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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
ALTANA Expands its Additive Business through Acquisition of Dutch Company Addcomp

Specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Dutch enterprise Addcomp Holland BV, a developer and manufacturer of unique polymer additive solutions. Addcomp will be integrated into the Plastic Additives business line of ALTANA's largest division BYK Additives & Instruments. "In acquiring Addcomp, we are continuing to systematically pursue the...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Chemours : Icynene Innovates with Opteon 1100 Foam Blowing Agent from Chemours

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced today that leading spray foam manufacturer, Icynene, is utilizing Opteon(TM) 1100 foam blowing agent for use in its high-performance spray foam insulation solutions. Icynene plans to use...

Company name: The Chemours Company
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent In Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulates Reefers

Honeywell announced that Unit45, a global leader in the sale and leasing of refrigerated shipping containers, commonly known as reefers, will exclusively use Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) instead of currently used hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to help insulate all new containers going forward.Unit45 is requiring that its manufacturer,...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
NCFI Adopts Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Material For Integral Skin Polyurethane Foam Systems

Honeywell announced today that NCFI Polyurethanes, a leader in sustainable polyurethane products, has begun using Honeywell’s new low-global-warming material in foam used in applications ranging from office furniture to molded seat pads to shoe soles.NCFI is using Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in its integral skin polyurethane...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan STEPANPOL Polyester Polyols Improve Adhesion between Concrete and Final Coating for More...

Concrete primers create moisture barriers which prevents blistering. Primers work by forming covalent bonds with coating materials, allowing the porous concrete surface to be penetrated and creating a strong mechanical lock. Used to 2K systems, Stepan STEPANPOL PC 160-01 has excellent bonding strength to concrete on both wet and dry surfaces....

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> SPRAY FOAMS
Visit ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc. at Upcoming Tradeshows

Conferences and events provide a great opportunity to network, learn new things and see what is happening in the industry. At ICP Adhesives we have a busy fall schedule of tradeshows where we will be exhibiting a variety of products. Here is a brief summary of the events we will be attending.MINExpo , September 26 - 28. MINExpo is a premier expo...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
British Coatings Federation Welcomes Return of Industrial Strategy to Government Policy

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) announced that the federation welcomes the UK's new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), replacing its predecessor, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The new department has been formed in the wake of new UK Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
European Coatings Show Issues Call for Innovations

The European Coatings Show, scheduled for April 3-4, 2017, in Nuremberg, Germany, has issued a call for innovations. The submission deadline is September 12.Topics for technical papers include: raw materials (polymers and resins, pigments and dyes, fillers, additives, and solvents); testing and analysis methods and equipment; fundamental studies in...

Company name: The European Coatings Show
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
New Floor Coating Boasts Quick Cure

Rapid curing is key for a new floor coating available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Inc.Series 256 ExcellaThane, the newest addition to Tnemec's StrataShield line, is touted for a short return-to-service time: three hours for light traffic and six hours for full service in ideal temperature and humidity conditions, according to the...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Natural Polymers, LLC Achieves GREENGUARD Gold Certification for Natural Therm Spray Polyurethane...

As an industry leader of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) technology, Natural Polymers mission is to supply exceptional products with low VOC emissions to consumers. The Natural Therm Brand is rigorously tested and certified by the industries top third party accredited laboratories.A benefit of SPF insulation includes enhancing the performance of...

Company name: Natural Polymers
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
Covestro Materials Utilized in Award-Winning Building Applications

What do a net-zero energy usage home and a citrus processing plant have in common? Both utilize spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and protective coating materials from Covestro LLC with award-winning results. The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) awarded both the NGHTV NextGen Net Zero/Healthy Home and the Bee Sweet Citrus processing plant 2016...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
New water-based dispersions from BASF for paints and coatings help keep building exteriors clean and...

