Dr.chem. Viesturs Zeltiņš

Education

1992 - Doctor's degree in chemistry (Dr.chem.), Chemistry of high molecular compounds; Latvian Academy of Sciences, Habilitation and Promotion Council of the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

Research Interests and Expertise

The rational use of wood and other naturally occurring plant-derived raw materials in the economy, using deep-processing technologies, for production of polyurethane thermal insulation and other polyurethane coatings and products.

Significant Projects

2014-2015 - ERDF - Development of innovative polyols and polyol systems from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flakes and renewable raw materials (Nr.2014/0043/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/063), researcher

2013-2015 - commercial project with Tenax Ltd - Polyurethanes (PUR) and polyisocyanurates (PIR) based on vegetable oils for use in the manufacture of multilayer insulated panels (Nr.02/09/13-01), contractor

2011-2013 - ERDF - Development of Volatile Organic Compounds Non-Containing Sprayable Polyurethane Coatings from Renewable Raw Materials (Nr.2010/0214/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/10/APIA/VIAA/054), researcher

Additional Information

2001-2012 – Deputy of Head of Scientific council of Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry  

1996-2011 - Work at a licensed construction company Ritols Ltd. (license No. BKR 2503-R) as a scientific consultant

Significant Publications

Zeltins, V., Yakushin, V., Cabulis, U., Kirpluks, M. Crude tall oil as raw material for rigid polyurethane foams with low water absorption. - Solid State Phenomena, 2017,  267 SSP, 17-22 (Doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.267.17).

Kirpluks, M., Cabulis, U., Zeltins, V., Stiebra, L., Avots, A. Rigid polyurethane foam thermal insulation protected with mineral intumescent mat. - Autex Research Journal, 2014, 14, 4, 259-269 (Doi: 10.2478/aut-2014-0026).

Yakushin, V., Stirna, U., Sevastyanova, I., Vilsone, Dz., Zeltins, V., Kirpluks, M.  Properties of polyurethanes based on tall oil fatty acids ester with different types of flame retardants​. - Key Engineering Materials, 2013, 559, 115-120 (Doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.559.115).