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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
New raw materials' articles at OSV Technologiya web-site

OSV Technologiya has added new articles at their web-site:■ hot-curing polyurethane elastomer TDI 90A ■ liquid pre-polymer based on TDI Neuthane 100 (Notedome Ltd., Great Britain)■ one-component primer Neuthane BA002 (Notedome Ltd., Great Britain)■ polyurethane elastomers Neuconc Т (1:1) and Neuconc Т357...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Emery Oleochemicals' Green Polymer Additive Business to showcase leading natural-based polymer...

Exhibiting at this year‘s K Fair, Emery Oleochemicals, a world leader in natural-based chemicals, will showcase its product portfolio of sustainable solutions that are recognised for their ability to improve processing efficiencies, deliver outstanding technical performance, and enhance environmental safety. Predominantly made from natural oils and...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Tuesday July 05th, 2016

 
Emery Oleochemicals expands its Technical Development Center in Cincinnati, OH by opening a new...

Emery Oleochemicals, the world's leading natural-based chemicals producer and largest oleochemicals manufacturer in North America, announced earlier this year the completion of its new 7,500 square foot Technical Development Center (TDC). This center will now also serve as the state-of-the-art application lab for the company's Green Polymer...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Higher Levels Of Flame Retardants Found In California Children

Flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer and hormone disruption have been detected in a group of California children at higher levels than found in an earlier study of kids in New Jersey, EWG researchers said in a report released today. California mothers who participated in the study along with their children also had higher exposures to the...

Company name: Environmental Working Group
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Covestro expands position in coating raw materials

With demand for high performance coatings and adhesives growing in Asia, materials manufacturer Covestro is expanding production of the crucial raw material HDI. To satisfy this demand, a new world-scale plant at the Shanghai site in China has been inaugurated. It can produce up to 50,000 metric tons of HDI per year. The production technology is...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Bodo Moller Chemie establishes subsidiary in Croatia

The German Bodo Moller Chemie Group continues to expand at record speed. By opening its own subsidiary in Croatia, the company is now making its expertise more available to the Balkan states. It is primarily the products from the Huntsman Advanced Materials range that will be being sold through its new site. These products predominantly include...

Company name: Bodo Moller
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG completes acquisition of global coatings services provider

PPG today announced that it has completed its acquisition of MetoKote Corporation and its affiliates. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. Financial terms were not disclosed.MetoKote is headquartered in Lima, Ohio, and has more than 1,500 employees. MetoKote applies coatings to...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PPG qualifies chrome-free aerospace primer, coatings system in Europe

PPG has qualified a chrome-free aerospace primer at Dassault Aviation for external aircraft application and the primer with a PPG aerospace topcoat as structural coatings at Safran and Zodiac Aerosafety.DESOPRIME CF 7521 chrome-free epoxy primer is qualified to Dassault specification DGT150171 and Safran specification HMRC0154. The PPG chrome-free...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Nuplex Shareholders Approve Combination with Allnex

Shareholders of Nuplex today voted to approve the company's combination with Allnex during a special meeting of shareholders held in Auckland, New Zealand.On February 15, Allnex, a global producer of coating resins and additives, backed by its shareholder Advent International, entered into exclusive talks with Nuplex, a global manufacturer of...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Eastman announces new distributor for amines for the coatings industry in Italy

Eastman Chemical Company announces that as of July 1, Reschem, Eastman's official distributor for the coatings and ink industry in Italy will be the authorised distributor for Eastman "Advantex" and "Vantex-T" neutralising amines.In addition to offering these amines, Reschem Italy distributes other Eastman products which include well-established...

Company name: Eastman Chemical Company
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Identifying non-compliant vehicle repair basecoats

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched a major campaign to ensure solvent-based basecoats in vehicle repairs are used in a compliant way.Although the VOC Paint Product Directive has been in place for over ten years, there is widespread abuse of the Directive, with an estimated 30% of basecoats sold in the UK for car repair still being...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
HumiSeal Achieves ISO/TS 16949 Certification

HumiSeal , a leading conformal coating manufacturer, has gained further recognition for its commitment to quality by acheiving ISO/TS 16949 certifictation. ISO/TS 16949 is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. The certification follows significant investment and several months of...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Bostik Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Sweden

Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has developed its cementitious product manufacturing capacities, based on its world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology, with the opening of a new plant in Helsingborg, Sweden. As a leading global adhesive specialist for construction, consumer and industrial markets, Bostik is...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Sunday July 10th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Structural Adhesives Tailored to Meet Growing Automotive Manufacturing Needs

There are many advantages that can be gained by replacing fasteners with structural adhesives, particularly in the auto industry. Much lighter bonded composites can replace metal parts helping to improve performance and fuel economy while reducing emissions. Composites also allow materials to perform better by eliminating the weak points created by...

