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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Testing the effect of the reactivity of silicone surfactants in polyurethane rigid foams

CONCENTROL has conducted a study on 15 new surfactants used in formulations of rigid polyurethane foams to analyze the effect of the reactivity of the surfactant on their properties. CONCENTROL has conducted this study with the aim of providing surfactants with the best performance and minimum cost to produce polyurethane.The study was carried out...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products to Showcase Material "Performance

Material managers looking for high performance for outdoor footwear, daypacks and apparel applications will find lots of bio-based options at the DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products (DTL) booth at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer show, Aug. 3-6, 2016. Witness Susterra propanediol's innovative bio-based performance options ranging from thermoplastic...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Polyurethanes in hot weather - 4 Tips for Injecting Polyurethane Grouts in Hot Weather

We often get asked about how polyurethane resins will react in cold weather or in the presence of cold water. In that case, both typically slow reaction times. Less common are questions about chemical grouting in hot weather. There are, in fact, some things you should keep in mind when temperatures are soaring on your job site.■ Be ready and...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> OCF
Using One Component Foam for Pest Control

When we think of low pressure one-component foam (OCF) sealant, we usually think of how well it can work for keeping hot and cold air from seeping into a home. OCF can be used in a variety of other applications, including pest control.In 2012, 84% of Americans reported having a pest problem in the previous 12 months, and it is still a problem for...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Megatrend: Multifunctional coatings

In meetings with colleagues, we regularly talk about the topics we should cover in our journals and at our events - the latest trend in the coatings industry, where developments are headed, and so on. Almost inevitably, somebody will mention multifunctional coatings. Whenever megatrends are discussed at conferences, you can be sure, too, that...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
RPM Acquires Australian Waterproofing Materials Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. today announced that its Tremco Group has acquired the assets of Duram Industries Pty Limited, an Australian-based manufacturer of a comprehensive range of commercial waterproofing products with annual net sales of approximately $6 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Why Handi-brand Polyurethane Foam is Intended for Professional Use Only

As a homeowner, there is a certain amount of pride that comes with being able to take on do-it-yourself projects around the house. However, homeowners who want to improve the insulation of their home should be advised that low pressure polyurethane foam is intended for professional use only. Professional Contractors have had training around safe...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
Oil slump got you down? That light at the end of the tunnel just might be a Profoam truck

It seems that every week we're reading about another round of layoffs in the oil and gas industry. According to Houston-based Graves & Co., over 350,000 industry workers had lost their jobs since mid-2014.Some chose to retire, some entered other fields, and some, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a wealth of knowledge and experience in oil and...

Company name: Profoam
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Advantages of fast-curing polyurethanes for BWTs

The use of ballast water is critical to the safe operation of ships, but also poses challenges due to the need to maintain the structural integrity of ballast water tanks (BWTs) despite highly corrosive conditions. Appropriate protective coatings act as barriers to corrosion and if applied carefully to properly prepared surfaces can significantly...

Company name: Chemline Inc.
Published On: Monday July 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DIRECT-TO-METAL COATINGS
Sherwin-Williams Introduces Polane D 8700 Direct-to-Metal

Sherwin-Williams introduces Polane D 8700, a liquid direct-to-metal polyurethane coating that eliminates the need for primer, saving processing time and other job costs.Polane D 8700 achieves good corrosion and chemical resistance without using a primer on blasted or pretreated metal used in machinery, transformers, enclosures, agricultural...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Infrared heating for drying, curing aircraft parts

For many drying and curing applications, using infrared radiation (IR) rather than conventional convection systems improves efficiency for aerospace manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service providers, who are always seeking to trim costs and improve production efficiencies.The availability of a wide range of IR heating...

Company name: Intek
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
New Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive Formulated for Use in Automotive and Home Repair...

Permatex , a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has developed Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive, a versatile and easy-to-use adhesive that can be used on both interior and exterior applications. Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive works equally as well in harsh environments and heavy-duty...

