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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Don't Blow It: Choose Dow Polyurethanes to Find the Right Blowing Agent for You

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, provides a wide range of blowing agent capabilities compliant with the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), to deliver customizable energy efficient solutions to the North American market. These capabilities now include hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology and may lower Global...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Solvay appoints Acme-Hardesty as Fentamine Polyurethane Catalyst Distributor

Solvay, a leading global supplier of amines, announces the appointment of Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., as it exclusive distributor of its Fentamine Polyurethane catalyst line in North America. This brings Solvay's polyurethane amines, produced in Zhangjiagang, China, to the US marketplace.We are very pleased to develop our...

Company name: Acme-Hardesty
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Susterra Propanediol - New Brochures available

When performance matters, choose Susterra propanediol-the pure, bio-based, petroleum-free diol. Susterra propanediol is the building block that delivers high performance in a variety of applications, from polyurethanes and unsaturated polyester resins to heat-transfer fluids.For polyurethanes, Susterra propanediol is an excellent polyol or chain...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
Acme-Hardesty at the CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference, Baltimore, MD

Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, and PolyGreen Chemicals ( Malaysia) Sdn Bhd / Malaysia will be presenting a paper entitled, "Recent Advances in Natural Oil Polyol Chemistry for the Polyurethane Industry" during the Sustainability Session of the CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Acme-Hardesty and...

Company name: Acme-Hardesty
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Sinkhole repair saves money, disruption

A leaking sewer line and storm water main drain caused a sinkhole in a high traffic area at the busy Port of Palm Beach. A traditional excavation to repair the pipes, fill the voids and replace the asphalt was an expensive and highly disruptive option that port officials hoped to avoid. Seawall Doctors of Boca Raton, Fla., seal the leaks, filled...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Friday August 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> 3D PRINTING
Carbon Expands 3D Printing Service Bureau Network

Given the speed and materials possible with continuous liquid interface production (CLIP)-the groundbreaking 3D printing tech developed by Carbon-it's not surprising that large manufacturers such as BMW and Delphi Automotive have taken the tech on board for prototyping and short-run production. Now, more customers will have access to CLIP 3D...

Company name: Carbon3D
Published On: Friday August 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
MAPEI's protective coatings provide the perfect finish

Deerfield Beach, Florida - The Elastocoioi product line of wall coatings is the latest extension to MAPEI's Concrete Restoration Systems (CRS) category. Ideally suited for the concrete restoration and waterproofing market, Elastocolor Flex, Elastocolor Coat and Elastocolor Paint provide decorative and protective finishes for vertical, above-grade...

Company name: Mapei
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
Energy Department Funds Coatings Research

Three organizations will be able to make use of federal funding to perform research on ways that coatings can contribute to reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy.As the federal agency committed to advancing energy technology and promoting related innovation in the United States, the Department of Energy announced a $137 million...

Company name: US Department of Energy
Published On: Friday August 19th, 2016

 
2017 CoatingsTech Conference: Call for Papers

ACA is seeking technical papers and student posters for the 2017 CoatingsTech Conference. The multi-track conference, short courses, industry awards, and presentation opportunities offer industry experts a forum to introduce new research, pursue continuing education and skills development in coatings technology. The conference will also address...

Company name: 2017 CoatingsTech Conference
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Electrolube's FPC gains UL94V-0 Approval

Electrolube, global electro-chemicals manufacturer recently formulated and launched a brand new Conformal Coating product, (FPC). This material was specially developed to resolve a number of long standing problems relating to coverage and connectivity experienced by a specific user of surface modifier materials. The product has been received...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
PPG-painted Oldsmobile wins Hot August Nights Cup

A dazzling 1939 Oldsmobile Series 60 convertible dubbed "Olds Cool," painted by Charley Hutton using PPG (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish products, captured the inaugural Hot August Nights Cup at the recent namesake classic car competition in Reno, Nevada. The cup, equivalent to a best-in-show award, is the ultimate prize in the Hot August Nights...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday August 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Know your adhesives

