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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
New video available from PU Europe: Benefits of thermal insulation with polyurethane

PU is the perfect insulation material for practically every building. Furthermore, polyurethane is suitable for many areas of application, from basement to roof.

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
The Secret Ingredient To Ford's New Product? Waste Carbon Dioxide

There's about 30 lbs. of polyurethane foam in the average vehicle. It's in everything from headrests to seats and instrument panels. And usually, a key ingredient in that foam is petroleum.But Ford Motor Company is experimenting with swapping out the petroleum for something that's abundant in today's environment: carbon dioxide.We conserve...

Company name: Ford Global Technologies
Published On: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

 
Polyol made from canola oil leading to new greener products

A process invented by ALES researchers that converts canola oil into an organic polyol used to make polyurethane is paving the way for the creation of new, greener products.The first product to use the canola-based polyol is a spray foam insulation called BioFoam, said Jonathan Curtis, who leads the Lipid Chemistry Group in the Department of...

Company name: University of Alberta
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Serene Foam : See the difference

Carpenter Co., the world's largest manufacture of comfort cushioning products, introduces Serene Foam . This remarkable new technology provides a self-adjusting yet supportive foam that makes memory foam obsolete.

Company name: Carpenter
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Hosts Annual Latin America Distributor Convention in Cancun

Axalta Coating Systems concluded its annual Latin America regional distributor convention in Cancún, Mexico with more than 600 attendees participating in business presentations and strategic planning meetings. The five-day event offered opportunities for distributors and other customers to hear from Axalta management about the latest global...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Spotlight on Cold Store Flooring Solutions

Floors in cold stores and refrigerated areas need to be able to withstand extreme temperatures for long periods of time. Should they fail, cracks or gaps could appear in the surface and pose a dangerous contamination risk.Specifying flooring that is up to the task means making sure the coating can withstand a variety of challenges for an extended...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
Flowfresh antimicrobial floor ensures hygienic surface at Geelong's White Rabbit Brewery

An antimicrobial enhanced polyurethane coating from Flowcrete was installed in the brewery area at the new White Rabbit Brewery in Geelong, Victoria to ensure hygiene and cleanliness on the floor. The Flowfresh antimicrobial polyurethane coating enables the floor underfoot to maintain a hygienic, functional finish in the face of challenging onsite...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> GREEN COATINGS
Hybrid Fortune 500 Partner PPG-Comex Launches Green Polyurethane Based Coating Product

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc., is pleased to announce that after several years of development, Comex a division of PPG Industries Inc. (see About PPG below) has created a new coatings product utilizing Hybrid's zero isocyanate Polyurethane technology. The product was recently launched in the Mexican market and is now sold in PPG-Comex stores in...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Selena's innovations as a source of ground-breaking changes in the construction industry

In accordance with the established strategy based on the implementation of innovative products Selena Group started the launch of an innovative series of foam adhesives. The implementation of this pioneering solution is the result of international R&D program FOAM ADHESIVE (FOAD) - led by Selena Group companies for several years. One of the newest...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

 
Progress in eco-friendly adhesives

How far have companies come in developing environmentally friendly adhesives? I'm wondering since I've done an interview with a large raw material supplier for adhesives.At Wacker, they see a strong trend toward eco-friendly solutions. They are addressing this, for example, by developing dispersions that enable very-low formaldehyde binders for...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Bodo Moller Chemie integrates part of Planatol's Indian activities

The Bodo Moller Chemie Group has extended the portfolio of its newly founded Indian affiliate, Bodo Moller Chemie India. It will assume responsibility for the distribution of wood adhesives for Planatol Adhesive India Ltd.The move comprises all local customers, the distribution rights for wood adhesives in India and the warehouse in...

Company name: Planatol
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Permatex Releases a New Flexible Adhesive

The Permatex division of Illinois Tool Works has introduced a flexible adhesive suitable for harsh environments and heavy-duty applications.New Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive can be used on both interior and exterior applications.Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive is a single-component, silicone free, elastomeric adhesive.The company says...

