Piscataway, NJ, April 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Regardless of the technology, formulators have traditionally struggled with paint film defects. With that in mind, a Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientist offered helpful hints for formulating one-component (1K) ambient-cure topcoats and primers based on waterborne polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at the Troubleshooting Coatings Defects Symposium.
Raymond Stewart, senior scientist, presented One Component Waterborne Dispersions — Keys to Good Formulating Practices on Thursday, April 14 during the symposium, which was sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Coating Association.
Stewart highlighted the strategy for formulating 1K waterborne polyurethane coatings. The foundation for the strategy is understanding the needs and practices of the customer. This may include Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), time constraints, the approval process, intellectual property concerns and resources, among others.
“Customers are an invaluable source of information and feedback,” Stewart explains.
As part of his presentation, Stewart also cited specific examples to help formulators use their time productively in the lab and in other phases of product development and commercialization.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,400 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience's North American sales were 2.0 billion euros in 2010. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.