Dow Polyurethanes (Midland, MI, US) will introduce the VORAFORCE TP 1200 series, a novel polyurethane solution that enables fast, energy-efficient pultrusion fabrication with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Dow says its new solution supports the fabrication of composites for a number of applications, including building profiles such as pilings and panels, window profiles, utility poles, heavy-duty polyurethane pallets for logistics and transportation applications, as well as ladder rails for consumer use. The Dow pultrusion system also is said to provide low pull-through forces during processing, enabling greater productivity for fabricators. VOC emissions are also said to be lower.
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