This webinar will discuss how polycarbonate diols are used for a wide range of polyurethane-based coating, elastomer & adhesive formulations, providing an extreme durability and a high performance to the final polymer. These polyols offer customizable possibilities for superior & long-term retention of designed performances, with no modification of initial properties after being exposed to harsh environments.

Date and Time:

  • October 11, 2016 | 10:00-11:30 am (EST)

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Who Should Attend?

  • Urethane chemists, formulators and chemical engineers.


  • Learn how to improve the durability of polyurethane coatings, elastomers & adhesives by polycarbonate diols in harsh environments.
  • Formulate the right polyurethane that can resist to extreme environmental conditions such as high & low temperatures, humidity, stain and chemical aggressions while ensuring long-term high performance is a challenge.


  • To educate participants about polycarbonate diols and how including them in their polyurethane formulation for coatings, elastomers & adhesives.


  • Manuel Colera, Ph.D; Business Development Manager; UBE America, Inc.
    Dr. Colera obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Valencia (Spain). After finishing this degree, his career was focused on developing industrial biodegradable polymers. After joining UBE in 2008, he mainly worked in R&D for Polycarbonate Diols, developing an extensive variety of new applications of ETERNACOLL® Polycarbonate Diols in high-performance polyurethanes market, as well as other UBE products, such as electrolytes, polyamides and polyimides. Currently, he holds the position of “Business Development Manager” of Fine Chemicals Business Unit at UBE America, Inc. for marketing activities and the development of new projects with other companies in USA and Canada.


  • Polycarbonate diol
    • Chemical structure
    • Benefits compared with polyether diols and polyester polyols
    • Potential applications

  • Characterization techniques and higher performance provided by polycarbonate diols
    • Coatings
    • Elastomers
    • Adhesives

  • Durability tests
    • Coatings
    • Elastomers
    • Adhesives

  • Conclusions
  • Q&A
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  • CPI has become an American Institute of Architects (AIA) CES approved provider for webinars. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CES credits.



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