Fabulous frames

Covestro raw materials help vinyl window manufacturers achieve their ideal colorful finishes

New product debuts at American Coatings Show 2018

Indianapolis, April 10, 2018 — Consumers crave color and customization. Historically, their options for window frames have been limited, with the majority of homes utilizing white window frames. Coatings provide these color options.

At the American Coatings Show 2018 (ACS), Covestro is launching Bayhydrol® UH 2887. This novel polyurethane dispersion (PUD) is an easy-to-use, one-component (1K) coating resin with comparable performance to two-component (2K) waterborne coatings.

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 pot life 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.”

ACS takes place April 10-12 in Indianapolis. Attendees are invited to stop by the Covestro booth (#2331) for more details about the company’s coating technologies and material solutions for fenestration and other applications.

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, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017.

Find more information at www.acs2018.covestro.com, www.covestro.us or www.coatings.covestro.com.

Bayhydrol® is a registered trademark of the Covestro Group.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413 5843

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