Oxazolidines: for an Exceptional Level of Performance
In this Q & A, Tushar Trivedi, International Sales and Application Manager at Incorez, offers some insight to formulators into the benefits of oxazolidine technology and how the Incozol® range of products has been widely adopted as a low toxicity solution in one and two-component polyurethane systems by overcoming moisture-related formulation issues.
Well-known as an embalming and preservative fluid in morgues, formaldehyde also plays an important role in the construction, automotive and furniture industries. It is not only a constituent component of resins used in the manufacture of wood products, such as particle board, but is also used in some adhesives, coatings and preservatives. In recent years, regulations across the globe have become ever stricter, and the use of formaldehyde has come under increasing scrutiny, not only as it can cause skin, eye, nose and throat irritation, but more importantly, as a natural carcinogen. What are the new regulations when it comes to formaldehyde, and what safer alternatives do formulators of flooring and coating products have that are not only good for the environment but good for users?
When it comes to protective coatings, the importance of correct product specification has never been more important, and the implications of even the smallest change can have huge implication. Low temperatures and high humidity, for example, can lead to bubbling and is often a combination of poor product and application.
The importance of correct product specification has never been more important and the implications of even the smallest change can have huge implication. So whilst it might seem an insignificant detail in the construction or refurbishment of a building or structure, the performance of sealants should not be underestimated. Playing a crucial role in the performance of a building throughout its lifetime, but with only a small fraction of the total construction cost, what is the chemistry behind these polyurethane-based sealants to ensure they are flexible, stable and durable under any environmental and load conditions?
As a company continually striving to improve the performance of formulated systems, Incorez’s new Aldirez range of Aldimines ensure effective sealant and protective coatings formulation, and exceptional bubble-free curing.