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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
TAIF Group offers German Linde to participate in gas processing project

The German partner is involved in the implementation of several ambitious projects of TAIF. Perhaps, the key one - the completed work of a hydrogen plant for Heavy Residue Conversion Complex of TAIF-NK, which is under construction now. Director General of TAIF Albert Shigabutdinov expressed gratitude to the partners for that the hydrogen plant was...

Company name: The Linde Group
Published On: Thursday November 17th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell announces next-gen solutions for thermal insulation

Honeywell, a technology and manufacturing leader, has announced the availability of next-generation solutions for thermal insulation that can help Middle Eastern countries meet energy efficiency requirements.To meet its Montreal Protocol commitments, the region's foam industry is phasing out the use of polyurethane foam containing...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Sunday November 20th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
BASF plans a stepwise capacity increase of its North American MDI production

BASF has started engineering for a stepwise capacity increase of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production facilities at the company's Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. Capacity will be increased incrementally from 300,000 metric tons per year to around 600,000 metric tons per year.The engineering for the capacity increase of the MDI...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Chemical Grouting Tackles SSOs in Wake of 2016's Hurricane Hermine

Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida's Gulf Coast during 2016. Unfortunately, its havoc that continues in the shape of damaged sewer system lift stations and massive manhole infiltration.Foundation Professionals of Florida is one of the contractors tackling the problem at its source: down inside sanitary sewer system manholes across the...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Trade Association Hosts Six Technical Presentations, Industry Issues...

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) just concluded its fall member meeting, marking the association's work in environmental, worker safety, product stewardship areas.PFA's three-day meeting brought together more than 120 executives from foam manufacturers, chemical suppliers, and other companies supporting the flexible polyurethane foam...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Protection against wind and weather

Remote control webcams are increasingly being used to document construction sites and weather stations, but also for surveillance monitoring of public buildings. In outdoor applications, the cameras must be able to withstand the direct effects of wind and weather, so protecting their sensitive electronics poses a particular challenge. avisec AG of...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
November issue of European Coatings Journal is out

Literally trampled under foot every day, floor coatings are under quite the pressure to keep up their appearance under tough circumstances.In their article "Encapsulating performance" Vyacheslav Starkov and his team from Dow Coatings Materials discuss a new water-borne acrylic/epoxy hybrid coating which performance is suitable for heavy-duty...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
PPG acquires remaining interest in Italian coatings joint venture

PPG has purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in PPG Univer S.p.A from its joint-venture partner, Univer Italiana S.r.l. Financial terms were not disclosed.PPG Univer manufactures architectural and liquid industrial coatings and, with its affiliates, employs about 150 people. It operates a network of 12 retail stores in Italy and...

Company name: PPG Univer
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
Axalta builds new coating manufacturing and logistics facility in China

Axalta Coating Systems announced that a new manufacturing plant for high-performance automobile, commercial vehicle and industrial coatings will be constructed in Nanjing, China.The facility will be built on more than 170,000m2 of land located at Nanjing's National Chemical Industrial Park (NCIP). The plant is expected to be fully operational by...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
PPG coatings systems selected by Airbus for A350-1000 launch aircraft

One of three Airbus A350-1000 flight-test aircraft has been painted in the Airbus livery with a selectively strippable system by PPG (NYSE:PPG) that shortens repaint cycle time using DESOTHANE HD 9008 basecoat-clearcoat for high-intensity, long-lasting color. A PPG low-density fuel tank and fuselage sealant provides the three flight-test aircraft...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
APF to Showcase Best of High-Performance Flooring Solutions at 2017 World of Concrete

Arizona Polymer Flooring will showcase its high-performance industrial flooring products and systems at the 2017 World of Concrete from Jan. 16-20, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. World of Concrete, the industry's only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries, showcases leading...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
A-Z of Flooring - I is for Impact Resistance

From Loading Docks and Warehouses to Automotive Workshops and Hangars, impact is a common source of floor failure within an industrial environment.Floor failure can occur when the resinous flooring system is chipped down the bond layer, where the coating meets the concrete. These chips in the flooring system allow contaminants to infiltrate the...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Never Recoat Concrete Again

Who could make such a claim? What would that coating be like? It would need to apply just like normal paint, then dry quickly and smoothly. Cover concrete beautifully, and not scratch or scuff away over time. Nor fade even a little bit in strong UV sunlight. Or crack, split or peel up after high- or low-temperature exposure and years of wear. Hot...

