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Effect of polyurethane raw materials on production and price

Polyol and Isocyanate are the primary building blocks used to create polyurethane. The reaction between polylol and Isocyanate produces polyurethane. Due to the high demand for these basic materials, there are frequently shortages of these compounds. As a result, the price of PU sealant varies depending on the availability of these raw materials from the makers of polyurethane Sealant. Because of the limited supply, prices can fluctuate between being low and being high.

Demand changes from polyurethane sealant, move to acrylic sealant and silicone sealant

The Public and manufacturers demand changes from PU sealant to acrylic and silicone sealant because of the following reasons:

  • Polyurethanes need isocyanates, which are an essential ingredient. They are minuscule, highly reactive substances. However, these reactive substances can be very dangerous if the correct safety measures are not taken. They cause significant irritation to the mucous membranes of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and ophthalmic systems. While acrylic sealant over PU adhesives is that they are devoid of solvents and isocyanates.
  • The raw resources required to create polyurethane are difficult to obtain and unsustainable. The highest rate of environmental deterioration is being caused by the raw materials used to make polyurethane.
  • Polyurethane adhesives are quite strong, but most of the time when a primer is used. Silicone sealants, on the other hand, can provide exceptional strength without the need for a primer.
  • Acrylic sealants are created from acrylic acid by a catalytic process. High levels of resistance to deterioration from the environment are present in acrylic sealants. Acrylic sealants, however, are susceptible to chemical degradation. Although there are numerous techniques to cure acrylic sealant, thermal curing significantly speeds up the process. High holding strength acrylic sealants stop any outside particles from entering.
  • Acrylic sealants are the most widely used in homes, especially interior since they are odourless and easy to paint. Acrylic sealants shouldn’t be used on glass panels because of their flexibility.

Market trend PU sealant turns to Silicone sealant and Acrylic sealant

Even though polyurethane sealants are effective and have been a tradesman standard for years. Along with having a better product with a better finish, polymer-based adhesives and sealants are much safer for the environment and workers.

The demand for goods alters as consumers switch from PU sealants to silicone and acrylic sealants. Compared to PU sealants, silicone and acrylic sealants are produced and sold more frequently. Homey Construction Limited offers the highest-quality sealants with the following qualities in comparison to other businesses.

  • Increased strength and durability.
  • Provide multi-surface adhesion
  • Extended lifespan
  • Countless colour options
  • 20 years warranty for some products
  • Customized Colour service
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