Issue-616 - July 25, 2016   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children's Foam-Padded Sleeping...

Following up on the breakthrough amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California has reasserted its intention to proceed with its Green Chemistry Initiative to require substitution of safer chemicals in consumer products. On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first...

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Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Dow Automotive Systems Receives Prestigious Recognition for SPECFLEX Activ Additive Polyols

Dow Automotive has been recognised for the innovative development of SPECFLEX Activ additive polyols for polyurethane foam on the 50th anniversary of EUROPUR, the European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers.The event was organised in cooperation with the polyurethane trade media 'Urethanes Technology International', published...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Rapeseed oil and Solstice - the perfect marriage!

A new range of products based on rapeseed oil polyols and Honeywell's new blowing agent, has been optimised for the insulation industry. Solstice is a member of the HFO group of blowing agents and provides foams with a lambda value of 0.017 W/mK. It has excellent environmental credentials, namely zero ozone depletion potential, very low global...

Company name: IFS Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

IFS Biopolyol - improving safety and aesthetics

A new grade of rapeseed oil-based polyol has been introduced by IFS Chemicals Ltd, aimed specifically at the flexible foam and cast elastomer industry. Furniture foams benefit from the use of these polyols in allowing the production of lower density foams, whilst retaining the fire performance of the product. Recently, the product was used in a...

Company name: IFS Chemicals
Published On: Monday July 25th, 2016

American Excelsior Company Installs New Flexible Foam Fabricating Equipment

Committed to providing quality products while maintaining competitive pricing, American Excelsior Company (AEC) has invested in new equipment at their five foam fabricating plants across the United States.This equipment includes: Increase molding capacity by 50% with additional molding line added; automated wrapping and heat shrink tunnel custom...

Company name: American Excelsior
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

General Plastics' Flame-Retardant Polyurethane Foam Plays Pivotal Role in Successful Ground Test of...

LAST-A-FOAM FR-4306 polyurethane foam tapped for nozzle closures in Orbital ATK's five-segment rocket boosters for NASA missions to explore deep space.General Plastics customer Orbital ATK, in partnership with NASA, successfully completed the second of two booster qualification motor tests (QM-2) for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) on June 28 in...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Michelman Featuring Powerful Barrier and Functional Coatings at ACCCSA 2016

Michelman will feature many of its leading barrier and functional coatings for corrugated, folding carton, and converted paper applications at ACCCSA 2016. Exhibiting in booth #91, Michelman will highlight some of the most trusted brand names in the industry including Michem Coat, HydraBan , VaporCoat , and ThermaGloss . Most grades are in full...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Introduces KEM NISO 8510

Sherwin-Williams' Product Finishes Division introduces KEM NISO 8510, an isocyanate-free topcoat system that can be color matched in any package size to a wide range of colors and quickly blended at Sherwin-Williams facilities across North America.The system dries hard in 24 hours, may be ambient or force cured to adapt to almost any customer line,...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

BASF boosts R&D in Asia Pacific for automotive coatings

BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings in a new world-class platform at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. At these state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the company's R&D team is innovating to address regional automotive customers' growing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

U.S. paint and coatings market: green and sustainable coatings lead

Coating consumption in 2015 was 5.8 billion liters containing 3.8 million tons of solids with a sales value of USD 26.6 billion. Growth is placed at a mature 1% annual rate which about matches the long term historical trend.Led by the strong recovery in the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) segment the coating industry has grown modestly the...

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Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Create Custom Slope and Gain Reflectivity with an SPF Roofing System

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing has had a long history of success for the past 40 plus years. This type of roofing substrate offers excellent waterproofing capabilities, insulation values, reflectivity, lower energy costs, lengthen roof lifespan with lowered roof maintenance, and custom tailored slope to accommodate your roofs' particular...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Si Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' Endorses SWD Urethane

Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson, of 'Duck Dynasty' fame, endorses SWD Urethane, a leading spray polyurethane foam (SPF) manufacturer.SWD's spray foam was installed at the home of a relative of Si Robertson. The entire job took just under two days to complete, and Mr. Robertson was made an honorary supervisor on the jobsite. Mr. Robertson also signed...

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Chomarat's coatings & films business acquires new technology for the automotive sector

Chomarat is investing in a new varnishing and finishing line for automotive coated materials, an addition that reinforces the industrial equipment already installed at the Chomarat France site.The new line will start producing as early as the beginning of 2017, enabling to consolidate and increase Chomarat penetration of the automotive market. In...

