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LANXESS at FEICA Adhesive & Sealant Conference

  • Friday, 23rd August 2019
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LANXESS will attend FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo from 11-13 September 2019.

At this year’s event in Dubrovnik, Croatia, technical experts from LANXESS’s Urethane Systems business will present the latest developments on Low Free (LF) isocyanate urethane systems for adhesives, sealants and one component foams (OCF). 

Ronald M. Emanuel Jr., Senior Scientist, Global Research and Development, Adhesives at LANXESS  will speak about ‘Advancements in low free isocyanate monomer prepolymer design for reactive adhesive systems’. 

The presentation will provide deep insight into low free (LF) isocyanate prepolymer chemistry. “The focus of our development work is to design prepolymers containing low free monomer content for use in adhesives and sealants formulations. In particular, this refers to overcoming the differences that the removal of residual diisocyanate monomer present to the performance of the final adhesive formulation,” explains Emanuel. The presentation will take place on 13th of September at 09:30 am.

Adiprene LF – prepolymers with excellent properties 

Under the brand name Adiprene LF, LANXESS has developed unique low free isocyanate urethane prepolymers for use in adhesives, sealants, and one component foams. The LF technology creates prepolymers with < 0.1 wt.% free MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and other isocyanates such as TDI (toluene diisocyanate), HDI (hexamethylene diisocyanate) or pPDI (p-phenylene diisocyanate), providing unsurpassed industrial hygiene standards, excellent performance, and improved processing. These prepolymers are particularly suited to address increasingly strict regulatory requirements and provide for final products with lower hazard classifications. 

LANXESS’s toolbox of Adiprene LF prepolymers is able to tailor the reactivity, viscosity and polyol backbone of the prepolymer to adjust it to the requirements of the formulators. By controlling the chemical structure, these prepolymers have a very structured morphology to offer more consistent processing. 

The FEICA Conference and Expo, provides essential insights into the key issues affecting the industry, as well as excellent networking opportunities for formulators, customers and raw materials suppliers to discuss the latest trends, innovations, sustainability and technological advances. If you would like to meet with a LANXESS scientist to discuss how LANXESS’s LF technology can help to provide solutions for specific requirements of their adhesive and sealants products, please visit the tabletop exhibition. 


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