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Covestro will highlight the new hardener Bayhydur quix 306-70 at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, which will be held from 19 – 21 March 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company said the product makes it possible for the first time to formulate water-based, two-component polyurethane coatings for wood and furniture that have drying properties similar to solvent-based systems, but cause less volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.

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The IPUA Technical Center is organising a webinar on “Flame Retardants for Polyurethane Applications”, which will be held by Munjal Patel, Global Market Support Manager, Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) on 29 March 2019,10:00 am India time.

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Rampf Eco Solutions announced that it is presenting chemical solutions and multi-functional production plants for the manufacture of alternative polyols from PU and PET waste materials, PSA, and renewable or bio-based raw materials at PSE Europe 2019 from 26 – 28 March 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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Following its successful debut at the ECS 2017, the South Korean company Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is exhibiting a number of products for the first time at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, including two new stabilisers, an antioxidant, and two ranges of functional monomers.

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Huntsman announced that it will demonstrate how it adds value for coatings formulators at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019 from 19 – 21 March 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. With three of the company’s four business divisions in attendance, Huntsman is promoting the full extent of its coatings capabilities – ranging from a new polyurea platform to established epoxy resin, crosslinking and amine technologies.

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Evonik announced that it will introduce the latest addition to its Vestanat product family at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019. As a constituent of one-component clear coatings, Vestanat EP-EF 201 silane/polyurethane hybrid crosslinker is said to impart a particularly sophisticated visual appearance to metal and wood coatings.

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Vencorex announced that it is launching a solvent-free and low viscosity polyisocyanate at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, which will take place from 19 – 21 March 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Composites made with the new PU resin system can provide weight-saving solutions with high strength and rigidity for automotive interiors (Source: Huntsman)

Huntsman Corporation announced the introduction of a new Rimline HC+ polyurethane resin system at JEC World 2019, that is said to offer benefits for automotive interior vehicle design and efficiency.

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Huntsman’s footwear team announced the launch of two new Avalon TPU grades and three new water-blown polyurethane technologies at Simac 2019.

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Henkel announced that it is expanding its Loctite Max polyurethane matrix resins portfolio by a family of materials based on epoxy. This resin portfolio is targeting the market of demanding automotive composite high temperature applications, such as wheels. According to the company, Loctite Max5 NextGen exhibits exceptional clarity for a rich carbon look, while upcoming Loctite Max6 combines very high heat resistance with unique toughness.

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Covestro will present itself as a provider of material solutions for composites for various industries and applications at the JEC World 2019 from 12 – 14 March 2019 in Paris, France. According to the company, the portfolio ranges from polycarbonate and polyurethane products to film formers for fibre sizings. The range of applications is correspondingly large: it includes wind turbines, photovoltaic systems and auto parts, but also small-scale consumer products such as miniaturised electronic parts and insoles, which are manufactured in large quantities with short cycle times.

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