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  Issue-629 - October 24, 2016   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
CO2-based plastics on the way to mainstream tech

Industrial exhaust containing carbon dioxide could be captured in future and used to make plastics, reducing consumption of petroleum.A pan-European project dubbed EnCO2re exploring the technology was announced on Friday at K-Fair in Dusseldorf. It is headed by Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private partnership addressing climate change, and...

Company name: Climate-KIC
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Quality Works: High-grade solutions for the plastics industry

From October 19 to 26, LANXESS is exhibiting in Dusseldorf at K 2016, the world's largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, and its theme for the event is 'Quality Works'. At stand C76/C78, extending over some 700 square meters in Hall 6, the specialty chemicals company is presenting its latest developments in materials, processes and...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Clariant and Shinkong collaborate further to promote non-halogenated flame retardants for broader...

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will broaden its collaboration with Engineering Plastics division of Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp. to promote Clariant's non-halogenated flame retardants to a host of applications in China. Shinkong Engineering Plastics belongs to Taiwan's top 3 enterprise, Shinkong Group. As a leading supplier of...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
US polyols prices gain ground on feedstock propylene

Prices in the US polyether polyols market have firmed up in line with earlier expectations, sources said on Thursday. ICIS assessed prices higher by 3-5 cents/lb on Wednesday.Sources attributed the upward movement in polyether polyols prices to the strong rise in feedstock propylene costs, with propylene contracts rising by a cumulative amounts of...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Struggling to Source MDI?

Alfa Chemicals distribute Huntsman Polyurethanes range of SUPRASEC MDI's. We currently have in stock a wide range of SUPRASEC grades, allowing fast supply to suit your demands.If you've experience a difficulty in obtaining MDI, or are interested in exploring other MDI grades available then contact us to learn more about our range of Huntsman...

Company name: Alfa Chemicals Ltd.
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Antidumping duty likely on a chemical from 3 nations

Government has initiated a dumping probe on imports of a chemical used in foam industry from three countries including China to guard domestic players from below-cost inbound shipments.The investigation was started following a complaint from Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals.The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Electrolube Debut New Coating, Thermal and Resin Products at Electronica 2016

Electrolube will showcase a new era of innovative new thermal management, conformal coatings, maintenance and service aids, and encapsulation resin products at this year's electronica show, November 8-11, Munich, Germany. As well as launching a host of timely new products, Electrolube will also provide a taste of its wider, industry-leading product...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
HumiSeal Strengthens Product Portfolio with Introduction of 2C51 - A Dual Use Conformal Coating and...

HumiSeal is pleased to announce the release of a new two-part silicone conformal coating and potting material. 2C51 is a versatile, fast curing, and high dielectric strength material that can be tailored to the users' application methodology. The 2C51 provides superior protection as a conformal coating or if used to fully encapsulate the PCB. ...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Eclipse Aerospace Now Flying High with SKYscapes GA Exterior Coating System from Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings announced that its complete SKYscapes General Aviation (GA) Basecoat Polyurethane Enamel system has been added to the QPL (Qualified Products List) for ONE Aviation's new Eclipse 550 and Eclipse 500 SE (Special Edition) factory renewed aircraft.Eclipse Aerospace is part of ONE Aviation aerospace company and is...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
Green Building Community Gathers at GreenBuild

GreenBuild was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 2-8, 2016. Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to workshops and tours, while Wednesday and Thursday were primarily educational sessions and the exposition floor was open to meet with exhibitors. Friday held tours and educational sessions with Saturday's wrap-up consisting only of...

Company name: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Nu-Crete Surgeons and Spartacote Quartz concrete coatings give big win to Braman BMW car dealership

Braman BMW in Miami, Florida, is a high volume exotic car dealer. With multiple locations, the depth and breadth of their exotic car products and supporting services is vast.Braman management encountered a problem with their old epoxy floor on the second floor parking garage area. This is the space where all BMWs are washed prior to being sold. The...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Thursday October 20th, 2016

 
Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR safety flooring gets a new look

Polyflor, has just announced the relaunch of their Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR range of safety flooring, which offers sustainable wet slip resistance, a balanced palette of 18 shades and high availability.Retaining the established and highly trusted Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR branding, this newly launched range includes 13 colours from the existing...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Sunday October 23rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel presents bonding solutions at K 2016

Henkel Adhesive Technologies and KraussMaffei, one of the world's leading producers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, have been working together for several years. The companies are demonstrating the collaboration at this year's K, the worldwide leading plastics exhibition, from October 19 - 26 in Dusseldorf. Henkel will be at...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Tape sticks to almost any surface, repels any liquid

There are already processes that allow materials to become superomniphobic (repellant to liquids including oils), by altering their surfaces in such a way that a thin layer of air gets trapped between the material and any liquid that's placed upon it. Typically, however, these technologies require the surfaces in question to be treated by trained...