Company name: Citadel Floor Finishing Systems
Published On: Tuesday November 15th, 2016

 
VersaFlex Employee Instrumental in Approval of New Brazilian Standard for Performance of Polyurea...

ABNT NBR 16545:2016, a new standard published by Brazilian National Standards Organization (ABNT) titled, "Coatings of high thickness with systems of polyurea hybrids of polyurea/polyurethane - Requirements of performance" is a document that sets the performance requirements of polyurea systems, and hybrid polyurea/polyurethane systems...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel breaks ground on multi-tech site in Turkey

Henkel in Turkey has begun construction on its largest multi-technology manufacturing facility in Africa/Middle East. The state-of-the-art plant in Kocaeli Gebze will significantly increase the capacity in the country while contributing to the company's sustainability goals.The Adhesive Technologies site is designed to produce products from all...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Top 100 Products: Handi-Foam Window and Door

Contractors are always looking for the best and most reliable products and technology to offer their customers. Every year, Professional Remodeler magazine releases the top 100 products in the remodeling industry and this year, ICP Adhesives & Sealants is honored to have our Handi-Foam Window & Door Sealant recognized on this list.About Handi-Foam...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
Arkema to buy Dutch sealants producer Den Braven

Arkema has agreed to acquire Den Braven, a producer of sealants for insulation and construction in Europe, in a deal valued at EUR 485 million from Dutch private equity firm Egeria.With EUR 350 million estimated sales for 2016 and approximately 1,000 employees at eight production sites around the word, Den Braven offers an extensive range of...

Company name: Den Braven
Published On: Sunday November 20th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Creep & Stress Relaxation

When subjected to load, all elastomers exhibit an increasing deformation with time, know as creep. This occurs at any stress level and takes place in compression, tension and shear loadings and varies for each type of loading. In service, creep can be minimized by using low working stresses and avoiding high temperatures. No rapid method has been...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Thursday November 17th, 2016

 
AkzoNobel Introduces Polibrid 705E Elastomeric Polyurethane And Polibrid 670S Concrete Primer To...

AkzoNobel's International brand is pleased to introducePolibrid 705Eelastomeric polyurethane and Polibrid 670S concrete primer as part of its robust high performance protective coatings and linings portfolio. The launch of Polibrid 705E strengthens the coating'spresence in existing geographies and expansion into important Asian markets.Polibrid...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Sunday November 20th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Trustworthy film solutions for security documents

TRUSTECH is the new international trade fair for card manufacturers which is taking place for the first time from November 29 to December 1 at Cannes in southern France. The word "trust" is incorporated into the name of the new event but is also a part of the supplier promise of Covestro: "Tailored Trust" - this stands for trustworthy product...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composites Engineering 2016 - Follow up

This year's Composites Engineering show once again proved encouraging results for Alchemie with many new and existing customers visiting the exhibition. The continuous growth in the market showed a large increase in enquiries and visitors to the stand.We were able to demonstrate our new products to prospective customers and advise individuals of...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Tuesday November 15th, 2016

 
Composites to replace more materials in autos

Huntsman and other companies are making rapid advances in composites by reducing the cure times of their resins and removing the barriers that kept them out of mass-produced automobiles. Composites are attractive to automobile makers because they can reduce the weight of their vehicles and increase their fuel efficiency. These materials can reduce...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Albrecht Baumer presented product innovations at the K2016

Visitors had the opportunity to experience firsthand the new SPLIT-H Endless 500 splitting machine and the LAMIT HRB-PUR bonding machine.Contrary to the general trend in machine engineering, Baumer noted that visitors at this year's K2016 in Dusseldorf were very interested in investing in machinery. The automation of systems was also a subject of...

Company name: Albrecht Bäumer
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Why does insulation matter?

