Brussels -- A joint working group of PDA Europe and Deutsche Bauchemie e.V. (German Association of Construction Chemicals Manufacturers) has finalised a 27-page status report on polyurea applications in the European construction industry.
With a focus on the situation in Germany, the report also covers wider European construction aspects and "provides an unprecedented overview of all facets related to the application of this emerging technology," said PDA Europe.
The working group, chaired by Dr Michael Hiller, BASF Construction Chemicals, analysed polyurea applications in Europe, but also kept an eye on the global situation as many polyurea applications are well established in other parts of the world ahead of Europe.
The emerging character of this technology means that future potential can be more noteworthy than actual use, and the report says this is "partly due to the dense European regulatory systems where the young technology normally is not expressly incorporated."
However, as well as giving data about relevant German and European regulations, the report concludes that polyurea as a liquid plastic material is covered by most of the European performance-oriented regulations.
Various chapters deal with manufacturing, formulation and processing of polyurea systems. Raw materials are discussed in terms of human safety and environmental behaviour and reference is also made to safe transport, recycling and disposal.
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