Company name: Permatex
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> AIR SEALING
Touch 'n Seal Launches New Air Sealant

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch 'n Seal polyurethane foam sealants and insulation, has developed AirStop Elastomeric Air Sealant, a water-based solution for meeting the low air exchange rates specified in the most recent energy codes.AirStop is sold in pails and can be applied with a standard airless sprayer or bulk-loaded sausage...

Company name: Convenience Products
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FOR 3D PRINTING
Fashion student designed a beautiful 3D printed dress to demonstrate a novel fashion app concept

While 3D printed fashions are taking off on the runway, it is equally exciting to see how additive manufacturing technologies have been incorporated in fashion schools. With prospective fashion designers being introduced to the technology early on in their careers, we can only imagine the potentials of the next big names of 3D printed fashion...

Company name: Materialise
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
IDI Composites International Announces The Grand Opening Of The IDI 3i Composites Technology Center

IDI Composites International, the premier global custom formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds for OEMs and molders, announced the opening of their IDI 3i Composites Technology Center. IDI created the 3i Composites Technology Center to help innovative customers solve their engineering and performance challenges and help them go...

Company name: IDI Composites International
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
Huntsman Collaboration with ACCIONA Infraestructuras results in award winning all-composite...

Huntsman Advanced Materials' commitment to innovation and process improvement was tested to the full on a recent lighthouse project led by ACCIONA Infraestructuras. Working in collaboration with various partners an outstanding result was achieved which went on to win one of the prestigious 2016 JEC World Innovation Awards.Here, Philippe Christou,...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Spray Foam Tech Tip: Prevent Your Reactors from Overheating & Shutting Down

The E-05 error typically occurs when the thermal limit sensor on the circuit board is tripped from excessive heat (>185DEGF/85DEGC) which in turn causes the machines to shut down. The E-27 High Motor Temperature error can be caused by the fan being dirty or burnt out, and also by getting too hot.Why do these errors happen?Like all computers, there...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
BRUFMA urges Prime Minister to stick to key EU climate change targets for 2020

BRUFMA has today joined forces with 30 trade bodies to call on Theresa May, the new UK Prime Minster, together with her cabinet to commit to current EU climate change targets. Our Association firmly believes that regardless of Brexit negotiations, there should be no reduction in carbon emission targets and a radical transformation of energy...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday July 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Polypropylene-based compound eyes TPU market in gearshift knob application

Long the realm of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUs), polypropylene (PP) is staking a claim for application in gearshift knobs, promising weight and cost reductions, as well as processing advantages sucb as no requirement for pre-drying. POLYfill PP Touch grade 35025Q UV from Swedish compounder Polykemi AB is currently being evaluated for...

Company name: Polykemi
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
IAC commissions new Czech plant

Leading automotive interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC) has announced that its new production facility in Prestice, Czech Republic, is fully operational.According to a press release, it has started producing its unique, lightweight injection moulded inner dash insulation for superior interior acoustical performance in two...

Company name: International Automotive Components Group
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> TRANSPORTS>> TRAFFIC DELINEATORS
New Traffic Delineators Defy All Sorts of Vehicular Impacts

Pacific Cascade/the ParkingZone continues to introduce innovative products for the parking and traffic enforcement industry. The latest is a uniquely designed flexible delineator made of TPU polyurethane that can withstand all manner of traffic mishaps. The new delineators come in a 29.52-inch glue down option, the bolt down version comes in both...

Company name: Pacific Cascade
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Samuel Joins Chromaflo Technologies

Chromaflo Technologies recently announced that Robert Samuel has accepted the position of territory sales manager, coatings, for the Great Lakes/Midwest region. In this role, Samuel reportedly will manage direct sales efforts of the company's coatings business. Samuel will be based out of the Ashtabula, Ohio corporate office."With Bob's prior...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Monday July 18th, 2016

 
Junginger new managing director of FSK

Effective 1 July 2016 Klaus Junginger, 51, took over the position as managing director of the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK). He follows in this position Dr. Hans W. Schloz who led the association for over 15 years.Junginger most recently led the Professional Association Information Library (BIB) with round 6,400...

