Germany: Scientific Presentation High-Performance Prepolymer Technology for Hotmelt Adhesives Meets Stringent Requirements
Lanxess will be attending the In-Adhesives Symposium in Munich this year with an expert presentation. Ronald M. Emanuel, Senior R&D Scientist, Global Research and Development Adhesives, at the company’s Urethane Systems business unit, will speak about “Unique High Performance Low Monomer Urethane Prepolymers for Hot Melt Adhesives” on February 26, 2019.
Cologne/Germany – At the event, which deals with innovations, the latest developments and current trends in the field of adhesives and their applications in a wide variety of industrial sectors, solutions, developments and results from the focal areas Automotive and Aviation, Lightweight, Electronics and Medicine will be presented.
The speciality chemicals company develops low free (LF) isocyanate technology, which is marketed under the brand name Adiprene LF. Based on this technology, the business unit has developed unique prepolymers with less than 0.1 % free MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and other isocyanates that are used for hot melt adhesives in the automotive, construction and electronics industries. The supplier claims that this low monomer technology offers outstanding technical performance, exceptional processability and productivity, as well as environmental, health and safety benefits.
The low monomer technology can be tailored to customer needs in terms of NCO content, viscosity and performance properties. The prepolymers are available for all isocyanate and polyol chemicals, including special isocyanates such as IPDI (isophorone diisocyanate), HDI (hexamethylene diisocyanate) and pPDI (p-phenylene diisocyanate). The latter offers high solvent resistance and exceptional high temperature performance. It also includes a number of polyols such as polyethers, polyesters, polycaprolactones and polycarbonates.