Applications abound with Covestro’s new polyurethane formulations

Diverse polyurethane technologies on display at Center for Polyurethanes Industry event

Pittsburgh, October 2, 2015 — Polyurethane technology is a crucial component in today’s extremely energy-efficient refrigerators, comfortable mattresses and when used as a coating for durable, design-friendly floors. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, will present new formulations and applications for its polyurethane-based solutions during the Center for Polyurethanes Industry conference Oct. 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. Covestro experts will give technical presentations, and attendees can also stop by the company’s booth #605-607 to learn more. Here’s a preview.

Cool and comfortable

Covestro is a market leader in supplying polyurethane systems to the appliance industry, providing OEMs materials for insulating energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers that meet stringent standards. New co-blown formulations can improve thermal conductivity properties, especially at lower temperatures, and can provide a better approach than simply adding an HCFO or HFO blowing agent to an existing cyclopentane formulation. A technical presentation on this topic is at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.

Viscoelastic foam is commonly used in bed-in-a-box and mattress toppers. Covestro’s new viscoelastic foam formulations with methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) can achieve high airflows that should provide a “cooler” sleep, better tear strengths, better 90 percent compression sets, faster viscoelastic recovery and better physical properties that translate to improved comfort overall. A technical presentation on this topic is at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.

Colorful coatings

Increasingly, commercial building professionals and architects are discovering that under its protective layer, polyaspartic coating systems offer eye-catching aesthetics ideal for decorative flooring. With flexible formulations that feature high solid, low viscosity resins that reduce the need for solvents, polyaspartic technology is also useful in meeting environmental regulations and LEED standards. Polyaspartic coating technology is also known for excellent UV, chemical, and abrasion resistance; ultra-low VOCs; color stability; and, cleanability. A technical presentation on this subject is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Additionally, a technical poster on this topic will be presented during open poster session times.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Covestro is a Bayer Group company.

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