Converge® polyols offer polyurethane coating formulators the ability to develop coatings with a high degree of hardness while maintaining sufficient flexibility. The polycarbonate backbone offers excellent environmental, chemical, and UV resistance.
Converge polyols exhibit an excellent balance of hardness and flexibility, enhance scratch and abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, and allow for good post-coating formability of coil coatings – and make a good candidate for household appliance and industrial applications.
Converge polyols offer a non-BPA solution for coatings applied to the interior and exterior of food, beverage, and industrial cans, and protect the contents from contamination due to contact with metal surfaces.
In automotive applications, Converge polyols offer excellent mechanical and chemical resistance for protective primers, decorative topcoats, and interior finishes. The pure aliphatic carbonate backbone imparts high gloss, good UV and weathering resistance, and offers excellent resistance.
Converge polyols are an excellent additive to support increased light-weighting and impact resistance in automotive applications, with improved scratch, wear and weathering resistance.
Wood Coatings/ Polyurethane Dispersions
Converge polyols can bring about improved hardness, chemical and stain resistance, and weatherability in both solvent-based and water-based systems, which are prevalent in wood coatings, from high performance joinery to parquet flooring.
Textile/ Leather Coating/ Polyurethane
Dispersion Systems containing Converge polyols offer enhanced chemical and hydrolysis resistance while maintaining the desired color fastness. Converge polyols can be used in both water-based polyurethane dispersions and solvent-based formulations, improving the performance of textile-based products, such as synthetic leather, exterior awnings, or weather-resistant fabric.