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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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Jan 24, 2020 | Industry News

BASF Invests Millions to Enhance Water-based Polyurethane Dispersion Capacity

BASF has announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to...

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Jan 21, 2020 | Industry News

Covestro’s Sustainable PU Textile Coating Receives Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label

Covestro has been granted with the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label for its waterborne technology called INSQIN® for sustainable PU textile coating. This technology is proven as economically...

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Dec 9, 2019 | Product News

Perstorp to Launch Nonionic Dispersing Monomer Grades for Low VOC PUDs

Perstorp has announced to include two new grades to increase the formulation window. The new Ymer™ products increase formulation height, reaching out to new applications and reduces harmful amines...

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Dec 4, 2019 | Product News

allnex Launches Biobased UV-curable Polyurethane Dispersion for Wood Coatings

allnex has announced the launch of its new UCECOAT® 7999 developed for industrial wood applications. , UCECOAT® 7999 can contribute to a better environment by significantly and consistently reducing...

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Dec 2, 2019 | Industry News

Cambrian Solutions to Distribute Evonik’s Crosslinkers in Canada

Evonik Corporation's Crosslinker Business Line has announced the appointment of Cambrian Solutions as their Canadian distributor for aliphatic isocyanates and polycarbamide crosslinkers...

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Nov 29, 2019 | Product News

BASF Launches Polyurethane Resin with High-temperature Stability

BASF has launched Elastocoat® C, a renowned polyurethane (PU) resin, which is used in pultrusion technology for high performance profiles. With the launch of a new grade Elastocoat® C 6226/107, the...

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Nov 5, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro Completes Sale of European PU Systems Business to H.I.G. Capital

Covestro has successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million...

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Oct 29, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro’s Water-borne PU Coating Tech. for Automotive Interiors

The INSQIN® technology of Covestro contributes to increasing the quality, design and functionality of car interiors to ensure its customers and OEM partners can offer future-proof technology...

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Oct 21, 2019 | Industry News

LANXESS’ AI-aided Formulation Design to Develop Urethane Systems

LANXESS is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. The specialty chemicals company has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is...

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Sep 30, 2019 | Industry News

Univar to Distribute BASF's Amine Catalysts for CASE Applications in US

Univar Inc. has been selected as BASF's exclusive authorized distributor for Lupragen® amine catalysts throughout the United States. Univar Solutions represents chemicals and raw materials for...

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