Understanding Polyurethane Catalysts and How They Work

KnowHow Webinar: Understanding Polyurethane Catalysts and How They Work
Webinar Length: ~ 30 Minutes / Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
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Schedule:
24 June 2021 (Thursday) / 8.00 am (ET) (US Time)  / Format: Live
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A catalyst is a compound used to affect the rate of a reaction from reactants to final product. Catalysts lower the activation energy required to achieve an excited molecular state, which allows the reaction to proceed more easily and with less energy. The primary job of the catalyst or combination of catalysts in a polyurethane reaction is to control the reaction profile. Polyurethane (PU) catalysts can be generally divided into two types, gelling catalysts and blowing catalysts. Gelling catalysts promote the reaction of the isocyanates with hydroxyl groups, and blowing catalysts are used in polyurethane foam systems and are more selective to catalyzing the reaction of the isocyanate with water to produce foam. This webinar is intended to give a fundamental overview of how PU catalysts work.
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Speaker:  Dr.
Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC
Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.
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Registration Fee: Member : 100 US$; Non-Member: 175 US$; Group (20 pax): 1000 US$
Group Registration includes registration of maximum 20 delegates from the same organization
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