Beyond just the cabinets, flooring, and countertops of your home, other essentials that lie inside the walls of your home can affect your family's comfort and health. In fact, the insulation in your home should and can do more than just maintain comfortable temperatures. So, as you plan to remodel or build your home, consider your insulation...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
Be the Hero: Help Customers Choose the Right Product for Their Home with the Insulation Selector...

Building a house or undertaking a major home remodel can be a very overwhelming process for homeowners, with many looking to builders and contractors for advice and guidance. Luckily, professionals can now easily help homeowners through the process of choosing insulation, thanks to a new mobile-friendly, web-based tool from CertainTeed. By...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Accella Tire Fill Systems Announces Simplified Name Changes to its Legacy Line of TyrFil...

Accella Tire Fill Systems announced today that it's TyrFil branded line of polyurethane tire fill formulations will begin transitioning to a simpler unified naming convention beginning December 1, 2016. The conversion will be completed by early next year. Under the new nomenclature, Accella Tire Fill Systems, formerly ArncoPathway, will continue to...

Company name: Accella Tire Fill Systems
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> UPHOLSTERY
OMNOVA Solutions Launches New On-line Design Center for Laminates and Synthetic Leather Upholstery

OMNOVA Solutions Inc., launched a new online Design Center for its laminates and synthetic leather upholstery (www.omnova.com/DesignCenter). Developed using customer insights and user-centered design principles, the new OMNOVA Design Center simplifies material selection, providing designers, specifiers, laminators and fabricators with easy-to-use...

Company name: OMNOVA Solutions
Published On: Sunday November 20th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
Accella Tru-Motion PP : Indoor Multi-Purpose Athletic Pad And Pour Surface Receive FloorScore...

Accella Polyurethane Systems (Accella), a leading manufacturer of polyurethane systems, announces that Tru-Motion PPTM: Indoor Multi-Purpose Athletic Pad and Pour surface has received FloorScore certification. FloorScore was developed by the RFCI (Resilient Floor Covering Institute) in combination with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to...

Company name: Accella Polyurethane Systems
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
GRI acquires Leffler Industrial Tires in the United States

Sri Lankan off-highway tyre specialist Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has acquired two privately held companies that retail and service industrial tyres in the United States. It purchase of Leffler Industrial Tire & Rubber Track, Inc. aids GRI in its objective of broadening its geographical reach, enhancing distribution channels and accelerating...

Company name: Global Rubber Industries
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Huntsman Inaugurates Shanghai Campus

Global chemical company Huntsman Corporation today inaugurated the Huntsman Campus Shanghai in the Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone.The Campus brings together all of Huntsman's Shanghai employees in one location, with the objective of significantly boosting collaboration and synergies within the Business - which in turn will...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday November 17th, 2016

 
Isothane achieve OHSAS 18001 Accreditation

Isothane Limited are delighted to announce that we have achieved certification to OHSAS 18001.OHSAS 18001 is a framework for occupational health and safety management systems; it ensures that as a business, we have in place the policies, procedures and necessary controls required to achieve the best possible working conditions for our staff and...

Company name: Isothane
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Kaczmarek named to key role at Mearthane Products

Mearthane Products Corporation, a Cranston-based developer and manufacturer of customized polyurethane components for office automation, banking, postal systems and other specialized industrial applications since 1965, has named Peter Kaczmarek President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.Kevin Redmond, Chief Executive Officer of...

Company name: Mearthane Products
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polymer polyols comprising a polyether carbonate polyol as the base polyol

This invention relates to polymer polyols comprising the free-radical polymerization product of a base polyol, at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and, optionally, a preformed stabilizer, in the presence of at least one free-radical polymerization initiator and at least one chain transfer agent, in which the base polyol is a polyether...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Free-flowing coated rubber particles, methods for their production and use

Disclosed are free-flowing particles. These free-flowing particles include: (a) a rubber particle, and (b) a coating deposited over at least a portion of the rubber particle, wherein the coating includes: (1) a polyurethane-urea resin that is a reaction product of a reaction mixture comprising: (i) a polyol having a number average molecular weight...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Active energy ray-curable inkjet ink, ink container, and inkjet discharging device

Provided is an active energy ray-curable inkjet ink containing at least photopolymerizable compounds. The photopolymerizable compounds include: at least one monofunctional monomer selected from the group consisting of a monofunctional monomer of which homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of 90.degree. C. or higher, a monofunctional...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Encapsulated visible light absorbing dye polyurethane dispersion

The present disclosure provides an encapsulated visible light absorbing dye dispersion, and the process for producing the same. The present disclosure further provides an inkjet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an encapsulated visible light absorbing dye dispersion thereof, and the process for producing the same.