BASF is launching a new water-based polymer dispersion products in Asia Pacific. Acronal 7079 is designed for paints and coatings to help keep building exteriors clean and durable for longer period of time. BASF's low volatile organic compounds, low odor and high durable solutions not only help protect health and provide protection and resistance...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Sunday July 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
PPG : introduces AQUACRON 200 Series coating

PPG has introduced AQUACRON 200 Series coating, a waterborne acrylic urethane for exterior building products that offers robust protection for wood, fiber glass, plastic, vinyl and composite substrates. The coating also can be formulated with heat-reflective pigments to enhance the durability and appearance of heat-sensitive substrates such as...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday July 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thin Urethane Sheets

Acrotech Inc. is known for all kinds of urethane manufacturing, especially custom urethane molds, custom urethane and sheet metal roll benders. One thing that the general public probably doesn't know about Acrotech Inc. is that we manufacture mass quantities of precision cast urethane sheets. and our thinnest in the lineup is 1/16 of an inch! You...

Company name: Acrotech
Published On: Thursday July 28th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Viscosoft to launch new Infiniti mattress and pillow line in Vegas

International pillow and protector supplier ViscoSoft is coming to the Las Vegas Market with its new Infiniti memory foam mattress program.Set to launch at the company's space in the Specialty Sleep Association showroom, C-1565, at the World Market Center, the new line spans three 12-inch memory foam mattresses specifically designed for the...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
First around-the-world flight with solar energy

The two Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have completed the first around-the-world flight in their exclusively solar-powered aircraft. Early this morning they returned safely to Abu Dhabi, the starting point of their journey. An official partner of the Solar Impulse project, Covestro shares the pilots' delight about their...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Flx-Thane XLD - New Light Weight Dust Collection Hose

Flexaust expands their abrasion resistant polyurethane Flx-Thane series hose line to include five wall thicknesses for applications ranging from light dust collection to very severe service. The newest addition, Flx-Thane XLD, is a very light weight hose ideal for woodworking dust collection. It is a .015-inch walled, highly flexible and...

Company name: Flexaust Co., Inc., The
Published On: Thursday July 28th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Orsa Foam Names Jeff Dellinger Sales Agent

Flexible polyurethane foam supplier Orsa Foam S.p.A., with headquarters in Gorla Minore, Italy, has appointed its first U.S.-based sales agent-Jeff Dellinger of J. Dellinger Co. LLC, who represents Orsa in the United States and Canada. Based in Blufton, South Carolina, Dellinger specializes in working with European suppliers to the U.S. textile and...

Company name: Orsa Foam
Published On: Thursday July 28th, 2016

 
PU Europe appoints its new Managing Director

PU Europe announced that Arnaud Duvielguerbigny has been appointed the association's new Managing Director.Mr Duvielguerbigny will resume his position in October 2016.Arnaud is an energy engineer by education and is very familiar with the Brussels arena having worked in Public Affairs and Communications positions in associations in the energy...

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
Allmond Named ASC President

The Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. (ASC) recently announced that William Allmond has been appointed president by its board of directors, effective August 15. He has more than 23 years of experience in association management and strategic operations.Allmond previously served as vice president of government and public relations at the Society of...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
Acme-Hardesty Introduces Three New Sales People

Acme-Hardesty is pleased to introduce three new sales people as Regional Sales Managers in the US.Brad Merz will be the Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest region covering OH, IN, MI, KY and WV. Brad brings a successful track record of fifteen years as an Area Sales Manager for Chemical Associates, Interstate Chemical Company, MPW Industrial...

Company name: Acme-Hardesty
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Huntsman Announces Second Quarter Results; Reports Attractive MDI Margin Growth, Improving...

Huntsman Corporation today reported second quarter 2016 results with revenues of $2,544 million, net income of $94 million and adjusted EBITDA of $325 million.Peter R. Huntsman, our President and CEO, commented:"Our management team is focused on three primary strategic financial objectives. 1) Generating more than $350 million of free cash flow in...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday July 29th, 2016

 
How Does Anderson Development Company Stay Competitive With Big Companies?

Anderson Development Company is a pretty small company and many may think we aren't very competitive. However, about 30% of our products are actually exported, which puts us on the map in regards to competitiveness. How do we accomplish this? By focusing on our customers.Listening: Listen to what the customer need in order for them to be successful...

Company name: Anderson Development Company
Published On: Wednesday July 27th, 2016

 
Strong second quarter for Covestro

Core volumes increased by 7.7% year-on-year / Adjusted EBITDA rose by 8.8% to EUR 542 million / Net income up 51.3% year-on-year / Bayer loans repaid in full / Outlook raised for full year 2016In the period from April to June 2016, the materials manufacturer Covestro continued its successful development from the first quarter of the year. Adjusted...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame resistant composition, fiber reinforced polyurethane based composite comprising the flame...