Company name: Colorado State University Research Foundation
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Sika announces participation at GlassBuild America

Sika Corporation, premiere supplier of innovative glass bonding solutions is proud to announce its participation as an exhibitor at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo , October 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.Sika's Facades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass (FFI) division is pleased to feature its line of Sikasil engineered...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FOAM SEAL
Assembly Show 2016: Foam gaskets and dispensing equipment for sealing, protection, and insulation

RAMPF Group, Inc. is presenting its portfolio of reactive resins and dispensing equipment for sealing, protecting, and insulating assembly components at the Assembly Show in Rosemont, IL, from October 25 - 27 - Booth 1801.At the Assembly Show 2016, the RAMPF booth is the one-stop-shop for materials and machinery for sealing, protecting, and...

Company name: RAMPF Group
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
100% Solids, Cast Elastomer Systems from Chemline Offer Superior Cure and Performance Without...

Chemline, Inc. offers highly effective, mercury-free cold cast elastomer systems for molds, rollers, liners and cast urethane parts. Since mercury catalysts have been rendered obsolete in the name of sustainability/environmental concerns, users of castable urethanes have had issues with the moisture sensitivity and physical property development of...

Company name: Chemline Inc.
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol and LEHVOSS Announce New Distribution Partnership

The Lubrizol Corporations' Advanced Materials business announces a new distribution partnership with LEHVOSS Italia S.r.l. covering Italy, for Lubrizol's PearlbondTM TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) for reactive hot melts (HMPUR or RHM) and shoe stiffeners, and PearlstickTM TPU for solvent-based adhesives.LEHVOSS Italia S.r.l. is the affiliated...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
SONGWON showcases thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) expertise at K 2016

SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd., a leading specialty chemicals player worldwide, is highlighting its strong technical expertise and presenting its broad range of innovative thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins at K 2016.With their excellent physical and technical properties, SONGWON's extensive SONGSTOMER TPUs are ideally suited for extrusion and...

Company name: Songwon
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Alchemie at Composites Engineering Show 2016

Alchemie is preparing for their next upcoming event, where they will be exhibiting at the Composites Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham, from 2nd - 3rd November 2016.Hosted as part of the Advanced Engineering UK 2016 group of events, the Composites Engineering Show represents the UK's only annual trade show for the very latest in composites...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Tuesday October 18th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
European plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers targeting sales growth of just under 2 per cent

Europe's plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers anticipate that sales will grow by an average of 1.8 per cent in the current year and in the two years ahead.This forecast means that the industry in the member countries of EUROMAP will continue to grow, Luciano Anceschi, President of EUROMAP, the European umbrella organisation for the most...

Company name: Euromap
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
T-RTM fit for large series

Continuous fibers, short cycle times, welding and recycling capability. KraussMaffei's T-RTM procedure unites the benefits of reaction process machinery, thermoplastic materials and shaping in the transfer molding procedure (resin transfer molding, RTM) - and is thus the perfect combination for modern lightweight construction. At K 2016 (October 19...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> WALL CAVITIES FILLING
Cavity Wall Insulation for Wind Driven Rain Areas

In many parts of Scotland, Northern England and Wales people think that the use of cavity wall insulation is not an appropriate measure due to the effect wind driven rain can have on the insulation once it is installed in properties. Quite rightly it would be wrong to install standard cavity wall insulation products in these areas as they become...

Company name: Isothane
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
K Fair '16: Automobiles steal the show

The automotive sector was in the spotlight at K Fair in Dusseldorf on Friday, with several chemical producers displaying prototypes and actual vehicles featuring plastic as a key raw material.Chemical makers expect the automotive sector to become an even larger market for its products in the years ahead as automakers strive to make lighter vehicles...

