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Rick Ackerman

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How to Avoid Bubbles in Reactive Urethane Floor Coatings

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Sep 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Moisture cure urethane (MCU) floor coatings are the ultimate protection from dirt and contaminants, while providing long-lasting wear and pleasing…

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, Waterborne Urethanes, Urethane floors

Soft feel Formulations: Four Levers to Pull

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Jul 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

The development and improvement in soft feel plastics such as PVCs and thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) has continued unabated. Consumers in industries…

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, Soft feel formulations

Durable and Safe: The Next Generation of Water-Borne Urethanes

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Jun 19, 2019 2:39:57 PM

Coatings formulators and manufacturers of protective and decorative coatings are often forced to make compromises. Ideally any protective coating will…

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Topics: Concrete coating, Polyurethane Dispersions, Waterborne Urethanes, Coating Formulators

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…

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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…

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

Wanted: A Few Good Formulators for Low VOC Applications

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Feb 26, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Do you formulate coatings or adhesives for industrial or consumer products that require high durability and low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)?  Are…

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