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LANXESS Urethane Systems

LANXESS Urethane Systems is a world leader in Polyurethane systems committed to enable customers to grow through its leading technology and production capabilities globally. Products offered benefit from the combination of broad urethane chemistry know-how and deep application expertise to develop system solutions that meet customers’ needs:

  • Hot Cast Systems including Prepolymers and Additives
  • Specialty Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs)
  • Prepolymers and Additives for Surface Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
  • Specialty Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU)
  • Polyester Polyols for various PU systems

LANXESS Urethane Systems is a Systems House with decades of technical experience and the willingness to partner on customer projects to create the best urethane systems to meet the needs of our customers. We stay close to the market to understand emerging technologies and unmet needs and innovate to stay at the forefront of technology. Our expertise in materials, design, processing and analytics enables our exceptional product and application development capability. Our outstanding technical service creates valuable solutions for the most complex challenges.

As a System House our customers are at the center of our engagements. We are independent, have full access to all available chemistries and have developed unique solutions to meet customers’ needs, whether it is for performance, processing or economic benefit. Our application expertise and formulation know-how makes us the supplier of choice for our customers as we

  • Partner to develop individual solutions that help our customers grow
  • Incorporate new raw materials that make a difference in the customer’s application
  • Drive technological innovation to continuously improve product performance and sustainability along the value chain
  • Ensure consistent product quality and supply
  • Proactively address unmet needs
  • Check out our case study film to see how we are exceeding customer’s expectations

LANXESS Urethane Systems are used in the most demanding applications and industries. Urethane elastomers are known for wear and abrasion resistance, toughness and load-bearing capability. Our innovative systems are also tailored to withstand the most harsh environments and to provide exceptional dynamic properties for those applications. Urethane coatings demand wear, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and UV resistance all for which LANXESS can offer solutions.

We pride ourselves on our innovation and technology leadership. LANXESS places strong focus on the sustainability of its products and has developed the broadest portfolio of Low Free (LF) isocyanate products – LF TDI, LF MDI, LF PPDI and LF HDI – which provide performance, processing and environmental, health, and safety advantages. We also offer a series of blocked-cure products and one-component systems for applications requiring a controlled cure.

Our elastomer products are used in a wide range of conversion processes, including open casting, centrifugal casting, RIBBON FLOW® rotational casting, injection molding and encapsulation. Our products can also be further formulated into Coatings, binders for Composites, Adhesives, Sealants and Foams.

Our products are based on Polyurethane chemistry. Polyurethanes are an extremely versatile family of materials which are utilized in multiple applications worldwide. The range includes thermoset polyurethane elastomers, coatings and dispersions, thermoplastics urethane elastomers and polyurethane foams. LANXESS Urethane Systems has the in-house technical ability to develop, manufacture and support all of these chemistries.

Our intellectual knowledge is ‘system building’ – we build systems. We chemically build prepolymers, we block isocyanates, we formulate systems and we match them with the best performing curatives, crosslinkers and polyols.

The term ‘prepolymer’ refers to a monomer or system of monomers that have been reacted to an intermediate molecular weight state. This material is capable of further polymerization by reactive groups to a fully cured, high molecular weight state.

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