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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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Jun 28, 2016 | Industry News

Sherwin-Williams’ Coating Gets Approval from Embraer for Use on its Aircraft

Sherwin-Williams announced that its SKYscapes® Basecoat-Clearcoat Polyurethane Enamel has been approved by Embraer for use on its executive and commercial aircraft. The coating provides superior...

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Jun 13, 2016 | Product News

Huntsman’s TEROL® Performance Polyols Get UL Environment Certification

Huntsman announces that three of its TEROL® Performance Polyols from its Polyurethanes Division have received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Environment certification. TEROL® 250 polyol contains an...

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May 13, 2016 | Product News

Sartomer at RadTech 2016: to Exhibit its Acrylate Oligomers and UV PUDs

Sartomer will exhibit several acrylate oligomer offerings, UV PUDs (CN9500, CN9501) and two dual-cure oligomers (CN9062, CN9302). at RadTech. Sartomer’s acrylate oligomers provide UV-LED and...

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May 5, 2016 | Industry News

UTECH North America 2016 Confirms its Grand Success with Over 120 Exhibiting Companies

Exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates at the recent UTECH North America polyurethanes trade show and conference confirmed the outstanding success of the event. UTECH North America 2016...

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Apr 22, 2016 | Industry News

Global Saturated Polyester Resin Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.83% from 2016 to 2021: M&M

The global saturated polyester resin market is projected to reach USD 4.77 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 5.83% from 2016 to 2021. Polyester resin is one of the principal resin systems for...

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Jun 14, 2016 | Product News

BASF Unveils RELEST® Wind LEP S, an Innovative Coatings Solution for Rotor Blades

BASF has launched an innovative coatings solution for rotor blades: RELEST® Wind LEP S. It has passed an external 50 hours rain erosion test by a institute from Denmark. The system is based entirely...

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May 13, 2016 | Industry News

BASF to Expand its Production Facilities for Basonat® Hardeners at its Ludwigshafen Site

BASF to expand its production facilities for Basonat® hardeners at its Ludwigshafen site. BASF also began setting up additional capacities at its site in China. Customers use the resins to formulate...

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May 6, 2016 | Product News

Michelman Unveils Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion for Wood Floor Coatings

Michelman introduces Ecrothan® 4075, a waterborne, solvent-free polyurethane dispersion (PUD) for use in high performance wood floor coating formulations. It exhibits excellent optical transparency...

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May 3, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro Features its Polyurethane Coatings and Bio based PUDs at Techtextil

Covestro exhibits its waterborne, polyurethane-coated textiles that serve the decorative and functional needs of diverse industries at Techtextil. It will present Impranil® eco, a series of...

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Apr 21, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro’s Waterborne PU Dispersions Among Winners at Bio-based Materials Conference

The Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2016" was awarded to three innovative materials in suitable applications. Coffee waste filled bio-based resins, a new biosurfactant and bio-based...

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