Company name: Chomarat
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

The Chemical Processing Industry Relies on ChemLine Coatings for High Performance

ChemLine patented corrosion resistant coatings are ideal for demanding processing applications at chemical plants and refining facilities, providing optimal protection against more than 5,000 types of chemicals, including aggressive acids, alkalis, caustics, solvents, CPPs, and edible oils, even at elevated temperatures.ChemLine coatings are used...

Company name: Advanced Polymer Coatings
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Axalta Coating Systems Acquires United Paint's Automotive Interior Rigid Thermoplastics Coatings...

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced the acquisition of the automotive interior rigid thermoplastics coatings business of Michigan-based United Paint and Chemical Corporation. Production will temporarily remain at United Paint's Southfield, Michigan facilities and will transfer to Axalta's...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Bostik expands in high performance sealants with the planned acquisition of Den Braven

Planned acquisition of Den Braven, a leader in sealants for insulation and construction in Europe■ 350 million sales (2016 estimate)■ 12.5% EBITDA margin (2016 estimate)Opportunity for Bostik to participate in the consolidation of the still fragmented adhesives and sealants market■ Create a global market leader in high...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Foster Pureease Technology Improves Process Consistency For Urethane Extrusions

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) with PureEase technology for improved extrusion processing control.This proprietary additive system was developed to help maintain consistent processing parameters of validated TPU based polymers and compounds. Consistent processing...

Company name: Foster Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

An Innovative Breakthrough In Storing And Reusing Coal Ash

Researchers at N.C. A&T State University say they have found a way both to store coal ash underground for decades without harming the environment and to recycle it in a variety of tough, lightweight building materials.The findings at the university's Center for Composite Materials Research promise to lift the powdery, grayish material's standing in...

Company name: North Carolina AT&T
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Demilec Teams Up with Service Partners to Create Growth in Spray Foam Insulation Market

The team at Demilec, Inc. is pleased to announce our partnership with Service Partners, the largest distributor of residential insulation products and related accessories in the nation. Similar to Demilec, Service Partners is dedicated to providing clients with valuable, reliable, exceptional services.At Service Partners, the team abides by a...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Smart sutures send wireless status reports from wound sites

Flexible electronics that work with the body have been advancing quickly, doing everything from measuring our blood oxygen levels through our skin to monitoring our muscles using a tattoo. Now, a team of researchers from Tufts University has taken flexible electronics to their next logical step, embedding them in sutures that can monitor the body...

Company name: Tufts University
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Relatchable Bend Stiffener Connector for Gina Krog FSO

First Subsea has supplied a relatchable bend stiffener connector to NOV Completion & Production Solutions for a flexible production riser for Statoil's new Gina Krog, turret moored, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The API 17L-1 compliant, Type II bend stiffener connector (BSC) comprises a ball...

Company name: First Subsea
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Rydell Beltech supplies a complete range of airport and logistic curve belts

Rydell Beltech offers quality replacement power turn belts fabricated to the customer's exact specifications, complete with guidance systems installed. Belts are made for 45, 90 and 180-degree applications and supplied with chain, guide rope, guide wheel, brass eyelets or bearing guide systems attached, ready for service.SpecificationsPower turn...

Company name: Rydell
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Xerium Introduces 2 New Roll Cover Technologies; EnerSoft TS for Tissue Machines and ProGloss for...

Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched 2 new roll cover product families; EnerSoft TS - a new generation polyurethane roll cover technology specifically engineered for demanding tissue pressure rolls positions, and ProGloss - a new advanced technology composite roll...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Electrolube Open New Manufacturing Plant In India

In line with the Indian Government's aims to encourage and promote local manufacturing infrastructures throughout the country, Electrolube India has taken a significant step forward by adding a new manufacturing plant alongside its existing sales and warehouse operations in Bangalore.The global electro-chemicals manufacturer has established the new...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Monday July 25th, 2016

Dow and DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stockholders held today, stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction - a key milestone in the process to merge the two companies and subsequently pursue the intended...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

RAMPF: Ground-breaking ceremony for new production facility in Grafenberg

4,000 square meters over two levels dedicated to the production of polyurethane and epoxy styling, modeling, and working boardsGrafenberg, July 21, 2016. The RAMPF Group is expanding its production capacity at the Grafenberg site. The new facility will provide RAMPF Tooling Solutions with a total of 4,000 square meters over two levels for producing...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Covestro shares 'Chinese innovation' with the globe

Chemical materials are used in almost every item of daily life, ranging from furniture and glass to cars. Materials innovation helps create a more convenient and livable world. To better develop the raw materials market in China and Asia-Pacific region, German company Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is expanding its production of crucial...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Huntsman Polyurethanes installing new steam boilers and heat-recovery machinery at its plant near...

