Q&A About Polyurethanes

Jeffrey F. Dormish, Ph.D., senior principal scientist, along with additional experts from Bayer MaterialScience, discuss issues related to the use of polyurethane in adhesives and sealants.

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Q&A About Polyurethanes: Formulating Basics for Coatings

What are some fundamental issues that I should know regarding the basics of formulating coatings?

An important concept to learn is critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC). Understanding this concept is essential for formulating high-performance coatings. In fact, it’s an “elephant in the room” for many formulators—ignored at our peril.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Increasing Market Requests for Sustainable Adhesives

How is the adhesive industry addressing market requests for increased sustainability?

Researchers have identified a number of global trends that will have an impact on the adhesive business. One major trend is to use energy more efficiently—both to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and from a basic cost-of-energy standpoint.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: September 2013

What approaches can be used to achieve excellent performance at elevated temperatures?

I am developing an adhesive for an application that requires heat resistance greater than 80°C. A formulation based on a waterborne polyurethane polymer currently provides the best adhesion to the substrate and is a fit for the application process. What approaches can be used to achieve the required level of elevated temperature performance?


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Q&A About Polyurethane

Can existing formulations help make the leap from a one-component polyurethane coating to a two-component system?

I would like to achieve the high performance of a two-component polyurethane coating, but my application process is only able to handle a one-component system. Can any existing formulations help me make this performance leap?


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