• Hans Ulrich Meier-Westhues

Polyurethane chemistry is of great significance in many applications worldwide. Moreover, their development potential has yet to be exhausted by any means. New applications are being constantly identified and the product range will be further development. This is a completely updated version of the book Polyurethanes for Coatings published in 1999. It is extended by applications in adhesives as well as new operational areas. It begins with an exploration of the principles of polyurethane chemistry, enabling the reader to understand the current significance of the many applications and special developments and their future perspectives.
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Polyurethane coatings are widely used in myriad industries including plastics, automotive, packaging, textiles, construction, anti-corrosion and much more. Newcomers to the coatings industry will find the information within this book useful in familiarizing themselves with the key concepts of polyurethane chemistry and to discover the main applications of these coatings. Experienced specialists can update their knowledge about current developments and perspectives.


Book information

  • Published: January 2007
  • Imprint: VINCENTZ
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1564-7

Table of Contents

Economic aspects and market analysis
Chemical principles
Technical principles
Polyurethane applications for paints and coatings
Polyurethane adhesives
Polyurethane sealants
New fields of application for polyurethanes
Occupational hygiene in the manufacture and processing of polyurethane coatings and adhesives
Sustainable development