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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 31, 2016 | Product News

Electrolube Launches Two-part Conformal Coating Series

Electrolube has launched a pioneering new solvent-free conformal coatings range, which has been formulated to combine the best properties of resins. The coating series, called ‘2K’, comprises three...

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Mar 29, 2016 | Industry News

Ascend Announces Successful Full-scale Production of its Hexatran™ Trifunctional Amine

Ascend announced that it has successfully produced its first full-scale production run of its newest trifunctional amine Hexatran™. Hexatran’s functional performance spans a wide range of market...

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Mar 28, 2016 | Industry News

INVISTA Plans to Expand Capacity of its Terate® and TERRIN™ Polyols Manufacturing Facility

INVISTA will expand capacity of its polyols manufacturing facility. Terate® aromatic polyester polyols allow formulation flexibility in achieving physical and flammability properties required of...

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Mar 24, 2016 | Industry News

Dow’s Vice President to Deliver Presentation at the UTECH North America 2016 Conference

Chris Chrisafides, Commercial Vice President, Dow Polyurethanes will deliver the keynote on The Next Generation of Polyurethanes at the upcoming UTECH North America conference. The conference will...

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Mar 17, 2016 | Product News

UBE at ACS 2016: to Showcase Eternacoll® Polycarbonate Diols for PU Coatings

UBE will feature its portfolio of unique Eternacoll® Polycarbonate Diols at the American Coatings Show 2016. Eternacoll® Polycarbonate Diols are used for a wide range of polyurethane-based coatings...

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Mar 30, 2016 | Industry News

PPG at Powder Coating Show 2016: to Exhibit its ENVIROCRON® & ENVIRACRYL® Coatings

PPG will showcase ENVIROCRON® and ENVIRACRYL® powder coating technologies at the 2016 Powder Coating Show. Envirocron product line includes epoxy, polyester, polyurethane and epoxy-polyester...

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Mar 29, 2016 | Product News

Momentive at ACS 2016: to Launch Waterborne Silicone for Urethane Coating

Momentive will launch CoatOSil DRI waterborne silicone at the American Coating Conference. CoatOSil DRI waterborne silicone can act either as a co-binder or additive in latex systems. Momentive will...

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Mar 28, 2016 | Industry News

Vencorex Collaborates with Safic-Alcan for Aliphatic Isocyanates Distribution

Vencorex announces the collaboration with SAFIC ALCAN as its distributor for Vencorex’ Tolonate™ and Easaqua™ product range. The partnership will strengthen its mutual growth for aliphatic...

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Mar 21, 2016 | Industry News

EMU Professor Receives Grant to Develop Eco-friendly Coatings for the U.S. Military

Vijay Mannari, a professor of polymers and coatings at EMU, has been awarded a USD 529,000 grant to develop environmentally responsible coatings for the U.S. military. Mannari’s research aims to...

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Mar 16, 2016 | Product News

Univar at ACS 2016: to Highlight Wide Range of Resins, Pigments and more

At the2016 American Coatings Show Univar’s experts will be showcasing total solution approach to helping formulators and manufacturers improve the performance of paint and coatings formulations...

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