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Why is Ester based polyurethane not recommended for aqueous solutions?

The two basic formulations of urethane, ester and ether, have some essential differences. Water attacks ester-based urethane, causing a significant reduction in physical properties. Ether urethanes exhibit far superior hydrolytic stability, especially in humid environments. Ether-based materials also resist fungus growth better than ester-based materials.

Title: Why is Ester based polyurethane not recommended for aqueous solutions?
Description: Why you need ether based polyurethane if you are transferring a solution that contains water.
Published: 6/16/2008
Last Edited: 1/20/2023

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