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13. September 2017

TCV to present new polyfarnesene diol technology

Total Cray Valley (TCV) announced that it will feature its latest polyfarnesene diol, Krasol F 3000 at the Feica 2017 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo. The event will be held from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy.

TCV will introduce farnesene-based polymer technology as part of the Bio-Based Adhesives breakout session taking place on Friday, 15 September 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Olivier Defrain, the adhesives and sealants technical manager for TCV’s European division, will present “Synthesis, Characterization and Main Properties of Farnesene-based Polymers” at 11:30 a.m.

Krasol F 3000 is the latest addition to TCV’s line of Krasol- and Ricon-brand liquid polybutadiene resins. It is based on trans-â-farnesene, a renewable alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks like butadiene. Krasol F 3000 can replace polyether and polyester diols while providing improved moisture resistance and much lower viscosity compared to traditional polybutadiene polyols, says the manufacturer.

According to TCV, using the new â-farnesene technology, its customers will be able to produce specialty adhesives for electronics and automobiles that have excellent moisture resistance. Customers will also have increased design flexibility to produce electrical encapsulants. In addition, Krasol F 3000’s lower viscosity characteristics have the potential to open new markets such as sprayable coatings. A hydrogenated version will also be available.


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