Company name: FSK
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
Van Horn, Metz & Co. to expand Technical Sales Team in Mid-Atlantic

Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc., specialty raw material distributor for the industrial markets, welcomes Andrew A. Romano as our new Regional Sales Manager in the Mid-Atlantic Region. A technical sales professional and an experienced product development manager, Andy will provide support for select accounts in his region. He brings a wealth of knowledge...

Company name: Van Horn, Metz
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Raeder-Vogel: New Trade Partner for Belgium and Luxembourg

We are very pleased to announce that we have further strengthened our network of trade partners by adding MK Industrial Wheels to our team. Since the beginning of January 2016, the company with its head office in Geel, Belgium, has exclusively distributed our products in Belgium and Luxemburg.More than 20 years of experience as well as their...

Company name: Raeder-Vogel
Published On: Monday July 18th, 2016

 
Sika opens new production plant in Australia

With the opening of a new production plant in Bibra Lake near Perth, Sika is paving the way for future growth in Western Australia. The new site will increase capacities for concrete admixtures and synthetic fibers, improve finished goods warehousing and logistics and accommodate future mortar production facilities.The new Bibra Lake site will...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
Safic-Alcan completes acquisition of its Swedish subsidiary Safic-Alcan Nordic

Safic-Alcan, an international distributor of specialty chemicals, has successfully gained full ownership of its Swedish subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Nordic.Safic-Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake of its Northern European subsidiary Safic-Alcan Nordic to become the sole shareholder. The acting President, Magnus Lindeberg,...

Company name: Safic-Alcan
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
Amatech, Inc. Takes Home 2015 Supplier Quality Award from The Woodbridge Group

The Woodbridge Group has awarded their 2015 Supplier Quality Award to Amatech, Inc.The Supplier Quality award honors those who have gone above and beyond the general supplier standards requirements for automotive production and relevant service part organizations by recognizing suppliers for excellence in service, delivery and quality. The award...

Company name: Amatech
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
Accella Polyurethane Systems Announces Investment in Spray-on Truck Bed Liner Manufacturer, Bullet...

Accella Polyurethane Systems, a leading manufacturer of polyurethane systems, has formally announced a comprehensive investment strategy based on the Bullet Liner brand, a leading manufacturer of polyurethane spray-on coating for the transportation industry. Bullet Liner utilizes advanced chemistry and seasoned ingenuity to deliver the highest...

Company name: Accella Polyurethane Systems
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
Covestro Cut Loose From Bayer Puts New Freedom to Work

A 20-foot giraffe made from flip-flops littering Kenyan beaches will soon take pride of place at Covestro AG's headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The impulse purchase by Chief Executive Officer Patrick Thomas underscores a new freedom to maneuver and speed up decision-making following the polymer maker's spin off from Bayer AG last year."We've...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
Wanhua Chemical Group wins Excellent supplier award from PPG Industry

The Wanhua Chemical Group, a global leader in the production and sales of Polyurethanes and Petrochemicals, has received the "Excellent supplier for 2015" award from PPG Industry. The award ceremony was held in Pittsburgh, the headquarters of PPG industry group. Dr. Hua, the senior vice president of Wanhua Chemical Group, accepted the trophy on...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday July 12th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainability in the coatings industry continues to evolve. Manufacturers of resins, additives, pigments, and final paint  formulations have expanded their focus from the development of greener products to include the design of greener processes that consume fewer resources and produce less waste and emissions. The most successful...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Phosphorus-containing compounds useful for making halogen-free, ignition-resistant polymers

A process for making a phosphorus-containing compound is disclosed. The process comprises contacting a compound of formula (A) wherein R.sup.A and R.sup.B are selected from optionally substituted aryl, aryloxy, alkyl and alkoxy groups or can be combined to form cyclic structures; and R.sup.C is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, n-butyl, i-butyl, t-butyl,...