The present invention relates to a flame-resistant composition, a fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite comprising the flame-resistant composition and the use thereof. In particular, the invention describes a flame-resistant polyurethane-composite forming composition and a combustion-modified, fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite comprising...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
Hydroxyl-containing poly(alkylene phosphates)

Flame retardant compositions for polyurethanes may include hydroxyl-containing poly(alkylene phosphates) that have 5 mol % or less of phosphorus from phosphorus-containing compounds having a .sup.31P NMR resonance signal at a chemical shift in the range from 13 ppm to 18 ppm relative to 85 wt % phosphoric acid.

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> PHOTOINITIATOR
Photoinitiators

The present invention provides novel photoinitiators for polyurethane formation, in which a photoinitiator moiety and a tertiary amine are incorporated into the photoinitiator structure, and thus the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Polyurethane prepolymer prepared by functional polyurethane prepolymer and application thereof

A method of preparing polyurethane prepolymer does not require using a toxic isocyanate monomer (manufactured by harmful phosgene) as a raw material. Epoxy resin and carbon dioxide are used as major raw materials to form cyclic carbonates to be reacted with a functional group oligomer, and then amino groups in a hydrophilic (ether group) or...

Company name: Tamkang University
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Toner, developer, and image forming apparatus

A toner including a crystalline resin wherein the crystalline resin contains a crystalline resin having a urethane bond, a urea bond or both thereof, and wherein the crystalline resin has an average crystallite diameter of 20 nm to 70 nm.

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> CONTROL RELEASE
Polyurethanes as oral drug delivery platform

A pharmaceutical composition for oral use including a release formulation formed by extrusion, said formulation in particular including a polyurethane polymer and an active agent. A process of manufacturing the formulation, uses and methods of treatment.

Company name: Universiteit Gent
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Pipa based combustion-modified flexible foam

A process for forming a combustion-modified ether (CME) polyurethane foam includes providing a polyol component including a PIPA polyol that is a dispersion having a solids content from 10 wt % 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...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising a reaction product of components including: (i) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) about 0.1 to about 0.5 equivalents of at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms;...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive for solar battery back sheets

An adhesive for solar battery back sheets obtainable by mixing (A) a urethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group at the end with (B) a polyol, wherein the urethane prepolymer (A) is obtainable by a reaction of a hydroxyl group-containing compound with an isocyanate compound, and the hydroxyl group-containing compound comprises a polycaprolactone...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
Method of sealing surfaces

The present invention relates to an article whose surface has been at least partly sealed and to methods of its sealing, the sealing layer comprising a reactive melt layer and a coating layer. The invention provides a method of sealing at least part of the surface of an article, comprising the steps of: (a) applying a reactive melt layer based on...

Company name: Klebchemie MG Becker
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions, polarizers and liquid crystal displays comprising the same...

The present invention relates to pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions which contain (A) hydroxyl group and alkylene oxide group containing acrylic copolymer and (B) a multifunctional isocyanate-based hardener, and form interpenetrating network structures when hardened, and polarizers and liquid crystal displays comprising the same. The...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
Water-dispersed pressure-sensitive adhesive composition and pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet

Provided is a water-dispersed pressure-sensitive adhesive composition capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive that combines removability and repulsion resistance at a high level. This invention provides a water-dispersed pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising a pressure-sensitive adhesive polymer as its base polymer and an...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Preparation method for moisture-curing polyurethane reactive hot melt adhesive for textile...

