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Are Surging Numbers of MLB Home Runs a Result of Water-based Polyurethane Resin Technology?

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Aug 10, 2018 9:44:00 AM

In 1994, Fischer Industrial Coatings of Westchester, Ohio, developed a unique water-based polyurethane dispersion (PUD) to dip coat baseball bats in production at Hillerich & Bradsby (HB) in Louisville, Kentucky, for Hall of Famer Ken Griffey of the Seattle Mariners. Griffey cited* "his new bat as a crucial contributor to his success in April, May and, June of 1994, including 32 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a .318 batting average". The PUD coating applied during the manufacturing process at HB utilized a 37% solids aliphatic PUD resin featuring low VOC 182 grams per liter, rapid cure, high film build and great depth of image. In addition, the bat coating exhibited extraordinary adhesion, along with resistance to abrasion, water, perspiration, and impact, proving its ability to stand up to major league punishment.

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, MLB, Baseball

3 Reasons Why Polyurethane Dispersions are The Best Choice for Your Coating

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Apr 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Are very low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) projects challenging your need for the correct cost performance balance? Do you want to build coating durability with polyurethane resins? Fortunately, high molecular weight waterborne polyurethane dispersions can build durable coatings and can meet your low VOC needs as well as your budgetary demands.

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Topics: Low VOC Applications, Polyurethane Dispersions, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) projects

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