Company name: K 2016
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE
Polyurethane Foam Keeps Boats Afloat

From flotation and insulation to sound deadening, there are many applications for polyurethane foam in the marine industry. Polyurethane foam offers the flotation and buoyancy properties necessary for buoy filling, fishing dock flotation, watercraft support flotation and more. ICP Adhesives & Sealants provides a number of products that are useful...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Martin Marietta Controls Damage & Spillage At Limestone Conveyor Drop Points

The largest cement producer in the state of Texas has eliminated a source of fugitive material and equipment damage on one of its essential conveyor arteries transporting crushed limestone from a storage dome to two kilns through an underground tunnel. The Martin Marietta facility in New Braunfels adopted several technologies from Martin...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Thursday October 20th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
BRECOflex Pack Expo 2016

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. is exhibiting at Pack Expo in Chicago this year. BRECOflex has been a presence at this show for decades and we see it as a great resource for displaying our products, meeting with new and potential customers and keeping on top of changes in the industries we serve. This year, we will be joined by an expert representative of...

Company name: BRECOflex
Published On: Tuesday October 18th, 2016

 
DuPont Performance Materials contributes to the production of a new conveyor belt for safe food...

DuPont Hytrel TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer is being used to spearhead development of a ground-breaking metal and x-ray detectable conveyor belt. DuPont Performance Materials collaborated with conveyor belt manufacturer Esbelt, to introduce an innovative and more effective polymer which allow a better detectability to avoid food...

Company name: DuPont Performance Materials
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Stepan Announces Leadership Changes

Stepan Co. recently announced that F. Quinn Stepan, the company's chairman, will retire effective December 31. He has served as chairman since 1984, and previously served as CEO from November 1984 to December 2005.The board of directors unanimously appointed F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., the company's president and CEO, to succeed Stepan as chairman,...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
First Covestro Science Celebration at K 2016: Awards for outstanding researchers

At K 2016, the world's largest plastics trade fair, Covestro held a first-ever theme day dedicated to current and outstanding results in polymer research: The Covestro Science Celebration. The company invited leading researchers to its stand for the event and handed out awards to several of them for their distinguished achievements. Prof. Dr. Andre...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
Novomer adds Dr. Charles Kresge to Board of Directors

Novomer, Incorporated (Novomer) today announced the addition of Dr. Charles Kresge to its Board of Directors. Dr. Kresge is President of ChemSciConsulting LLC, a consulting practice serving technology organizations in the chemical and energy industries. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of catalytic materials and processes. Charlie...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Day of polyurethane technologies - Technical seminar in Warsaw

OSV Technologiya invites you to take part in technical seminar "Day of polyurethane technologies", which will be held on 08 November in Warsaw.During the workshop, we will show polyurethane elastomers for technical applications, rigid polyurethane foams and cold cast elastomers. We will give you the unique opportunity to see both manual work with...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday October 24th, 2016

 
Iran to Present Petchem Products to Germany, UK, Europe

In an address to the K-Plastics & Rubber Exhibition on Thursday, Niknafs outlined capability of the IPCC and subsidiary companies to offer services in transportation, investment, packaging, and export of Iranian petrochemical products to international markets.The trade fair K 2016 is open in Dusseldorf, Germany, from the 19 to 26 October and...

Company name: Iranian Petrochemical Commercial Company
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
Covestro joins ZDHC as value chain contributor

Covestro has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme as one of the newest value chain contributors. In this new role, Covestro will commit more resources to assist brand owners in sustainable chemical management through innovation on chemical technology, material production and supply chain collaboration.Covestro supplies...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
ASSOCOMAPLAST - Live from K 2016

K 2016 gets started with the best possible omens. Turnout in the halls was very good in the first opening day and increased today.While waiting for the official statistics, which will be available later this evening during the usual press conference, at worst the turnout seems to equal the first two days of K 2013, though it is rationally possible...

Company name: Assocomaplast
Published On: Thursday October 20th, 2016

 
The Plastics Industry Trade Association Kicks Off NPE2018: The Plastics Show at K 2016

Today at K 2016, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association kicked off the march toward its signature trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, which will take place May 7-11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. NPE will showcase new exhibits in 2018, the most notable of which is the first-ever Bottle Zone, a featured area on the trade show floor for buyers...

Company name: NPE 2018: The International Plastics Showcase
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Steamcrackers will be gradually restarted at BASF in Ludwigshafen

Following an intensive assessment of the safety status and in close coordination with the Southern Structure and Licensing Directorate (Struktur- und Genehmigungsdirektion Sud), both steamcrackers at BASF in Ludwigshafen will be gradually restarted over the next few days. During the restart process, excess gases will be burned off through flaring....