Huntsman Polyurethanes is installing new steam boilers and heat-recovery machinery at its plant in Wilton, near Redcar.Bosses believe the move will allow the business to cut carbon emissions by up to 28,000 tonnes every year.The investment came as an industry group behind plans to clean up the atmosphere criticised a government decision to pull...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Sunday July 17th, 2016

Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Rogers Corporation

Net money flow in Rogers Corporation (ROG) was negative ($5.41 million) and the inflow of money on uptick was $4.44 million, whereas, the outflow of money on downticks amounted to $9.85 million on Monday. The traders used every opportunity of price strength in the stock to sell their positions, hence, the total uptick to downtick ratio was 0.45....

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Dayton Molded Urethanes: workers file OSHA complaint

Workers from a Dayton-area manufacturing plant have filed an OSHA complaint, a month after announcing they may unionize.In a release, United Auto Workers said employees filed a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaint Thursday at Dayton Molded Urethanes, a subsidiary of Creative Foam Corp. The plant is at 3337 N. Dixie Drive in...

Company name: Dayton Molded Urethanes
Published On: Friday July 22nd, 2016

Plastic-eating mushrooms

Intriguing right? Who would've thought that the answer to some of our most distressing global conundrums may be mushrooms? Industrial Designer, Katharina Unger sure did, sparked by a recent discovery made by students from Yale in the great Amazon Rainforest.The trip was part of the university's Annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory-a unique...

Company name: Yale University
Published On: Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Ethylenically unsaturated oligomers

Disclosed are functional polyallophanate oligomers comprising ethylenically unsaturated groups and polymer stabilizer groups selected from hindered amine light stabilizers, ultraviolet light absorbers, antioxidants and dihydrocarbylhydroxylamines. The ethylenically unsaturated groups and the polymer stabilizer groups are bound to the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Pipa polyol based conventional flexible foam

A process for forming a conventional flexible polyurethane foam includes providing a polyol component including a PIPA polyol that is a dispersion having a solids content from 10% to 75 wt %, based on a total weight of the PIPA polyol, providing an isocyanate component that includes at least one polyisocyanate, providing an additive component that...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Thixotropic polyol compositions containing dispersed urethane-modified polyisocyanurates

Thixotropic polyol dispersions are described. The dispersions contain a dispersed phase of polyurethane-isocyanurate particles. They can be made by reacting a low equivalent weight polyol with a polyisocyanate in the presence of an isocyanate trimerization catalyst while dispersed in a base polyol. These polyol dispersions are useful as the resin...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, method for producing same, and biomass-resource-derived...

The invention relates to a method for producing a biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, which comprises: reacting a dicarboxylic acid and an aliphatic diol to produce a polyester polyol; and reacting the polyester polyol and a polyisocyanate compound, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains at least one component derived from biomass resources, a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

High recycle content polyols from thermoplastic polyesters and lignin or tannin

Polyester polyols, processes for making them, and applications for the polyols are disclosed. In some aspects, the polyols comprise recurring units from a thermoplastic polyester or an aromatic polyacid source, a glycol, and a lignin, tannin, or mixture thereof. Optionally, the polyols incorporate recurring units of a hydrophobe. The polyols are...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Polysiloxane-modified polyhydroxy polyurethane resin, method for producing same, heat-sensitive...

Disclosed are a polysiloxane-modified polyhydroxy polyurethane resin characterized by being derived from a reaction between a 5-membered cyclic carbonate polysiloxane compound represented by the below-described formula (1) and an amine compound, and its production process; and a resin composition, thermal recording medium, imitation leather,...

Company name: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Method for producing trans-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane, method for producing...

A method for producing trans-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane includes a trans-isomerization step in which cis-dicyanocyclohexane is isomerized into trans-dicyanocyclohexane by heating dicyanocyclohexane containing cis-dicyanocyclohexane in the presence of a tar component produced by distillation of dicyanocyclohexane; and an aminomethylation step in...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Urethane resin composition, leather-like sheet, and method for producing the leather-like sheet

Provided is an aqueous urethane resin composition with which a fiber base can be impregnated, which is capable of thermal coagulation, which does not detach from the fiber base due to water or heat in the step of coloring the impregnated base, and which is capable of forming a coating film having resistance to discoloration which may occur with...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Polyurethane-based electrode binder compositions and electrodes thereof for electrochemical cells

The invention relates to an electrode binder composition, an electrode made using the described binder composition, and an electrochemical cell made using the described electrode, where the all of these materials are made using a composition of a poly(dialkylene ester) thermoplastic polyurethane composition. The electrode is made using the...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Crosslinked gels comprising polyalkyleneimines, and their uses as medical devices

One aspect of the present invention generally relates to methods of sealing a wound or tissue plane or filling a void splace. In a preferred embodiment, the wound is an ophthalmic, pleural or dural wound. In certain instances, the compositions used to seal the wound or tissue plane comprises a polyalkyleneimine. In a preferred embodiment, the...