In the collision industry, we need to know a lot of information. We also find ourselves trying to keep up with changes in repair procedures and new features in vehicles. The task is daunting to anyone. I often say I know less today than I did yesterday.In this need and quest for knowledge, sometimes we need to take a look and see if we're...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FOAM SEAL
RAMPF foam gaskets - optimum protection and exceptionally easy handling

K-Messe 2016: Polyurethane and silicone products for the automotive, electrical/electronics, and packaging industries / Filter casting and bonding system experts also on handAt the RAMPF Polymer Solutions stand at the trade fair K-MESSE 2016 in Dusseldorf, the spotlight is on innovative sealing systems based on polyurethane and silicone. From...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
R-Value: The Full Story

Whether you're in the process of building a new home, or looking at renovating your current home, the opportunity to choose insulation inevitably brings up conversations about R-value. Typically, you'll hear that higher R-value means better insulation, but there's more to it than that.To begin with, if you're not completely sure what R-value is,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Honeywell's Tip For Weight-Conscious Carmakers: Slim Down Your Seat

Automakers have labored mightily for five years to ratchet up fuel efficiency in the face of U.S. rules that require individual vehicles to get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. That's a tall order. More efficient engines, hybrid-electric powertrains, improved aerodynamics and lighter metals and components are pumping up mpg, but there's a long way to...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
Schools to Replace Toxic Urethane Tracks with Soil-based Playgrounds

Urethane running tracks at Korean elementary, middle, and high schools have been at the center of controversy, with many having been found to contain unhealthy levels of lead. And with the Ministry of Environment revealing that 64 percent of 2,763 schools inspected were found to have urethane tracks or playgrounds that exceeded the government lead...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 19th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wanhua-BorsodChem at K 2016: To Focus on PVC & TPU for E&E, B&C, Packaging

Organizers has announced that K 2016 in Dusseldorf from 19 to 26 October will be a special show with a highlight on "Plastics shape the future".Main focuses of K 2016:■ Developments that are already taking shape and the visions that may become reality tomorrow. ■ Event will demonstrate to what extent plastics are making their mark on...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-2018

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice to the spray polyurethane foam industry, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors. Representing senior leaders from both the contractor and manufacturer sectors, the 15-member Board includes an Executive Committee and 12 additional voting members."Our Board...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Wednesday August 17th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FOAM COMPATIBILIZERS / STABILIZERS
EO/PO block copolymers useful as stabilizers for PUR foams

The invention relates to compositions for producing hydrophilicized polyurethane foams, in particular for wound management, wherein the composition, containing a polyurethane dispersion and specific additives, is frothed and dried.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Catalysts and use thereof in the production of polyurethanes

The present invention relates to new catalysts and production thereof as well as the preferred use thereof in the production of polyisocyanate polyaddition products. The described catalysts are tetravalent tin compounds with at least one ligand bonded via at least one oxygen atom or sulfur atom and containing at least one nitrogen atom.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
Polyurethanes made using bismuth thiocarbamate or thiocarbonate salts as catalysts

Polyisocyanate-based polymers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups in the presence of a bismuth mono- or dithiocarbamate or mono- or dithiocarbonate salt.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
Imidazolidine-based metal carbene metathesis catalysts

The present invention relates to novel metathesis catalysts with an imidazolidine-based ligand and to methods for making and using the same. The inventive catalysts are of the formula ##STR00001## wherein: M is ruthenium or osmium; X and X.sup.1 are each independently an anionic ligand; L is a neutral electron donor ligand; and, R, R.sup.1,...

Company name: California Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for the preparation of di- and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series

The invention relates to a method for producing diamines and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series in which, by using a coalescence auxiliary in the phase separation of the process product obtained in the scrubbing of the neutralized crude product, the fraction of water and thus also of water-soluble impurities in the organic MDA-containing...