Company name: Blue Cube
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Reduction of aldehydes in amine catalysts

The present disclosure provides a method for reducing the aldehyde content in an amine catalyst by treating the amine catalyst with a treating agent selected from a cyclic urea substituted with at least one isocyanate reactive group, a free radical scavenger and a mixture thereof. The treated amine catalyst may then be used in the production of...

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Catalyst compound for two-component coating compositions

Catalyst compounds for water-based two-component coating compositions include: I) an organo-metal catalyst for a curing reaction between isocyanate groups and functional groups reactive towards isocyanate groups and II) an oligomeric or polymeric binder compound having a glass transition temperature Tg of .gtoreq.20.degree. C., measured by DSC...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Novel polyurethane curatives

A class of alkanol amine ligands reacted with bismuth carboxylates lends unique curability properties to isocyanate and polyols for production of polyurethane for CASE applications, including growing demand for polyurethane spray-foam. The amino-alcohol ligand, when associated with bismuth neodecanoate, offers improved moisture and solvent...

Company name: Shepherd Chemical Co
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyoxyalkylene polyol or monool and polyurethane resin

There is provided a polyoxyalkylene polyol or monool (S) represented by formula (2). In the formula (2), R.sup.2 represents an m-valent group in which m active hydrogens are removed from the active hydrogen-containing compound (H); Z is an alkylene group or a cycloalkylene group, and these groups are unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen atom...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
Pipa polyol based viscoelastic foams

Viscoelastic foam is made by reacting an isocyanate compound with water and a polyol mixture. The polyol mixture contains a dispersion of polyurethane or polyurethane-urea particles in a carrier polyol (a PIPA polyol) and at least one other polyol that is a homopolymer of propylene oxide or a copolymer of 20 to 99.9 weight-% propylene oxide and 0.1...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol and polyol blends and rigid polyurethane foam manufacturing

A polyester polyol is formed in a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, a polyol, and an epoxy compound having a straight chain alkyl or alkenyl group having at least six carbon atoms. The polyester polyol exhibits excellent compatibility with hydrocarbon blowing agents. As such, it is a useful component in rigid...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Blocked isocyanate, coating composition, adhesive composition, and article

The blocked isocyanate is a blocked isocyanate containing a latent isocyanate group, which is an isocyanate group blocked with a blocking agent, wherein the blocked isocyanate includes a first latent isocyanate group that is an isocyanate group blocked with a first blocking agent and a second latent isocyanate group that is an isocyanate group...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
One-component curable resin composition

A one-component curable resin composition that does not contain an isocyanate compound, comprised of uniformly blended (A) a compound having two or more epoxy groups within a molecule, (B) a compound having two or more thiol groups within a molecule, and (C) an imidazole compound of formula (I), wherein the component (C) exists in the form of...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Curable resin composition, composition for forming solder resist, dry film and printed wiring board,...

The present invention provides a curable resin composition that can provide a cured material excellent in insulation reliability while maintaining adhesiveness and provide a composition for forming a solder resist, a dry film and a printed wiring board, a laminate having a resin insulating layer excellent in insulation reliability while maintaining...

Company name: Taiyo Holdings
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink, ink cartridge and ink jet recording process

The invention provides an ink for use in an ink jet recording process in which an ink is ejected from a recording head by the action of thermal energy, the ink comprising a pigment, a water-soluble polyurethane polymer, a compound represented by a general formula (1) having a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 or more and 8,500 or less, and a...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
Liquid developer

A liquid developer includes an insulating liquid and toner particles which are dispersed in the insulating liquid and contain a resin and a coloring agent. The resin contains a first resin which is a crystalline urethane-modified polyester resin resulting from increase in chain length of a component derived from a polyester resin by a compound...