Company name: HyperBranch Medical Technology
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Use of film-forming hair care polymers from the group of polyurethanes and pharmaceutical...

The subject of this application is the use of film-forming polyurethanes that are used in hair care agents or mixtures of these polyurethanes with other polymers in pharmaceutical preparations for dermal or transdermal administration of active ingredients, as well as patches and pharmaceutical preparations that contain these hair care...

Company name: epinamics
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Low density attached polyurethane foams made using a combination of frothing and blowing methods

Textiles backed with a polyurethane cushion are produced by applying a layer of frothed polyurethane-forming mixture to a surface of the textile. The mixture contains both water and a physical blowing agent. The layer expands due to the action of the water and the physical blowing agent and cures to form an attached cushion having a density of 176...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Polyisocyanurate foam and preparation method therefor

Provided is a polyisocyanurate foam formed by polymerizing and foaming a composition comprising: a polyol-based compound, an isocyanate-based compound and a solid flame retardant, wherein a viscosity of the polyol-based compound is 1,000 cps to 100,000 cps at C. In addition, provided is a preparation method for a polyisocyanurate foam,...

Company name: LG Hausys
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Flexible superhydrophobic and/or oleophobic polyurethane coatings

This disclosure deals with novel formulations to create highly durable flexible hydrophobic, superhydrophobic, oleophobic and/or superoleophobic surfaces. The formulations of this invention can be applied by dip, spray and painting processes.

Company name: Ross Technology
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Pavement marking tape with modified polyurethane topcoat

The inventors of the present disclosure discovered that use of a urea-modified polyurethane coating as the topcoat in a pavement marking tape has numerous advantages. The urea-modified polyurethane topcoat is the reaction product of an aspartic ester polyamine, a polyisocynate, and a polyol. The urea-modified topcoat is adjacent to a base layer....

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Sprayable polyurethane based protective coating

A sprayable polyurethane based reaction system for forming a protective coating in industrial containers includes a first component and a second component, each having a viscosity less than 1500 cP at C. A difference between the viscosities of the first component and the second component within a temperature range of C. and...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Cationic electrodeposition coating composition

An object of the present invention is to find a cationic electrodeposition coating composition excellent in throwing power, anti-GA gas pinhole properties, and anti-corrosion properties, and to provide a coated article excellent in these coating film properties. The present invention provides a cationic electrodeposition coating composition...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Adhesive composition for organic fiber cords, rubber-reinforcing material using same, tire and...

Provided is an adhesive composition for organic fiber cords which does not contain resorcinol and formaldehyde and has a good adhesive property and is good for the environment, particularly for the work environment, and a rubber reinforcing material, a tire and a bonding method using the same. Also provided is an adhesive composition for organic...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Polyisocyanate mixture, polyol mixture, adhesive, and laminated film

Provided are an adhesive, a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component which are to be used in the adhesive, and a laminated film. The adhesive has a small elution amount of a low-molecular chemical substance when being used as a packaging material. The laminated film has a small amount of the low-molecular chemical substance eluted into the...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Construction timber

The invention provides a method for method for producing construction timber planks, construction timber and laminated planks or beams. The method includes the steps of sawing debarked and plantation dried logs from Eucalyptus trees having a moisture content of 18% or higher into planks having lengths suitable for the next step as described below....

Company name: Spencer Drake Trust
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Medical adhesive for stemming bleeding

The present invention relates to a polyurea system comprising as component A) isocyanate-functional prepolymers obtainable by reaction of aliphatic isocyanates A1) with polyols A2), which in particular can have a number-average molecular weight of .gtoreq.400 g/mol and a mean OH functionality of from 2 to 6, as component B) an amino-functional...

Company name: Adhesys Medical
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Form in-place gasket with tack free surface

A method of preparing a flexible, substantially tack free gasket by forming a liquid composition which is a radiation polymerizable admixture of a free radical polymerizable urethane(meth)acrylate monomer, free radical polymerizable urethane(meth)acrylate oligomer, or combinations thereof; a free radical polymerizable diluent; a free radical...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Container modifications to minimize defects during reactive polyurethane flow

A method of reducing the number or size of voids in a polyurethane comprises reacting the formulation components in a container having an inner surface, or having a liner that has an inner surface, that has been modified to reduce the shear forces that normally accompany introduction of such components into a container. This is done by modifying...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Roller for feeding, conveying, and separating paper, and manufacturing method therefor

The present invention provides a paper feed/convey/separation roller in which the inner layer is firmly fixed to the outer layer without use of an adhesive and slipping between the inner layer and the outer layer is suppressed, and which ensures required running torque, and a method for producing the roller. In the paper feed/convey/separation...

