January 2012 Issue

AdCoTech Newsletter for Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties

Peter Warmbier
Senior Vice President
Business Unit Coatings,
Adhesives & Specialties

Marketing EMEA/LATAM
Dear customers, dear visitors to our website,

Happy New Year and welcome to the first purely web-based issue of AdCoTec! Since the overwhelming majority of our readers already received the online version of our newsletter, we have decided to focus entirely on this interactive medium – with all the advantages it brings for the reader.

We would very much like to find out what you think about this online newsletter. May I ask you to spare a minute of your valuable time to participate in our poll, which you can find in the right-hand margin of this page? Your feedback will help us to fine-tune this newsletter to your needs.

Last but not least, may I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2012!

Yours sincerely,
Peter Warmbier
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Internal activation: Fast-drying waterborne 2K coatings with long pot life
A proprietary Bayer MaterialScience technology known as internal activation has solved the problem of conventional catalyzed waterborne 2K polyurethane coatings that cure fast but have a short pot life. Find out more about how internally activated Bayhydrol® polyols speed up curing without sacrificing pot life here.

Viverso sold to Nuplex Industries
At the end of October 2011, Bayer MaterialScience announced it had agreed to sell its Viverso subsidiary to Nuplex Industries. In December the anti-trust authorities approved the deal. More

Beneficial binders in glass and carbon fiber sizing
Glass-fiber reinforced plastics (GRPs) are found in cars, household appliances, sports equipment and numerous other everyday items. But before glass fibers can reinforce plastics, they are usually pretreated by sizing. Find out why Baybond® polyurethane dispersions are extremely beneficial as binders for glass and carbon fiber sizes here.

Latent-reactive adhesive films: High-quality bond when the heat is on
Latent-reactive adhesive films that are non-tacky at room temperatures but achieve a tacky state at temperatures in excess of 50° C. bring clear benefits in applications as varied as decorative films or forgery-proof documents. Find out more about these benefits here.

Discover something new in polycarbonate diols!
Sunshine, water and heat are still a challenge for polymeric coating systems. But polyurethane systems formulated with high-quality building blocks such as Desmophen® C polycarbonate diols display the hydrolytic stability, lightfastness, weatherability and chemical resistance to master these challenges. Find out why here.

Self-healing coatings: relax – no scratch!
The dream of self-healing coatings where scratches simply disappear has come true in applications as varied as car paintwork and office furniture. Raw materials from Bayer MaterialScience form the basis for these self-healing polyurethane coatings. More

Ultra-low monomer: meeting the market's needs
The coating and adhesive market is increasingly looking for a combination of consistently high product performance and an improved ecological profile. Find out how the new ultra-low monomer quality of Desmodur® UL-75 XP meets these needs here.

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