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Explosion Rocks BASF's Ludwigshafen Site, Killing One and Injuring at Least Six

At least one person has died and six people injured in an explosion and fire at chemical company BASF's site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The company reports that another six people are not yet accounted for.According to the Associated Press, Plant Manager Uwe Liebert reported the explosion happened after a fire broke out in a pipeline where liquids...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday October 19th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polythiols with carbamate groups

The present invention discloses polythiol compositions containing sulfur-containing compounds with carbamate groups, and to methods for producing such polythiol compositions. These polythiol compositions can be synthesized via the reaction of an isocyanate with an allyl ether alcohol, followed by thiolation with H.sub.2S, and these polythiol...

Company name: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> BLEND
Polyol composition for producing flexible polyurethane foam and flexible polyurethane foam

A polyrotaxane is blended into a polyol composition, which can reduce the tensile stress of a flexible polyurethane foam. A vertical compressive stress due to the weight of a sitting user and a tensile stress due to the input of lateral vibrations act on a urethane pad. However, by reducing the tensile stress of the flexible polyurethane foam, the...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Polyol composition for producing flexible polyurethane foam, flexible polyurethane foam, and method...

A polyrotaxane is blended into a polyol composition, which can reduce the tensile stress of a flexible polyurethane foam. A vertical compressive stress due to the weight of a sitting user and a tensile stress due to the input of lateral vibrations act on a urethane pad. However, by reducing the tensile stress of the flexible polyurethane foam, the...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for separating isocyanate monomers

The invention relates to a method for the separation of isocyanate monomers from isocyanate-containing mixtures by the provision of the mixture in a solvent and dialysis of the dissolved mixture against the solvent by means of a permeable membrane having a pore size in the range of between 5 and 400 nm. The method may in particular be employed for...

Company name: Rathor
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS>> LOW FREE MONOMER CONT.
Method for producing prepolymers with an isocyanate termination for producing polyurethanes

The invention relates to a method for producing a polyurethane prepolymer with an isocyanate termination, having a low content of free diisocyanates. The invention also relates to a method for producing polyurethanes, polyurethane urea or thermoplastic polyurethane granules.

Company name: Merylithe
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Low dissipation factor resin composition and product made thereby

A low dissipation factor resin composition comprises: (A) 100 to 150 parts by weight of a vinyl-containing compound or a polymer thereof; (B) 0 to 75 parts by weight of styrene-butadiene-divinylbenzene terpolymer, styrene-butadiene-maleic anhydride terpolymer, vinyl functional polybutadiene urethane oligomer or a combination thereof; (C) 30 to 150...

Company name: Elite Electronic Material
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
Non-porous thermoformable polyurethane solid

The subject disclosure presents systems and methods for manufacturing a non-porous thermoformable polyurethane solid by combining an uncured polyurethane resin with Aluminum Trihydrate (ATH), a plurality of particulates, molecular sieves, and color particulates. This combination is mixed in a vacuum for a time period sufficient to initiate an...

Company name: ETS Surfaces
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink set including a pre-treatment fixing fluid and a fixable, uv curable ink

An ink set includes a pre-treatment fixing fluid including at least two metal salts and a fixable, ultraviolet (UV) curable ink. The UV curable ink includes an aqueous ink vehicle, a pigment dispersed in the aqueous ink vehicle, and a dispersant. A polyurethane polymer dispersion is suspended as droplets within the aqueous ink vehicle. The...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Color stable inks and applications thereof

In one aspect, inks for use with a 3D printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink comprises a polymerizable material and a reactive wax comprising a saturated alkyl moiety bonded to an ethyleneically unsaturated moiety through a urethane, urea, ester, or carbonate ester linkage, wherein the ink is free or substantially free of...

Company name: 3D Systems, Inc
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
Ultraviolet ray-curable clear ink composition and recording method

An ultraviolet ray-curable clear ink composition includes a polymerizable compound; and a photopolymerization initiator, in which the polymerizable compound contains a vinyl ether group-containing (meth)acrylic acid ester represented by the following formula (I) and 5% by mass to 25% by mass of urethane oligomer with respect to the total mass of...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Solvent-free aqueous polyurethane dispersions and methods of producing solvent-free aqueous...

