Decosoft®

Polyurethane Beads

The Decosoft micro beads produced by Microchem, are highly cross-linked polyurethane / polyurea beads with a high degree of flexibility. The beads have an elongation of over 400%, leading to the ‘soft touch’ texture desired in modern coatings. Decosoft beads are mechanically very stable so will withstand high shear forces during mixing. For optimum results it is necessary to use for...    Read more  

The Decosoft micro beads produced by Microchem, are highly cross-linked polyurethane / polyurea beads with a high degree of flexibility. The beads have an elongation of over 400%, leading to the ‘soft touch’ texture desired in modern coatings. Decosoft beads are mechanically very stable so will withstand high shear forces during mixing. For optimum results it is necessary to use formulate the Decosoft beads into an elastic resin system such as a PUD to allow the beads to deform in the cured film.



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Features


    • Highly cross-linked aliphatic polyurethane / polyurea copolymer

    • Highly flexible

    • D50 of 7 microns to 60 microns available

    • Transparent, white, black and colours are available

    • UV stable

    • Suitable for use in solvent and water based systems

Benefits


    • Haptic (Tactile) ‘soft touch’ paints and inks to give a subtle yet distinctive quality to the coating

    • Suede effect coating for automotive interior

    • Matting effect without colour distortion or burnishing

Typical Applications


    • Suede effect coating for automotive interior

    • Soft touch inks for packaging

    • Non-abrasive anti-slip finishes