Polyurethane Beads

DECOSOFT® highly cross-linked aliphatic polyurethane microbeads are an excellent choice in the formulation of soft feel coatings. These products have a deformation value of over 400% and, when incorporated into a suitable elastic resin, give a suede touch effect.

Similar to the DECOSILK® ART these polymer beads impart a deep matting effect combined with excellent scrub, UV and chemical resistance. Suitable for both aqueous and non-aqueous formulations. Available in various colours and particle sizes.


    • Highly cross-linked aliphatic polyurethane copolymer.

    • D50 of 7 - 60 microns available

    • Transparent, white, black and colours are available

    • UV stable.

    • Suitable for use in aqueous and non-aqueous systems


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

    • Enhanced scrub resistance.

    • Deep matting effect without colour distortion or burnishing.

    • Excellent hydrolysis and chemical resistance.

Typical Applications

    • Suede effect coating for automotive interior.

    • Soft touch inks for packaging.

    • Non-abrasive anti-slip finishes.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Microchem Product Overview

Overview brochure explaining the features and benefits offered by both the DECOSOFT® and DECOSILK® ART polymer bead range.

Microchem Product Overview Brochure /




DECOSOFT® Formulation Guideline Overview

An overview of the starting point formulations (available upon request) for the DECOSOFT® product range. 

DECOSOFT® Formulation Guideline Overview Brochure /