TCV said it will introduce farnesene-based polymer technology as part of the Bio-Based Adhesives breakout session taking place on Friday, Sept. 15 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-β-farnesene, a renewable alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks like butadiene, per TCV.
The company said Krasol F 3000 can replace polyether and polyester diols while providing improved moisture resistance and much lower viscosity compared to traditional polybutadiene polyols.
Using the new β-farnesene technology, TCV said its customers will be able to produce specialty adhesives for electronics and automobiles that have excellent moisture resistance, as well as have increased design flexibility to produce electrical encapsulants.
Additionally, Krasol F 3000’s lower viscosity characteristics have the potential to open new markets such as sprayable coatings, TCV said. A hydrogenated version will also be available.
The event will be held in Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy from September 13-15.