Cleveland, OH, May 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The adage “The customer is always right” is sometimes easier said than done – particularly for formulating chemists trying to meet customer demands in a variety of markets. To keep customers satisfied, formulators can turn to waterborne polyurethane dispersion (PUD) chemistry for developing customized, high-perfomance coatings for diverse applications.
To demonstrate the customization possible with this technology, Dr. Raymond Stewart, senior R&D scientist, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will present “Case Study of Blending Polyurethane Technologies to Suit the Customer” on May 24 as part of the Cleveland Coatings Society’s 54th Annual Technical Coatings Symposium – Sink or Swim 2011. The symposium will be held May 24-25, 2011, at the University of Akron in conjunction with its Department of Polymer Engineering.
In his presentation, Dr. Stewart will use a customer case study to illustrate the flexibility and power of waterborne PUD chemistry for formulating high performance coatings systems for glass. Dr. Stewart will also review tips for formulators to meet the needs of their coatings customers. Extra emphasis will be placed on the polymeric architecture of the resin systems and their use in a successful formulating strategy.
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. 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.