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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
FRX Polymers' Nofia Flame Retardants Obtain Accreditation from Oeko-Tex Association

Several Nofia flame retardant grades from FRX Polymers Inc., the global leader in polymeric, halogen-free flame retardant solutions, have earned accreditation by the Oeko-Tex Association, an international association of independent research and testing institutes focused on enhancing both product safety and sustainable production in the textile...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> PHOTOINITIATOR
BASF divests global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins

BASF has sold its global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins B.V., Netherlands, a global producer and supplier of radiation-curable material. High-performance photoinitiators dedicated to specific needs of electronics customers are not part of the divestment, as the electronics industry is one of BASF's strategic focus areas.Photoinitiators are...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
German EPC Group is ready to build with NKNK a new production plant for Russia

Why can the proposal of the delegation of EPC Group and Chematur to launch in Tatarstan the production of isocyanates be attractive? First, in Russia the component for polyurethane is only imported one, and, in the case of plant start-up, it is possible to provide domestic consumption with a completely domestic product. Second, after starting the...

Company name: Nizhnekamskneftekhim
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Michelman Introducing Hydrosize Link - Next Generation Polyurethane Fiber Sizing for Automotive...

Michelman is introducing two unique polyurethane dispersions designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. Hydrosize Link dispersions react directly with the matrix resin, delivering exceptional composite performance under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and high temperatures, conditions...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Polyurethane Grouts from Avanti Now Certified by WQA for Use with Potable Water Applications

Avanti's products are used to stop leaks, stabilize soil, and control groundwater in municipal, industrial, and geotechnical applications. According to Technical Director, Roger Borremans, "These three products join three other Avanti resins earning Potable Water Certification. Engineers now have more choices between hydrophilic and hydrophobic...

Company name: Avanti International
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Presentations from the BRUFMA Conference 2016 now available

Professionals, architects and contractors from across the construction industry gathered for some thought-provoking and in-depth debate at The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers' Association (BRUFMA) first annual conference held inJuly.Themed Building Performance: Homes and Beyond, the inaugural event at the Building Centre in London...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG to highlight transportation coatings at Intermodal EXPO 2016

PPG will showcase its full line of transportation coatings for trailer and intermodal applications during Intermodal EXPO 2016, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Sept. 18-20. Products on display will include:■ SPECTRACRON solvent-based and AQUACRON ultra-low-VOC (volatile organic compound) water-based primers and topcoats,...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
Applied Graphene Materials coatings results show outstanding performance

An independent test programme investigating the addition of Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) graphene nanoplatelets (A-GNPs) to epoxy coatings, has shown outstanding performance enhancements across industry ISO standard anti-corrosion and barrier tests. The tests were carried out by PRA (an independent testing consultancy) and demonstrated that...

Company name: Applied Graphene Materials
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
Coatings Maker Buys Into Middle East

A Japanese paint company has announced its intentions to buy a Saudi Arabian protective coatings firm as a step to gain access to the Persian Gulf area's energy and infrastructure industries.Osaka-based Kansai Paint Co. Ltd. confirmed in a statement Tuesday (Aug. 30) that its Kansai Paint Middle East (KPME) division and subsidiary Kansai Paint...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
Teknos has completed the acquisition of industrial coatings business from Feidal Coatings

Teknos has completed the acquisition of industrial coatings business from Feidal Coatings announced on 12 May 2016.Feidal Coatings is a German, privately held company that develops, produces and sells paints and coatings. Feidal Coatings' business divisions include industrial coatings and decorative paints. Feidal's industrial coatings business...

Company name: Teknos
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Axalta reveals new global logo and brand identity for Imron polyurethane product line

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce a new visual identity for its iconic Imron brand of polyurethane coatings, a portfolio of premium quality products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and, in selected markets , for the aftermarket repair of commercial vehicles.For...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Europolveri obtains UL homologation for textured powder coatings

Europolveri has recently obtained the UL homologation for its textured powder coatings of grey "Durpol Series 9".This new homologation certificates the particular anti-corrosion power of Europolveri's products that, used in controlled coating systems, must assure a certificated quality according to UL 1332 standard (Standard for Organic Coatings...