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DIELECTRIC
Dielectric resin composition for film capacitor and film capacitor

To increase the heat resistance of a film capacitor, a cured article obtained by curing a mixed solution of a polyvinyl acetal having a hydroxyl group content of 10% to 38% by weight, the number of backbone carbon atoms of the polyvinyl acetal being 100 or more, and a polyisocyanate having an isocyanate content of 1% to 50% by weight is used as a...

Company name: Murata Manufacturing
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Resin film and method of producing resin film

A resin film according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a substrate film; and an antistatic layer formed on one side of the substrate film and including a binder resin and a conductive material. The binder resin includes a polyurethane-based resin; the antistatic layer has an arithmetic average surface roughness Ra of 10 nm or...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic formulation incorporating a uv-triggered self-healing material

A cosmetic composition for treating hair, nails and skin, including the lips, is provided, which composition comprises a UV activated self-repair film forming material, for example, a polymer, such as a polyurethane polymer, containing a polysaccharide substituted with a UV active oxetane, or a metallo-supramolecular film-former capable of...

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Solvent-free polyurethane 100% solids coating

The present disclosure provides coating compositions free of acrylates and epoxies for use in dry-erase surface preparations and protective floor coverings.

Company name: Seagrave Coatings
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Method for producing a multicoat paint system

The present invention relates to a method for producing a multicoat paint system on a metallic substrate, in which a basecoat or a plurality of directly successive basecoats are produced directly on a metallic substrate coated with a cured electrocoat, a clearcoat is produced directly on the one basecoat or the uppermost of the plurality of...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Adhesive film and flexible metal laminate

To provide an adhesive film comprising a polyimide film and a fluorinated resin layer directly laminated, in which blisters (foaming) in an atmosphere corresponding to reflow soldering at high temperature are suppressed, and a flexible metal laminate. An adhesive film having a fluorinated resin layer containing a fluorinated copolymer (A) directly...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> GLASS BONDING
Ultrafast dual cure adhesive useful for bonding to glass

A composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional components; b) one or more compounds containing a cycloaliphatic tertiary amine: c) one or more low functional acrylate containing components having about 1 to 4 acrylate groups per molecule; d) one or more high functional acrylate containing components having 5 to about 10 acrylate...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Fire retardant and/or antistatic, non-mercury catalyzed polyurethane elastomer

A fire retardant and antistatic polyurethane elastomer free of mercury and having a Shore A hardness of at least 30 is prepared from a polyol component and a prepolymer (e.g., an isocyanate) component. The polyol component comprises (A) a saturated polyester polyol of ethylene/butane/adipate of a nominal molecular weight and with a functionality of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Support film

An ultra-thin highly conformable arc-shaped support film for a flange extender for an ostomy bag comprises a polyurethane film having an adhesive applied to at least one of a body facing surface and an ostomy bag facing surface, wherein the film has a thickness of about 5 pm to about 100 .mu.m and exhibits a high moisture vapour transmission rate...

Company name: Welland Medical
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes made with tin-free catalysts

Thermoplastic polyurethanes, including those based on aliphatic isocyanates, are of great interest for industrial applications that require UV-stability. To overcome the low reactivity of some diisocyanates a catalyst is usually added to accelerate urethane formation. In most applications, organotin-based compounds are used, however, due to growing...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite plates

Fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite plates having a thickness of at least 12 mm contains at least 20% by weight of reinforcing fibers embedded in a polyurethane polymer matrix, which polyurethane polymer matrix has a calculated molecular weight between crosslinks of from 450 to 2500. The composite plates have excellent load-bearing properties...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Composite elements composed from thermoplastic polymers and polyurethanes, and process for...

The invention relates to composite elements comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an adjacent polyurethane bonded thereto, to a process for production thereof and to the use thereof.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls comprising medium hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a core having an outer surface and a geometric center. The core is formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition. An ionomeric inner cover layer is formed about the core and has a material hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The golf ball includes an outer cover layer formed from a polyurea or a polyurethane...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Method for coating devices using electrospinning

A medical electrical lead may include an insulative lead body, a conductor disposed within the insulative lead body, an electrode disposed on the insulative lead body and in electrical contact with the conductor and a fibrous matrix disposed at least partially over the electrode. The fibrous matrix may be formed from polyether polyurethane.

