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Polyurethane systems: Water-based and HFO-based

A few weeks ago, we invited a customer to our facilities at Cornellà to see how two different polyurethane floor systems can be put together—one water-based and the other HFO-based. The demonstration, which lasted several hours, was given by a team of specialist installers responsible for laying out the systems.  Each of the two systems was created using both 3 and 4 layers. 

Installation safety equipment and measures:

  • Read the products’ safety datasheets
  • Determine the most suitable personal protection equipment based on the conditions at the work site
  • Use suitable protective clothing
  • Use suitable gloves
  • Use face and eye protection
  • Use a mask for respiratory protection


Characteristics of the water-based polyurethane system:

  • No effects on the ozone layer or global warming
  • Practically odourless
  • Slower reaction time
  • The same hardness as a gas-based system


Characteristics of the HFO-based polyurethane system:

  • No effects on the ozone layer or global warming
  • Faster reaction time
  • The same hardness as traditional gas-based systems

In the Barcelonesa polyurethane division we are specialists in the distribution of raw materials, isocyanates, different types of polyols and polyurethane systems. If you would like to receive more information or help regarding any specific issues, please contact our specialist team at the following link: https://www.grupbarcelonesa.com/en/polyurethanes

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