Company name: Europolveri
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
AkzoNobel Expands Production in India

Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel has broken ground on a new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India, according to an announcement released Monday (Aug. 29).The Mumbai factory will produce several lines new to the Indian market, including bonded metallic powders and localized products for markets such as pipe and rebar coatings, it said.Demand...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FILMS
Covestro showcases film products at the IZB International Suppliers Fair

Covestro is presenting a broad range of film products for automotive interiors at the IZB International Suppliers Fair in Wolfsburg, Germany. They are durable, offer extensive design freedom, support the integration of various functions and can be processed cost-efficiently. One key topic at present is matte films with scratch-resistant coatings...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Opening ceremony of new KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery TechCenter in Mexico

More than 100 customers from Mexico took up their invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the new KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery TechCenter in Queretaro, Mexico in August 2016. During this event, KraussMaffei gave live demonstrations of the new RimStar Compact 40/16 mixing and metering system and of a new mold carrier. Another focus...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Creative design with plastics

Covestro is looking to make the world a brighter place with its innovative and sustainable developments. To do so, it must first know the exact needs of consumers and other partners along the various value chains. It is then up to designers to breathe life into the initial ideas and add aesthetic and functional qualities so as to create marketable...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Cajundome roof gets a makeover

For a couple of years the Cajundome's iconic dome has been stained with dirt and mildew.On Wednesday, its $1 million makeover began.The work is being paid for with revenue from a bond sale secured with hotel/motel taxes.They're going to clean it first, prime it and re-coat it, Phil Ashurst, Cajundome operations director, said. "We plan to be done...

Company name: Brazos Urethane
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
New Flowcrete whitepaper explains how to achieve the best brewery floor

Flowcrete has released a new whitepaper that explores the pros and cons of epoxy resin and polyurethane systems in a brewery floor application.Australia's AU$4.3 billion brewery industry manufactures high-quality beer to meet 93% of the nation's consumption. This is achieved by building breweries that can cope with exceptionally large volumes of...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday September 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Recticel highlights initiatives in Sustainability Report

In its first sustainability report, maker of high performance polyurethane foam products Recticel has highlighted that its insulation solutions help to avoid about 20 times more CO2 emissions than the carbon footprint of all Recticel activities combined. Additionally, its auto lightweight solutions contribute to reducing energy use and avoiding CO2...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Monday September 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Accella Tire Fill Systems, the Industry's Leading Flatproofing Solution, Helps Reforest Wildfire...

Accella Tire Fill Systems, a division of Accella Performance Materials, has teamed up with its customers and dealers to plant more than 125,000 new trees in partnership with American Forests, the nation's oldest non-profit conservation organization. To replant forests destroyed by natural disasters, Accella (which manufactures eco-friendly...

Company name: Accella Polyurethane Systems
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Covestro Shows Further Advances In Sustainable PU At All China Leather Exhibition

Covestro announces today at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) a series of breakthroughs in its INSQIN waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology and Impranil polyurethane dispersion products. Collectively, the advancements are set to further enhance the applicability of waterborne PU as a sustainable technology in the textile industry. The ACLE...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
New Product - MiniMod Small Modular Buoys

DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc. announced today that it has added a new buoyancy product for subsea installation applications. The MiniMod small modular buoy is a buoyancy system that allows the end user to quickly and easily vary the amount of buoyancy for different projects.Our current modular buoys are the most versatile approach to buoyancy for...

Company name: DeepWater Buoyancy
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
UFP Technologies Acquires Foam Fabricator Stephenson & Lawyer Inc.

UFP Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging and specialty component products, today announced the acquisition of Stephenson & Lawyer, Inc. located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. S&L is a full service designer, converter and distributor of foam plastic products, specializing in technical polyurethane foams. S&L sales in 2007 were approximately...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
Tema Isenmann at RWM in Birmingham 13 - 15 September.

Tema Isenmann Ltd widely recognized as a leader in the design and manufacture of industrial screening systems will be exhibiting at RWM 2016.On show will be WS85 which is the proven industry standard, the most versatile and cost effective modular system, it achieves excellent results with all separation sizes in many applications.Alongside this...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Thursday September 01st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
UFS unveils polyurethane heart valve prototype

Apart from the difficulties in preventing and treating rheumatic fever in Africa, limited access to interventions, such as heart-valve replacement, remain a major challenge on the continent.With over 1m cases of rheumatic heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa compared with 176,000 in China, 136,000 in Latin America, and only 33,000 in the...

Company name: the University of the Free State
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
New Wedge Link Belts from Fenner Drives Deliver Excellent Service, Long Life, Reduced Belt...

Combining excellent service and long life with exceptional inventory control, the new Wedge Link Belting from Fenner Drives yield major advantages in power transmission drive belt installation and maintenance. Incorporating the industry-proven narrow-wedge design, these new profiles provide a way to get the benefits of link belting on wedge belt...

