strong drivers for their use include low to zero VOC emissions and the potential use of renewable sources like bio-based polyols.

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Launches Hangtag Program for Susterra® Brand

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has announced that it is launching a new hangtag program for its bio-based Susterra®brand, the building block for PU applications. Companies using Susterra®...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro at ECS 2017: to Showcase PU-based Coating on Concept Car

At the ECS, Covestro will present the model of a new concept car. The clear coat used is based on polyurethane raw materials from Covestro and cures rapidly even at low temperatures. The project...

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Feb 28, 2017 | Industry News

Wanhua Chemical Forms New Performance Chemicals Business Unit

Wanhua Chemical has announced the formation of Performance Chemicals Business Unit. It will allow the unit to further strengthen its production of aliphatic isocyanates, specialty amines and other...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Repair Work on Schedule at BASF’s TDI Plant

BASF has announced that the repair work in its Ludwigshafen’s TDI plant is on schedule. TDI is used in wood coatings. BASF expects the final repair work to be completed in 2018. The supply to...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta Signs Agreement to Acquire Century Industrial Coatings

Axalta has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Century Industrial Coatings. Century products include CenturyGuard™ water-based primers, Century Extreme™ epoxy and polyurethane...

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Mar 17, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Suspends Closure of MDI Production Facility

Covestro has resolved to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI in Tarragona (Spain). The plant closure that had originally been planned for the end of 2017 has been suspended. The main...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Industry News

Bodo Möller Chemie Opens New Branch in Morocco

Bodo Möller Chemie has announced that it is opening its company in Casablanca. At the new location, epoxy resins, polymer materials for floor coatings, polyurethanes are marketed. With this new...

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Feb 21, 2017 | Industry News

Safic-Alcan to Supply Ashland’s Specialty Solvents in France

Safic-Alcan has announced a partnership with Ashland for the resale of their specialty solvents products. Ashland’s 1, 4-Butanediol (BDO) is used in PU, performance plastics and synthetic fibers...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Dow’s PARALOID™ Edge Coating Technology Grabs One More Award

Dow’s PARALOID™ Edge Technology received a 2017 Innovation Award. It is used in automotive and wood coatings and offers benefits expected form 2K PU systems. It minimizes the trade-off between...

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Jan 25, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Announces Increase in MDI Production Capacity

BASF has completed a capacity increase of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production facilities at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The capacity increase brings the annual production...

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