Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -Tightening regulations on VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are causing formulators of plastic coatings to reformulate with compliant waterborne technologies, according to Bayer MaterialScience. Use of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) can help users meet the requirements of this legislation, while also maintaining the level of coatings performance, said the group. In an 11 Oct WebSeminar, Pat Jacobs and Rolf Gertzmann, BMS experts in PUDs for coatings, will discuss the benefits and features of using PUDs as a partial or total binder in water-based coating formulations.This in-depth review of PUD performance in a wide range of plastic coating applications will cover:* Enhanced soft-feel effect in plastic coatings for applications such as automotive interior or industrial plastic (cellular phones, packaging, etc.)* Excellent adhesion of primer/filler systems to a variety of plastic substrate types (including film applications); * Increased weatherability, toughness and abrasion resistance of waterborne basecoats for automotive OEM and refinish; * High chemical and stain resistance of plastic coating topcoats and clearcoatsformulated with PUDs; and * Enhanced productivity and performance possible by formulating with UV light curable waterborne PUDs. The seminar will be held on Thursday 11 Oct 2007 at 10.00 US eastern time, 15.00 London time. Those interested can register at www.specialchem4coatings.com. "