It’s a case of hunt the polyurethane supplier at the ECS show in March 2013.
By Liz White, editor
This year’s European Coatings Show, being held 19-21 March at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany, will feature a number of companies showing materials related to the polyurethanes sector, among its many exhibitors.
In this preview, we highlight some of these, with a look at new developments on the PU coatings scene. This is not an exclusive list: merely the ones who supplied information to UTI.
BASF, Tosoh Europe and Umicore Speciality Materials all say they will show new catalysts at the show. BASF’s tin-free Solyfast one, initiated by UV light, gives short drying temperatures and a longer pot life, the company says.
Umicore, meanwhile, is showing its Valikat range, designed to replace mercury-based catalysts, while giving “equivalent performance,” the Belgian group claims.
Japanese PU catalyst expert Tosoh will feature catalysts to replace metal-based ones for polyurethanes based on aromatic isocyanates, along with polycarbonate diols and aliphatic isocyanates from the Tosoh-owned Nippon Polyurethane business.
Isocyanates for coatings will be a highlight of the offerings shown by new Thai/Swedish joint venture Vencorex, which also promises to reveal more on plans to expand capacity for HDI derivatives.
“Green” materials will also be a prominent feature at the coatings show, with US group Novomer showing a high-performance footwear adhesive…