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Intro to Polyurethanes - Part II

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This is the second webinar in the series “Polyurethane Adhesive and Sealants”. This session will apply concepts to design and refer to the different types of urethane adhesive and sealants that are commercially available. A comprehensive review of all urethane adhesives types will be presented.

This technical webinar series is designed for chemists that are new to, or experienced in polyurethanes and will show how to use/manipulate the building blocks of urethanes to specific performance characteristics.

Key Topics/Objectives:

Expand upon the major urethane reactions used in urethane adhesives and sealants, including the main polyols, isocyanates, chain extenders and catalysts to make them shelf stable.   Present the different types of one and two component urethane adhesives and sealants that are available, how they are made and examples of each type.

One Component Systems:

  • Moisture-curing liquid and hot melt urethane adhesives
  • Solvent and waterborne urethane adhesives
  • Blocked urethane adhesives
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane adhesives

Two-Component systems:

  • Structural urethane adhesives
  • Waterborne urethane adhesives
  • “Modified” two-component urethane adhesives
  • Filler and filler preparation for use in adhesive and sealant formulations


Target Audience

Anyone with a technical background looking to learn or expand their knowledge of polyurethanes and polyurethane adhesive and sealant applications. Anyone wanting to interact with renowned polyurethane expert on structure/property relationships.


  • Scientists
  • Chemists
  • R & D Managers 
  • Technology Managers 
  • Technical Service Managers


Expert Presenter:

Kurt Charles Frisch Jr., Ph.D.Associate Research Fellow,  Rogers Corporation

Dr. Kurt Frisch, Jr. is Associate Research Fellow, Poron R&D, where he works to develop new technology platforms for the PORON polyurethane foam business. Previously he served as Engineering Manager at the Rogers Corporation for elastomer components. His prior work experience includes, President for a Urethanes Consulting firm; Technical Manager of Adhesives and Monomers at Bayer Corporation; Senior Research Specialist at 3M -  Adhesives, Coatings and Sealants Division; Project Leader at Dow Chemical. He holds 25 patents and has many publications. Dr. Frish has taught at Kent State University on Coatings and Interfaces and has taught various short courses for companies and the Adhesive and Sealant Council.

Dr. Frisch holds a BA - Business Law from Michigan State University and did his Post-Baccalaureate in Chemistry at Calvin College. He earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron.

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