René Saint-Loup, Performance Materials and Cosmetics Technical team Manager at Roquette, will deliver a lecture on October 16 at International Baekeland Symposium, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
During his lecture "How to improve thermosetting resins thanks to POLYSORB®, the high purity Isosorbide", you will learn how this biobased solution can help to improve the properties of your products: optical properties improvement, scratch resistance enhancement, and much more.
The Baekeland 2019 meeting, with participation of academic and industrial experts, aims to review the latest scientific, technical and industrial innovations in the field of high performance thermosetting polymers. The purpose of the meeting is to review the present trends and developments in all types of thermosetting materials and their applications.
In PU coating, POLYSORB® can be used as a chain extender in replacement of the commonly used 1,4-butanediol (BDO). Thus in comparison to BDO based PU, POLYSORB® brings a higher heat resistance judging from its higher Tg. Also the adhesion of the aluminum Q-panel is improved with the formulation containing POLYSORB®. Additionally, POLYSORB® based PU coatings shows a higher impact resistance.
For Epoxy resins, ALLRIM, supported by ROQUETTE, developed a new toughening agent based on POLYSORB®, called ALLRANE® BF45. This toughening agent is safe, with neither any CMR nor endocrine disruptor, and brings the epoxy network an increase in aluminium adhesion and doubles the impact resistance.
Sustainable and high quality thermosetting resins are demanded by markets that increasingly require composites or coatings.