A preparation method for moisture-curing polyurethane reactive hot melt adhesive for textile lamination mainly includes the following steps: (1) mixing and stirring polyether polyol 4000E, polyester polyol 3000H, polyester polyol 2000N, and an antioxidant, heating the mixture to about 120.degree. C., and dehydrating for 0.5h under a vacuum of lower...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Bookbinding adhesive

An object to be achieved by the present invention is to provide a bookbinding adhesive which is excellent in high-speed application properties, cutting properties, book opening properties, and bookbinding strength. The present invention is directed to a bookbinding adhesive characterized by having a melt viscosity in the range of from 1,000 to...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
Lignocellulosic composite articles

A lignocellulosic composite article includes a plurality of lignocellulosic pieces and an adhesive system disposed on the plurality of lignocellulosic pieces for bonding the plurality of lignocellulosic pieces. The adhesive system includes a binder component and a compatibilizer component. An example of a suitable binder component is an isocyanate...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Febric material for pressure molding without adhesive and lamination

Weft knitted fabric for making molded cups directly without using a laminating sponge. The fabric includes three interlocked layers, overlayer, underlayer and connecting layer. The overlayer is formed from fusible fibers and polyurethane fibers, the underlayer is formed from microfiber and polyurethane fibers, and the connecting layer is formed...

Company name: Best Pacific Textile
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite reinforcement systems and methods of manufacturing the same

Systems and methods for reinforcing physical structures with composite reinforcement systems are disclosed herein. According to aspects of the present disclosure, a composite reinforcement system includes a carrier formed of a plurality of fibers and a blend of at least two reagents impregnated within the carrier. The at least two reagents are...

Company name: Neptune Research
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Urethane foam molded product and method for producing the same

To provide a urethane foam molded product having high thermal conductivity and electric insulation and a method for producing the same. A urethane foam molded product includes a base material made of a polyurethane foam and composite particles that are blended in the base material and oriented in a mutually connected state, in which each of the...

Company name: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PREPREGS
Storage-stable polyurethane-prepregs and fibre composite components produced therefrom

The invention relates to storage-stable prepregs (preimpregnated fibers) based on low-viscosity polyurethane systems having a very high characteristic number and flat fiber composite components (molded bodies; composite components) produced therefrom, which are obtained due to an impregnation method of fiber reinforced materials such as woven...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Electromechanical transducer comprising a polyurethane polymer with polyester and/or polycarbonate...

The present invention relates to an electromechanical transducer comprising a dielectric elastomer with contact by a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the dielectric elastomer comprises a polyurethane polymer. In this case, the polyurethane polymer comprises at least one polyester and/or polycarbonate unit. The invention also relates...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Saturday July 30th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS
Application of Gurson Model for Evaluation of Density-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Polyurethane...

Recently, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a focus of interest around the world for several reasons, and LNG cargo containment systems (CCS) increase in quality to prevent loss of LNG during shipping. For insulation of CCS, polyurethane foam (PUF), an outstanding insulation material, is commonly used. However, until now, although its mechanical...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
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: MSX International
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Synthesis of chitosan capped copper oxide nanoleaves using high intensity (30 kHz) ultrasound...

The synthesis of chitosan capped copper oxide nanoleaves (CCCO NLs) was carried out under three different reaction conditions viz. 1) room temperature, 2) 70 DEGC and 3) high intensity ultrasound (30 kHz) sonication method and it has been found that the high intensity ultrasound (30 kHz) sonication is the best method when compared to other two...

Company name: University of Madras
Published On: Sunday July 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
High corrosion resistant - redox active - moisture curable - conducting polyurethanes

New series of electrochemically active conducting polyurethanes (CPU) have been prepared using tetraaniline as conducting unit with IPDI-PTMG as urethane prepolymer segment. These films are robust and formed as a consequence of moisture curing of excess isocyanate. The films are novel in the sense that the conductivity is found to be in the higher...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Kinetics formation of nanostructure of polyurethanes in the presence of graphene

The kinetics of catalyzed by dibutyltin dilaurate reaction of polyurethane (PU) synthesis was studied in dependence of amount of aromatic amine (cuamine A) chain extender and amount of nanosized filler (graphene). It was found that the reaction is zero order. The addition of graphene in the reaction system did not change this kinetics. Our data...

Company name: ITMO University
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
SHAPE MEMMORY MATERIALS
A new strategy for designing multifunctional shape memory polymers with amine-containing...

In this study, a series of novel shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) containing tertiary amine groups are prepared by designing hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) as soft segments and HDI-BDO as hard segments. The structure and properties of the MDEA-based SMPUs are investigated using FT-IR, NMR, DSC, TGA, DMA, POM and...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Tuesday July 26th, 2016

 
 

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