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Materials 2017, 10(8), 848; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10080848

Preparation and Characterization of Soybean Oil-Based Polyurethanes for Digital Doming Applications

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Greenswitch s.r.l., 71013 Ferrandina (MT), Italy
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Bari “A. Moro”, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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ICCOM-CNR, SS Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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IPCF-CNR, SS Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Received: 18 June 2017 / Revised: 14 July 2017 / Accepted: 21 July 2017 / Published: 25 July 2017
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Polyurethane-resin doming is currently one of the fastest growing markets in the field of industrial graphics and product identification. Semi-rigid bio-based polyurethanes were prepared deriving from soybean oil as a valuable alternative to fossil materials for digital doming and applied to digital mosaic technology. Bio-resins produced can favorably compete with the analogous fossil polymers, giving high-quality surface coatings (ascertained by SEM analyses). In addition, polyurethane synthesis was accomplished by using a mercury- and tin-free catalyst (the commercially available zinc derivative K22) bringing significant benefits in terms of cost efficiency and eco-sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: catalysis; soybean oil; bio-based polyurethane; doming application catalysis; soybean oil; bio-based polyurethane; doming application
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Pantone, V.; Laurenza, A.G.; Annese, C.; Comparelli, R.; Fracassi, F.; Fini, P.; Nacci, A.; Russo, A.; Fusco, C.; D’Accolti, L. Preparation and Characterization of Soybean Oil-Based Polyurethanes for Digital Doming Applications. Materials 2017, 10, 848.

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