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Inkjet ink set

An inkjet ink set includes a black ink, a yellow ink, a cyan ink, and a magenta ink. The magenta ink includes an ink vehicle including a polyurethane binder, and a dispersed magenta pigment in the ink vehicle. The magenta pigment is chosen from Pigment Red 282.

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Pigmented inkjet ink comprising dispersed polyurethane and olefin ionic copolymer

The present disclosure provides an ink for inkjet printing. The ink contains an aqueous vehicle, a dispersed pigment colorant, a dispersed polyurethane polymer, and a dispersed olefin ionic copolymer. The ink exhibits improved short-term durability.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane dispersion

Provided is an aqueous composition comprising dispersed particles that comprise a polyurethane, wherein said polyurethane is a reaction product of a group of reactants (GR1), wherein GR1 comprises one or more aromatic polyisocyanates and, a polyol component, wherein said polyol component comprises (a) 50% to 99% by weight, based on the weight of...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Polyurethaner-based binder for producing cores and casting molds using isocyanates containing a...

The present invention relates to a polyurethane-based binder using isocyanates containing uretonimine and/or carbodiimide groups for producing cores and casting molds, to a mold material mixture containing the binder, and to a method using the binder for producing casting molds.

Company name: ASK Chemicals
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic composition carrier containing urethane foam layer structure

Disclosed are a cosmetic composition carrier containing a urethane foam layer structure, and cosmetics including the cosmetic composition carrier that contains a cosmetic composition.

Company name: Amorepacific
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane foam having a small cell size

A rigid polyurethane (PU) foam having a number average cell size of no greater than 10

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Rigid foam and associated article and method

A rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam includes 1 to 50 weight percent of a particulate poly(phenylene ether) having a mean particle size of 1 to 40 micrometers. The particulate poly(phenylene ether) imparts reduced flammability and reduced water absorption to the foam. The foam is useful as a thermally insulating material in articles...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating material for aluminum substrate for inkjet computer-to-plate and preparation and use of same...

A coating material for an aluminum substrate for inkjet computer-to-plate and preparation method and use of same. The composition of the coating material is: high polymer 5-40 wt %; nano-sized and/or micro-sized oxide particles 5-30 wt %; organic solvent constituting the remainder. The high polymer is at least one selected from the group consisting...

Company name: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Compositions containing aromatic isocyanate functional components and aliphatic aromatics isocyanate...

A composition comprising in Part 1: a) one or more isocyanate functional components having aromatic isocyanate functional groups; and b) one or more isocyanate functional components having aliphatic isocyanate functional groups; and in Part 2 c) one or more compounds having more than one isocyanate reactive groups: wherein the ratio of aromatic...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

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

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) at least one isocyanate functional prepolymer including a reaction product of: (1) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (2) about 0.01 to about 0.5 equivalent of at least one polycarbonate polyol; and (b) about 0.01 to about 1...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> VARNISH
UV cured varnish and process for preparing the same

A UV cured varnish, and a process for preparing the same, said UV cured varnish including an epoxy acrylic resin, a polyurethane acrylic resin, a polymerizable monomer, a filler, a photoinitiator, and an adjuvant, wherein the polymerizable monomer comprises a fluorine containing polymerizable monomer and a silicon containing polymerizable monomer....

Company name: BOE Technology Group
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Soft touch laminates constructed with improved fire retardant properties for transportation

Soft touch fire retardant laminates with PVC middle layers, foamed or unfoamed, and multiblock copolymer or polyurethane or silicone top layers which meet FAA requirements are disclosed.

