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Hybrid Coating Unveils Non-isocyanate UV Curing Polyurethane Formulation for Floor Coatings

Published on 2014-02-07. Author : SpecialChem

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. (HCTI) announced that it has expanded its technology with a new UV curing formulation. The Company's new formulation is the only non-­isocyanate UV curing polyurethane formulation in the world. This new formulation allows the Company's floor coating products to fully cure within an hour instead of 7 days, which is currently the normal industry standard. "We are very excited by this new formulation as it allows for the installation of a floor coating in one day rather than several days, which is presently the industry norm," said Joseph Kristul, President and CEO, "This new addition to our technology is yet another demonstration of our scientific team's ability to develop cutting edge, market relevant, eco-friendly products in the polyurethane industry."

Hybrid's coating products address the $35B global industrial and specialty coatings market.

Hybrid's patented technology is one of the formulations in the world today that produces polyurethane without using isocyanates at any point in the production process.

On June 25, 2013 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the US Department of Labor, initiated a National Emphasis Program to protect workers from serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates. Isocyanates are found in polyurethane based products. According to OSHA, "Workers exposed to isocyanates can suffer debilitating health problems for months or even years after exposure which could result in death."

The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is looking to control and potentially outright ban isocyanates and mentioned Hybrid's technology as an alternative to toxic polyurethane in its Action Plan against isocyanates.

About Hybrid Coating Technologies

Hybrid Coating Technologies (HCT) is a San Francisco-based innovator focused on improving the quality and safety of coatings and paint for industrial and commercial customers around the world. They are the exclusive licensee of Green Polyurethane(TM) coatings and paint - the world's first-ever patent protected polyurethane-­‐based coatings and paint products that eliminate toxic isocyanates from the entire production process (licensed by Nanotech Industries, Inc.).

Source: Hybrid Coating Technologies

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