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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 18, 2018 | Industry News

SONGWON Exhibited its Polyurethane Ink Binders and more at ProPak

SONGWON exhibited its expanding range of ink binders at ProPak. Its aliphatic, solvent-based polyurethane ink binders are suitable for both gravure and flexographic printing inks and they confer...

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May 31, 2018 | Industry News

Huntsman Plans to Construct Polyurethanes Systems House in Dubai

Huntsman has announced plans to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. Huntsman’s investment will increase the company’s systems production capacity in the region and add a new dimension...

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May 22, 2018 | Product News

LANXESS to Feature Flame Retardants and more at UTECH Europe 2018

LANXESS will be showcasing its premium products for the polyurethane industry at UTECH Europe 2018. The product innovations presented at UTECH Europe will include flame retardants, plasticizers...

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May 21, 2018 | Industry News

LANXESS Constructs Prepolymers Production Plant in Brazil

LANXESS has announced that it is building a new, state-of-the-art facility for the production of prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil. Current production at the Rio Claro site, about 200...

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May 10, 2018 | Industry News

Organizers Disclose Topics Planned for UTECH North America 2018

Organizers of UTECH North America 2018 have announced the details of its conference. Sessions will include an overview of the PU market in North America, rigid foams, technology and machinery...

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May 9, 2018 | Product News

Alberdingk Boley Unveils UV-resistant Polyol for PU-systems

Alberdingk Boley has further expanded its product range of 100% PU-Polyols based on renewable resources. ALBODUR® 1055 accomplished its aim to push the UV-stability beyond the current limits of...

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Apr 26, 2018 | Industry News

BASF Increases Polyisocyanate Production Capacities

BASF has expanded its capacities for the production of Basonat® hardeners at the Ludwigshafen site. The high-quality polyisocyanates are used for the formulation of automotive and industrial...

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Apr 19, 2018 | Industry News

The Polyurethanes Technical Conference Opens its Registration Process

Registration is now open for the 61st Polyurethanes Technical Conference. The premiere conference brings together leaders and experts each year to discuss and learn about the latest innovations and...

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Apr 10, 2018 | Product News

Covestro at ACS 2018: Launches PUD for Vinyl Window Coatings

At the ACS 2018, Covestro is launching a polyurethane dispersion for vinyl window coatings. It is also previewing materials for decorative peelable coatings, industrial and automotive coatings...

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Mar 5, 2018 | Product News

Cardolite to Promote Epoxy Hardeners, Modifiers & Polyol Resins at ACS 2018

Cardolite will promote several recently developed epoxy hardeners, epoxy modifiers, polyurethane coatings and polyol resins at the American Coatings Show and Conference being held in Indianapolis...

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