Leverkusen, Germany -- Bayer Materials Science (BMS) plans to show its waterborne polyurethane coatings for automotive interiors and quick clean applications at the K Show in Dusseldorf this year.
The firm says it plans to premier easy-to-clean coatings based on the Bayhydrol UV range.
Bayer said these coatings have low volatile organic compounds (VOC) levels, they are UV cureable in minutes and so offer advantages in terms of productivity. The firm adds that the coatings are highly cross linked and so are very long-lasting and chemical-resistant.
"They protect coated products and extend their service life, which helps to conserve resources," says Maria Almató Guiteras, Head of Applications Development for General Industrial Coatings. "In other words, the coatings contribute to greater sustainability in not just one, but several ways."
The coatings can be used on a range of substrates including polycarbonate and BMS says it will show how hardwearing the coatings are: "We soiled the coatings with particularly stubborn, high-adhesion paints", explains Thomas Feller, laboratory manager in the field of plastics coatings at Bayer MaterialScience. "After ten cleaning cycles, we still could easily remove the unwanted paint. And we did not detect any deterioration at all in the coating."