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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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Oleg Figovsky - Hybrid Nonisocyanate Urethane Acrylate UV-Curable Floorings and Coatings

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Oleg Figovsky - Hybrid Nonisocyanate Urethane Acrylate UV-Curable Floorings and Coatings

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Oleg Figovsky
Professor
Hybrid Coating Technologies
972-4-8248072
http://figovsky.com/
Co-authors: Raisa Potashnikova, Alexander Leykin, Leonid Shapovalov
 

BIO

Prof. Oleg Figovsky is the founder and R&D the Polymate Ltd. - International Nanotechnology Research Centre where he is working on research in nanostructured corrosion-resistant composite materials and protective coatings based on a polymer and silicate matrix. Novel nanotechnologies invented by Prof. O. Figovsky were the basis for establishing industrial production in the US, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia and Israel. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Head of the UNESCO Chair "Green Chemistry". For his inventions in nanotechnologies he was awarded gold and silver medals at IENA-98 and Gold Angel Prize at the Genius 2006 exhibition. Prof. Oleg Figovsky has authored of a few books, more than 300 scientific articles and 500 patents.
 

ABSTRACT

Hybrid Non-isocyanate Urethane Acrylate (HNUA) compositions for UV-curable concrete floor coatings were developed. Unlike conventional UV-curable coating, formulations developed contain up to 60% of vegetable oils derivatives, including hydroxyurethane modifiers (HUM) of different nature. This allows obtaining a composition of higher elasticity while maintaining the basic strength characteristics and wear resistance. Other benefits of these coatings include excellent chemical resistance, easily cleaned, little odor, and the ability to coat in cold conditions. UV-curable coating compositions include both clear and pigmented systems. Application is done by spraying, eliminating the negative effects of sunshine during the coating process and uses sunshine during the curing process, which reduces the total polymerization time even more.

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