Company name: Adhesives and Sealant Council
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Recycled coal ash? Research is promising

Dominion and environmentalists have been at loggerheads over the disposal of millions of tons of coal ash. The utility wants to bury it in place near power plants. Environmentalists want the company to haul it to lined landfills, which is far more expensive but far less likely to affect groundwater supplies.Now comes word of a third option....

Company name: North Carolina AT&T
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER>> CAST
Special wheel for agriculture machine with polyurethane covering

Last week OSV Technologiya team of technologists has covered special agriculture machine's wheel with polyurethane■ Material for product - two-component, rapid solid casting mass based on polyurethane Modelast 24■ Equipment - compact mixing and metering machine OSV Mini AB

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Acrotech: FDA Approved Urethane

In case you don't know about our capabilities we are able to pour FDA approved urethane for use in food service facilities and food manufacturing plants. This is a critical formula that we have access to and are able to make into any type of mold you could think of. We commonly do hoppers for grain sorting and fine powders and we do rollers for...

Company name: Acrotech
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
BRUFMA's Annual Conference 2016 -July 14th - Last chance to register

BRUFMA's Annual Conference 2016 will be addressing issues about energy efficiency, building performance, digital building and housing, creating the perfect forum to debate, discuss and knowledge share around issues that affect our industry. Starting at 2pm and with a great line up of speakers it's an event not to miss.Andrew MellorPartner, PRP...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
New welding technology for thick insulation boards

BASF has worked with a well-known machine manufacturer to develop a new technology for welding insulation boards. The contactless, thermal welding process makes it possible to combine a variety of insulation materials. For example, Styrodur , the extruded rigid polystyrene foam from BASF, can be combined with polyurethane, inorganic insulation...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Innocor Foam launches interactive website

Innocor Foam Technologies, the OEM division of Innocor, Inc., a leading polyurethane foam manufacturer, has debuted a new website to reflect the changes within its newly branded B2B segment.The highly detailed site provides a broad range of updates for the Innocor Foam Technologies brand, including its market positioning and mission to be a core...

Company name: Innocor Foam Technologies
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
Vibration equipment supplier commissions R3m moulding system

Africa-focused vibration equipment supplier Aury Africa has commissioned a hand-cast gravity-pour polyurethane (PU) system to start the local manufacture of PU panels to reduce imports, saving on costs and improving turnaround times."Local manufacture will enable us to remain competitive, while upskilling our staff," says Aury Africa MD Mark...

Company name: Aury Africa
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> SCULPTURES
Sterling Ruby's first European survey opens at the Belvedere in Vienna

Sterling Ruby (b. 1972) is one of the most enigmatic, controversial and unfailingly unpredictable figures in the art world. The Los Angeles-based artist works prolifically in a wide range of media, from glazed biomorphic ceramics and poured urethane sculptures to large-scale spray-painted canvases, nail polish drawings, collages and videos. His...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
New 3V and 5V Wedge Link Belts from Fenner Drives Deliver Excellent Service, Long Life, Reduced Belt...

Combining excellent service and long life with exceptional inventory control, the new Wedge Link Belting from Fenner Drives yield major advantages in power transmission drive belt installation and maintenance. Incorporating the industry-proven narrow-wedge design, the 3V and 5V link belts now provide a way to get the benefits of link belting on...

Company name: Fenner Drives
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Riccardo Cira presents supersize polyurethane wheels global market introduction at K2016-Preview

On 28th June, the second day of K2016 Preview in Dusseldorf, Riccardo Cira, Global Commercial and Marketing Manager was giving a flavor of the products and systems that global chemical company Huntsman will be promoting on stand 5 in hall 5 when the world's biggest plastics trade fair opens for business in October. Riccardo talked about the...

Company name: Tecnoelastomeri
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Bostik Plays a Part in the Third Industrial Revolution

Renowned economist Jeremy Rifkin visited the Bostik Smart Technology Center in Venette in France on 30 June 2016 as part of a delegation promoting a 'Third Industrial Revolution'.The world is changing and to meet current and future environmental and social challenges, the Hauts de France region of France, which combines the Nord Pas de Calais and...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Sunday July 10th, 2016

 
Econic Technologies completes £5.0 million investment round

Leading innovative catalyst company Econic Technologies is pleased to announce the completion of a £5million investment round with new investor Woodford Investment Management and return investors Imperial Innovations and Jetstream Capital.The funding will provide crucial support for the development of future catalyst generations and the expansion...

