Polyurethanes stand out as materials with highly versatile properties, making them suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including coatings.
Regarding the production process of polyurethanes, they are obtained through the reaction of polyols with isocyanates; a practice that should be avoided due to the toxicity of its synthesis, which arises from phosgene and its use in any process.
In this context, the need to find an alternative to isocyanates to achieve a non-isocyanate polyurethane formulation that can maintain their optimal properties is increasing.
Recognizing this need, UBE has demonstrated the effectiveness of using DAXSOL® Glycerol Carbonate as an alternative; a non-toxic, environmentally friendly cyclic carbonate. In fact, there are several studies supporting the use of glycerol carbonate through various methods for the formulation of WNIPUs (Waterborne Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes), particularly for their application in coatings.
What optimal properties do waterborne non-isocyanate polyurethanes (WNIPUs) produced using glycerol carbonate offer? Find out in our case study.