Company name: Permatex
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> GLASS BONDING
Polyurethane adhesives cuts down waiting times

With over 60 years of experience in glass manufacturing and installation, Aguila Auto Glass currently offers a way to replace windshields that aims to reduce a vehicle's down time at the convenience of their customers. For quick installations, Aguila Auto Glass uses WX185 polyurethane adhesives for its glass applications.WX185 does not need primer...

Company name: Aguila Auto Glass
Published On: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol to Exhibit at Northwest Apparel and Footwear Materials Show

The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announces it will exhibit at the 2016 Northwest Apparel and Footwear Materials Show in Portland, OR from August 30-31, at booth #1007.Lubrizol will feature its innovative lineup of polymer solutions including BounCell-X(TM) Microcellular Foam TPU, Estane TPU, Estane VSN 9000 TPU, Estane TRX...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
BASF opens first plant in Sri Lanka to meet local demand for construction chemicals

BASF's first production plant in Sri Lanka will produce standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions brand. These include concrete admixtures product ranges such as MasterGlenium , MasterPolyheed , MasterRheobuild and MasterPozzolith . The new plant will allow BASF to better meet the...

Company name: BASF Construction Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
Dur-A-Flex Introduces New Products for Concrete Patching and Pitching

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional resinous floor and wall systems, has added two new concrete patch and repair products to its product line; Dur-A-Tex LM (Latex Mortar) and Dur-A-Tex UM (Urethane Mortar). With these two new additions, Dur-A-Flex is now even better equipped to provide a single-stop...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Isothane to attend and exhibit at NEA Annual Conference 2016

The NEA Annual Conference 2016 is widely recognised as the largest fuel poverty and energy efficiency event in the UK. During NEA's 35th anniversary year the annual conference and exhibition is likely to attract around 300 delegates and 40 exhibitors and will be held at Manchester Central Conference Centre from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September,...

Company name: Isothane
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLE JACKET
Leoni's new Cat 5e solution is universally flexible

Leoni offers a novel and exceptionally flexible solution for wired, 100 MHz, Cat 5e data transfer. It consists of a coiled Cat 5e cable, an overmoulded angle grommet with an individually definable angle and a protected RJ45 socket as a floating terminal. Leoni's solution stands out not only with its long-term distensibility and mobility, it also...

Company name: Leoni
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
New Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium installs weather safe soybean-based turf

the Dana J. Dykhouse stadium, and they may not realize that soy was a key product in the construction. The turf in the stadium was installed this summer. The portion of the turf that the artificial blades of grass attach to are made using soybean oil.Artificial blades of grass are attached to the backing of the turf, which is similar to carpet...

Company name: AstroTurf
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Trelleborg Expands Material Offerings to the Subsea Market

Trelleborg's offshore operation in Norway is expanding its production capability with a new manufacturing line. The addition will complement its current range of thermal insulation materials by adding Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) powder coating and polypropylene (PP) to its portfolio, solidifying the company's leading position as a subsea system...

Company name: Trelleborg Offshore
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
Blasch launches polyurethane encased ceramic wear protection system

At MINExpo, Blasch Precision Ceramics will launch of Verkapse - a turnkey solution consisting of polyurethane encased ceramic for applications involving hydrocyclone separators and other mineral processing equipment. Until now, this encapsulation was completed by a subcontractor using inserts sourced from ceramic manufacturers."Leveraging Blasch's...

Company name: Blasch Precision Ceramics
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> SIGN BOARD
The No-Limits HDU: Dimensional Signs of Any Size

For signage professionals, no two projects are ever exactly the same. Every sign or display requires its own unique dimensions, different surface finishes, and special considerations that need attention. Since projects can vary so significantly, the worst thing for a skilled sign maker is to be held back by their materials. Many popular HDU sign...

Company name: Coastal Enterprises
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Freudenberg Xpress Introduces New Capabilities and Materials to Better Serve Customers

On the 10-year anniversary of its establishment in Milan, Ohio, Freudenberg Xpress has upped its game on behalf of customers through a growing investment in new process capabilities and the use of an exclusive, new high- performance polyurethane material.reudenberg Xpress is Freudenberg's unique rapid service for replacement parts, prototypes and...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Flexaust Introduces Flexaust Connect Mobile App

Flexaust has announced the introduction of Flexaust Connect - the new, powerful, up-to-date and mobile connection for all your hose and ducting needs. Flexaust has manufactured durable, long lasting, flexible hose and flexible ducting products, accessories and vacuum attachments for industrial and commercial applications for 75 years.The company's...