Company name: Econic Technologies
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CONCENTROL releases new publications about research

One of the cornerstones of our strategy at CONCENTROL is to constantly seek new, more effective and efficient solutions and applications. This is based on our commitment to excellence and our ambition for growth in the short and long term through innovation.To involve you in this effort, we are launching a new series of articles devoted to...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Osborne Industries Launches New Responsive Website

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in custom liquid molding of thermosetting plastics, is proud and excited to announce the launch of their new, responsive website.Osborne invites visitors to explore their new website that is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience, with easy to use navigation and improved functionality. The...

Company name: Osborne Industries
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
PE-backed Royal acquires Bacon Adhesives

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC , announced today that it has acquired Bacon Adhesives. Based in Irvine California, Bacon is a developer and manufacturer of highly specified electrically and thermally conductive adhesives for demanding aerospace and defense communications, avionics, satellite and other demanding electronics applications."Bacon's...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
BASF and Aspen Aerogels announce strategic partnership

BASF and Aspen Aerogels, Inc. announced the expansion of their strategic partnership with the signing of an exclusive supply agreement and a joint development agreement. As part of the supply agreement, Aspen will commit to the exclusive supply of its Spaceloft A2 product for incorporation within BASF's aerogel enhanced Slentex wall system for the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
Lubrizol Acquires Diamond Dispersions Ltd.

The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it has acquired Diamond Dispersions Ltd., a company exclusively focused on the production of water-based dye and pigment dispersions for inks used in digital printing. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Diamond Dispersions has established itself as a high quality, responsive and innovative producer of...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 06th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
BorsodChem's participation in the ISOPA One Step Ahead Seminar and Workshop in Egypt

ISOPA (European Diisocyanate & Polyol Producers Association) organized its One Step Ahead (OSA) seminar event this year on 24 May in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.The OSA program targets the local industrial end-users and distributors of Africa and the Middle East region offering feasible solutions for safe handling and use of isocyanates and...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Blowing catalyst

The invention relates to a primary amine component corresponding to formula I being (R.sup.1R.sup.2NR.sup.3).sub.2NR.sup.4 wherein each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are chosen from the group consisting of a methyl group, an ethyl group, an iso-propyl group and an n-propyl group; R.sup.3 being an alkoxyalkyl group chosen from the group consisting of...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Lactide copolymer, method for preparing same, and resin composition comprising same

The present invention relates to a lactide copolymer having excellent general physical properties such as mechanical physical properties, processability, and the like, and having excellent flexibility to be effectively usable as a packaging material, and the like, a preparing method thereof, and a resin composition including the same, wherein the...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
Polyol, polyol composition, and flexible polyurethane foam using the same

Disclosed are a polyol with a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn of 4 or more, obtained by reacting a compound comprising an alkylene oxide compound (II) having a hydroxyl group in a base polyol (I) with a molecular weight of 2000 or more; and a polyol composition for a flexible polyurethane foam, comprising a polyol compound and a crosslinker,...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Low polyunsaturated fatty acid oils and uses thereof

Provided are microalgal oils having a low polyunsaturated fatty acid profile and derivatives of the oils, including acids, esters, epoxides, hydroxylated acids and esters, urethanes, amides, and polymers thereof. Also provided are compositions comprising the oils and their derivatives and their uses in foodstuffs and in industrial and material...

Company name: Solazyme
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Polyisocyanate polyaddition polyol manufacturing process and product

PIPA polyols are made in a two-step process. In the first step, a base polyether polyol and a polyisocyanate are reacted to form a mixture that contains unreacted base polyol, unreacted polyisocyanate and adducts of the base polyol and polyisocyanate. A low equivalent weight polyol is then added and reacted in a second step to form the dispersion....

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Polyisocyanate polyaddition polyol manufacturing process using stabilizers

PIPA polyols are made by reacting a low equivalent weight polyol with a polyisocyanate in the presence of a stabilizer. Low amounts, if any, of water are present. Useful stabilizers include functionalized linear or branched polyethers having at least one polyether segment having a molecular weight of 200 to 8000, wherein the functionalized...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Process for the preparation of lignin based polyurethane products

A process for the production of a lignin based polyurethane products is provided. The process comprises mixing at least one dried lignin and at least one isocyanate to form a lignin-isocyanate mixture, and submitting the lignin-isocyanate mixture to a polymerization reaction. The polymerization reaction may include heating the lignin-isocyanate...