Company name: Konica Minolta
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Vacuum assisted process to make closed cell rigid polyurethane foams using mixed blowing agents

Rigid polyurethane foam is made in a vacuum assisted process using a blowing agent mixture that includes water and hydrofluoroolefin and/or hydrofluorochloroolefin. In preferred embodiments, the blowing agent mixture further includes a hydro carbon such as cyclopentane.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS
Process for extending the shelf life of gaseous olefinic propellants in polyurethane foams

The invention described herein generally pertains to a composition and a method for improving the shelf life of a gaseous hydrofluoroolefin propellant, the improvement comprising at least the increased aromatic polyester polyol(s) in combination with a tertiary amine catalyst comprising at least two cyclohexyl rings and an aliphatic metal salt...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Low-friction fluorinated coatings

Low-friction fluorinated coatings are disclosed herein. A preferred low-friction material contains a low-surface-energy fluoropolymer having a surface energy between about 5 mJ/m.sup.2 to about 50 mJ/m.sup.2, and a hygroscopic material that is covalently connected to the fluoropolymer in a triblock copolymer, such as PEG-PFPE-PEG. The material...

Company name: HRL Laboratories
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
Powdered polymer composition for a superhydrophobic coating and method for producing a...

The invention relates to the field of chemistry, and more particularly to a powdered polymer composition for a superhydrophobic coating and a method for producing such a coating. The composition contains a base in the form of a powdered thermosetting composition with an epoxy polyester, epoxy, polyester or polyurethane film-forming agent, and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-GRAFFITI
Anti-smudge and anti-graffiti compositions

Polyurethane-based and epoxy-based coating compositions are described that provide coatings and adhesives that are clear, amphiphobic and durable. Both water and hexadecane readily slide off these surfaces without leaving a residue. Coatings with thicknesses ranging from about 10 nm to about 10 .mu.m exhibited excellent transmittance properties....

Company name: Queen s University at Kingston
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Radiation-curable water-dispersible polyurethane (meth)acrylates

The present invention relates to radiation-curable, water-dispersible polyurethane(meth)acrylates, to coating compositions comprising the latter, to the use thereof and to the process for production thereof.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Coating compositions capable of producing surfaces with dry-erase properties

Disclosed are waterborne coating compositions that include: (a) a base-neutralized carboxylic acid functional polyacrylate; and (b) a hydrophilic polycarbodiimide, in which (a) and (b) are present in relative amounts such that a ratio of carbodiimide groups to carboxylic acid groups in the composition is greater than 0.2:1, and in which the...

Company name: Sumika Bayer Urethane
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ACCESSORIES
Foam gun

The invention relates to a foam gun, in particular for polyurethane foam, having a body and, fitted thereto, a handle with a triggering device, having a container holder and a fluid connection between said container holder and an outlet opening to which an interchangeable dispensing tip is attachable. To facilitate the carrying along of dispensing...

Company name: Altachem
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Vehicle interior board and method for manufacturing the same

Included are a first board and a second board that include hard polyurethane foam layers and formed respectively in spaces sandwiched between pairs of thin plates, and a coupling member having a porous structure where a recessed groove is formed, parts of the coupling member being arranged in the spaces. The hard polyurethane foam layers are also...

Company name: Moriden
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> HEAD RESTS
Headrest and vehicle seat provided therewith

It is obtained a headrest and a vehicle seat provided therewith, capable of obtaining attenuating effect characteristics with respect to oscillation at two resonant frequencies with a simple configuration. A mass body is supported by an elastically deformable first urethane member configuring part of a headrest pad inside a headrest cover of a...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> BODY PARTS
Automated method and system for making painted vehicle body panel skins and vehicle body panels,...

An automated method and system for making painted vehicle body panel skins and vehicle body panels. The method includes transferring a mold having a mold surface from an entrance station to a paint station within a dispensing area. The method further includes applying paint on the mold surface to form a layer of paint on the mold surface at the...

