Moisture Cured, One Component, Reactive Polyurethane Adhesives

KnowHow Webinar: Moisture Cured, One Component, Reactive Polyurethane Adhesives
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
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Moisture cured, one component, reactive polyurethane (PU) adhesives are formulated using an isocyanate and amorphous and crystalline polyols of varying composition which are reacted to form a polyurethane prepolymers. These prepolymers can be liquid or they can be solid at room temperature. If they are solid at room temperature they are considered reactive hot melt adhesives. All reactive PU adhesives contain residual isocyanate functionality that is reactive with moisture that comes from the atmosphere and/or the surface to be bonded. Reactive PU adhesives contain catalysts to promote the moisture cure and also contain other additives to control rheology, open time and strength of the resulting polyurethane polymer.  The choice of polyols, based on performance requirements is an important factor in formulating any polyurethane system. Designing reactive, one component adhesives is no different. Understanding how isocyanate and polyol structure affect reactivity and the physical properties of the formulated adhesive is an important aspect of formulation, which this webinar is intended to provide. The webinar presentation includes: An introduction to adhesive considerations; Comparison of PUR adhesive systems; The chemistry of isocyanates and polyols; Formulating from a Structure / Property perspective
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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