Company name: Fenner Drives
Published On: Monday September 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Ergonomic Caster Factors

There are several ergonomic caster factors to consider when choosing a caster to help reduce for exertion. Some make a slight difference, while others dramatically impact performance.Ergonomic performance of a caster is generally focused on reducing the amount of force required to perform three functions:1- Start rolling when the cart is at a...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Wednesday August 31st, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Materials manufacturer Covestro established one year ago

Covestro is turning one: The materials manufacturer has been standing on its own two feet for a year now and can look back on a fast successful development. Following the official separation from the Bayer Group on September 1, 2015, the former Bayer MaterialScience established itself of the international capital market with the largest stock...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Semper Augustus Investments Group adds Hexcel Corporation to its portfolio

Semper Augustus Investments Group added new position in Hexcel Corporation during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 82,950 shares of Hexcel Corporation which is valued at $3,692,934 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 12, 2016 with the SEC.Hexcel Corporation makes up approximately 2.62% of Semper...

Company name: Hexcel
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
ChemSpec opens Mexican performance products division

Chemspec, Ltd., a member of the Safic-Alcan Group, has formed a subsidiary that will service the Mexican industrial manufacturing sector.Chemspec Mexico, s. De RL de C.V. will be based out of Mexico City, and will provide sales and technical support to the elastomer compounding industry, such as tire and technical rubber production, while also...

Company name: Chemspec
Published On: Tuesday August 30th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Kalhan Promoted to Lubrizol General Manager

The Lubrizol Corp. recently announced that Sanjay Kalhan has been promoted to general manager of its Performance Coatings business. In this role, Kalhan reportedly will be responsible for managing all commercial and technical activities of the coatings business globally, as well as developing growth strategies and business development...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Monday August 29th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Dispersants with multiple aromatic imide anchor groups

Polymeric dispersants are disclosed that include a urethane backbone at least one pendantly attached imide group, wherein the carbonyl of the imide are chemically bonded to a single or fused aromatic ring. The aromatic ring can be substituted with various electron withdrawing or releasing groups. The dispersant also includes solvent-solubilising...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
In-situ foaming system for forming flame-retardant polyurethane foam in situ

An in-situ foaming system for forming a flame-retardant polyurethane foam in situ comprising a first liquid containing a polyisocyanate (A), a second liquid containing a polyol (B), a trimerization catalyst (C), a foaming agent (D), a foam stabilizer (E), and additives (F) comprising red phosphorus and at least one member selected from the group...

Company name: Sekisui Chemical Co.
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Crosslinking aid and practical application thereof

The present invention provides a crosslinking aid comprising triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC), which serves for obtaining an adhesive resin exhibiting excellent insulation properties while maintaining good transparency, adhesive properties, heat resistance and flexibility of conventional crosslinked ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. The crosslinking...

Company name: Nippon Kasei Chemical
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative, intermediate thereof, and method for producing same

Provided is a multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative having a narrow molecular weight distribution. A multi-arm polyethylene glycol derivative represented by the formula (1): .sub.m[Z--Y.sub.nCH.sub.2CH.sub.2OX--O-L-O--XOCH.sub.2CH.sub.2.sub.nY--Z]- .sub.m (1) wherein, L represents a group selected from a linear or branched alkylene, arylene, or...

Company name: NOF
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Member for vehicle and manufacturing process for the same

A member for vehicle according to the present invention includes a resinous substrate, and a protective film being formed on a surface of the resinous substrate partially at least. The protective film is made by curing a curing-type coating-agent composition containing: Component (A) (e.g., an isocyanuric ring-containing urethane (meth)acrylate...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bone regeneration using biodegradable polymeric nanocomposite materials and applications of the same...

A structure of, and a method of producing, a biocompatible structure for bone and tissue regeneration are disclosed. The method includes dissolving a polyurethane polymer in methanol, adding hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanoparticles to form a uniformly distributed mixture, applying the mixture to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface to form a polymer...

Company name: University of Arkansas
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> FOAMS
Compositions of phenolic biopolymers

Compositions comprising phenolic biopolymers and a liquid medium comprising a halogenated polyol as well as their preparation and their use in the manufacture of polyurethane foams and premixes are disclosed.

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> RESINS
Absorbable multi-putty bone cements and hemostatic compositions and methods of use

The disclosure relates to polyurethane and polyureaurethane based putty compositions which harden into a fully cured solid form at room temperature and body temperature and are suitable for use as a bone cement, bone substitute, hard tissue adhesive, or bone hemostatic agent.