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE SEAT CUSHIONS
Sofa seat cushion core

An apparatus and method are provided for a sofa seat cushion comprising a cushion core including a multiplicity of pocketed springs enclosed within an upholstery foam envelope. The pocketed springs are positioned side by side in a spring layer arrangement and are independently operable. A memory foam layer positioned above the upholstery foam...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Curable epoxide containing formaldehyde-free compositions, articles including the same, and methods...

A composition is disclosed that includes a water insoluble polymer, a polycarboxy functional polymer, and a water insoluble epoxide functional compound, the water insoluble polymer including at least one of polyvinyl acetate, vinyl acetate copolymer, styrene copolymer, acrylate copolymer, and polyurethane.

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
Acrylamide-based crosslinking monomers, their preparation, and uses thereof

A process for preparing an acrylamide-based crosslinking monomer comprising reacting in the presence of a catalyst an isocyanate compound containing at least two isocyanate groups with one of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid. These acrylamide-based crosslinking monomers are used in the preparation of coating compositions, adhesive compositions...

Company name: Saltworks Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 18th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flexible and Bio‐Based Nonisocyanate Polyurethane (NIPU) Foams

The amine cure of cyclic carbonate blends, derived from renewable resources and carbon dioxide, in the presence of a liquid fluorohydrocarbon as physical blowing agent with no ozone depletion potential, enables the facile tailoring of flexible bio‐based nonisocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) foams. Unlike conventional PU foams, neither isocyanates...

Company name: Freiburg Materials Research Center
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Effects of reduced oxygen environment on the reaction to fire of a poly(urethane‐isocyanurate)...

Thanks to their thermal insulation properties, rigid polyisocyanurate foams are commonly used in the modern built environment, as well as in transportation and industrial applications. However, the fire behaviour of this kind of foam remains one of the most limiting factors for their wider use as insulation material in some sectors. Indeed, this...

Company name: Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> GELS
Electrically Triggered Actuation of Plasticized Thermoplastic Polyurethane Gels

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are copolymers with hard and soft segments. They have excellent physical properties and good biocompatibility. In particular, their shape memory properties and compatibility with plasticizers make TPU gels suitable for use as soft actuator materials. In this work, a plasticizer, dibutyl adipate (DBA), is added to...

Company name: Shinshu University
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Effect of Soft‐to‐Hard Segment Ratio on Viscoelastic Behavior of Model Thermoplastic...

Model thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are prepared with the aim of investigating the effect of soft-to-hard segment ratio on the phase transition and the resulting structure that forms upon isothermal exposure to temperatures near their phase transition temperature. The dynamic rheological properties of TPUs before exposure to these isothermal...

Company name: Case Western Reserve University
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Influence of sepiolite on crystallinity of soft segments and shape memory properties of polyurethane...

The shape memory polyurethane/sepiolite nanocomposites were prepared with sepiolite dispersed uniformly in polyurethane based on poly(ε‐caprolactone). The influence of sepiolite on the structure of polyurethane was investigated by dynamic mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, X‐ray diffraction, and polarized...

Company name: Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Energetic, Structural, and Vibrational Properties of 4,4′-Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate with...

Through a polymerization process, the monomer 4,4′-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate can participate in glueing, whereby strong covalent bonds between the monomer and the substrates that will be glued have to be formed. In the present work, we use density functional theory (DFT) calculations to study a group of properties that are important for...

Company name: Universidad de Chile
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
Dual Palladium(II)/Tertiary Amine Catalysis for Asymmetric Regioselective Rearrangements of Allylic...

The streamlined catalytic access to enantiopure allylic amines as valuable precursors towards chiral β- and γ-aminoalcohols as well as α- and β-aminoacids is desirable for industrial purposes. In this article an enantioselective method is described that transforms achiral allylic alcohols and N-tosylisocyanate in a single step...

Company name: University of Stuttgart
Published On: Monday August 22nd, 2016

 
 

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