Our Urethane Systems business unit, one of the world’s leading providers of polyurethane (PU) prepolymers tailored to specific customers and applications and used for elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants, will be focusing on its low free (LF) technology. This is used to formulate PU prepolymers that contain less than 0.1 percent by weight of free isocyanate and fulfill the very strictest industrial hygiene requirements.
One possible application are the very hard-wearing, thermally stable and moisture-resistant star wheels based on Adiprene® LF TDI for conveyor and separator systems in modern recycling facilities.
The new Adiprene® LF pPDI prepolymers are also suitable for other extremely stressed wheel treads and wheels. There are good opportunities, for example, with tires for forklift and order-picking vehicles, guide rollers for high-rise and industrial elevators, and wheels for agricultural machines, e-scooters or in-line skates and rollercoasters.