This fast drying coating offers the applicator several advantages. It makes the painting process more efficient and productive. It eliminates the need to mix two components and it reduces waste by offering no potlife limitations. Vinyl window coatings made from Bayhydrol UH 2887 offer excellent performance and chemical properties as well as exceptional weathering.
“We conducted interviews with the vinyl window value chain and heard an unmet need for increased performance in a 1K coating,” said Tom Durkin, Diamond execution project manager, Covestro LLC. “To meet this market need, we custom-developed a PUD that outperforms existing high-performance 1K PUDs and matches the performance of crosslinked 2K waterborne polyurethane coatings that are used in the vinyl window market.”
To help customers find the right formulation of raw materials before finalizing a coating, Covestro will demonstrate the use of a new digital formulation mapping service. With this system, users will be able to quickly and easily develop formulations that meet their specific market and customer needs. This tool not only allows product configurations to be custom-designed, but also drastically reduces development time, helping products reach customers faster than ever before.
In addition to these highlights, Covestro will display solutions for the following markets:
• Construction: Components in the built environment require protection from the elements, chemicals and more. With polyurethanes and polyaspartics from Covestro, these materials resist abrasion, chemicals and weather, and adhere to a wide range of substrates. Raw materials for coatings can be customized for different applications, from concrete floor coatings to architectural, waterproofing and roof coatings.
• Corrosion Protection: Protective coatings extend the life of the smallest of metal parts to the largest marine vessels. Anti-corrosion coatings formulated with raw materials from Covestro, including polyurethane, polyaspartic and polyester resins, are most effective for preventing corrosion.
• Glass: Coatings help protect and decorate glass in applications ranging from beverage containers to buildings. Polyurethane coatings formulated with Covestro raw materials reduce temperature and curing time by two-thirds compared to traditional ceramic coatings, providing significant energy and time savings. Recent developments from Covestro allow for low-VOC, low-temperature and no-bake options, while more environmentally friendly materials, like waterborne organic coatings, reduce solvent emissions during the application process.