Company name: ENERLAB 2000
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Preparation of light-colored isocyanates

The invention relates to the preparation of isocyanates by phosgenation of amines in the gas phase, with these isocyanates having a comparatively low proportion of color-imparting compounds.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Curable polyisocyanate composition

Stable polyisocyanate composition comprising a compound comprising a group having the structure --CO--NH--O-- in such an amount that the ratio of the number of --CO--NH--CO-- groups to the number of isocyanate groups is at most equal to 1. Curable composition comprising this polyisocyanate composition, lithium halide, urea and an epoxy resin.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet inks containing crosslinked polyurethanes

Inkjet inks are described that have, as a principal component, a crosslinked polyurethane dispersoid binder additive. These inks can be used for printing on different media, and are particularly suitable for printing on textiles.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
Metal powder, ultraviolet-curable inkjet composition and recording material

An ultraviolet-curable inkjet composition is a composition discharged using an inkjet method, and includes a polymerized compound and a metal powder consisting of a plurality of particles. The metal powder includes, as the particles, items that are surface-processed using an isocyanate compound.

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Manufacturing of decorative surfaces by inkjet

A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of inkjet printing a colour pattern with one or more aqueous inkjet inks including a polyurethane based latex binder; impregnating a paper substrate with a thermosetting resin; and heat pressing the thermosetting resin impregnated paper substrate carrying the inkjet printed colour...

Company name: Agfa-Gevaert
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Anisotropic conductive film, composition for the same, and apparatus including the same

An anisotropic conductive film includes a binder part, a curing part, an initiator, and conductive particles, wherein the binder part includes at least one of a nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) resin and a urethane resin, wherein the anisotropic conductive film has an electrical conductivity of more than 0 .mu.S/cm to about 100 .mu.S/cm.

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
Process for particleboard manufacture

Improved particleboard and methods for fabricating improved particleboard (e.g., natural fiber/material-based particleboard) are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure provides systems/methods for fabricating particleboard (e.g., formaldehyde-free particleboard) utilizing natural fibers/materials (e.g., lignocellulosic materials),...

Company name: The University of Connecticut
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RESIN-COATED PROPPANT
Process for the production of coated proppants

The present invention relates to a process for the production of coated proppants, proppants obtainable by such a process, uses thereof and processes using the proppants. The process for the production of coated proppants comprises the following steps: (a) mixing a proppant with a polyol component and an isocyanate component, wherein the polyol...

Company name: Ashland-Sudchemie
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Coated and cured proppants

Solid proppants are coated with a coating that exhibits the handling characteristics of a pre-cured coating while also exhibiting the ability to form particle-to-particle bonds at the elevated temperatures and pressures within a wellbore. The coating includes a substantially homogeneous mixture of (i) at least one isocyanate component having at...

Company name: Preferred Technology
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Foam composition and its uses thereof

The present invention provides a foam composition comprising a polyol, an isocyanate, a first catalyst capable of accelerating a reaction between the polyol and the isocyanate and a second catalyst capable of initiating a reaction between the polyol and the isocyanate at a rate slower than the first catalyst. There is also provided a method for...

Company name: MAS Innovation
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
Polyurethane foam handle and method for making the same

A polyurethane foam handle includes: a polyurethane foam having the shape and size of the handle; a coating layer formed on the surface of the polyurethane foam; and an additive disposed inside the coating layer, in which the additive is cork powder, white clay, yellow soil, a coloring matter, shellfish powder, metal powder, shiny powder, or a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Cavity blocks

Cavity blocks contain a rigid polyurethane foam having a density in the range of 30-70 g/L in at least one chamber, the rigid polyurethane foam being obtained by reacting at least one polyisocyanate a) with at least one compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms b) in the presence of at least one catalyst d) and using at least...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesives, reaction systems, and processes for production of lignocellulosic composites

Adhesives, reaction systems, and processes for the production of lignocellulosic composites. The reaction system comprises a multi-component adhesive and a lignocellulosic substrate. The lignocelluosic substrate comprises a plurality of lignocellulosic adherends and is preferably a mass of wood particles. The multi-component adhesive comprises a...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Protective air barrier sealant for conditioned and unconditioned building walls

A protective air barrier air barrier sealant and methods of applying the same, including a high density polyurethane chemistry provided in an amount, volume, and density effective for providing a protective air barrier for an enclosure, wherein the polyurethane material is combined with at least one UV, fire and antimicrobial protectant for...

