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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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Nov 21, 2016 | Industry News

Huntsman's New Shanghai Campus to Focus on PU Business

Huntsman has inaugurated the Huntsman Campus Shanghai in the Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone. The campus houses Polyurethanes formulations facility, state-of-the-art laboratories...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Product News

UBE Launches Polycarbonate Polyol-prepolymer Series

UBE has developed ETERNATHANE® polycarbonate polyol-prepolymers. Developed for polyurethane applications, it is a family of isocyanate-terminated urethane prepolymer with customizable polycarbonate...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Industry News

BASF to Expand MDI Capacity to Support Growth of Regional Market

BASF has started engineering for a stepwise capacity increase of its MDI production facilities in Louisiana. MDI is an important component for polyurethanes. Capacity will be increased from 300,000...

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Nov 4, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro Develops PU Raw Materials for Medical Textile Coatings

Covestro has developed new polyurethane raw materials for state-of-the-art wound care. It has applications in medical textile coatings, for example in surgical clothing, mattress pads for hospitals...

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Oct 28, 2016 | Industry News

Axalta Launches New Logo and Brand Identity for Imron® Polyurethane Coatings in China

Axalta has introduced a new logo and brand identity for its iconic Imron® brand of polyurethane coatings. The Imron® portfolio offers premium quality products for commercial vehicles and original...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Product News

Cardolite Offers Bio-based Non-toxic Isocyanate Blocking Agent

Cardolite’s cardanol is a renewable phenolic material derived from cashew nutshell liquid. This isocyanate blocking agent is the most suitable alternative to various phenols. It favors deblocking...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Product News

Chinacoat 2016: COATEX to Unveil a New PU Thickener for Waterborne Formulations to Asia-Pacific Market

Coatex will introduce a new PU thickener Coapur™ XS 83 and present its other rheological additives at booth 10.2 C25-34 at Chinacoat. These innovative additive proves its relevance from pot life...

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Nov 15, 2016 | Industry News

BASF’s Coatings Comply with Tightened Emission Guidelines in China

BASF complies with the threshold limit values for industrial coatings expected to come into effect by 2022 in China. The polyurethane compounds for wind turbines are eco-friendly and are abrasion...

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Nov 1, 2016 | Industry News

UBE Opens a New Research & Development Center in Spain

UBE has opened a new Research & Development center in their chemical site in Castelló de la Plana (Spain). The main innovation activities are focused on the synthesis of new polycarbonate diols...

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Oct 27, 2016 | Industry News

Axalta Provides its Coatings to Fishing Boat Featured on TV Show

Axalta has announced its sponsorship of the fishing boat featured on the TV show, Wicked Tuna. Axalta’s Imron® MS600™ Single Stage polyurethane topcoat protects and beautifies the boat. The boat...

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