Senior Sales and Business Development Manager, Versatics Americas
Marcelo Herszenhaut has over 35 years of expertise in the chemical industry, of which 18 have been in coatings. His experience includes research and development, formulation and application of coatings, sales, new business development, marketing, and business management.
Novel Path to Hydroxyl-Functional Emulsions for High-Performance, Waterborne, Two-Component Polyurethane Coatings
Throughout the globe, the coatings industry continues to look for environmentally friendly solutions with acceptable cost-performance balance. One such solution is to convert solventborne systems to equivalent waterborne ones. This presentation describes some issues with the synthesis and performance of hydroxyl-functional emulsions for waterborne two-component polyurethane systems, and presents a solution thereto. The use of acrylated glycidyl neodecanoate monomer alongside other sources of hydroxyl functionality leads to a simple, neat process and improved coating performance.