Company name: Schneller
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Reactive hot melt adhesives with improved adhesion

The present specification relates to moisture reactive hot melt adhesive compositions comprising a silane reactive plasticizer and the reaction product of (i) a semi-crystalline polyol and (ii) a polyisocyanate and (iii) an aminosilane; the production of such adhesives; and the use of such adhesives.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday November 18th, 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 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; and a cure...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Polymeric film composition for non-enzymatic glucose sensor and non-enzymatic glucose sensor...

A polymeric film composition and a non-enzymatic glucose sensor including the functional polymeric film are provided. The polymeric film composition includes polyurethane and perfluorosulfonic acid polymer.

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Methods of using thermoplastic polyurethanes in fused deposition modeling and systems and articles...

The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially fused deposition modeling, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composition and method for manufacture of a fibrous polyurethane composite product

A fibrous polyurethane composite and a method for its manufacture is provided comprising a first polymer constituent further comprising a polyurethane catalyst and an active hydrogen compound possessing at least two active hydrogen functional groups, a second polymer constituent further comprising a polyisocyanate pre-polymer, and a fibrous sheet...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
Filament winding processes using polyurethane resins and systems for making composites

Disclosed are filament winding processes that use a low viscosity polyurethane-forming composition, systems for making a composites and the composites so made.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Extruded plastics profiles comprising continuously introduced insulation elements

The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing a profile comprising at least one core made of a polyurethane foam or a mixture comprising a polyurethane foam, at least one jacket made of at least one thermoplastic material, and optionally at least one foil between core and jacket, to a profile produced via said process, to the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Mattress with a visco elastic polyurethane foam layer

A foam mattress is provided having a body facing surface comprising a viscoelastic foam layer. The body facing surface further comprises a recess or cavity into which a layer including a core of springs may be provided. The foam mattress further having a layer of open cell foam beneath the viscoelastic foam layer. The open cell, or reticulated,...

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having foam centers with non-uniform core structures

Golf balls having a solid multi-layered core and a cover are provided. The ball contains an inner core made of a foam composition, an intermediate core layer, and surrounding outer core layer. Preferably, foamed polyurethane is used to form the inner core and polybutadiene rubber is used to make the intermediate and outer cores. The specific...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Thermoplastic polyurethane for seal applications

A thermoplastic polyurethane is obtained via reaction of isocyanates (a) with a polyol component (b) having at least one polyesterdiol (b1), at least one polyetherdiol (b2) and at least one polycarbonatediol (b3), in each case with a molar mass of from 500 to 5000 g/mol, and also with at least one diol with a molar mass of from 62 to 500 g/mol. The...

Company name: Carl Freudenberg
Published On: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
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: Friday November 18th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> SOLVENT BASED
Formulating to Minimize Film Defects in 100 g/L VOC Solventborne 2K Polyurethane Coatings

Coatings formulators around the globe share the challenge of creating coatings with ever-decreasing volatile organic compound (VOC) levels. In the United States and Canada, this is frequently achieved through judicious use of solvents that are exempt from VOC regulation. Specifically within California's South Coast Air Quality Management District...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday November 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Tailoring the Morphology and Melting Points of SegmentedThermoplastic Polyurethanes by...

It is demonstrated that the melting behavior and the morphology of three segmented thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUs) can be tailored by applying self-nucleation (SN) procedures. The self-nucleating temperature ranges for each of the TPU have been first determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), while their morphology was...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Saturday November 19th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Thermoresponsive crosslinked isocyanate‐free polyurethanes by Diels‐Alder polymerization

This new study is a continuation of our previous work on thermocleavable nonisocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs), but it is focused on crosslinked networks. Two systems are studied: the first system involves a dicyclocarbonate adduct with a PPO-bicyclocarbonate and a triamine as crosslinker. The second system involves a tetracyclocarbonate DA adduct as...

Company name: Université Montpellier
Published On: Saturday November 19th, 2016

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
The effect of the incorporation of polystyrene-based chain extenders on the properties of the shape...

In this work, the idea of modulating the shape memory properties of polyurethanes by changing their macromolecular architecture through the incorporation of polystyrene-based moieties was investigated. To study these effects, poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) (SMA) was incorporated during the synthesis of PU as a potential chain extender. Two...

Company name: Federal Institute of Minas Gerais-IFMG
Published On: Saturday November 19th, 2016

 
 

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