Company name: Abyrx
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Cement products and methods of making and using the same

Disclosed are cement products, methods of forming cement using the cement product, and methods of using the cement product in orthopedic and dental applications. Generally, the disclosed cement product includes a first component and a second component. The first component comprises a polymerizable resin comprising ethylenic unsaturated double bond,...

Company name: Pioneer Surgical Technology
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Article cut to size

The invention relates to a multilayered cut-to-size format comprising a thin, polyurethane-based coating (2) bonded via a polyurethane adhesive layer (3) to a textile backing (4). The invention provides that the backing (4) is a textile backing layer formed using a loop-formingly knitted fabric, a woven fabric or a fibrous non-woven web and having...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Process of forming a coating on a substrate

The present disclosure relates to a process for forming a layer of a coating composition on a substrate wherein the coating composition comprises a waterborne film forming polymer, an isocyanate and a melamine. The process involves forming a mixture of the waterborne film forming polymer and the isocyanate and allowing the mixture to mature before...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Two-part polyurethanes based on hyperbranched polymers

A two-part polyurethane composition including a first pack and a second pack. The first pack includes at least one hyperbranched copolymer having OH groups and which is prepared from at least one or more monomer(s) having at least two unsaturated C--C bonds and one or more monomer(s) having one unsaturated C--C bond and one hydroxyl group in the...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Aqueous coating composition for applying a topcoat

The present invention relates to a use of an aqueous coating composition for applying a topcoat to at least one side of a substrate metal surface coated at least with a primer coat, said aqueous coating composition comprising at least one binder (A) in dispersion or solution in water, at least one crosslinking agent (B), at least one second binder...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Process for preparing water-emulsifiable polyurethane acrylates

The present invention relates to storage-stable water-emulsifiable polyurethane acrylates, to a process for preparation thereof and to the use thereof.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Fluid resistant, high performance reactive hot melt sealant and/or adhesive compositions

A reactive hot melt (RHM) composition is provided as a mixture of a urethane prepolymer which is a reaction product of at least one crystallizable polyol, a perfluropolyether polyol, and at least one isocyanate, a filler material, and a teachable plasticizer consisting of an aliphatic ester of a carboxylic acid.

Company name: Luna Innovations
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
Oily chemical resistant articles and oily chemical resistant moisture curable hot melt adhesive...

Disclosed is an electronic article that includes a first substrate, a moisture cured polyurethane hot melt adhesive composition, a second substrate bonded to the first substrate through the cured adhesive composition, and an electrically conductive element, the cured adhesive composition being derived from at least 15% by weight amorphous polyester...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Erosion resistant films for use on heated aerodynamic surfaces

The present disclosure provides a tape comprising: a) a single layer comprising a crosslinked polymer, selected from the group consisting of crosslinked polyurethane, crosslinked polyurea, and crosslinked mixed polyurethane/polyurea polymer, and b) an adhesive layer. In another embodiment, the tape comprises at least one layer comprising a...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> GLASS BONDING
Fast curing adhesive useful for bonding to glass

A composition comprising: a one part adhesive composition comprising a) one or more isocyanate functional components; b) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate groups with active hydrogen containing groups; c) one or more fillers which do not enhance the formation of voids during curing; d) one or more fillers having basic character;...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WOOD ADHESIVE
Adhesive composition and use thereof

The invention discloses an adhesive composition suitable for bonding wood, in particular hardwood. The adhesive composition comprises a vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer-based emulsion, a vinyl alcohol polymer, and a polyisocyanate. The process for preparing the adhesive composition and use of the same are also disclosed.

Company name: Celanese Chemicals
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Molding material for sliding member, and sliding member

A molding material for a sliding member, the molding material being superior in processability and sliding properties, and a sliding member formed from the molding material for a sliding member are provided. The molding material for a sliding member contains a phenol resin, a boron compound, an elastomer and a filler. The elastomer preferably...

Company name: Asahi Organic Chemicals Industry
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

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

The present invention relates to compositions 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
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY>> RAIL TIE
Composite rail tie apparatus and method

A railroad crosstie (tie) may be fabricated from a composite material including a fiber reinforced polymer shell manufactured by pultrusion or other process, and filled by a suitable material, typically selected from expanded elastomeric polymer (such as polyurethane resin or other polymer), concrete, lightweight concrete formed by conventional...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Elastic floor covering in the form of a web product that can be rolled up

An elastic floor covering (10) in the form of sheets, which can be rolled up, includes a soft core (18) of polyurethane and a layered compound structure (24) disposed on the core (18), and the back of the floor covering (10) is formed by a fiber mat, the fibers of which consist of glass, PET, PP, polyester or renewable raw materials, and which is...

