PLYMOUTH, MI - Resinate Materials Group Inc., a provider of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) for the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries, has updated and expanded its product pipeline for 2013. The pipeline will include the addition of several new PUD products, including Resinate® R-210, an aliphatic, anionic, NMP free polyurethane dispersion, and Resinate R-310, an aliphatic, NMP free, UV cure polyurethane dispersion. Additional products will include resins specifically designed for adhesion to substrates such as plastic and leather.
To accelerate the development of these new products, Resinate will transfer resources from R&D and manufacturing efforts associated with its alkyd Resinate R-611 product line and phase out the line from further development and sales activities. These alkyd products are typically supplied in solvents with high VOC levels and are not consistent with Resinate’s sustainable chemistry, low-VOC business strategy. In contrast, Resinate’s PUDs are waterborne, low-VOC products that support a greener environment.
Stephen Hall, COO commented, “Our technology is an exciting tool that can be applied to a wide variety resin products, with PUDs best exemplifying the value our technology can bring to the market. We have made a strategic decision to reallocate the alkyd resources towards products directly related to PUDs, whose chemistry is aligned with our core competencies. Although the R-611 line of products were great, we believe that our PUDs will be a better use of our organization’s resources.”