Company name: Global IP Holdings
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> COMPUTER KEYBOARD COVERS
Keyframe modules for a flexible keyboard

Embodiments provide a flexible keyboard including a flexible skin layer and a set of key frame modules coupled to one side of the flexible skin layer. The flexible skin layer can be made of at least one of polyurethane or polyester. The keyframe module can include a metal support plate for conducting a signal and a key structure situated over the...

Company name: Logitech Europe
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having a multi-layered core with a thermoset rubber center

Golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material and preferably has a positive hardness gradient. The intermediate core layers is made of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition. The outer core layer is made of a highly neutralized polymer composition....

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Packaging material for power storage device

A packaging material for a power storage device of the present invention includes: a base layer having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface having at least a first adhesive layer, a metal foil layer, an anticorrosive treatment layer, a second adhesive layer, and a sealant layer laminated thereon in this order; and a base...

Company name: Toppan Printing
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND CARE
Impregnable and expanding wound packing article and method of use

An impregnable and expanding wound packing article includes a main body at least partially formed from a highly absorbent material, such as polyurethane sponge material or compressed cotton gauze sponge material. In response to absorption of surrounding fluids, the main body continually expands until the outer wall of the main body comes into...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Method of connecting elements made of foamed ethylene copolymer and vinyl acetate eva with...

The patentable subject matter is the method for joining foamed copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate (EVA) with polyurethane (PU) by combining hot PU mixture with a solid substrate made of foamed EVA. The method as per the invention is intended to be used largely in footwear manufacture processes. The joining method wherein the surfaces of an...

Company name: ZakLad Produkcji Obuwia
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Urea-containing silanes, process for preparation thereof and use thereof

The invention relates to urea-containing silanes of the formula I ##STR00001## which are prepared by, in a first step, reacting an aminosilane of the formula II ##STR00002## with an isocyanate of the formula III ##STR00003## and, in a second step, reacting the product from the first process step with sodium sulphide of the formula IV Na.sub.2S (IV)...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Thursday July 14th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synthesis of a carbon nanotubes/ZnAl‐layered double hydroxide composite as a novel flame...

A composite consisting of carbon nanotubes and zinc aluminum-layered double hydroxide (CNT/ZnAl-LDH) with good solubility in liquid media was synthesized by a co-precipitation method. The structural characterization and morphological observation demonstrated that the composite displayed a heterostructure with CNTs embedded in ZnAl-LDH nanosheets....

Company name: Hefei University of Technology
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Synthesis and properties of biodegradable polycaprolactone/polyurethanes using fluoro chain...

In this study, biodegradable fluorine-containing polyurethanes (PU/OFHD) were synthesized using 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, polycaprolactone diol (PCL), and 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,-octafluoro-1,6-hexanediol (OFHD). PCL is a biodegradable soft segment, and OFHD is a fluoro chain extender. In addition, other polyurethanes (PU/HD) were synthesized...

Company name: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hybrid organosiloxane coatings containing epoxide precursors for protecting mild steel against...

Hybrid organic-inorganic materials made from sol-gel precursors can be used as anticorrosion barriers on metal substrates. The modification of epoxy resins with silicones is an interesting approach toward the synthesis of hybrid materials that combine the advantages offered by epoxy resins with those of silicones. In this study, novel hybrid...

Company name: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Published On: Wednesday July 13th, 2016

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Solvent stimulated actuation of polyurethane-based shape memory polymer foams using dimethyl...

Solvent exposure has been investigated to trigger actuation of shape memory polymers (SMPs) as an alternative to direct heating. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of using dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and ethanol (EtOH) to stimulate polyurethane-based SMP foam actuation and the required solvent concentrations in water for rapid actuation...

Company name: Texas AM University
Published On: Friday July 15th, 2016

 
 

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