A solvent-free aqueous curable polyurethane dispersion is derived from at least one isocyanate-terminated ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane pre-polymer in a reactive diluent. The polyurethane pre-polymer comprises at least one (meth)acrylate functional group and at least one isocyanate functional group. Methods for making a solvent-free...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Mine seal

A mine seal constructed from blocks adhered with a polyurea adhesive, the adhesive being formed by reacting a first prepolymer comprising an aromatic isocyanate with a second prepolymer comprising an aliphatic isocyanate, thereby forming an A-side mixture, and then reacting this mixture with a B-side mixture comprising an amine functional resin...

Company name: LINE-X
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
Use of pentaethylenehexamine in the production of polyurethane systems

The invention relates to a process for production of polyurethane systems by reacting at least one polyol component with at least one isocyanate component in the presence of one or more catalysts for the isocyanate-polyol and/or isocyanate-water reactions and/or the trimerization of isocyanate, wherein said reacting is carried out in the presence...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
Polyurea-based fabric glue

The present invention relates to a polyurea system, the use of such a polyurea system for sealing, linking, gluing, or covering of cellular tissue, and a dosing system having two chambers for a polyurea system such as this. The polyurea system comprises as components: A) an isocyanate-functioning prepolymer, which can be derived by reacting...

Company name: Adhesys
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Isocyanate-functional prepolymer for a biologically degradable fabric adhesive

The present invention relates to an isocyanate functional prepolymer that can be achieved through a) a reaction of an H functional starter compound having at least one Zerewitinoff active H atom with an alkylene oxide and a comonomer to a preliminary stage bearing hydroxyl groups, wherein said comonomer is selected from the group comprising...

Company name: Adhesys
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> NAIL CARE
Photo-crosslinkable varnish compositions as base coating and application methods

The present invention relates to a photo-crosslinkable cosmetic composition, in particular for coating a nail, and more particularly for making up a nail, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium: --at least one photo-crosslinkable compound a) comprising at least two (ALK)acrylate functions and at least one carboxylic acid function, --at...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> LOW DENSITY FOAMS
Low density attached polyurethane foams made by containment of blowing agents during foam processing...

Polyurethane cushions are formed on the surface of a textile such as carpet. The polyurethane is made in the reaction of a polyurethane forming composition that is frothed, and contains water as a blowing agent. The polyurethane forming composition is cured between the substrate and a containment layer, both of which prevent the blowing gasses from...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> OCF
Reaction system for a low-monomer one-component polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a one-component reaction system for producing hard polyurethane foams, comprising the following constituents: A) an organic polyisocyanate component which is partially or entirely in prepolymer form, B) an isocyanate-reactive component, the functional groups of which are exclusively those having at least one...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Aqueous polyurethane dispsersions

Provided is an aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising (a) dispersed particles of said polyurethane, wherein said polyurethane is the reaction product of polyurethane formation reactants comprising (i) one or more polyisocyanate, (ii) a polyol component comprising one or more polyol, and (iv) one or more organometallic compound having the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Coating compositions incorporating ingredients having secondary amine, hydroxyl and isocyanate...

The present invention provides coating compositions with excellent curing performance. Curing can occur very rapidly for excellent cycle time, yet with minimal (if any) foaming. A preferred catalyst system helps to provide excellent initial and follow through cure through the entirety of the coating thickness, even with respect to in-mold coating...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Powder coating composition useful as a finish

A chemical resistant powder coating composition comprising a urethane-polyester powder coating resin, a styrene-free hydroxyl functional acrylic resin, and a hardener. The composition may contain a flow aid that is a combination of a polyester hydroxyl resin, polyethylene resin, and spherical glass flakes and having introduced silica type carriers.

Company name: Pison Stream Solutions
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Single-component polyurethane system comprising aqueous or water-soluble polyurethanes

The present invention relates to innovative single-component polyurethane systems based on water-soluble polyurethanes or their aqueous solutions, to a process for preparing them, and to the use.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Method of sealing surfaces

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

Company name: Klebchemie MG Becker
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Protective air barrier sealant for conditioned and unconditioned building walls

A protective air barrier air barrier sealant and methods of applying the same, including a high density polyurethane chemistry provided in an amount, volume, and density effective for providing a protective air barrier for an enclosure, wherein the polyurethane material is combined with at least one UV, fire and antimicrobial protectant for...

Company name: SealantTech
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Laminated film

A laminated film has a layer (A) on at least one side of a base film, wherein resin contained in the layer (A) has (1) a (poly)caprolactone segment and (2) a urethane bond and, in measurement using a micro hardness tester, a maximum displacement amount in a thickness direction of the layer (A) is 1.0 to 3.0 .mu.m and a creep displacement amount in...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Methods for producing transparent, thermoplastic polyurethane having high mechanical strength and...