Company name: Synztec Co., Ltd
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Golf ball manufacturing method

The invention provides a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer over the core, wherein an outermost layer of the cover is molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof. The method includes at least the following steps (1) and (2): (1)...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Molding packaging material, and molded case

A molding packaging material includes a heat resistant resin layer as an outer layer, a metal foil layer, and a first adhesive agent layer arranged there between. The first adhesive agent layer is constituted by an adhesive agent containing a two-part curing type polyester polyurethane resin made of a polyester resin as a main ingredient and a...

Company name: Showa Denko Packaging
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Intravaginal ring comprising polyurethane composition for drug delivery

The invention is directed to an intravaginal drug delivery device comprising at least one pharmaceutically active substance, and a polyurethane copolymer, wherein the copolymer has the structure according to formula (I): ##STR00001## The invention is further directed to administering one or more pharmaceutically active substances to a patient in...

Company name: DSM Biomedical
Published On: Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Elastomeric gasket for fuel access door of an aircraft wing and a method for making the same

An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring. A lip, which may be on the wing surface, is configured to receive...

Company name: Aviation Devices & Electronic Components
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Copper(I)‐Catalyzed Amidation Reaction of Organoboronic Esters and Isocyanates.

Various amides are simply and efficiently synthesized from organoboronic esters (II) and isocyanates using a ligand‐free copper(I) catalyst.

Company name: Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Synthesis of Vegetable Oil-Based Polyurethane: A Study on Curing Kinetics Behavior

In the present study, biobased polyurethane (BPU) samples were synthesized from three different polyols along with polymeric hexamethylene diisocyanate. The three different polyols were synthesized by reacting castor oil with ethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, and triethanolamine. The synthesized polyols were confirmed using proton nuclear...

Company name: Laboratory for Advanced Research in Polymeric Materials
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Flexible polyurethane foams formulated with polyols derived from waste carbon dioxide

In this study, flexible polyurethane foam samples were prepared using concentrations of up to 50% of two novel polycarbonate polyols, Polyol D 251-20 and Polyol D 351-30, derived from the copolymerization of carbon dioxide (CO2) and epoxides, to determine whether the final foam products meet automotive standards for use in seating applications. In...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

An Easily Accessible Self‐Healing Transparent Film Based on a 2D Supramolecular Network of...

Self‐healing polymers hold great promise for the future, enhancing in particular the longevity of polymeric materials. We describe a self‐healing covalent polymer, presenting an extensive array of hydrogen‐bonding sites based on the combination of urea, urethane, and bis‐acyl‐hydrazine units. Solvent‐cast...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Biodegradable Thermoplastic Elastomers Incorporating POSS: Synthesis, Microstructure, and Mechanical...

A need exists for biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers with tailorable mechanical and degradation properties. Toward meeting this need, we introduce a family of biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers that feature soft segments based on caprolactone-d,l-lactide or caprolactone-glycolide copolymers of low crystallinity, combined with a POSS-based...

Company name: Syracuse University
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Carbon nanotube‐based thermoplastic polyurethane‐poly (methyl methacrylate)...

We have synthesized unique flexible pressure‐sensitive nanocomposites by means of a solution mixing method, by adding multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) into a thermoplastic urethane (TPU) matrix along with poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) microbeads of various sizes. The influence of the various PMMA bead sizes on the pressure sensing...

Company name: Hanyang University
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

Azo-Containing Polymers with Degradation On-Demand Feature

Molecules comprising aliphatic azo moieties are widely used as radical polymerization initiators, but only a few studies have explored their usefulness as stimuli-responsive motifs in macromolecular constructs. The controlled degradation of azo-containing polymers has indeed remained largely unexplored. Here we present the syntheses of linear...

Company name: University of Fribourg
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016

A one‐pot synthesis of N‐aryl‐2‐oxazolidinones and cyclic urethanes by the...

The multicomponent assembly of pharmaceutically relevant N‐aryl‐oxazolidinones through the direct insertion of carbon dioxide into readily available anilines and dibromoalkanes is described. The addition of catalytic amounts of an organosuperbase such as Barton's base enables this transformation to proceed with high yields and exquisite...

Company name: University of Helsinki
Published On: Thursday July 21st, 2016


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