Company name: SealantTech
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Shaped parts made of reinforced polyurethane urea elastomers and use thereof

The invention relates to foamed shaped parts provided with reinforcing materials and made from polyurethane urea elastomers, and to the use thereof.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU BLENDS
Blends of thermoplastic polyurethanes and rubbers and process for producing same

The invention relates to the field of chemistry and to the blends that can by way of example be used for rolls and roll coverings in the printing, textile, paper and graphic industry. The problem addressed by the present invention is provision of blends that have improved physical properties, and of a simple low-cost process with low energy...

Company name: Leibniz-Institut f�r Polymerforschung Dresden
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Spandex fibers for enhanced bonding

An elastic fiber is provided that includes polyurethane and/or polyurethaneurea and an additive such as polystyrene, an acrylic polymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone, copolymers thereof, derivatives thereof, and combinations thereof. The elastic fiber is useful in laminate structures, such as disposable hygiene articles as wells as in knit, woven and...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Method for producing a foam composite element

The invention relates to a process for the production of a foam composite element, comprising the steps of providing a facing, applying adhesion promoter, and applying a foam layer comprising polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate to the adhesion promoter, characterized in that the adhesion promoter consists of at least one compound selected from the...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
Composite material including rigid foam with inorganic fillers

A composite material includes, in an exemplary embodiment a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles dispersed therein. The polyurethane foam is formed from a reaction mixture that includes a first polyether polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less, a second polyether polyol having a second...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Belt having a tension member, in particular a carbon tension member, which is prepared with a...

A belt comprises at least a belt body made of a polymer material having elastic properties, the belt including a cover layer as a belt backing, a substructure having a force-transmission zone, and a tension member in a ribbed design embedded in the belt body. The tension member is prepared with a cross-linked polyurethane in such a way that the...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Thursday July 07th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad and manufacturing method therefor

Provided are a polishing pad which remedies the problem of scratches occurring when a conventional hard (dry) polishing pad is used, which is excellent in polishing rate and polishing uniformity, and which can be used for not only primary polishing but also finish polishing, and a manufacturing method therefor. The polishing pad is a polishing pad...

Company name: Fujibo Holdings
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Polyurethane injected boot assembly and associated manufacturing method

A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin...

Company name: LaCrosse Footwear
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> OUTSOLES
Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external thermoplastic hydrogel film that...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Segmented copolymer compositions and coatings incorporating these compositions

Some variations provide a segmented copolymer composition comprising: fluoropolymer first soft segments that are (.alpha.,.omega.)-hydroxyl-terminated and/or (.alpha.,.omega.)-amine-terminated; polyester or polyether second soft segments that are (.alpha.,.omega.)-hydroxyl-terminated and/or (.alpha.,.omega.)-amine-terminated; isocyanate species...

Company name: HRL Laboratories
Published On: Friday July 08th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> FILLERS
Effect of surface modification of rice straw on mechanical and flow properties of TPU‐based...

In this study, rice straw (RS) which was one of the major agricultural residues was used as filler in bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Several treatments including hot water, alkali, permanganate, peroxide and silane were applied for modifying the surface of RS. The effects of surface modifications on mechanical, flow, morphological, and...

Company name: Middle East Technical University
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Quasi-static characterisation and impact testing of auxetic foam for sports safety applications

This study compared low strain rate material properties and impact force attenuation of auxetic foam and the conventional open-cell polyurethane counterpart. This furthers our knowledge with regards to how best to apply these highly conformable and breathable auxetic foams to protective sports equipment. Cubes of auxetic foam measuring 150 × 150 ×...

Company name: Sheffield Hallam University
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOCOMPOSITES
Effect of graphene nanoplatelet addition on properties of thermo-responsive shape memory...

Graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) was added as reinforcement to novel blend of polyurethane (PU) and poly(ethylene-co-ethyl acrylate-co-maleic anhydride) (PEEAMA) with an intended application for heat-induced shape recovery. Objective of the study was to explore the effect of GNP addition on morphology, mechanical properties, and heat-induced shape...

Company name: Quaid-i-Azam University Campus
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
Hydrogen bond containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes in polyurethane composites

Introduction of hydrogen bonding sites onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) included carboxylic acid, amide-amine, and novel amide-urea MWCNTs for the formation of homogenous polyurethane composites. Acid oxidation and subsequent derivatization introduced hydrogen bonding functionality onto MWCNTs to reveal the effect of surface...

Company name: Virginia Tech
Published On: Monday July 11th, 2016

 
 

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