Company name: Flexaust
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Fifteen Dow Technologies Named R&D 100 Award Finalists; Three Products Up for Multiple Awards

R&D Magazine named products of The Dow Chemical Company finalists for the 2016 R&D 100 Awards, recognizing new product innovations introduced in 2015. Fifteen Dow technologies are among the 300 finalists, and three of these products are finalists in two categories.Often referred to as the "Oscars of Invention" the annual R&D 100 Awards celebrate...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
Sika opens new national subsidiaries in Djibouti and Cameroon

The establishment of new national subsidiaries in Djibouti and Cameroon takes the total number of subsidiaries on the African continent to 18. This increases Sika's presence to a global total of 97 subsidiaries.The East African state of Djibouti is an important location for market access to the neighboring country of Ethiopia, which is one of the...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
Innocor, Inc. Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Red Bank, NJ

Innocor, Inc., a leader in consumer-driven polyurethane foam products, today announces the relocation of its headquarters from West Long Branch to Red Bank, New Jersey. The move to a larger, more modern facility comes as the company has seen tremendous growth since it was formed two years ago through the merger of Sleep Innovations and Flexible...

Company name: Innocor
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
BRPPA has been chosen to host the UK's Elastomer Strategy Roadmap

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has been working with the elastomer community for many years and has held a number of workshops and meetings with members of the community to determine the future outlook and strategy for the elastomers sector in the UK. The outcome of these meetings has been a series of roadmaps. BRPPA has been chosen to host...

Company name: The British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
CUFCA Advertisement and Insert in the RAIC Resource Guide

As part of CUFCA`s ongoing effort to distribute important information to professionals in the construction industry, CUFCA has placed an advertisement in the next Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Resource Guide, as well as included a full page insert. These items will be distributed to 5000 architects across Canada. CUFCA places ads...

Company name: The Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Signet Enterprises Launches Creative Polymer Solutions, Manufacturer of Protective Coatings and...

Signet Enterprises announces the commencement of operations for Creative Polymer Solutions (CPS) in Irondale, Alabama. The new company, an innovator in the field of polymer technology for protective and structural coatings for municipal, industrial and commercial sectors, will co-locate in a state-of-the-art polymer blending facility with another...

Company name: Creative Polymer Solutions
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Drilling industry representatives speak at Pennsylvania legislative hearing in South Buffalo

Bergad Specialty Foams and Composites owner Paul Bergad said he cringes every time he hears the words "regulate the gas industry.""Because I know it's coming down on me, on my company, on our employees," he said. "From my standpoint, it's as if it's the state against us."The Rayburn Township, Armstrong County, company makes polyurethane foam for...

Company name: Bergad Specialty Foams and Composites
Published On: Wednesday August 24th, 2016

 
Argonics Announces Launch of New Website

Argonics announces the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.argonics.com. Key features of the new website include a custom part design center, and the inclusion of the company's subsidiary, Kryptane Systems.Technical data, success stories and case studies work together to provide a detailed overview of capabilities across a wide...

Company name: Argonics
Published On: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

 
Huntsman to Install State-Of-The-Art Honeycomb Composite Spray Molding Equipment at Auburn Hills...

Huntsman Corporation announced that its Polyurethanes division is installing a honeycomb panel composite spray molding production cell at its Auburn Hills, Michigan technical center to support the company's expanding automotive and industrial businesses.The new Hennecke HK metering machine for PUR composite spray molding (CSM) will allow customers...

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

 
PEOPLE
Gaco Western Appoints Chuck Skalski as President

Gaco Western is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Skalski as President of the company after over 25 years of dedication and leadership.Chuck joined Gaco Western in 1991 as an Area Manager to develop the Ontario Canada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Western New York markets. In 1993 he spearheaded the launch of Gaco Silicone coatings into the...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
Cefic boosts communications with appointment of industry native

To reinforce its public affairs team, Cefic, the EU chemical industry council, has welcomed on board Irene van Luijken as its new Communications Director.Following on from the recent appointment of Aaron McLoughlin as Executive Director of Public Affairs at the beginning of August, Irene's role will focus on strategic communications to raise...

