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Polyurethane Coatings


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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May 21, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro Collaborates in Research Project on Waterborne Raw Materials

Covestro is one of the partners of the project that is investigating aqueous polymer dispersions. Covestro’s PUDs are mostly used as film formers or binders in paints for automobiles, in wood and...

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May 14, 2019 | Product News

HMG Paints Unveils Acrylic Polyurethane Coating for Commercial Vehicle Market

Acrythane 4G is a high gloss, high solids acrylic polyurethane coating developed to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of the commercial vehicle market. Acrythane 4G has an optimized balance...

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May 10, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro’s Water-based PU Textile Coating for High-quality Dog Beds

StyleSnout® GmbH has now developed “The Island” dog bed, which uses Covestro’s INSQIN® technology: the surface of the beds is coated with a water-based polyurethane system. This textile coating...

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May 6, 2019 | Industry News

FRX Polymers & Yoo-Point Group to Develop Phosphonate Halogen-free FR-based Emulsions

FRX Polymers has announced a joint development agreement with China’s Yoo-Point Group for the production of water-based emulsions which contain FRX Polymers’ Nofia® phosphonate halogen-free flame...

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Apr 9, 2019 | Product News

Worlée Introduces Water-based PU Dispersion for Matt Soft Touch Effect Coating

WorléeSoft 1035 is specially developed water based polyurethane dispersion to formulate a matt soft touch effect coating. WorléeSoft 1035 is a soft touch binder with exceptional physical properties...

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Apr 4, 2019 | Industry News

Azelis to Distribute BASF’s Polyurethane Chemicals for CASE Market

BASF selected Azelis Americas as the distributor for polyurethane chemicals. Azelis, with the recent acquisition of Chemroy Canada, will distribute the BASF polyurethane line in the U.S. and Canada...

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Mar 28, 2019 | Industry News

Elevance Partners with Stahl for Bio-based Polyurethane Coatings

Elevance has partnered with Stahl to commercialize new coatings and Polyurethanes Dispersions (PUDs) based on Elevance’s C18™ Polyol technology. Under the recent agreement, the companies will...

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Mar 18, 2019 | Product News

LANXESS at ECS 2019: to Showcase PUDs, Urethane Prepolymers and more

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will be at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019 from March 19 to 21, 2019, in Nuremberg to showcase its most extensive product portfolio to date for the...

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Mar 8, 2019 | Product News

Evonik at ECS 2019: to Unveil Silane/PU Hybrid Crosslinker for Metal & Wood Coatings

Evonik will be introducing the latest addition to the VESTANAT® product family at the European Coatings Show. The new silane/polyurethane hybrid crosslinker imparts a particularly sophisticated...

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Mar 8, 2019 | Product News

Covestro at ECS 2019: to Launch New Hardener for Water-based Wood Coatings

Covestro will present Bayhydur® quix 306-70 at the European Coatings Show 2019. This new hardener makes it possible for the first time to formulate water-based, two-component wood coatings that have...

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