The present invention relates to thermoplastic polyurethanes obtainable or obtained by reaction of at least one aliphatic polyisocyanate; at least one chain extender; and at least one polyol composition, where the polyol composition comprises a polyol selected from the group consisting of polyetherols and at least one bisphenol derivative selected...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An ultra-low compression three-piece golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a PGA compression less than 30. The mantle layer and cover have approximately the same thickness. The cover comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane material and has a specific gravity greater than the core and mantle layer. The golf ball has a PGA compression...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoset outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably formed from non-foamed thermoset compositions such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> VIBRATORY SCREEN
Polyurethane screen

A molded polyurethane vibratory screen including a body having opposite side edge portions, upper and lower edge portions, an upper surface and a lower surface, first members extending between the side edge portions and the second members extending between the lower edge portion and the upper edge portion, third members substantially parallel and...

Company name: Derrick
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymerizable composition for optical materials

There is provided a polymerizable composition for optical materials including (A) at least one kind of polythiols selected from 5,7-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane, 4,7-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane, and 4,8-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane, (B) polyisocyanate, and (C) at least...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Sports shoes and methods for manufacturing and recycling of sports shoes

A sports shoe includes an upper wherein a majority by weight of the upper is made from a thermoplastic base material and a sole wherein a majority by weight of the sole is made from the same thermoplastic base material. The sole and the upper are individually fabricated and joined to each other. The thermoplastic base material includes at least one...

Company name: Adidas
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Silane endcapped polyamide resins

Disclosed herein are compounds having the formula: R.sup.1--(CO--NH--R.sup.2--R.sup.3).sub.n and polymers made by moisture curing the compound. R.sup.1 is an organic group, a dimeric fatty acid chain, a dimeric linoleic fatty acid chain, a trimeric fatty acid chain, a saturated form of any thereof, a residue of a phenalkamine compound, or a residue...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Polyurethanes with reduced aldehyde emission

The present invention relates to a process for the production of polyurethanes where (a) polyisocyanate, (b) polymeric compounds having groups reactive toward isocyanates, (c) catalysts, (d) sulfur-carbon compounds selected from the group consisting of sulfinic acid derivatives of the general formula (I) ##STR00001## and/or sulfonic acid...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
Polyurethanes having reduced aldehyde emission

The present invention relates to a process for the production of polyurethanes where (a) polyisocyanate, (b) polymeric compounds having groups reactive toward isocyanates, (c) catalysts, (d) a CH-acidic compound of the general formula R.sup.1--CH.sub.2--R.sup.2, where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 independently of one another are an electron-withdrawing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday October 21st, 2016

 
 
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CASE>> COMPOSITES
Influence of rigid segment content on the piezoresistive behavior of multiwall carbon...

Tensile piezoresistive properties of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/segmented polyurethane (SPU) composites comprising 15, 30, and 50 wt % rigid segment (RS) contents and 2, 4, and 6 wt % MWCNT contents are investigated. The physicochemical properties of such composites are used to better understand their mechanical and piezoresistive behavior....

Company name: Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Electrical conductivity and EMI shielding effectiveness of polyurethane foam-conductive filler...

The morphological, electrical, and thermal properties of polyurethane foam (PUF)/single conductive filler composites and PUF/hybrid conductive filler composites were investigated. For the PUF/single conductive filler composites, the PUF/nickel-coated carbon fiber (NCCF) composite showed higher electrical conductivity and electromagnetic...

Company name: Korea University
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Isocyanates and isothiocyanates as versatile platforms for accessing (thio)amide-type compounds

The addition of carbon (Grignard and organolithium reagents) and hydride nucleophiles (Schwartz reagent) to isocyanates and isothiocyanates constitutes a versatile, direct and high yielding approach to the synthesis of functionalized (thio)amide derivatives including haloamides and formamides. The chemoselective delivery of a nucleophilic...

Company name: The University of Manchester
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Influence of aqueous dispersions in place of organic solvents during the synthesis of shape memory...

In this work, the effect of synthesizing shape memory polyurethanes in aqueous dispersions instead of in organic solvents on the structure and properties of the obtained polymers was investigated. Shape memory polyurethanes based on polycaprolactone diol and isophorone diisocyanate were synthesized by two routes: (1) aqueous dispersion (PU/SMWATER)...

Company name: Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais
Published On: Saturday October 22nd, 2016

 
 

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