Development of methods to reduce the free monomeric isocyanate content in polyurethane-type adhesives


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  • Département HESB | Architecture, bois et génie civil
  • Pôle de recherche Matériaux et la technologie du bois
  • Responsable du projet Reto Frei
  • Direction du projet Christopher Holmes

Contexte initial

The goal of the outlined R&D project is to develop and implement novel chemical means to control the final "free" monomeric isocyanate content in polyurethane type adhesives. The purpose of such a chemical-based monomer reduction approach is to be able to fulfill the newest REACH guidelines with regard to the exact content of #free# isocyanate monomers, which in turn guide final product labeling.