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Let's slide! Skiing warmly and safely with PU

Let's slide! Skiing warmly and safely with PUAs the temperatures goes down and the snow starts to fall, many dream about their coming Christmas holidays, and for some of us this means ski season!On the slopes, you might not realize it but many of your ski essentials use polyurethanes. Thanks to its great versatility, it has helped to the...

ISOPA - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Polyurethanex 2015 - 7th edition of the International Specialized Exhibition on raw materials,...

Over recent years of polyurethane materials' implementing has consistently been picked up steam in different industries all over the world. From tiny medical devices to the roof insulation of the highest skyscrapers, polyurethane−based product applications are wide and varied. This diversity gives the industry considerable resilience so that,...

Polyurethanex 2015 - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Improved part production: Bayer's DirectCoating technology offers turnkey solution for coated...

Who doesnt want a simplified, time-efficient and cost-effective process for part manufacture? Automotive manufacturers can get just that with Bayer MaterialScience LLCs DirectCoating technology.DirectCoating technology simplifies the manufacture of a coated automotive interior or exterior application, such as exterior hard-coated B-Pillars or...

Bayer MaterialScience - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Mitsui Chemicals and SKC Join Hands to Unite Polyurethane Material Businesses

In a somewhat rare case of Japan-Korea cooperation, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and SKC Co., Ltd. have signed a joint venture agreement to consolidate the polyurethane material businesses of both companies. The two companies plan to form a Seoul-based joint venture company by April 1, 2015 that will target global sales of $2.0 billion per year by...

Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Inc - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Carbon Dioxide-Based Polycarbonate Polyols for Polyurethane Systems

Traditional polyurethane reactive hot-melt (RHM) adhesives make use of blends of polyester, polyether and, in rare cases, conventional petroleum-based polycarbonate polyols. Although polyesters and polyethers contribute properties to RHM adhesives such as good workability and rapidly building strength, polyesters have poor hydrolytic stability and...

Novomer - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Shorter curing times in the production of lightweight components

The demand for High Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding (HP-RTM) in the field of lightweight automotive construction has been increasingly growing. Although Hennecke GmbH is already in a good technological position with its Streamline high-pressure metering machine for HP-RTM applications, its process experts are pushing the envelope of what is...

Hennecke GmbH - Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Mr. Stéphane FONTAINE - TENTE POLYURETHANE PARTS (11-50 employees)
Dr. Ulrich Fehrenbacher - RUEHL PUROMER GmbH (11-50 employees)

SPECIALITIES: SECOND HAND POLYURETHANE PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SPARE PARTS and refurbishing services FOR FOAMING MACHINES, METAL WORKING MACHINES, LASER CUTTING... and Systems >>Rigid Foams >>Moulded Systems >>Flexible Foams >>Sound Insulation Systems >>Flexible Foams >>Spray

Dr. Stan Claes - Kaneka
Emery Oleochemicals marks key milestone with site pre-commissioning activities of world's first...

Emery Oleochemicals, a world leader in natural-based chemicals announced that construction activities of its new technologically advanced bio-polyol plant located in Cincinnati, Ohio has reached mechanical completion. The plant will further strengthen Emery Oleochemicals' ability to provide wide range of Eco-Friendly Polyoyls products and customer...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Tuesday December 30th, 2014

Natural Oil Polyols (NOP) Market will be Worth $7.92 Billion by 2020

Global Natural Oil Polyols (NOP) market is anticipated to reach USD 7.92 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc,. Shift in industry preference towards developing sustainable products owing to depleting fossil fuel reserves is expected to remain a key driving factor for global NOP market. Increasing polyurethane (PU)...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Restocking may support Asia isocyanates in near term

Asia's isocyanates markets may see some brief support in demand early in 2015, as buyers that had destocked towards the end of last year are expected to replenish their inventory, but this may not be sustained in the first half of the year.Consumption of toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) typically improves in the period leading up to the Lunar New Year,...

Company name: ICIS Pricing
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

Wayne Company uses foam to help control erosion

Laying down pipelines has always been a back breaking job, but some pipeline companies are utilizing a technology being utilized that can ease the process along -- spray foam.Dalton's Spray Foam Solutions, owned by Jerry Raber and his brother Aaron, is one of the companies contracting with pipeline companies to install the polyurethane foam and...

Company name: Spray Foam Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

FLEXcon Silver Urethane Adds Conformability and Durability

FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating, has announced the release of DPM U 150 Silver V-29 150 Poly H-9, the newest in its DPM series of pressure-sensitive films designed for durable product marking.The mirror-like finish of DPM U 150 Silver offers a brilliant metal look ideal for high-end durable labels, die-cut labels and...