Company name: WPT
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Method for producing vehicle seat pad

The objective of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a vehicle seat pad, in which it is difficult for aldehydes to be dispersed, in a favorably curable manner. The method for producing a vehicle seat pad and containing a step (I) for obtaining a flexible polyurethane foam by reacting an active hydrogen component (A) and an...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> ELECTRIC WIRE
Molded electric wire

A molded electric wire is composed of a conductor wire, an insulating member coating a circumference of the conductor wire, including a thermoplastic polyurethane, and having an arithmetic average surface roughness of not smaller than 5 .mu.m and not greater than 100 .mu.m, and a molded resin part directly coating a terminal of the insulating...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Spray foam splint

The present disclosure relates to a process for forming a layer of a coating composition on a substrate wherein the coating composition comprises a waterborne film forming polymer, an isocyanate and a melamine. The process involves forming a mixture of the waterborne film forming polymer and the isocyanate and allowing the mixture to mature before...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> HOLOGRAPHIC MEDIA
Photopolymer formulation for production of holographic media comprising borates with low Tg

The invention relates to a photopolymer formulation comprising a component reactive toward isocyanates, a polyisocyanate component, a writing monomer and a photoinitiator containing at least one dye and a coinitiator, characterized in that the coinitiator contains at least one substance of the formula (Ia) ##STR00001## The invention further...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymers for contact lenses

There is provided a polyurethane xerogel prepared from a mixture comprising: (a) at least one isocyanate, (b) at least one silicone containing compound of formula J: wherein at least one group represents a hydrocarbyl group and p represents an integer of from 1 to 40, or at least one R.sub.2 group represents a hydrocarbyl group and q represents an...

Company name: Ocutec
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Fluorine-containing polymer and surface-modifying agent containing the same as active ingredient

A fluorine-containing copolymer comprising a copolymer of (A) C.sub.nF.sub.2n+1(CH.sub.2CF.sub.2).sub.a(CF.sub.2CF.sub.2).sub.b(CH.sub.- 2CH.sub.2).sub.cOCOCR.dbd.CH.sub.2 (R:H, a methyl group, n:1-6, a:1-4, b:1-3, c:1-3), (B) CH.sub.2.dbd.CRCOOR.sup.1(R:H, a methyl group, R.sup.1:C.sub.1-C.sub.30 alkyl group, or an aralkyl group; and (C)...

Company name: Unimatec
Published On: Friday September 02nd, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Sequential liquefaction of Nicotiana tabacum stems biomass by crude polyhydric alcohols for the...

In this work, Nicotiana tabacum stalks and castor oil‐based polyol was synthesized via two step process. Preliminarily, stalks were liquefied using acid catalyst to procure glycol‐glycoside and the optimized conditions for liquefaction of N. tabacum stem's biomass was 150DEGC temperature for 180 min time using PTSA as catalyst....

Company name: Sardar Patel University
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
Polyols Based on Poly(ethylene terephthalate) and Tall Oil: Perspectives for Synthesis and...

This study presents the synthesis of novel polyols made from tall oil (TO) and poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) with different TO/PET molar ratios. Rigid polyurethane foams based on these synthesized polyols were obtained and characterized to evaluate polyols' suitability for the development of light materials with insulating properties. The...

Company name: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Solid Green Polyurethanes Based on Rapeseed Oil Polyol and Modified with Glycerol and Microcellulose

Solid biobased polyurethanes (PUs) were prepared from a rapeseed oil-based polyol (ROPO) synthesized by epoxidation reaction followed by oxirane ring-opening with diethylene glycol. The reference material was modified by replacement of the ROPO with glycerol in different proportions and also by addition of commercial microcellulose (MC). The curing...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethane Rigid Foams from Soybean Oil-Based Polyol and...

Mixtures of biomass-derived polyols were used to synthesize rigid polyurethane (PU) foams. A commercial polymerized methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (pMDI) was used as crosslinker, and distilled water served as foaming agent. The morphology and mechanical properties of foams with different glycerol and water contents were compared in order to...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Injection Molding Micro‐ and Nanostructures in Thermoplastic Elastomers

Flexible polymers such as poly dimethyl siloxane (PDMS) can be patterned at the micro- and nanoscale by casting, for a variety of applications. This replication-based fabrication process is relatively cheap and fast, yet injection molding offers an even faster and cheaper alternative to PDMS casting, provided thermoplastic polymers with similar...

Company name: University of Glasgow
Published On: Saturday September 03rd, 2016

 
 

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