Company name: Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Miguel Mantas to become CEO of new company after Allnex/Nuplex business combination

Allnex, a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, today announced that Miguel Mantas, currently Chief Executive Officer of Allnex, will become the CEO of the new company after the combination of Allnex and Nuplex, subject to European Commission clearance.On February 15, Allnex, backed by its...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant and flame retardant polyurethane resin composition

The present invention provides a polyurethane which has excellent flame retardance and various excellent performances. A phosphoramidate compound having a specific structure is used as a flame retardant for a polyurethane foam or a polyurethane elastomer. By mixing this flame retardant with a raw material of a polyurethane resin (polyol,...

Company name: Daihachi Chemical Industry
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compounds as catalysts for polyurethane compositions

The invention relates to dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compounds of the formula MoO.sub.2(L).sub.x(Y).sub.2-x, where the ligand L has the formula (I). Such complex compounds are suitable in particular as catalysts for one- and two-component polyurethane compositions. The invention also relates to two-component polyurethane compositions including at...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Acrylic optical film, and polarizing plate comprising same

The present invention relates to an acryl-based film that includes a first primer layer including a water-dispersible polyurethane resin formed on one surface, and a second primer layer including at least one or more types of a water-dispersible polyester-based resin, a water-dispersible acryl-based resin and a water-dispersible polyester...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated adducts, compositions thereof and methods of use

Disclosed are flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated polyformal adducts, flexible-amine-terminated polythioether adducts, compositions comprising flexible polyamines and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers, and compositions comprising flexible amine-terminated adducts and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers. Uses of the compositions as...

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Alkoxysilane-group modified polyurethanes and low modulus sealants formed therefrom

Disclosed are alkoxysilane-group modified polyurethane that are the reaction product of: (1) a polyoxyalkylene diol; and (2) an isocyanate-functional silane. Also disclosed are compositions, including sealant compositions, that include such polyurethanes, and cured sealant formed from such compositions.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
Bonding process

The invention relates to a process for bonding a silicone or silicone based material to a polyurethane and use of the bonded silicone-polyurethane in the manufacture of biomaterials, devices, articles or implants, in particular long term implantable medical devices in the fields of cardiology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and gastroenterology. The...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Medical adhesive

The present invention is directed to providing a safe medical adhesive, a cured body of which is hard to be degraded and decomposed and thus stable and the cured body generates less amount of acid, aldehyde, etc. due to degradation/decomposition. The medical adhesive includes a hydrophilic urethane prepolymer (UP) obtained by reacting a...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Tissue adhesive based on nitrogen-modified aspartates

The invention relates to a polyurea system comprising as component A) isocyanate-functional prepolymers which can be obtained by reacting aliphatic isocyanates A1) with polyols A2) that can have a number-average molecular weight of =400 g/mol and an average OH functionality of 2 to 6 in particular; and as component B) amino-functional aspartic acid...

Company name: Adhesys
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Organomineral solid and foamed material

The present invention relates to a two-part composition suitable for use in the preparation of a foamed material wherein the first part comprises a source of metal ions and water and the second part comprises an isocyanate, wherein the ratio of NCO isocyanate to water to metal ions is 1 mol:3.5 to 5.5 mol:95 to 650 mmol. Also forming part of the...

Company name: Minova International
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flexible polyurethane foams comprising plant seeds

The invention relates to a flexible polyurethane foam comprising viable and/or germinated plant seeds. The flexible polyurethane foam may comprise a reinforcing fabric composed of fibers, for example synthetic-polymer fibers or rottable natural fibers. The flexible polyurethane foam may further comprise a substance having high water-holding...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Method for coating metal surfaces with a phosphate layer and then with a polymer lubricant layer

The invention relates to a method for preparing metal workpieces for cold forming by first applying a phosphate layer and then applying a lubricant layer which has a major content in organic polymer material. The phosphate layer is formed by an aqueous acidic phosphating solution having a major content in calcium, magnesium or manganese and...

