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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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Feb 17, 2017 | Product News

Axalta Unveils High Gloss Acrylic Polyurethane DTM Coating

Axalta has introduced Imron® 3.1 HG-D™ +, a new high gloss acrylic polyurethane DTM coating that broadens Axalta’s DTM product offering for industrial customers. The new Imron 3.1 HG-D + is...

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Feb 14, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp at ECS 2017: to Launch Cationic UV Curing Boosters

At the ECS, Perstorp will launch Curalite™, its range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations. Perstorp will also showcase Polyurethane Dispersions and Capa™ 4101, a high performance polyol...

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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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Jan 6, 2017 | Industry News

RPM Acquires Arnette Polymers, a Manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals

RPM has acquired 80 percent of Arnette Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty chemical raw materials. Arnette Polymers specializes in intermediates for epoxy and polyurethane materials, resins...

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Jan 3, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Resumes Full Production of Polyurethane Raw Materials

Covestro has lifted the force majeure on the polyurethane raw materials MDI and TDI in Europe. Covestro has lifted its own force majeure and began to supply nitric acid once again. Covestro is able...

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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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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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Jan 20, 2017 | Industry News

Polyurethane Market to Reach USD 56.76 Billion by 2021: M&M

The global polyurethane market was valued at USD 41.83 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 56.76 Billion by 2021. Currently, the Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for polyurethane...

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Jan 4, 2017 | Industry News

Vencorex Adds New Production Capacities for HDI Monomer

Vencorex has announced the completion of its industrial projects that include expansion of the monomer (HDI and IPDI) capacity. Vencorex is adding a new waterborne derivative Easaqua™, production...

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Jan 4, 2017 | Industry News

High Demand from Coatings Industry Fuel Growth of PU Dispersions Market: TMR

According to TMR, the global PUDs industry is anticipated to reach USD 1.18 Bn by 2018. It is expected that Asia Pacific will lead the market in the future. The demand for PUDs is significant owing...

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