Company name: FLEXcon
Published On: Wednesday December 31st, 2014

Saudi SPF to install hitech production lines

Sandwich Panel Factory (SPF), a major manufacturer of expanded polyurethane foam of sandwich panel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is planning to boost its production capacity by installing hitech production lines from Korea and Italy.A branch of Hasan bin Al Hayas & Company, SPF said its expansion plans are aimed at meeting an increasing demand for...

Company name: Sandwich Panel Factory
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Golf balls getting softer

Golf balls are getting softer. As a whole, compression ratings are going down. Callaway is part of this trend. The company recently introduced its Chrome Soft, a 65-compression ball with three-piece construction and a urethane cover, on Dec. 16.The ball, to be available at Golf Shops Jan. 16, has caught the attention of five-time major champion and...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

Martin Engineering designs custom work cell to mould conveyor belt cleaners

In a move designed to deliver global product availability and consistency with the fastest possible response to customer orders, Martin Engineering has announced the design and manufacture of a custom molding cell for its polyurethane conveyor belt cleaners. By mixing, forming and curing its own designs in the modular work station -- rather than...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

CLRI develops shoe sole resistant to high temperature

This might just be a shoe for hotsteppers: Scientists at Central Leather Research Institute have developed a shoe sole that can resist temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. The high-heat resistant shoe will be used for safety workers who enter fire and hazard zones. The fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) sole is made from glass and carbon fibre...

Company name: Central Leather Research Institute
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

NCFI Polyurethanes' President Retires

The board of Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), parent company of NCFI Polyurethanes, announced today the retirement of NCFI president, Steve Riddle. Riddle, 66, became the foam company's fourth president in 2007, succeeding Swanson Snow, and was the first executive officer not part of the founding team in 1964."Steve was a bit of an outsider,"...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Demilec Hires Industry Veteran Tom Fishback As Vice President Of Research & Development Top spray...

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has named industry veteran Tom Fishback as Vice President of Research & Development.Tom's multiple experiences at major polyurethane manufacturers, paired with his product stewardship and development expertise, is a much welcomed addition to...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Testing Services for General Plastics' Products

General Plastics, apart from producing certain products, deals with a wide range of testing services. Tod Maurmann, Quality Solutions Director at the company is in charge of all the testing services that are created and built in the lab.He states that all industries require good testing services to test whether materials meet regulatory standards....

Company name: General Plastics Manufacturing
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Series of Deals Fatten Graco's Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.The Minneapolis, MN-based company just announced the $160 million acquisition of High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP) in Erie, PA, and the purchase of Kamas, UT-based...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

Huntsman Announces Restructuring Program

In an effort to improve the global competitiveness of its pigments and additives business, Huntsman Corp. announced a restructuring program in which the company plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 900 positions. Annual cost savings are expected to be approximately $130 million and will be achieved by the middle of 2016.Separately,...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday January 04th, 2015

DSM to sell Euroresins to Cathay Investments

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces it has reached agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins. Subject to customary approvals and notifications, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2015. Financial details will not be disclosed at this time.Euroresins is a distributor of...

Company name: Euroresins
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Halogen free, flame retardant compositions

The present disclosure provides a flexible, halogen-free, flame retardant composition. The composition includes from about 25 wt % to about 95 wt % of a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); from about 5 wt % to about 50 wt % of an olefin block copolymer (OBC); and from about 30 wt % to about 70 wt % of a flame retardant. The flame retardant is...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

Aqueous urethane resin composition

To provide an aqueous urethane resin composition with high reactivity, excellent drying characteristics, and the like, even under low-temperature environment. Provided is an aqueous urethane resin composition consisting mainly of the following (A) component and containing the following (B) and (C) components: (A) Hydrophilic polyol, (B) Water...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

Viscoelastic foam

Embodiments of the invention provide for viscoelastic polyurethane foams. The foams are made from reaction system which includes (a) an isocyanate reactive component, (b) a isocyanate component, (c) one or more blowing agents, (d) a catalyst component, and (e) a silicone based surfactant. The isocyanate reactive component includes at least (i) from...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

Crash-durable adhesive with enhanced stress durability

A heat-curable structural adhesive includes a non-rubber-modified epoxy resin, a reaction product of a carboxyl- or amine-terminated butadiene polymer or copolymer and a bisphenol F-based epoxy resin, a elastomeric toughener containing capped isocyanate groups, one or more epoxy curing agents a moisture scavenger and a heat activatable catalyst...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

Method for producing urethanes composed of mono and di-functional aromatic amines

The object of the invention is to provide a process for preparing urethanes by reacting aromatic amines with a dialkyl carbonate, wherein the alkyl radical of the organic dialkyl carbonate comprises from 2 to 18 carbon atoms, and the reaction is carried out in the presence of a base.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015


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