Company name: Chemetall
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Novel coating composition

A coating composition comprising: a) a film forming resin comprising secondary amine groups, b) a polyisocyanate curing agent and c) solid particles of an amino resin based polymer.

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FIRE-RESISTANT
Fire-resistant heat-insulating coating material for piping or equipment

The fire-resistant heat-insulating coating material (3) for a pipe (2) comprises a foamed polyurethane heat-insulating layer comprising a flame-retardant urethane composition containing a polyisocyanate, a polyol, a trimerization catalyst, a foaming agent, a foam stabilizer, and additives, the additives comprising red phosphorus and at least one...

Company name: Sekisui Chemical Co.
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Syntactic polyurethane elastomers having distinct morphology for use in subsea pipeline insulation

Syntactic polyurethane elastomers are made using a non-mercury catalyst. The elastomer is made from a reaction mixture containing a polyether polyol, a chain extender, a polyisocyanate and microspheres. The elastomer is characterized morphologically by the presence of small discrete morphological domains 0.1 to 3 .mu.m in diameter, and the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane and associated method and article

A thermoplastic polyurethane is formed by the reaction of a specific hydroxy-diterminated poly(phenylene ether) and an organic diisocyanate. The polyurethane-forming reaction optionally employs diols other than the hydroxy-diterminated poly(phenylene ether). Compared to thermoplastic polyurethanes lacking the residue of the hydroxy-diterminated...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
Water-triggered shape memory of PCI-PEG multiblock TPUs

Water-triggered shape memory polymers based on poly(.epsilon.-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) multiblock hybrid thermoplastic polyurethanes. Urethane linkages were formed through the addition reaction between isocyanate groups of the lysine methyl-ester diisocyanate (LDI) and the hydroxyl groups of either (PEG) or PCL diol.

Company name: Syracuse University
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polycarbonate compositions having improved adhesion to polyurethane layers

Compositions ##STR00001## and composite components formed from these compositions and a polyurethane layer, which are notable for improved adhesion between the two layers, and a process for producing the composite components.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Systems and methods for processing and dispensing filled multi-component materials

Multi-component materials are substantially homogeneous and fully curable and comprise an elastic filler, an isocyanate curing agent, and a polyol resin ingredient that when combined produce a polymeric matrix, polyurethane and/or polyurea, having the filler dispersed therein. The material has a variation in polyisocyanate weight ratio of up to...

Company name: Rhino Linings Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Cement-free or cement-reduced low dust hybrid flooring compositions

The invention relates to a multi-component composition comprising a solid component comprising calcined paper sludge and one or more aggregates, and a binder component comprising an organic binder selected from one or more polyols, one or more epoxy resins and a polymer latex dispersion, and, if the organic binder is one or more polyols or one or...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Xerogels made from aromatic polyureas

The invention relates to a xerogel comprising from 30 to 90% by weight of a monomer component (a1) composed of at least one polyfunctional isocyanate and from 10 to 70% by weight of a monomer component (a2) composed of at least one polyfunctional aromatic amine, at least one of which is selected from 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Structurally supported non-pneumatic wheel with reinforcements and method of manufacture

A non-pneumatic wheel with reinforcement bands that provide structural support for the wheel and a method of manufacture of such a wheel are described. The reinforcement band forms part of an annular reinforcement structure that includes foam spacers positioned between the annular reinforcement band. The foam can be a reticulated foam into which a...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having foam center and thermoset outer core layer with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed thermoset composition such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers have different hardness and specific...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> IMPLANTS
Polyurethanes for osteoimplants

Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> UROLOGICAL IMPLANTS
Penile implant

Described is a penile implement that can be implemented as both a catheter device and a prophylactic device. The penile implement is formed of a top polyurethane film, with a bottom polyurethane film that is RF welded to the top film such that a reservoir exists between the films. An adhesive layer formed on the bottom film and a bottom release...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Sheet conveying roller

The inventive sheet conveying roller has a double-layer structure including a tubular outer layer and an inner layer inserted directly in the tubular outer layer without the intervention of an adhesive agent. The sheet conveying roller includes a roller body of a double-layer structure including a tubular outer layer (6) of a urethane thermoplastic...

