PU Coatings BASF Launches Bio-Based Polyol for Industrial Flooring Systems

| Editor: Tobias Hüser

BASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol trademark. The products are used for manufacturing low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications.

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The polyol can not only be used for industrial floorings, but also for sports halls.
The polyol can not only be used for industrial floorings, but also for sports halls.
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Ludwigshafen – With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching a new polyol that makes indoor floorings in industrial warehouses more resistant. As the resin is produced from renewable raw material and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOC) it contributes to the production of more sustainable coatings with particularly high levels of stability and durability.

Due to a specific chemical modification, the complex polyether-ester polyol has good water-repellent properties. It exhibits good curing properties, even in challenging curing environments with high humidity and temperature. Due to its high filling levels and low processing viscosity, Sovermol 830 helps to lower the overall cost of a formulation.

In addition, the shore D hardness of this thermoplastic material exceeds 60. Despite the extended processing time of the coating, the material can be walked on after one day only, which ensures shorter downtimes and, consequently, lower costs.The polyol can be used in coatings for industrial floorings, coatings exposed to potable water and semi-structural adhesives. Apart from its good abrasion and impact resistance, the product shows outstanding flexibility even at low temperatures, which prevents cracks from spreading in the substrate.