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18. March 2008

Polyurethanes. Coatings, adhesives and sealants

Ulrich Meier Westhues, Vincentz Network, Hannover, Germany, 2007, 344 p., hardcover, EUR 109.00, ISBN 978-3-87870-334-1

This book is an updated version of the title Polyurethanes for coatings published in 1999 by Manfred Bock and a team of authors. The book by Westhues is extended by applications in adhesives as well as new operational areas. It begins with an exploration of the principles of polyurethane chemistry, enabling the reader to understand the current significance of the many applications and special developments and their future perspectives. In a short chapter the author describes new areas applications for PU, for example PU as a latex substitute, PU for cosmetic or holographic applications.

Newcomers will find the information within this book useful in familiarising themselves with the key concepts of PU chemistry, and specialists can update their knowledge.

Dr. Ulrich Meier Westhues is responsible for Business Development Polyisocyanates in the CAS business unit of Bayer Material­Science AG.

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