Company name: Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> INSULATED PIPE
Process for producing insulated jacketed pipes by a continuous production process

The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing insulated pipes comprising a conveying pipe, a jacketing pipe, a layer made of at least one polyurethane between conveying pipe and jacketing pipe, and a foil tube between the at least one polyurethane and the jacketing pipe, comprising at least the steps of (A) in a gripper-belt...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE FOAM
Foam furniture molded around a rigid foam core

A foam seating article includes an outer layer of molded foam surrounding a solid inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene. The rigid foam of the inner core is made from polyurethane polyol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). The inner core has a hardness greater than 25 Shore A and a density less than two pounds per cubic foot. The...

Company name: Zinus
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> INSOLES
Shoe-leveling insole

A negative-heel insole comprising a substantially tapered body of material (30), having a predetermined thickness of the forefoot portion (32) of the insole, being substantially thicker than the predetermined thickness of the heel portion (34) of said insole. The base (30) of the insole is made of a flexible material that can be repeatedly bent or...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 26th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Encapsulation and incorporation of sodium molybdate in polyurethane coatings and study of its...

Sodium molybdate is evaluated as corrosion inhibitor for steel in brackish water; it is encapsulated by interfacial polymerization and the produced capsules are characterized. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion potential measurements were used to determine the short-time corrosion inhibition while polarization curves were used for...

Company name: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Published On: Thursday August 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Polyisobutylene‐based polyurethanes. IX. synthesis, characterization, and properties of...

Polyisobutylene (PIB)-based polyurethanes (PUs) exhibit unparalleled hydrolytic-oxidative-biologic stability and are melt processible, however, their mechanical (strength) properties are modest mainly due to insufficient H bonds. We posited and demonstrate that the ultimate properties of PIB-PUs are enhanced, while their melt processibility is...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
Synthesis and characterization of permanently antistatic polyurethanes containing ionic liquids

An in situ embed ionic liquid method is designed and employed in thermoplastic polyurethanes (PUs). Unlike the traditional physically incorporated antistatic polymers where conductive fillers do not firmly combined with the matrix. This permanently antistatic PUs are successfully synthesized by using a novel polyester diol bonded with ionic liquids...

Company name: Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILMS
Preparation and swelling behavior of moisture‐absorbing polyurethane films impregnated with...

Moisture-absorbing composite films were prepared with superabsorbent sodium polyacrylate particles and solvent-type polyurethane for applications in fabrics. To study the effect of the particle size of sodium polyacrylates on the swelling capacity and deswelling behavior of the composite films, we prepared sodium polyacrylates with different...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Polyisobutylene‐based polyurethanes X: PU nanocomposites with s‐containing soft segments

Sulfur-containing polyisobutylene (PIB)-based polyurethane nanocomposite (PIBs-PU/NC) was synthesized using HO[BOND]CH2CH2[BOND]S[BOND]PIB[BOND]S[BOND]CH2CH2[BOND]OH for the soft segment, conventional hard segments of MDI and BDO, and organically modified montmorillonite (OmMMT) nanolayers. The properties of PIBs-PU/NC containing 72.5% PIB and 0.5%...

Company name: Bogazici University
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Non-Isocyanate Poly(amide-hydroxyurethane)s from Sustainable Resources

A two-step synthesis of epoxidation and carbonation afforded a hetero-functional AB monomer with cyclic carbonate and methyl ester (CC-ME) using plant oil-based methyl 9-decenoate and CO2. A unprecedented one-pot synthetic platform of CC-ME with 1,12-diaminododecane and poly(tetramethylene oxide) (PTMO)-based polyether diamine allowed synthesis of...

Company name: Virginia Tech
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Novel polyurea polymers with enhanced mechanical properties

The present work describes the preparation of a set of new polyurea polymers suitable for ballistic protection applications by employing different aromatic diamines derivatives with different flexibility degrees. This modification would allow the synthesis of polymers with both enhanced and controllable mechanical properties through the combination...

Company name: Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
 

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